During sleep, your body releases proteins called Cytokines. Cytokines help boost the immune system to help fight viruses and infections.
Alcohol affects the interaction of the “good” bacteria in the gut and the immune system.
Vitamins and Minerals
All play an important part in enhancing the cellular mediators or the immune system.
Exercise promotes the recirculation of key immune cells and mediators.
The stress hormone cortisol can suppress the effectiveness of the immune system.
A diet containing lots of fresh fruit and vegetables will contain more vitamins and minerals.
Osteopathy also has the potential for improving the immune system by improving the balance of the body helping to improve the movement of fluids throughout the body and remove obstructions to healing.