It’s been a year since the Covid pandemic brought the world to a standstill and since then IMMUNITY has become the buzzword. There is tension, fear, anxiety and perhaps this pandemic has reminded us how much we tend to take our health, both physical and mental for granted.
Over the years I have understood that immunity is everything. Many of us think great health and fitness is about diet and exercise, but it is way beyond that. Physical health without emotional and mental health is incomplete and vice versa.
So many people who look fit still fall ill with deadly diseases that range from severe allergies to autoimmune conditions, cancers, cognitive brain disorders and frequent bacterial and viral infections. You can be fit externally but with compromised immunity you can still fall ill.
Our immune system is ‘our strong protective shield’ which keeps us well and safe from deadly viruses and bacteria.
Never has there been a more important time than now for us to support this intelligence called immunity and nourish and nurture it so that it protects and looks after us.
The health of our immune system is closely linked to the health of our gut microbiome.
Just underneath the cells of our intestinal wall lies the largest number of immune cells in the human body. These cells help to protect our body against the entry of harmful microorganisms with the potential to cause infection.
The most well-known benefit of probiotics relates to their ability to support the health of digestive tract and immune system.
It has been proven beyond doubt that the state of mind affects one’s state of health.
Chronic stress, be it physical, mental, or emotional, can lower and suppress immunity.
Elevated levels of stress produce cortisol and cortisol is an immune suppressor. It increases inflammation, creates havoc with our digestive system, interferes with sleep, our eating habits and a lot more.
One can understand it’s not easy to function well and with optimum efficiency as we are constantly thinking about possible threats and dangers to our lives and our finances.
I have learnt over the years, I am accountable, and it is my responsibility for how I invest in my body, mind, soul and immune system.
Take care all & stay safe!
Product Manager / Nutritionist