Thursday, October 26, 2006

Immune Systems

Are you aware of why immune systems are important? It's kind of funny, but many people don't quite understand what their immune systems do. It's actually rather simple. They work to fight off bacteria and infections. Yep, it all starts with the immune system. That common cold you acquired last month was immediately acknowledged by your nifty immune system. The body works to battle it off as fast as it can. I think it's awesome how our bodies can recognize intruders and fight them so abruptly. The key is to keep your immune system strong and your body healthy. This way it will have the strength and capability to battle any intruders.
When it comes to human immune systems, there are several crucial factors we all must consider. First of all, you have to strengthen your immune system on a regular basis. This means eating right. A proper and nutritious diet is imperative for the immune system to work well and efficiently. If your body lacks the essential nutrients, then your immune system may fail you when you need it most. How about when you're exposed to that nasty and vicious flu virus. Don't you want your body to be able to block it with the utmost haste? Of course you do. None of us want to grapple with irksome illnesses. Once a year is plenty for me. Heck, I would prefer never. Now, the issue of healthy immune systems is raised in the discussion of many modern-day diseases. H.I.V. being the most familiar one. I think it's fairly safe to say that we all know what H.I.V. is by now. And if you don't, you at least know that it kills anyone who gets it. It's basically a sexually transmitted disease. This is the most common way it's spread in this day and age. The problem with this contemporary affliction is that it destroys our immune systems, hence leaving us vulnerable to anything and everything. Imagine what it would be like to have no defense against viruses and illness. And I am just talking about the common ones such as a cold. Your body would basically be rendered helpless.
Well, in addition to living smart and eating well, there are a few other things you can do to strengthen your immune system. A daily multivitamin is beneficial, as well as getting enough sleep. You should also avoid smoking and excessive drinking. Both of which have a negative effect on human immune systems.