I have been sick for probably a majority of my life.
Coughs, colds, sniffles, flus, all of it. In my teen years I read some research indicating that people with stressful childhoods end up with shorter telomeres which can lead to impaired immune function. When I read it, I thought--that's me! And I just resigned myself to having the sniffles and a cough for the rest of my life.
In my work I work a lot with nervous systems. I'm always trying to get people's nervous systems functioning at 100%. But finally a few weeks ago I realized--why don't I do the same with my immune system?
So I checked out my immune system and realized it was "turned off." You can muscle test on if your immune system is turned on or off. Once I realized it was off, I turned it back on and retested: it was on but only functioning at 2-3% of total capacity.
SO then I did a bunch of work like I do with nervous systems, clearing out the gunk that had clogged up my immune function. My goal was to bring up my immune system function to over 65% of capacity, which is where my husband's is at and he's only been sick once during our marriage and it was minor. After clearing a bunch of stuff, my immune system function muscle tests at 85%.
Miraculously, I have felt that "oh no I'm going to be sick" tickle at the back of my throat probably three or four times since then, but have not gotten sick. This is the actual first time I can ever remember that happening--my body actually beating the bad guys before I'm using up five Kleenex boxes in a week. Hooray!!
Next up on my to-do list is to increase the capacity of my immune system, if possible. Or at least investigate that possibility. What I find is that people's capacity per system (immune system, nervous system, lymphatic system, digestive system, elimination system, etc) varies based on a lot of factors. Some people have huge nervous system capacity, some people have very little. I wonder if there are simple ways to increase capacity. Obviously kundalini meditation and yoga is a great way to increase nervous system and lymphatic system capacity, and probably the others too, but I wonder if there are other ways as well.
Sick all winter? Go ahead and start looking into the state of your immune system. Maybe there is something to be done about it!