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Developing a strong Immune System

Developing a strong Immune System

The human immune system also known as the defence mechanism of the body helping to fight against infections and harmful pathogens which include parasitic worms, fungi, viruses and bacteria among so many others. The immune system is more like a private force that notices deadly attacks against the body and help in destroying them throughout the lifespan of an individual. Most individuals are lucky to be born with a robust immune system, while others have to develop it.

The immune system is the combination of different means that the body sees foreign organisms, tissues, and cells and identify the harmful ones and fights them helping the body to remain healthy. All living beings are created by either an innate or acquired immune system. People with an innate immune system is known to possess strong immunity while individuals that have to develop their immune system is known as acquired immunity. For people who may want to build their immune system, specific practices should be followed to achieve their goal. Below are some of the methods.

Eating a balanced diet

A balanced diet consists of all the necessary nutrients in the right proportion. We are what we eat. How healthy an individual is, is as a result of what he is consuming. The health of the immune system is directly proportional to what you eat. If you want to develop a robust immune system, make sure to make some foods part of your daily diet, they can work wonders for your body defence mechanism. Fruits such as lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, and orange are good boosters of the immune system, while berries (raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries) are also useful for immunity, kiwi and papaya also are potent in developing the immune system. Other foods to be considered are ginger, turmeric, sweet potatoes, carrots, garlic, broccoli, flaxseed, and yogurts.

Quit smoking and minimise alcohol

Tobacco smoking is a habit that harms the body as well as the immune system; it can even weaken an already healthy immune system. If you want to develop a robust immune system, try to stop smoking tobacco and reduce the amount of alcohol you consume. You should learn how to drink socially, take alcohol only when it is necessary. The pathogens present in alcohol and tobacco are dangerous to the immune system. If you want an immune system that is capable of fighting off foreign infections, you have to make these lifestyle changes no matter how difficult it may seem.

Sleeping well

Getting sound and good rest works wonder on your immune system. Good sleep after the stress of the day relieves the body of the harmful effects and promote good health. Loss of sleep which occurs as a result of stress and fatigue can be dangerous to health; these conditions cause an imbalance in hormones which can affect the functioning of the immune system hence exposing the body to potentially harmful diseases. On no circumstance should you compromise your sleep, develop a worry-free habit and ensure you have the daily 8 hours of sleep, Difficult when you are an adult, at least try 7 or even one extra hour of your actual sleeping time. You can help yourself by going to bed trying to read a book (never TV) early at night to rise early in the morning.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.