Causes of failure of body’s immunity (defense)
The immune system is the most important system of the body when it comes to preventing diseases. We are all born with different levels of immune systems. Some have a stronger immune system than others. But there are many things that can weaken an adequately strong immune system.
Poor diet such as prolonged and excessive consumption of refined sugars and highly processed foods containing pesticides, chemical additives, and preservatives can weaken the immune system and make you vulnerable to developing chronic conditions. This effect lasts for at least a few hours after downing a couple of sugary drinks so eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, which are rich in nutrients like vitamins C and E, plus beta-carotene and zinc.
Excessive alcohol like sugar if consumed in excess can reduce the ability of white blood cells to kill germs. Damage to the immune system increases in proportion to the quantity of alcohol consumed. In the long term an alcohol can impede the functioning of immune cells and may increase your susceptibility to infectious diseases and cancer.
People like to ignore it but I have observed that the stress has a major influence on immune system. Stressful situations or events that last over a long period of time raises “Cortisol” levels of the body which decreases the production of good hormones that strengthen our immune system.
So stress can make you more susceptible to colds and the flu as well as more serious health problems like heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases. By practicing stress reducing activity like Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), you can keep your body from going into chronic stress mode.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a highly experiential method and there is no better way to learn it than from a qualified EFT practitioner.