Everyone is looking to boost their immune system nowadays, especially during a pandemic, there are a number of things people are trying to do in order to get a stronger immune system.
While there are plenty of ways to boost your immune system like staying away from germ-covered surfaces and getting plenty of rest, there are many lesser-known ways that help.
And they actually do a great job at it too.
6. Scrape your tongue.
If you’ve ever used a scraper to remove the gunk from your tongue, then you know it can be a little bit icky.
And yet, this is one habit you might want to adopt — especially during cold season.
Scientists believe that the tongue is part of the first line of defense in your immune system.
Scraping your tongue prevents toxins from being reabsorbed into your body and boosts overall immune function.
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5. Take more cold showers.
According to a study from the Thrombosis Research Institute in England in 1993, individuals who took daily cold showers had more virus-fighting white blood cells in comparison to individuals who preferred their showers steamy.
Researchers believe that the body’s attempt to heat up increases the metabolic rate and activates the immune system, which then releases more white blood cells.
Vincenz Priessnitz, a german farmer in the 1820s, who coined the term “hydrotherapy,” used cold water to cure everything from broken bones to erectile dysfunction.
He treated dukes, duchesses, counts, countesses and princesses with his cold water therapy.
Just think about the ice baths and cryotherapy athletes use today. Alternating hot and cold is also said to improve