Are you always the one to get sick at the first sign of cold season? Do allergies plague your summer days? Is there something slowing you down, taking your energy? If so, you may want to assess your emotional immune system, and find out what illness, allergies, and lack of energy have in common.
What is the Emotional Immune System?
The immune system is a complex interaction of cellular communication, detoxification,and organ and cell activation within the body. You might first think of the white blood cells as the immune system’s army. However, the immune system encompasses much more than that! Your skin is the first physical line of defense against germs, but the kidneys, liver, bones, lungs, and intestines also contribute to immune defenses. Physically, you’re set when it comes to managing the germs.
Emotionally, however, the immune system relies heavily on your positive thoughts, good attitude, ability to release stress, sleep soundly, and lifestyle. It’s actually your emotions that trigger an immune response. When you’re stressed, your body produces stress hormones like cortisol. Cortisol is made in the adrenal glands and acts to suppress the immune system. As a result, it’s easier to succumb to germs that normally wouldn’t phase you. It allows your sinuses to to get clogged, rashes to form, and energy to weaken.
What Strengthens the Emotional Immune System?
Your best action for good health is to reduce any kind of stress on the body. That includes physically reducing toxins (such as heavy metals), as well as promoting stress relieving activities. You’re probably aware of many of these stress-relieving techniques. Here are a few to get you started:
- Detox heavy metals with an oral chelator.
- Eat a whole foods diet – avoid processed foods.
- Get a massage, go for acupuncture, or schedule a Reiki session.
- Apply or diffuse essential oils that work to calm emotions and support vitality.
Ask for a free consultation. I can assess you for your particular needs and customize a program for you to help support your emotional immune system.