Our immune system consists of several organs. It:
1. Tonsils and adenoids.
2. Thymus gland – thymus.
3. Lymph nodes.
4. The spleen.
5. The appendix.
6. Peye records in the intestine.
7. Bone marrow.
All of them produce or accumulate our main protective cells – lymphocytes (white blood cells).
As soon as the body is attacked by an infection, that is, pathogenic bacteria, microbes, viruses enter it, then the lymphocytes begin to produce antibodies. These proteins are the weapons of our immunity – they attack the “invaders” and enter into battle with them. If the immune system is healthy, the lymphocytes are strong and there are a lot of them, then the body leaves the fight as a winner. Lymphocytes have an “immune memory.” This means that if the microbe already seen once by them enters the body again, lymphocytes already meet it with a large number of antibodies and win faster and easier. Vaccinations are based on this principle.
If lymphocytes are the guardians of our health in the blood, then in the cells of the internal organs are their “colleagues” – macrophages, whose task is to immediately “arrest” bacteria that have fallen into the tissues.
It turns out a vicious circle – the more often a person catches a cold, the more his immune system suffers, and the worse the body’s immune response, the more often a person picks up an infection.
(e.g. lack of vitamins D and C in winter).
It is proved that strong emotional and mental stress, not only increases the production of stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, but also the production of the hormone acetylcholine, it is also called the “hormone of weakness”, which makes the immune system of the human body more vulnerable.
Carotenes, from which vitamin A is synthesized, and vitamin E are the best protection for thymus cells (thymus gland). The higher their concentration, the more successful this organ is able to fight microorganisms. The spleen also produces protective bodies and must be protected from harmful substances by antioxidants such as vitamins A and E. Provitamin A is found in carrots, spinach, rosehip berries, vitamin E is rich in vegetable oils, the World Health Organization recommends eating two tablespoons of olive oil per day.
Eat more citrus fruits and apples (they have vitamin C and iron).
Also help to maintain immunity: zinc (a lot of it in unrefined grain, brewer’s yeast) and selenium (they are rich in grain bread, garlic).
In fact, is that adipose tissue does not just lie on the abdomen and on internal organs and sometimes sways. It produces hormones. Some hormones. But it is they that contribute to inflammatory processes in the body.
Daily walk at least 30-40 minutes, it takes so much time for the body to activate the cardiovascular and immune system.
– We are accustomed to attributing any ailments to a “decrease in immunity” and immediately purchase stimulants from the pharmacy. In fact, problems with the body’s immune response arise in serious cases – after surgery, implants, aggressive antibiotic.
Now “in fashion” various drugs based on interferons – substances that affect the immune metabolism.
But any illiterate stimulation leads to exhaustion. If you constantly boost the production of leukocytes with drugs, your own immune system will become lazy and simply lose its function. If you constantly stuff the body with all sorts of stimulants, it simply becomes dependent, constantly waiting for “unemployment benefits”. And then real problems with immunity can begin.
If your task is to cheer up and tone up, then it is better to use natural adaptogens (ginseng, Chinese magnolia vine, Rhodiola Rosea, Eleutherococcus, etc.). They enhance the synthesis of RNA and proteins (that is, the basis of our cells), activate metabolic enzymes and activate the work of the autonomic and endocrine systems, while not interfering with the immune system.