A combination of genetics, environmental triggers and chronic stress can place a heavy burden on the liver and the lymph and immune systems, and leave the body struggling to regain balance and health. The innate immune system, which responds to protect us from outside substances, can become hypersensitive from overexposure to irritants and can trigger excessive response in the adaptive immune system.
Supporting our immune system can go a long way towards helping us stay healthy, especially when we are exposed to all the elements in our daily environments. It can help our innate immune system keep everything in balance and functioning properly, reducing the likelihood that any dormant issue will develop into a health problem.
Sleep is essential for good health. We all know that we have more energy and feel more functional when we are sleeping well, but there are other health benefits that are not so obvious and well known. During National Sleep Awareness Week, it’s a good time to stop and think about how important sleep is to our overall health.