Immunity enhancement is the only countermeasure for the new Corona. In addition to cancer prevention, pollinosis and atopic dermatitis are also improved by boosting immunity.
Even in everyday life, genes are damaged by ultraviolet rays, stress, viruses, etc., and “cancer cells” are formed. However, when immunity is increased, immunity eliminates abnormal cells (cancer cells, etc.) as well as antigens (bacteria and viruses).
What is immunity?
Immunity is a system that protects the body when a foreign substance invades the body from the outside. When antigens such as bacteria and viruses that are not originally in the body invade, antibodies against them are made.
The first natural reaction that occurs is called “innate immunity”, and the reaction that is memorized by vaccination is called “acquired immunity”.
[What is an antibody]
An antibody is a protein called immunoglobulin (lg) that makes an antibody that specifically binds to an invading antigen and works to eliminate the antigen.
Innate immunity is a mechanism that quickly detects invading pathogens and abnormal self-cells through receptors and eliminates them. It can be said that it is a mechanism that is located at the forefront of biological defense. One molecule can react with many kinds of foreign substances and pathogen molecules, but repeated infection with a specific pathogen does not enhance innate immunity. The immunocompetent cells that are active here are mainly phagocytic cells such as neutrophils, macrophages, and dendritic cells.
Acquired immunity is a mechanism that can effectively eliminate a pathogen when it encounters the same pathogen by specifically identifying the infected pathogen and memorizing it. Also called adaptive immunity. Compared to innate immunity, the response takes longer and takes several days. The immunocompetent cells that are active here are mainly lymphocytes such as T cells (cytotoxic T cells, helper T cells, etc.) and B cells.
Increase innate immunity
Vaccination against new corona and influenza enhances “acquired immunity”, but “innate immunity” is enhanced by lifestyle such as diet, exercise and sleep.
How about improving your “innate immunity” by slightly changing your lifestyle in a stressful modern society?
“Sleep” to boost immunity
Of course, sleep has the effect of relieving fatigue. It organizes your head (fixing and organizing your memory) while you sleep. And there are hormones that are secreted only during sleep, and when these hormones work together, immunity improves.
Organizing your head during sleep improves your memory and judgment, improving your thinking performance and reducing stress. And the main hormones “melatonin” and “growth hormone” secreted during sleep are also indispensable for boosting immunity.
◎ [Sleep hormone “melatonin”]
Melatonin is a sleep hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the deep brain 14 to 16 hours after exposure to the morning sun, and works to promote natural sleep. Melatonin has antioxidant properties and is said to surpass vitamins C and E.
◎ [Growth hormone]
Growth hormone is secreted even in adults and is essential for recovery from fatigue. It is said that it is secreted a lot from 10 o’clock in the evening to 2 o’clock in the middle of the night, but since the rhythm of life varies from person to person, try to live a regular life regardless of time.
× [Smartphones and video games reduce immunity]
The blue light on the screen of a computer or smartphone has the effect of making your eyes clear. As a result, it interferes with natural drowsiness, and at the same time, it causes sleep deprivation due to inability to sleep soundly.
“Meal” to boost immunity
A substance called “hormone” regulates various functions of the body (maintaining homeostasis).
There are more than 100 types of “hormones” such as growth hormone and insulin, which are indispensable for health. And it is amino acids and cholesterol that make these.
A well-balanced diet activates hormone secretion. Among them, “essential amino acids” and “essential lipids” cannot be made in the body, so it is necessary to take them positively and consciously. In addition to the three nutrients (vitamin D, magnesium, and zinc) that modern people lack, actively take the mother hormones (DHEA, EPA) contained in blue fish.
Basically, nutrition is taken from food, but if food alone provides the necessary nutrition for the day, there is a risk of becoming obese and other adult diseases by taking too much of some nutrition. It’s a good idea to understand the nutrients well and use the supplement well.
As an example, let’s think about “protein intake”.
The daily protein intake recommended by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is 1 g per 1 kg of body weight.
Assuming that a person weighing 70 kg consumes only “meat”.
If you weigh 70 kg, you need 70 g of protein The amount of protein contained in 100g of “meat” is approximately 20g (20%).
If you calculate this, you will eat 350g of “meat” a day. Eating 350g of “meat” will result in too much fat.
It is protein that solves this problem. Let’s incorporate it well.
Improves immunity by adjusting the “intestinal environment”
It is said that the intestines support about 70% of the immunity. In order to improve the intestinal environment, it is necessary to increase the number of intestinal bacteria (good bacteria).
There are three types of intestinal bacteria, “good bacteria”, “bad bacteria”, and “opportunistic bacteria”. For healthy people, the balance is 20% good bacteria and 10% bad bacteria. .. The remaining 70% are called “opportunistic bacteria”, which are strains that work both well and badly.
“Opportunistic bacteria” are indecisive bacteria and will be on the side of either “good bacteria” or “bad bacteria”, so if you increase the number of good bacteria and attach opportunistic bacteria to your side, it will be easier to prepare the intestinal environment. I will.
What you want to take with “lactic acid bacteria” such as yogurt is “fermented foods” such as miso and natto and “dietary fiber”.
Boost immunity with “exercise” and “stretching”
“Exercise” and “stretching” that boost immunity should be enough to be done in daily life. You can feel the effect by continuing daily for about 30 minutes of “exercise” and “fast walking” that you can do without holding your breath.
“Stretching”, which stretches muscles and widens the range of motion of joints, improves blood circulation and boosts immunity. It’s best to do it slowly without holding your breath. Especially, loosening around healthy bones will improve stiff shoulders.
Daily light “exercise” and “stretching” improve blood flow throughout the body, and further enhance immunity by excreting waste products and distributing nutrition throughout the body.