As a whole, the human immune system does an amazing job of defending against disease-causing microorganisms. Sometimes, however, the immune system fails and you get sick.
In case you didn’t realize it – our world is pretty filthy and teeming with bacteria and microorganisms. You can yucky germs on your bed, your cell phone, on your TV set, and of course in your bathroom. You may think that keeping your home as sterile as possible will prevent illness. But this actually works against you. Studies have shown that excessive cleanliness and sterile environments has led to soaring rates of allergies.
Research has indicated that the more sterile the environment, the higher the child’s risk of getting allergies or developing an immune problem in his or her lifetime. Exposure to bacteria in childhood is an important part of building a healthy immune system.
You and your children will get sick in your lifetime. The immune system is complex, and researchers still don’t full understand the intricacies and interconnectedness of the human immune system. What we do know is that the immune system requires balance and harmony to function well. [Read more…] about How to Boost the Immune System with 8 Easy Strategies