The key to avoiding flu? Taking a CHILL pill! Stress damages the immune system, making us more prone to infections

girl-tissue

Article in the Daily Mail by Alexander Chaitoff and Joshua Daniel

  • Stress hurts the immune system and ‘opens the door to infections’
  • It produces corticosterone, which suppresses the immune system 
  • So the trick to fighting off the flu this winter may be to reduce stress
  • Can be done by working out, seeing a therapist or relaxing , experts say

Along with snow and frigid temperatures, the winter months also bring coughs, colds and the flu. 

Lower respiratory tract infections, the ones that cause feelings of chest congestion despite the deepest coughs, are one of the top 10 causes of death in the United States and around the world. 

In the U.S. the flu alone kills thousands of people each year. 

Avoiding the flu or catching a cold in the winter months can be tough, but there is something you can do in addition to getting the flu shot and washing your hands: Relax. 

For there’s strong evidence that stress affects the immune system and can make you more susceptible to infections. 

 Read more here
Try RelaxHerb Passionflower tablets – a traditional herbal remedy used for the relief of symptoms associated with stress, such as mild anxiety, exclusively based on long-standing use.  Always read the label.  www.relaxherb.co.uk
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s