We all know that we have an immune system.
That’s the system of our bodies responsible for fighting off invaders (pathogens) such as virus, bacteria and fungi.
It’s also responsible for enabling a quick healing response. Everything from a paper cut to cancer is the domain of our immune system.
Yet did you know that our immune system can be modulated by what we eat? Of course you did.
We all know Vitamin C is great for the immune system and we get it from oranges. But there’s so much more to it than that.
There is a huge emerging field of probiotics that suggests that by attenuating the gut, we can affect change through not only the immune system but also the nervous system.
Generally speaking when something goes wrong with the immune system, it’s either because it is too active (thereby causing auto-immune disorders) or under active (which results in you catching everything that goes around).
As always, naturopathy aims to create a healthy balance by way of addressing diet and lifestyle.