Friday, May 18, 2007

Immune System - What You Need To Know To Boost Your Body's Defenses

Cold season is a drag. Worrying about washing your hands all the time or a co-worker coughing on your food at lunch can get very aggravating. Wouldn't it be nice to not have to worry about getting sick so often?

There is a solution. Combined with proper nutrition and supplementation new science suggests that your state of mind can play a major role in your immune system function. White blood cell production is based on a negative feedback mechanism, meaning that your body has an average level of white blood cells (WBC's) and when WBC count rises above or drops below this level your body reacts to decrease or increase production accordingly.

If you get sick often your body may be accustomed to a lower than average WBC count. This can be directly linked an imbalance in neurotransmitters, chemicals in the brain that regulate all metabolic function. Neurotransmitters can get out of balance by eating an improper diet and by indulging in improper emotions. Feelings like anxiety, fear, anger, and worry will leave an impression on your neurotransmitter production and leave you more susceptible to getting sick. That feeling you have when you are worrying about getting sick is actually making it more likely that you will get sick, even beyond the precautions it produces.

The most powerful way to balance neurotransmitter production is to wake up between three and six am and too either exercise, perform yoga, or meditation. It is between these hours that the brain shifts from being controlled by melatonin, which regulates sleep patterns, to nor ephedrine, serotonin, and dopamine, which regulate all body functions. This is more powerful than any anti-depressant and the effects on your immune system will be paramount.

The second most powerful way is a proper diet and lifestyle. A well balanced diet should be eaten containing all core food groups and all six tastes; sweet, sour, salt, pungent, bitter, and astringent. A trusted supplement such as Pharmanex LifePak nano, which uses nano technology to ensure you get the nutrients should be used in cases of immune deficiency.

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