Friday, November 12, 2010

Best Ways to Boost Your Immune System

*not auto related*

When November and December roll around each year, many people unfortunately let their immune systems deplete and experience cold and flu symptoms.
I felt myself getting a bit sick yesterday, so I decided to do some research on the subject so I could feel better!

According to many sources, if you try to take the following steps, you can easily keep yourself in good health and you probably won't get sick!
Have some lemon juice
Drinking freshly-squeezed lemon juice in water, tea, or by adding it to your meal, you keep your body's pH at a level which promotes healthy bacteria growth instead of harmful viruses.

Get plenty of sleep
Sleep has been linked to balanced hormone levels (including human growth hormone and the stress hormone, cortisol), keeping weight down, clear thinking and reasoning, improved mood, and vibrant, healthy skin.

Drink lots of water
Most headaches occur because despite the number of reminders, people still aren't getting enough water! Headaches and thirst are both signs of dehydration. If you're not drinking enough water, your body isn't operating at its maximum efficiency and leaves your immune system open to attack by viruses!

Stop drinking coffee
Coffee and chocolate are two of the worst things you can do for your immune system and your health. Caffeine robs your body of minerals and vitamins, and it dehydrates you, which as mentioned above can weaken your immune system. If you drink coffee, make sure you add an additional two glasses to your water intake per cup of coffee. A mineral supplement helps to offset caffeine's damage, too.

Spend some time outside
Exercise can make a noticeable difference to your health and happiness by releasing endorphins. Most of us spend 90% of our lives indoors, inhaling dubiously filtered air and other people's germs, so take every opportunity to get outside.



59 comments:

  1. But I wont go outside without my coffee...and coffee's my water substitute..and keeps me awake...and tastes terrible with lemon juice :P lol

    nah but cool info there, cheers

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  2. Haha yea! I do all of those. Especially since my roommate has been trying really hard to give me the respiratory infection he has. :D

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  3. I totally agree with you man, wise tips.
    To drink water, to sleep and to go out, what else we need?

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  4. Good tips, I think I can do them. Thanks!

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  5. I don't agree with the most of the tips, sleep is important but the rest of the things are not related.

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  6. good post, i'll try to stop eating chocolate, but coffee, never

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  7. Nice info. Don't think I could ever stop drinking coffee :(

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  8. I don't drink coffee at the first place. And I do the other things too already. Maybe that's why I'm never sick.

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  9. Great info to know, especially now that winter's coming.

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  10. Good tips man. Hopefully I wont get sick :)

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  11. got a bad cold atm, thx for tips

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  12. I will most certainly keep this in mind. Thanks!

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  13. VERY useful post. I had some retarded sinus problems the other week and felt like I was going down with a real flu or something but yeah, lucked out.

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  14. I'm never going to be able to get proper sleep or stop drinking coffee. I guess I could cancel both out of I slept the right hours, but...

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  15. You missed out step 1: buy a bottle of Lagavulin.

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  16. Whenever I start feeling sick, I eat a lot of food, get a good night's sleep and it usually goes away.

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  17. Okay, I've been putting it off, but this convinced me. Once I post this comment I will go brew some tea and throw some lemon in it so I can drink it with crackers and cheese and boost my immune system :)

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  18. i've heard the getting drunk at least one in a week and spending around 12 years on the sun weekly also boost the immune system
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  19. that's some creative thinking there

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  20. interesting... I'll check back tomorrow

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  21. i definitely try to start drinking tea with lemon whenever fall and winter roll around to try and avoid getting sick, or at least in an attempt to reduce congestion

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  22. Okay I think I got the immune system thing down pat, but how do I increase me sex drive?

    ^^^
    kidding.
    Nice blog by the way. I followed :)

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  23. Some good advice there. I need to drink more water and cut out the sweets, but it's just so hard/

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  24. Exercise is definitely a great way to boost the immune system. Washing your hands also prevents most of the opportunistic infections that come along with the cold season.

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  25. Great stuff man! Following! :)

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  26. Thanks for the tips man, I will surely have to cut down on the coffee

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  27. Drinking lots of water is a standard. Hm.. what about chicken soup?

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