The immune system protects the body from toxins, fungi, bacteria and viruses. We are born with an innate immune system, but the adaptive immune system develops as we are exposed to these nasty microbes, or the chemicals released by microbes. Cells of the immune system are produced in bone marrow, adenoids, lymph nodes and vessels, tonsils, spleen, and thymus gland – two lobes that join in front of the trachea. As we grow older, our immune system response is reduced with a decrease in T cell production. T cells are a part of the immune system that target and consume specific antigens.
Some nutritionists claim drinking green or matcha tea naturally fortifies the immune system due to its high level of EGCG, an antioxidant, vitamin C and chlorophyll, a detoxifier. Lifestyle choices play large in strong immune systems and overall general health. Eating a diet high in fruits and veggies, exercise and drinking alcohol in moderation are good tips for health. Getting outside in the sunshine and fresh air this time of year has positive psychological and physical effects by increasing the circulation of cells that defend the body against infection.
- Regular safe exercise
- Vitamin supplements
- Healthy diet that includes fruits and vegetables
- Drinking alcohol in moderation
We understand that getting regular exercise is not always easy, especially when faced with mobility issues. We offer mobility solutions such as ramps, handrails, and wheelchair lifts. At Lakeside Medical Supplies, our years of experience in the healthcare supply industry allows us to offer exceptional service.
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