How to Boost Your Immune System | What's in Breast Milk That Makes It Rich in Antibodies?

Jul 01, 2020 09:40 PM EDT | By Staff Reporter (staff@foodworldnews.com)

Immune System

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In times like this, your immune system means everything. Therefore, it is always essential to keep your immune system up and running.

We may have recently asked, "how can I naturally strengthen my immune system?" To answer this question, doctors and immunologists suggest that we train our immune systems to work efficiently. At the same time, we have to keep in mind that there is the possibility that our immune systems might be attacking our bodies, leading to autoimmune diseases. So what should we do?


Where should I start?

According to doctors, the most vital thing to take care of when it comes to strengthening one's immune system is to start where the system is more vulnerable, which is the gut.

If you tend to experience chronic allergies, such as autoimmune problems, frequent infections, and allergies, it is more likely that your immune system is weak. It will then lead to some damage in your digestive tract and microbiome.

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Strengthening your gut's health will give you a lesser chance of getting sick, attracting allergies, and get autoimmune diseases. There are tons of ways to keep your stomach healthy, and here are just some of the few ways that you can do.


Take Probiotics of Different Types

Two of the most prominent families of bacteria are lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. These types of bacteria are already there since birth. According to science, both bacteria are known to have positive effects that contribute to your immune system's strength.

When looking for a probiotic, make sure that you get one that has about 30 billion colonies. When you feel sick or catch a cold, you can double your dose of probiotic or take antibiotics prescribed by your doctor.


Avoid Taking Over-the-Counter or Unprescribed Drugs.

When people feel sick, they immediately take medications that can be bought over the counter. Many doctors discourage that act because it is not the right way to treat whatever sickness you feel. Microbiomes take about three to six months for them to recover with a week of antibiotic usage. Thus, it is highly recommended to seek a doctor on what drugs you should take for your condition.


Colostrum

The reason why newborn babies should be breastfed until they are old enough is that breast milk has many nutrients and benefits that can contribute to one's immune system. Breast milk has protective antibody elements that stabilize a baby's immune system. Colostrum is the first milk produced by nursing mammals, and it is a rich source of antibodies, including anti-inflammatory substances. Adults can get colostrum through powder form from grass-fed goats, cows, and other mammals.


Bone Broth

There are tasty and healthy benefits that one can get from bone broth. It contains natural gelatin, amino acids that give positive effects to the immune system, and collagen. Therefore, many mothers cook homemade chicken soup for their kids and family if they catch a cold.

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