As central part of our biologic-ecologic existence, our immune system can ward off health issues. With special reference also to viral infections and related inflammation. While this power of our immune system is weakening and becoming imbalanced later in life, we can counteract naturally. Read on to learn more about.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
Our physical and mental existence is a perfect biologic-ecologic phenomenon. Centrally supported by our inherent natural immune system.
This implies that we need to maintain our immune system (in line with the natural self-healing power of our body) to ward off diseases. Yes, with special reference to infections.
However, as we age also our immune system is losing ground. I.e., not only does it become weaker, it also becomes imbalanced.
Associated with chronic inflammation, leading the way to most health issues we are facing later in life. infection being no exception. As scientifically verified at, inter alia, Soochow University Medical College in Suzhou and Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences in Shanghai, both China.
This refers to innate and adaptive immunity alike.
Innate immunity being our first line of defense against infections which is failing to resolve when initial threat has passed, leading to kind of chronic/systemic inflammation.
According to research at, inter alia, Queens University Belfast in Belfast, the University College Dublin in Dublin and the University of Ulster in Londonderry – all 3 UK – as well as Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.
This is especially true for elder people who therefore are more prone for different health conditions, with special reference to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes 2, neurodegenerative ailments, and other typically age-related health issues. That’s why we are talking about ‘inflammaging’.
Supported by research at, inter alia, the
* Sigmund Freud Private University in Austria’s capital Vienna,
On the other hand, adaptive immunity helping our body to remember and attack pathogens, loses its power with progressive age to defend us against bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and also can reactivate pathogens previously suppressed. With the additional negative consequence that a weakened adaptive immunity later in life may give less strength to help with vaccinations, flu shots included.
According to research at, inter alia, the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL, and the University of Tuebingen in Tuebingen, Germany.
SUPPORT IMMUNITY NATURALLY – SCIENTIFICALLY VERIFIED
In order to keep our immune system intact even later in life to ward off infections and other health issues, we can adjust our lifestyle accordingly. With special reference to physical activity and healthy diet. Scientifically validated internationally.
According to research at, inter alia, the
physical exercise is not only of high relevance for our immune system per se, but for seniors in particular.
While there are quite a few different physical activities to consider, just pick the 4 most beneficial.
Although it got to be practiced over some weeks or even months – usually free of charge and without certain equipment or specific training – in your neighborhood, wherever it is. Starting with a couple of minutes to extend the time according to feasibility and fun.
Similar effect comes with
Although it is of lower intensity than running, there are advantages. Because not only is it easier to move ahead longer stretches of way than with running but this can be performed in any environment, e.g. in the countryside and/or on the beach, etc., with potentially more motivation and enjoyment.
is even more intense than walking because of the higher leg performance, especially by pushing pedals faster and uphill. Regardless if cycling to and from work regularly, or just for fun.
This form of exercise is one of the best for losing calories. Although it may not be that handy like walking, if you do not live on poolside ore close to woods or shore.
While healthy diet is of general importance for our health, vitamin D and polyunsaturated acids (as part of, inter alia, Mediterranean diet) are especially important to ward off infections and frailty because of their anti-inflammatory properties.
According to research at, inter alia, the University College London, UK
With special reference to the fact that seniors tend to weight gain with ‘inflammaging’, based on research at, inter alia, Sorbonne University in Paris, France, and therefore may be prone to catching infections.
As a brief collection, these are the nutrients of Mediterranean diet supporting the immune system, as recommended and validated, inter alia, by the American Heart Association:
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IN A NUTSHELL
As central part of our biologic-ecologic existence, our immune system can ward off health issues. With special reference also to viral infections and related inflammation. While this power of our immune system is weakening and becoming imbalanced later in life, we can counteract naturally with physical exercise and healthy diet.
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