The cliché that low temperatures make it weaker our immune defenses, is unfounded. In fact, the cold is indirect cause of colds and infections.
The thermometer drops, colds and sore throat proliferate. Blame the immune system becomes less resistant? It is not so. Various studies have, in fact, disavowed this belief which remains hard to die. Although actually the cold of winter and humid climate seems to be the main factor involved in the increased incidence of winter diseases, this has not proven to be due to the proliferation of influenza viruses, colds and infections, nor able to weaken the system immune. “Consider the fact that the microorganisms in the cold succeed less and therefore, technically, they are weakened,” explains Gian Paolo Baruzzi, natural health expert and homotoxicology in Milan. The person responsible for their proliferation during the bad season is another. The fact that the cold ‘forcing’ people to stay warm, wet and in a restricted environment, with the windows closed and where generally there are more people in the office or movies, at home, the subway. It is this behavior that creates a perfect niche not only for the growth of microorganisms, but also for its transmission through contact or droplets of saliva as with the common cold or flu virus. The cold, in practice, increase the sharing of viruses and bacteria occasions. ” but also for its transmission through contact or droplets of saliva as with the cold virus or flu. The cold, in practice, increase the sharing of viruses and bacteria occasions. ” but also for its transmission through contact or droplets of saliva as with the cold virus or flu. The cold, in practice, increase the sharing of viruses and bacteria occasions. “
More than 40,000 deaths among those over 65 for the consequences of the flu virus registered every year by the European Center for Disease Control (EMC). The board of the EMC experts is to resort to the flu vaccine especially if you fall in risk categories.
“To raise the immune system and for the 70% are found in the gut,” suggests the natural health expert,
“might be useful to use specific homeopathic medicines (such as homeopathic vaccine) and non-specific (type prebiotics or the herbal remedies such as echinacea, the extract of fermented papaya and noni extract that has been shown to have an important nutraceutical action as a stimulant of the immune system). To this it is associated with a healthy diet that, even in winter, must take account of fruits and vegetables preferably in season. Useful as always a constant physical activity. In addition,” says Gian Paolo Baruzzi, “wash hands well and often, which are a major cause of spread of microorganisms”.