Immunity is a balanced state on which the body defends itself with foreign invasions like microorganisms and other diseases causing elements. So a person being immune can be resistant to the invasions either by immunization or by the previous infection. Our immunity level should be balanced to attain an optimum state with our health and physical body.
In Ayurveda, the core motive is not with suppressing the symptoms but identifying the root cause of imbalance in doshas. Each individual is unique so as their immunity. It differs on the basis of the dosha they have. So an ayurvedic practitioner identifies the dosha in a detailed format starting with the food, their daily activities, work, and emotional stability. Thus dealing with the whole mental and physical state.
Reasons for low immunity
Good health is defined by the natural resistance to diseases and infections. Troubles with lower immunity are digestion issues, respiratory issues, stress, fatigue, weakness, allergy, etc. There are many causes to low immunity like,
● Genetic factors
● Mental health
● Poor diet
● Metabolic issues
Troubles due to low immunity can be easily overcome by the following tips.
What you eat is what you are. Eating healthy and wise is a vital part to overcome any health issue. Diet we take should be based on balancing the dosha according to our Prakriti. Food to be avoided is alcohol, canned foods, sodas, processed sugars, and fried food with high calorie and preservatives. To improve immunity, boosters like turmeric, coriander, cumin, black pepper should be taken regularly with food. Include more green and leafy vegetables and nutrition enriched fruits in your diet. Eating at short intervals and having light food at night is recommended.
For a healthy body with proper diet intake, it is necessary to have some supplements to enhance the immunity level.
● Giloy: A versatile herb that helps with immunity and digestion. Apart from it there many other health benefits of it.
● Ashwagandha: A powerful herb promotes in balancing the physical and mental health and restores the body by increasing immunity.
● Chayavanprash: With rich in vitamin c, it is taken as a supplement for ages. It deals with the protection of cold and flu, promoting heart health, and boosting immunity.
Detox and keep the fire
Agni(digestion) is very important in maintaining our health. It is where the food we take is processed and stored as energy. When issues arise with Agni toxic elements get stored in our
body, which in turn becomes an ally to the parasites entering our body. It is important to detoxify(flushing out the toxins) daily by juices and vegetables. When Agni has increased it builts a wall and acts as a guardian from the foreign particles. Thus making our cells the best warriors and improves our immunity system.
With the proper diet and supplements, other things to be concentrated are having enough sleep which calms and relaxes our mind and relieves our stress.
To balance the doshas it is necessary for us to exercise regularly. It could be in any form yoga, walking, dancing, playing but it should help in flushing out our sweat. Work out relaxes our entire body and makes us enthusiastic for the day.
Besides the tips above, one must really be intended for the health of their body. It is in our hands how we manage the lifestyle, diet and stress level for a healthy life.