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How to Avoid Being Sick For the Holidays

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The Holidays are a great time of year. It gives us a chance to gather with our family and loved ones and brings joy to our lives. Unfortunately, it is also a time when people frequently get sick and is also known as the cold and flu season. It can be quite discouraging when these illnesses affect the people we love and put a damper on our holiday season. How do you protect yourself?
Our bodies are designed to defend against foreign invaders that make us sick and has a built in defense mechanism known as our immune system. Our immune system effectively protects us from bacteria and other unwanted microorganisms every day. When our immune system is weakened we end up getting sick. Taking care of our immune system should be of upmost importance to prevent illness during the cold and flu season.
The immune system consists of proteins, cells, tissues and organs that are programmed to follow a plan called the immune response. This response allows the body to attack foreign invaders and organisms that cause sickness in our body. White blood cells are a big part of our defensive mechanism. They are created and stored in various … Read the rest