Boost Your Immune System Naturally With Homeopathy

The immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that defend the body against infection. It involves many types of cells, proteins, tissues, the liver, spleen, thymus, the lymphatic system and bone marrow. Through a series of steps called the immune response, the immune system attacks against infections whether they be bacterial, viral, fungal or some other type of infection. A strong and balanced immune system is required for health maintenance and to fight off any infectious organisms it comes into contact with. Fortunately, there are natural ways to support this process. Homeopathy for immunity improvement is a growing, well-developed approach to natural preventative wellness. (Newman, 2018)

What takes its toll on our immune system?

Poor nutritional habits, insufficient sleep, lack of exercise, stress, cigarettes, alcohol, etc., decrease the immune system functions. The weak immune system causes frequent and recurrent infections. Abnormalities of the immune system can lead to allergic diseases and autoimmune disorders.

Weak or altered immune system may also cause chronic allergies, dry and itchy skin, eczema, low energy, feeling tired all the time, food cravings, digestive problems like diarrhoea, gas, bloating, cramping, constipation, aches and pains (WebMD)

What should I do differently?

The full approach of homeopathy for immunity is highly individualised, but there are straightforward steps everyone can take today to get started. For optimal functioning of our immune system, we should maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Get adequate sleep.
  • Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.
  • Try to minimize stress. (Harvard University, 2018)
  • Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables, nuts, and seeds, which will provide your body with the nutrients your immune system needs.
  • Exercise regularly. Moderate regular exercise promotes good circulation, which allows the cells and substances of the immune system to move through the body freely and do their job efficiently.
  • There are many natural immune boosting foods and herbs.
  • Vitamin C rich fruits like grapefruit, oranges, lemons are very good natural immune boosters.
  • Ginger may help decrease inflammation.
  • Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Green tea contains many antioxidants to help with immune boosting.
  • Garlic is another immunity booster. (**Pro tip: Because heat deactivates a key active ingredient, add it to foods just before serving.)
  • For a healthy immune system our gut health, liver health and emotional health are also important.

What else do we need to know?

Homeopathy for immunity doesn’t need to be complicated. It’s important to remember that homeopathic remedies help to naturally boost our immune system and keep it functioning at optimal levels.  Homeopathic remedies stimulate the body’s natural defenses and promote the body’s healing response.

Homeopathy uses many remedies from plant kingdom which have been used traditionally for immune boosting. Echinacea, Gelsemium, Sambucus, Aloe Vera are some of the homeopathic immune boosters from the plant kingdom. In addition, there are many remedies from animal kingdom, minerals and metals in homeopathy.  Mercurius solubilise, Ferrum. Phos are some of them. All homeopathic remedies undergo a serious of dilution until any harmful chemical or biological content is eliminated. Of course, what will suit you specifically can only be determined by a professional homeopath.

Homeopathic remedy selection, especially homeopathy for immunity, is a complex process involving individualisation of a person including both physical and emotional peculiarities.

A carefully selected constitutional remedy will help to strengthen your body’s natural defence responses. Acute problems also can be addressed with special symptom-matched acute remedies.

If you’re looking for a natural approach to improving your overall health, why not try homeopathy for that immunity boost you’ve been needing. For an inivididualised, tailored action plan, contact me on 0402 675 683.

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Bibliography

Harvard University. (2018, July 16). Staying healthy. Retrieved August 10, 2018, from Harvard Health Publishing: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-to-boost-your-immune-system

Newman, T. (2018, January 11). How the immune system works. Retrieved August 10, 2018, from Medical News Today: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320101.php

WebMD. (n.d.). Immune System Disorders. Retrieved August 10, 2018, from WebMD: https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/immune-system-disorders#1

 

 

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