A Gift of Better Health

Your immune system is your body’s first line of defense against any foreign invaders. It protects against disease, infection, and helps you recover after an injury. People with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of getting severely sick. Factors that signal a compromised immune system and illness are environmental stress, colds that last too long, stomach upsets, frequent infections, slow healing wounds and constant fatigue.

The main job of the immune system is to fight harmful substances and germs that enter the body through the skin or digestive system. When the body senses foreign substances (called antigens), the immune system works to recognize the antigens and get rid of them. The immune system then makes antibodies and uses them to specifically fight germs (bacteria and viruses) that the body has previously come into contact with.

There are many ways to boost your immune system to fight off germs and prevent illness.  Among these are eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, regular exercise, washing your hands, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, getting out in the sun and minimizing stress.

Another mechanism the body uses is fever.  Fevers prompt the body to automatically increase white blood cells, the body’s way of combating antibodies in the system. When fever releases white blood cells, these kill bacteria, viruses and parasites. Having a fever and inflammation can be unpleasant, but they are signs that your body is doing its job.

Your immune system is the key to good health, so the more you can do to protect it, the better.

Charmed Fir Mats™ by Sensible Decisions, Inc. provides an easy at-home solution for boosting the immune system.  Used at higher temperatures causes the body to improve immune functions by producing a false fever in the body. This false fever then promps the body to kick into healing mode,  releasing white blood cells, combating antibodies in the system, increasing metabolism, and stopping micro-organisms from multiplying.

This type of heat has been reported to help relieve back pain, arthritis, muscle pain, Lyme disease symptoms, bursitis and other treatable physical difficulties. It is also known to reduce chronic inflammation, anxiety and stress.

If you know anyone suffering unnecessary pain and would like to give them the gift of relief, our mats are a  great Christmas gift for those you care about!