Immunity is a state of resistance of an organism to invading biotic or abiotic pathogens and their harmful effects that prevents the development of infection and maintains organism’s integrity counteracing, neutralizing, and clearing pathogens.
Amazingly, we already have a form of this superpower because of our immune system. Our immune system protects us and helps fight off disease. Microorganisms, small microscopic organisms, and viruses are everywhere. Ever thought about how many are on that door you just opened? Many microbes and viruses can cause disease and are termed pathogens.
With all these pathogens around, why aren’t we sick every single moment? The answer is our immune system gives us different types of immunity to protect us from disease. There are two main types of immunity: innate, also called natural or inherited, and adaptive.
Top 10 Ways to Increase Immunity
- Exercise Regularly
- Consume Foods with Vitamin D
- Avoid Excess Medications
- Trade Coffee with Green Tea
- Resist Smoking and Drinking
- Eliminate Toxic Foods
- Maintain Good Hygiene
- Get Enough Sleep
- Laugh your Heart Out
- Consume Immunity Boosting Foods
Many products on store shelves claim to boost or support immunity. But the concept of boosting immunity actually makes little sense scientifically. In fact, boosting the number of cells in your body — immune cells or others — is not necessarily a good thing. For example, athletes who engage in “blood doping” — pumping blood into their systems to boost their number of blood cells and enhance their performance — run the risk of strokes.