Change of Sea­son and Your Im­mu­nity

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One of­ten sees a spike in ill­ness when there is a change of sea­son. As the sea­son changes, our bod­ies try to adapt to the chang­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal tem­per­a­ture. The im­mune sys­tem of the body may also be chal­lenged when ex­posed to sud­den changes in tem­per­a­ture. It may make the body more vul­ner­a­ble to in­fec­tions. This is more likely for peo­ple who don’t get enough nu­tri­ents; they suf­fer more in­fec­tions than well-nour­ished peo­ple. The most af­fected are the chil­dren and the el­derly of the fam­ily. The im­mune sys­tem needs cer­tain nu­tri­ents to work ef­fi­ciently. Nu­tri­tion, ex­er­cise and hy­giene can boost im­mu­nity so that the body is able to ward off ill­nesses. This ar­ti­cle is an at­tempt to help you nav­i­gate through the chang­ing tem­per­a­tures and the on­slaught of al­ler­gens.

As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Depart­ment of Food and Nu­tri­tion, Lady Ir­win Col­lege, Uni­ver­sity of Delhi

As the weather changes, vi­ral in­fec­tions tend to spread. Colds, coughs and flu episodes in­crease as the weather gets cooler. As spring and sum­mer ap­proach, along with stom­ach flu and sim­i­lar gas­troin­testi­nal in­fec­tions there is also an in­crease in al­ler­gies. For­tu­nately, there are many things you can do to boost your im­mune sys­tem. Of course, the best ap­proach to get­ting and main­tain­ing a strong im­mune sys­tem is to make con­sis­tently good

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