One of my favorite things to talk about with people regarding health is our immune system and why keeping it strong is so important. Have any of you ever had a friend or family member that was always complaining about not feeling right, or had a total lack of energy? I think we all have, and we may have experienced these feelings ourselves from time to time. I remember when I was young my mom was always feeding me the things she read that were good for me, like wheat germ, millet, fish oil, spinach, liver… I could go on and on. The problem was, I didn’t like any of those things and it got to the point where I didn’t really want to eat at my house very much. When you’re a kid you don’t care that much about things like your immune system but as we grow older we come to understand the importance of keeping it in shape.
What Is The Immune System?
The immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that defends the body against infection. The immune system keeps a record of every germ, ( microbe ) it has ever defeated so it can recognize and destroy the microbe quickly if it ever enters the body again. It’s our body’s defense against disease. The immune system is comprised of several different types of white blood cells that recognize, process, or destroy foreign objects. The first line of defense is the innate immune system, which includes physical barriers such as skin, fingernails, mucous membranes, tears, and ear wax that help prevent invaders from entering the body. The chemical barriers include fatty acids, stomach acid, proteins, and secretions that naturally help to destroy pathogens.
Signs Of A Weakened Immune System
- High stress level
- Continuous ‘cold’ symptoms
- Upset stomach
- Wounds that are slow to heal
- You feel tired a lot
- Infections are common
If a person experiences any of the above symptoms it could be from other things that are going on in the body, but chances are you may need an immune system tune-up and some natural essential oils can be supportive. doTERRA offers several oils, and even some supplements, that I think are worth looking into. Like the old saying goes… if you’re tired of being tired all of the time, you might want to make some lifestyle changes.
Supportive Essential Oils
- On Guard Blend
- Tea Tree
doTERRA has some supplements like our On Guard Softgels, Mito2Max, A2Z Chewables, and our LLV Vitamins that can support the body with natural benefits for the body’s immune system function. ~ I would love to go over each of these options with you if you are looking to gain even more detailed information about this important topic. I’m always available and happy to share!
Have a great day! Jana
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