At the moment supermarkets have no packs of toilet paper on the shelves. There are no tissues, no hand sanitiser and no paper towels. Pantry staples like dried pasta and rice are becoming scarce. This is how many Australians have reacted to Covid-19. In the midst of all this panic and fear, I wonder how many of them have given any thought to their immune system?
The immune system is a complex network of cells, organs and glands that communicate with each other to protect the physical body against what it sees as 'foreign' intruders. When the communication is flowing the immune system is able to fight off all infections caused by viruses, bacteria, mould, fungus and parasites. When that communication system starts breaking down the immune system is no longer in a balanced state, and dis-ease can manifest in the form of fatigue, muscle ache, digestive upsets, colds, flus, and even cancer.
Your immune system works hard to protect you. How hard do you work to support it? Here are three simple ways to support your immune system, and strengthen it in the process.
Get Enough Sleep
Studies show that people who don't get quality sleep, or enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus, such as a common cold virus. a lack of sleep can also affect how fast you recover if you do get sick (1)
Keep Yourself Hydrated
Water is essential to life. In some organisms, up to 90% of their body weight comes from water. For the human adult body, it is up to 60%. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158
... the brain and heart are composed of 73% water,
the lungs are about 83% water,
the skin contains 64% water,
the muscles and kidneys are 79% water, and
the bones contain 31%.
Water does so much more than simply hydrating us. It is central to our immune system, and our survival.
Have A Good Laugh
When was the last time you had a good laugh? In 1976, Norman Cousins published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine extolling the potential medicinal benefits of laughter and humour. Dr Gulshan Sethi, head of cardiothoracic surgery at the Tucson Medical Center and faculty at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine says that:
“Laughter activates the body’s natural relaxation response. It’s like internal jogging, providing a good massage to all internal organs while also toning abdominal muscles,”
Laughter has amazing healing qualities. It strengthens your immune system, reduces stress, lightens your mood and strengthens your connection to yourself and to others.
Our immune system is crucial to our overall health and wellbeing. It is our very own defence system designed to protect us from disease and infection, and help us to recover when we do get sick.
The stronger your immune system,
the stronger your protection against all pathogens.
From an energetic perspective, when the body is 'out of whack' and no longer in a state of homeostasis, there are underlying energetic imbalances contributing to this. In my work as an energy healer, using the Body Code, I can assist you to discover these underlying energetic imbalances, and release them. If you feel I may be of assistance in assisting you in supporting your immune system , please contact email@example.com for a free 30 minute discovery call.
In support of you becoming the best you, you can be,
Certified Body Code Practitioner