Your immune system is amazing!  It works tirelessly 24hrs a day to protect you and most of the time we take it for granted.  In all honesty we only tend to notice our immune system when we get sick.

There are 3 ways your immune system works for you:

  • Via your skin and mucus membranes it creates a barrier to prevent bacteria and viruses entering your body (this includes your gut)
  • If an infection does get into the body, the immune system (through activation of white blood cells), tries to detect and eliminate the infection before it can make itself at home and reproduce
  • If the infection is able to reproduce and start causing problems, your immune system is in charge of eliminating it

Keeping physically active, sleeping well, eating a nutritious whole foods diet and managing stress are all essential for ensuring a strong immune system, but studies by the British Medical Association have shown adding ‘regular infrared saunas to your weekly routine reduce the incidence of colds and influenza by 65%’.

The infrared causes a rise in core body temperature which mimics the body’s natural defence mechanisms, stimulating the production of white blood cells to keep us healthy.  Not only does it help to boost the immune system but also supports the removal of toxins and wastes through promoting the body to sweat these out.

Incorporating a weekly sauna as part of your Winter health care regime is another inexpensive option for preparing your immune system and keeping it strong and you might just experience a few other side benefits such as weight loss, detox, better sleep, reduced anxiety and better skin.  What’s not to like.

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