Working on a life changing theory …
Plants, especially trees create chemicals called “Phytoncides” these amazing chemicals help plants fight off disease and pests. Great benefit for the trees.
Now get this… These wonderful little molecules enter our bodies as we breath, and guess what happens? They assist our bodies in creating extremely beneficial cells called NK cells, or natural killer cells. These cells assist our bodies in fighting of disease.
In the winter plants go dormant and stop or reduce Phytoncide production. Thus reducing our bodies production of NK cells, and reducing our immunities to disease. This is why flu/influenza is prevalant in colder months. This is only my opinion and I would love to find scientific evidence to prove it!!
Until the science catches up with my brain… Get outside in nature, breath deeply through your nose, and stop disease in your body.
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