Tips to Lower Stress and Boost Immunity
Dr. Michael Smith: We know that the mind, in particular stress, plays a significant role in our physical health and that includes our immune system.: The main theory about how stress affects our immune system is through the hormone cortisol. When we’re stressed our bodies produce more cortisol and we know that this hormone interferes with immune function.: Think of your body as a fortress and bacteria, viruses and parasites are the invaders. Your immune system sends out antibodies and chemical messages to those immune cells, to activate them so they fight and kill off those invaders.: There are even
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