Strengthen Your Immune System the Natural Way
Date Posted:21 May 2011
The best time of year to strengthen your immune system is during the winter months. Do this by eating nourishing, light, warm foods that are prepared with immune-enhancing spices. Take Amrit to enhance the mind and body. Stay away from cold foods and drinks, which dampen the digestive fire and increase the sticky, toxic ama that is difficult to get rid of. Start the day in the best way with stewed apples cooked with cardamom.
Follow a Vata-pacifying diet in fall and early winter, eating more sweet, sour and salty tastes. Rice, couscous, juicy fruits, squashes, asparagus, vegetable proteins, panir cheese and lassi should form part of a vata-enhancing diet.
In addition to filling your diet with natural immunity boosters, incorporate certain activities into your daily routine to strengthen your immune system. Take a warm bath every day to open the pores and regulate the body's core temperature. Before every bath, stimulate digestion, eliminate toxins and soothe the doshas with an Ayurvedic massage. The Maharishi Ayurveda Youthful Skin Massage Oil for Men or Women provides the necessary moisture to relieve dry skin, and it quickly penetrates the very deepest layers of the skin.
During the vata season, getting plenty of rest is important to balance the vata energy. Good quality of sleep is crucial for those who want to boost their immunity and prevent disease. A herbal supplement, such as Blissful Sleep, can help if you struggle to fall asleep, while Deep Rest helps achieve a more restful sleep without waking up throughout the night. Finally, Blissful Sleep III will make you feel energised when you wake up in the morning.
To eliminate toxins and boost agni, exercise should be a regular part of the daily routine. Consider your particular body type and also the time of year before when choosing your exercise. To balance all three doshas, brisk walking and yoga on a daily basis are recommended, and are ideal for vata types. More intense exercise is suitable for kapha types. [associated-products]