Bad habits that will ruin your immune system

Written by Dr Sandra Miranda, ND
Your immune system is very important. You need to make sure that you are keeping it in line so that you are feeling your best and able to do everything that you need to in life.  In order to do this you have to stay away from some bad habits that are going to bring your immune system down. 
Certain foods and things in the environment can influence the immune system.  You have to watch out for these bad things in your daily living.  You need to keep your immune system up so that it can defend the body in bad circumstances.  Here are a few things to stay away from so that you can live healthy.
1. Too much sugar.  Having too much sugar in your daily diet is not going to be good for you.  100 grams of sugar can reduce the ability of white blood cells to kill germs that they need to by 40%.  The immune system will take in the sugar and this will have an effect on the body within a half hour of ingestion.  This may last for up to five hours. 
2. Too much alcohol.  Having too much alcohol can also harm the body’s immune system.  It can produce a nutritional problem and deprive the body of the valuable immune nutrients it needs to boost the body up.  Too much alcohol at one time is going to suppress the body’s ability to make white blood cells and this will produce many problems.  Damage to the immune system can be caused due to too much alcohol in the body.  Amounts of alcohol that are enough to make a person intoxicated are also enough to hurt the body’s immunity.
3. Food Intolerances .  After people have an encounter with food intolerance the wall in their body is damaged. This will help invaders be able to enter the body and cause problems for the individual.  The toxins will enter the blood stream and make the body feel bad. These toxins are considered antigens and they create an overactivity in your immune system making you more susceptible to infections.  The more common food intolerances are sugar, gluten and dairy.
4. Too much bad fat in the body.  Obesity can make a person have a depressed immune system.  This can affect the ability of white blood cells to multiply and produce antibodies that will take over any infection in the body. 
Consider these things and remember to take care of your body. You have to be accountable for the items that you allow into your body so that you are not hurting yourself and making your immune system weak.  You will feel better and have a healthier lifestyle when you keep these toxins out of your life.

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