How to increase your defenses, Part I
The immune system is not as simple as it seems, and advice such as resting in bed or taking a supplement can serve but they have their rules, for example, a supplement can serve if it is in the correct unnecessary dose and is easily absorbed by your body and even For example, exercise can facilitate the elimination of toxins from your system and speed healing even more than staying at home resting.
We are going to see how to strengthen a healthy immune system, there is a hypothesis called the hygiene hypothesis, which raises something very important that is the exposure of infections and different pathogens, bacteria, reduce the chance that our body makes allergies, since this This idea was raised for the first time, it has been confirmed many times by studies, including studies that show that larger families, families where there are many siblings, are less likely to develop eczema and respiratory allergies, this happens because the different siblings are in contact with a greater number of bacteria and they pass it on
The hypothesis is clear, we became so dependent on bacteria that we evolved together with them and we need them for a better immune system, for a better digestive system and for a better respiratory and even skin system, but today this is no longer just a hypothesis contact with bacteria generates a process called - positive regulation of T lymphocytes -, T lymphocytes are part of your immune system, part of your white blood cells and when you have a positive regulation that is, you increase the activity of this type of lymphocytes, autoimmune diseases, which are diseases that do not recognize the external of their own, are much less common; In fact, in all the countries where this is found to be generally developing countries, the presence of autoimmune diseases is much less frequent than in industrialized countries, and this happens due to exposure to the large number of pathogens that occur in a poor area of delhi, which does not happen in Singapore or Switzerland, in fact children who are born with pets at home and play more time outside the house, are much less likely to generate allergies.
This means that I don't have to bathe anymore and that I have to put mud on my body, not of course not, but there are many things you can do to improve your immune system and bacteria are going to be part of these. What things can you do, first of all you can stimulate your lymphatic system, think that the lymph and the lymphatic system as what collects the garbage of your body, if we obstruct the flow of the lymphatic system obviously we accumulate the garbage, we accumulate more toxins and we are going to generate a worse climate in our tissue to generate more disease, think of it as the plumbing of your home, the obstruction allows the development of bacteria that otherwise would not have developed, stagnant water rots, this leads to the accumulation of waste from dead cells and even much later to the formation of cancer cells and if our lymphatic system does not have its own pump such as the heart for the arteries, it needs something to help it move, therefore if you want to improve your lymphatic system it is very important that you stimulate this movement since we evolve to be in constant movement and that movement we do not have, but you can stimulate the movement jump Do on a small trampoline for about five minutes, to stimulate the movement of these lymphatics with the vibration by brushing the skin dry in the direction of the heart and even using techniques such as deep tissue massage or the sauna.
Since the lymphatics have a much less robust structure than the arteries, it is important that we do not buy them, when we generate pressure on a certain part of our body, we compress the lymphatics in that area, therefore, very fair clothing or accessories will limit the possibility of the lymphatic flow while on the other hand any type of exercise and muscular stimulation helps to pump the lymphatic, which means less stagnation of the lymphatics and less fluid retention you will have.