Three tips to strengthen our immune defenses

Three tips to strengthen our immune defenses

The challenge

The immune system is the guardian of our body. This network of cells ensures our protection against viruses, bacteria and parasites. It is also on the front line to fight more serious diseases. Hence the interest in strengthening it. When the immune system is weakened, we fall ill more frequently: repeated colds, persistent fatigue, increased wound healing time, etc. By protecting ourselves against illnesses, we will avoid the consumption of antibiotics, which is much more important in France than in France. elsewhere in Europe.

More than 800 antibiotic prescriptions per 1,000 inhabitants were given in 2022, an increase of 16.6% compared to 2021, according to Santé Publique France. Strengthening your immunity through natural means helps you avoid overconsuming medications and food supplements. Especially since the latter are expensive, while having an impact on the environment. Here are some simple ideas for taking care of yourself naturally.

Produced with Dr. Christine Cieur, author of Prevent and treat winter illnesses and other respiratory ailments, Ed. Living Earth, 160 p. ; €12.

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