Immutable, things that are rock solid, and unchangeable, and the workings of our Immune System has got some immutable aspects for making it work well, though the modern stressors of life have a way of compromising these.
And getting good sleep is possibly one of the best ways of supporting one’s immune system for poor sleep and sleep habits can lead to a compromised and ill functioning immune system, and an interesting book is, Immunity, the science of staying well by Dr Jenna Macciochi.
Immunity – The Science Of Staying Well
And within the book, on comes across some interesting thing, for believe it or not, studies have shown that poor sleep cause vaccines to be less effective.
Now think about that for a moment, good sleep helps in having a healthy functioning immune system and poor sleep is one cause which leads to degrading ones immune system and can cause vaccines to be less effective, so essentially:
With good sleep, one possibly may not need things like the flu vaccine, and with poor sleep, the vaccine one gets is possibly less effective, thereby nullifying any potential effects of a vaccine – hhmm.
And one can have a listen to Dr Jenna Macciochi on the Feel Better Live More Podcast with Dr Rangan Chatterjee
Leading Scientist Reveals The Secrets To A Healthy Immune System
I haven’t quite finished reading the book, and all those things one keeps hearing about having and supporting good immune system functioning keep coming up, like:
Get into the sun
Interact with nature
Eat good basic foods, the less processed the better
Plenty of good quality sleep
And the type of things that goes towards running down the Immune System keep coming up, like:
Poor Dietary Choice
Over use of hand sanitizers
Staying out of the sun
There’s more to looking after and supporting our Immune System than the above, and like everything else, though there are some basics to everything, everybody is different, and the maintenance and support one can give their immune system is an ongoing thing, for:
The Immune System doesn’t just kick into action when we get sick, it is constantly on the go and on patrol, so the better we look after ourselves, the better our immune system should function