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11 Simple Steps to Boost Your Immunity Naturally

11 Simple Steps to Boost Your Immunity Naturally

Everything that you do has an impact on your health. What you eat, what you think and what you do plays a huge role in your health. All of it affects the immune system, thereby directly affecting your overall health. While homoeopathic medicines can help you fight off diseases, they cannot help you prevent infections. Hence, it is important for a person to have stronger immunity in order to prevent falling sick from the germs.

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What is the Immune System?


Your immunity is key to better health. What does it do?

It is your body’s inbuilt defence system that helps you fight off germs and avoid getting sick. To do this, the immune system must detect viruses, bacterias and other pathogens to eliminate them. It mustn’t confuse healthy tissue of your body with the pathogens too.

Healthy functioning of the immune system is necessary. If there are any disorders in your immunity, it can result in various problems such as autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases, and even cancer.

How Can I Boost my Immunity Naturally?


The first thing you need to do is adopt a healthy lifestyle, no questions asked. Following good-health guidelines is the best thing you can do for living a healthier life. We would also like to point out that the absence of disease does not equal to good health. Hence, it is important to follow the following guidelines to not just strengthen your immune system but also to live a healthier life.

Steps For Boosting Your Immunity Naturally


  1. Resist infection with vegetables
  2. Exercise regularly
  3. Get plenty of sleep
  4. Don’t smoke
  5. Maintain hygiene
  6. Avoid Sweets
  7. Reduce stress & anxiety
  8. Maintain a healthy weight
  9. Eat more citrus
  10. Laugh & sing
  11. Switch to Homeopathy

1. Resist infection with vegetables


You may have heard the old wives’ tale that tells you how having onion in the room can prevent or cure the flu. While that may or may not be true, onions and garlic do have antiviral properties that can help you feel better and resist infection. Some other vegetables such as carrots and sweet potatoes are rich in beta carotene and help increase the production of white blood cells. Other vegetables which help you be healthier are ginger, chilli peppers and mushrooms.

2. Exercise regularly


One of the pillars for good health is exercise. Regular, moderate exercise has a positive effect on the immunity whereas sudden bouts of strenuous exercise can often have negative effects, resulting in immune dysfunction. The immune system responds to exercise by producing more blood cells to help defend your body. The longer you maintain an exercise routine, the more beneficial it will prove to be for your immunity.

3. Get plenty of sleep


Your immune system secretes small proteins called cytokines which play a part in regulating the sleep cycle. They are involved in inflammation and immunity, triggering reactions such as fever and pain when your body is affected by external germs. Sleep deprivation reduces the production of these cytokines, thereby making it difficult for the body to gauge any infection, and weakening the immunity. Thus, it is important to get enough sleep for maintaining a healthy immune system.

4. Don’t smoke


Tobacco and tobacco products wreak havoc on the immune system. Because of smoking, the immunity becomes weak and more perceptible to infections. It especially increases the chances of suffering from breathing diseases, lung diseases and pneumonia. It also destroys the antioxidants in your body and lengthens the duration of illness in the body.

5. Maintain hygiene


You remember how you were told to wash your hands before and after using the loo, before eating, after playing with pets, etc? You know the reason behind it, right? Germs come in contact with us all the time and can affect our health if they enter our bodies. Maintaining proper hygiene doesn’t actually contribute to the immune system but it can help avoid unnecessary diseases. Frequent illness can also weaken the immunity of the body hence maintaining good hygiene is crucial.

6. Avoid sweets


Sweets, or to be more specific, sugar is the worst enemy of good health. Eating sugar can harm the body as well as the brain and increase risk factors for cavities, diabetes, weight gain, cognitive decline and other diseases. Excessive amounts of sugar play a major role in the impairment of the immune system. In order to boost your immunity naturally, it is important to reduce your sugar intake.

7. Reduce stress & anxiety


Have you been stressed out lately? Don’t be surprised if you come down with something. Psychologists have shown that state of mind affects the overall health of people. This happens because stress activates the body’s fight-or-flight response system, over-exposing the body to cortisol and other stress hormones. Because of this, the immune system is unable to respond normally and we fall prey to illnesses.

8. Maintain a healthy weight


Obesity impairs immunity by reducing the production of cytokines and altering monocyte and lymphocyte function. Obesity also increases the risk factor for various diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, fatty liver disease, etc. Obesity is extremely complicated and it opens several pathways for impairing immunity.

9. Eat more citrus


Vitamin C is well-known in its role in supporting healthy immunity. Vitamin C is essential for the repair and growth of tissues in the body. It not just helps repair wounds but also helps maintain healthy teeth, bones, skin and cartilage. Apart from this, it is also an antioxidant that helps fight the free radicals. Vitamin C is found in abundance in citrus fruits and hence, it is advised to eat more citrus fruits if you want to improve the immune system.

10. Laugh & sing


Laughter increases the antibodies in your body and helps you improve your immune system especially in the mucus made in the respiratory canal which is the entry path for germs. Singing, on the other hand, activates the spleen. In fact, just listening to songs has great health benefits.

11. Switch to homeopathy


We have written an extensive blog post that tells you how homeopathy can not just help you sustain a stronger immune system but also save you money. You can read it here! To sum it up, it tells you how homeopathy works in favour of immunity instead of against it.
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