THE IMMUNE SYSTEM YOUR FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE

ANCHOR POINTE Audio Burst with Skip Orem

THE IMMUNE SYSTEM YOUR FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE

by Skip Orem | Anchor Pointe

Transcript ( Computer Generated) Audio Burst THE IMMUNE SYSTEM YOUR FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE with Skip Orem

SKIP OREM

We’re gonna start with some bad news today. As we grow older, our immune systems, our body’s first line of defense, those immune systems become slower to respond and this slower response increases our risk of getting sick.

In fact, flu shots and other vaccines, they may not work as well or as long to protect us because of our older age. That’s why more and more there are special doses of vaccines for us folks over 65, and make sure everybody that you take those special doses if they’re available. Because of this slow response time in our immune system, our bodies, they heal more slowly. The reason for that is because we’re older now, there are fewer of those warrior cells to help bring about healing and more bad news. For us older folks, our immune system’s ability to detect and correct cell defects also declines, and this results in us being at an increased risk for cancer. There is good news though. There are ways to decrease some of these risks to our immune system as we get older. Get vaccines to prevent flu, shingles and pneumonia, as well as other vaccines that our doctors might recommend.

Get plenty of exercise. Exercise helps boost your immune system. Eat healthy foods, good nutrition, keeps your immune system strong. Don’t smoke smoking, weakens your immune system, limits your intake of alcohol and do everything you can to prevent falls and injuries because a weakened immune system can slow the healing process from injuries. To summarize all this, everybody, the seven elements of the anchor point, disease, fighting and fitness system, faith, diet, exercise, attitude, positive imagery, music and research, those seven elements are your tools to keep your immune system healthy and to keep it working hard as your first line of defense. So the medical news headline for today, us older folks need to nurture our immune system because it’s our first line of defense against illness, and that is your anchor point. Medical news for seniors for today,

That powerful immune system of ours really is our first line defense against bad health and diseases. And we know the best defense is a good offense. Help your immune system stay strong and, and keep working for you. And as medical news for seniors indicated with our immune systems starting to slow down as we age, it’s all the more critical that we do everything we can to keep it working to protect our health. We talked in detail on last week’s episode about how important it is to eliminate stress and stay positive. If you didn’t listen to last week’s episode, that information on stress and positivity and, and how they affect your immune system, that information is available@theanchorpoint.com website on the AudioBurst page. And everybody along with maintaining that positive attitude and limiting stress, each and every element of the anchor point disease, fighting and fitness model, each of those elements is designed to keep your immune system working hard, to keep you healthy, to extend your life and, and to keep you active. Think about your immune system every day. What are you doing to help your immune system help you and the anchor point disease, fighting and fitness model? Those seven elements, try to do something with each element every day.