The immune system is an intricate bodily system composed of organs, chemicals, and cells that protect your body from foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses, fungi, and toxins. The immune system is affected by a variety of internal and external factors and if not well cared for, can lead to weak immunity, infection, and disease.
There are many signs of a weak immune system, such as getting sick often, feeling fatigued, gut issues, or slow-healing wounds. Since the immune system can take some time to rebuild itself, it’s best not to wait until you’re not feeling well to care for it.
Although there are countless factors that go into whether you have a weak or strong immune system, there are definitely some areas that are commonly overlooked. Here are some reasons why your immune system could be compromised.
You’re often stressed out
Whether you’re stressed here and there or chronically, stress plays a big role in immune health. People suffering from depression and grief have increased inflammation, lower antibody responses, and inadequate cell gene expressions. Stress or anxiety for any duration weakens immunity too. The longer the person is stressed, the worse the immune system functions.
Learning conscious stress management and adopting a healthy lifestyle can lessen the effects of stress on your immune system. According to Dr. Eric Berg, a keto expert, diet plays a big part in stress levels too. Stable blood sugar, abundant nutrients, and stable hormones received through diet can make a significant difference.
Another simple way to give your immunity a boost is through a BioActivate bio-frequency immune boosting or clarity patch. They use your body’s natural energy field to bring your immune system into balance.
You’re not getting enough sleep
There are many consequences to poor sleep habits and a decline in physical health is a big one. The link between lack of sleep and an increased risk of disease is well studied.
According to the Mayo Clinic, while you sleep your body produces cytokines and other cells and antibodies that are needed to fight off infections and disease. If you aren’t sleeping enough then your body isn’t able to produce what it needs to keep you healthy.
If you’re able to prioritize sleep better than you currently are, that’s a great place to start. Aiming to have a sleep/wake schedule that’s the same every day is one of the best things you can do. If you need some extra help falling asleep at night, a great option is Bio-Activate’s deep sleep patch. There’s no drugs involved, so you won’t have to deal with feeling groggy in the morning.
Make healthy lifestyle choices
This one may seem pretty obvious, but there’s more than meets the eye. Most people know a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and getting moderate exercise helps keep you healthy. By now most people know it’s unhealthy to smoke, but there are some lesser-known lifestyle choices that can make a big difference in your health.
Studies are now showing that alcohol greatly weakens your immune health. One study showed drinking as little as 2 drinks a day or even just one night of binge drinking (4-5 drinks in one night) greatly reduced immune function. Not only does it compromise immune health, but alcohol has been directly linked to increased cancer risks and brain health issues.
Other lesser known factors that can compromise your immune system are not getting enough greens in your diet and not getting enough vitamin D.
A diet lacking green vegetables can cause disruptions in your gut microbiome, resulting in a weakened immune system. Leafy greens are also loaded with vitamins and nutrients that strengthen immunity too.
To make sure you’re getting enough vitamin D you’ll want to spend more time outdoors and take a vitamin D supplement. Exactly how vitamin D helps your immune system is a little complex, but trust that many studies have proven its importance.
A simple way to boost your immune system is with BioActivate’s immune boost patch, which works with your own body’s energy field to bring your body into homeostasis.