Building a strong immune system is your best defence against infectious illness and disease and your immune health depends on the lifestyle choices you make every day. By supporting your body's own natural ability to defend itself against pathogens, you will not only build resistance to colds and flus, but also to other infectious illnesses that may come your way.
Media coverage of the recent Covid-19, Coronavirus has incited fear amongst many. 15-30% of the viruses underlying the common cold are also types of Coronaviruses. Although they all have slightly different individual characteristics, by sharing the same family group all these viruses tend to have similar properties in common. The key factor behind whether or not someone becomes infected or ill, after exposure, is thought by many to be linked to the strength of the bodyâs natural immune (defence) system. Those with strong immune systems are less likely to become infected at all and even if they did, they tend to have milder symptoms. Whereas those with weak immune systems tend to fare much worse. You can boost your immunity by adopting some of the following principles; eat a well balanced diet including fermented foods, avoid unnecessary antibiotics and toxic chemicals wherever possible, sleep well, stress less, get outside as much as you can and exercise and take a diverse probiotic like Bio-Live.Â Bio-Live is enriched withÂ 15 families of live cultures and fermented with healing herbs, juices and minerals. Research has shown that bacteria such as Lactobacillus acidophilus can boost the immune system and thus help reduce the risk of viral infections. After all, 70-80% of your immune system resides in your gut.Â Now is the best time to take stock of your lifestyle habits and diet to help your body stay resilient and virus free.