Getting sick isn’t just going to negatively impact the way that you feel, but it’s also going to actively attack your immune system – causing your body to produce millions and millions of T cells to be sent out into the body to destroy whatever it is caused sickness in the first place.
This is going to place a tremendous amount of stress on your body, far more stress than you would have probably realized was happening in the first place. A lot of people are very surprised to learn that their immune system is significantly “older” than they are, just because they’ve had to deal with more illnesses and attacks the another people their age.
It is critical to understand exactly how overtaxed your immune system is, as your body is only ever going to be able to divide and create new T cells a specific amount of times before these T cells themselves become significantly less impactful – if they continue to effectively combat disease at all!
About how many times a year do you get sick?
One of the most important questions you can ever ask yourself is about how many times you find that you are feeling under the weather. Obviously, unless you are VERY on top of things, the odds are pretty good that you don’t know exactly how frequently you get sick, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to ballpark the figure.
Do you find yourself getting sick a handful of times each year? Almost never? Almost every month?
Once you begin to understand how often your body is producing T cells you’ll begin to understand just how over engaged and overworked (or underworked and well rested) your immune system actually is.
It’s also important to consider your actual age
There are a lot of different reasons why infants and older people find themselves hampered more significantly by the common cold, flu, or infection than other people. But the biggest contributing factor is an underdeveloped or and over worked of the system (depending upon whether you’re new to this world or getting closer to the end of the line).
You’ll want to think about how many years you’ve had on this planet and how frequently you’ve been sick throughout your life to better understand what kind of shape your immune system is in. This information will help you better adjust the antibiotic dosages that you’re taking, but will also go a long way towards helping you understand why you aren’t recovering from the common cold quite as quickly as you may have in the past.