I have over 10 years of experience in the alternative healing and energy fields as a healer and learner of the ancient healing sciences.
What Does It Mean to Boost Your Immunity?
Your immunity is an entire system, a part of your body that integrates into a sense of complete well-being. By focusing on supporting your overall state of health, it is possible to increase your immune functions and balance within your body.
According to Harvard Health (2021), your immune system is a part of your entire state of health and offers the best performance when you are in a state of balance and harmony.
Suppressing your immunity moves you out of proper immune functions and makes your body fight harder to remove toxins, fight against harmful substances, and process the surrounding environmental dangers.
By boosting your immunity, you increase T cell production, allowing your body to remain powerful and defend against the toxicity and damage in your body, which supports longevity and reduces your chances of sickness.
Body Balance for Immunity
1. The Power of Breath
Breatharians and Yogis alike will let you know - the most powerful formula for complete health is to breathe.
Not the style of breathing that lifts your shoulders and is short and gaspy. The kind that is slow, calculative, and deeper in your gut. That type of breathing relaxes your body.
As you send messages to your body that it is relaxed, it changes the chemicals and hormones that are released to your neurological system. And as this happens, you will find that there are lower amounts of cortisol and higher amounts of endorphins, helping you to feel good and stimulating a sense of healing.
2. Embracing Mother Nature
Not all immune boosters are found in food. Getting outside gives more oxygen, helps to release carbon dioxide, feeds you with Vitamin D, and stimulates activity. Getting outdoors and into mother nature, for at least 20 minutes a day, offers a vitamin boost that your body can use to trigger better immunity.
3. Ayurvedic Formulas: Turmeric
Turmeric has been held for centuries as an immune booster. It reduces inflammation and allows the immune system to produce extra antibodies within your body, supporting wellness and health.
In many places throughout India and Southeast Asia, Turmeric is identified as a staple herb taken every day to stimulate longevity and complete health. To further immune response, consider this Ayurvedic drink:
1. Boil 7 -8 cut pieces of Ginger
2. Add 1 Tbsp of Turmeric
3. Squeeze 1 lime or Lemon
4. Add 1 Tbsp of Honey
This power drink is known for stimulating not only the immunity, but also serves as a complete wellness drink for optimum health.
Foods for Immunity
4. Foods for Health
In many cultures, food is considered medicine and serves not only to replenish the energy in the body, but to assist with overall balance and well-being. Foods that are rich in Vitamin C, Beta-Carotene, Antioxidants, and which reduce Inflammataion are known as powerful sources to boost your immunity. Foods you can consider are:
- Bell Peppers
5. Calculate Your Micronutrients
Micronutrients are often a part of the hallmark for better health and balance. It supports the production of T Cells and serves as an immunity booster. Make sure you are getting plenty of the following:
- Folic Acid
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B6
6. Sleep More
Your body needs enough sleep to replenish every part of your system each night. When you don't sleep enough, you suppress your immunity and make it work harder to maintain a state of health. Sleep more and stress less to boost your body's natural defenses.
7. Exercise Regularly
More than any formula, balance to your body is essential. That means taking the right amount of foods and nutrients as well as exercising regularly. When you exercise, you release toxins in your body, improve circulation, and strengthen your body's defenses. Mix cardiovascular with muscle building and stretching for a well-rounded and healthy routine.
8. Immune Suppressants
Just as much as you can boost your immunity, it is also possible to suppress your immunity, leading you to harm's way with your immunity. Following are some of the substances or practices you want to limit because of harm to your immunity:
* Harsh and Sudden Temperatures
9. Detox and Replenish
Toxins in your body make your system work harder. And while our bodies are amazing in being able to keep up with the things we add to them, our immunity will reduce over time. Detoxification through teas, herbs, and cleansing formulas supports your immunity, allowing it to process more and to build antibodies against harmful substances and the surrounding environment.
Consider longer detoxes, such as 21 - 30 days. You can also practice eating foods and herbs that immediately support removing toxins from your body.
Oxytocin and Your Energy
10. Balance Your Energy, Alleviate Fear
When we respond emotionally and energetically, it begins to trigger our bodies. Everything starts with energy first.
When we are in a state of fear, for instance, it can suppress our immunity. Fear, even though it is emotionally based, causes a rise in cortisol, starts shortness of breath, and focuses all energy on reducing or alleviating that fear. If you remain in a constant state of fear, anger, stress, etc, then your immunity is unable to replenish and balance.
Maintain and balance your energetic state and you will find that your body will also remain healthy and your immunity boosted.
More important, focus on positive energies, such as love. This produces a hormone known as oxytocin, which magnifies your health and assists in balance within the body.
1. Starnbach, Michael. (2021). How to Boost Your Immune System. Harvard Health Publishing.
2. American Psychological Association. (2020). Stress Weakens the Immune System.
3. Physicians Committee. (2020). Foods to Boost the Immune System.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Brooke Hart