Immune System Health
Your immune system is one hard worker, it’s working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to protect your body from the effects of viruses and other external irritants such as pollen, chemicals, certain foods and toxins. Your immune system health has a lot to do with the way you feel overall, so it’s important to keep it humming to reduce your reaction to these pesky irritants. While genetics can play a role in the way your immune system functions, there are certain things you can do to keep it healthy and happy, such as naturopathy. Read on for more information on immune system health and how to identify how yours currently stacks up.
Gut health and your immune system health
We know that gut health is super important when it comes to many areas of your overall health, and your immune system health is no different. In fact, 70% of your immune system is located in and around your gut and the bacteria that live in your gut play a big part in how well your immune system performs. So, if your gut isn’t too happy it’s safe to say your immune system won’t be too chuffed either! Naturopathy is an excellent way to get your gut back to optimum health, we’d love to chat with you about how our services can make this happen for you, or click here for more information on gut health.
How do I know if my immune system is happy or unhappy?
That pesky sniffle, tummy bug or the flu are the most common ways to know that your immune system health is being challenged, and these short term symptoms are the most common response of a well functioning, happy immune system.
There are two main ways that your immune system becomes unhappy and your immune system health becomes affected; it becomes under responsive and that common cold takes weeks to clear, or you may feel vaguely unwell for longer periods of time. Your immune system is over responsive when your body typically overreacts or has an allergic reaction to certain stimulants such as pollen (hello, hay fever), or commonly in the case of autoimmunity or other diseases, such as:
Recurrent viral infections