Your immune system
I am convinced that the key to quality of life if our immune system. I have had this notion for the past 40 years after a discussion with my physician at the time who was an Internist. Not surprisingly the medical community, as a whole, has been stressing the importance of bolstering the immune system as an effective means of health maintenance. Additionally, immune therapy is being prescribed as a potential cure for numerous ailments and most recently as an alternative therapy for certain forms of cancer!
Here’s the problem. As is customary with the “American” strategy to solving problems we focus on addressing issues after they become a problem. Not only is this not effective, it becomes an extremely expensive burden on tax payers. While immune therapy may have benefits they tend to be short term. If the habits that led to the immune deficiency are not addressed then expensive immune therapy will be required indefinitely and the effectiveness will diminish over time.
The sescret to a healthy immune system, for the vast majority of our citizens, is ridiculously simple as well as cost effective:
30 minutes a day of effective exercise where a person elevates their rate to at least 50% above their “at rest” rate
Reducing caloric intake to no more than 2,500 calories per day. While there may be benefit to restricting consumption to certain items or food groups using the general guideline of not eating any one food in excess is almost as effective. This procedure will save most folks money.
I may have recommended viewing this video in prior postings, but I find it helpful to view it periodically: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUaInS6HIGo. If you follow the recommendations your will have a significantly better quality of life.
The best and most cost-effective way to address any issue to focus “upstream”. Addressing solutions to causes works.