Low white blood cell counts are indicative of a suppressed immune system and can have many causes. Emotional state and stress, an unhealthy diet and lifestyle, and nutritional intake can all cause lower immune system response and low white blood cell counts.
Low immunity can also be caused by a number of health conditions, by surgical or medical treatments and by the natural aging process. Whatever the cause, low immunity and low white blood cell counts prevent the body from being able to have an optimum response to infections and illness.
Avoid sugar and keep sweet stuff to a minimum. Sugar prevents white blood cells from being their strongest.
Eliminate unhealthy fats. Polyunsaturated fats in vegetable oils such as corn, safflower, and sunflower oil are deterrents to a healthy immune system.
If you are overweight, lose a few pounds. Being overweight is very detrimental to your immune system and studies have shown that overweight people are less able to fight off infection.
Drink plenty of water to boost the immune system as well as flush out toxins. Exercise is a proven immune system booster.
Exercise is best in moderation, however, since too much exercise may wear the body down and create immune system problems.
Avoid stress and try to relax. Stress is rightly called the silent killer and too much stress invariably leads to a lowered immune system (if you're having trouble de-stressing and/or trying to relax, talk to your doctor about it.)