It's that time of year. Offices are full of sneezing, coughing workers, trains packed with germ spreading commuters and it sometimes seems impossible to avoid catching something! How can we help ourselves to cope?
First we have to recognise that it is our immune system that is our first line of defence, and depending on how well it is working will determine how well we cope with illness.
When I first started learning about the immune system to help Husband with his autoimmune disease I was surprised when I read a list of things that weaken it. Various sources put them in different orders, but basically the list comprises of (these are the big ones):
If you just want remedies, scroll to the bottom of the page!
Lack of sleep