Shop by Health Goal: Immunity System
Modern medicine attacks infections with drugs that cause "friendly fire." While these drugs effectively suppress symptoms, they can also disrupt the immune system and slow the healing process. This often leads to repeat infections.
A better way to prevent infections
The Immunity System provides a healthier, more effective long-term approach. According to Maharishi Ayurveda, infections are like seeds looking for fertile land in which to take root. The ideal fertile land is created in our bodies when we have ama (poorly-digested food) or amavisha (toxic interactions). Stress acts as a fertilizer. These three factors — ama, amavisha and stress — encourage the growth of impurities and toxins. The Immunity System eliminates impurities and toxins, which helps prevent infections from growing into sickness. And it strengthens resistance to stress. The Immunity System includes health-enhancing herbal products, prepared according to traditional ayurvedic formulas. These contain rare, potent herbs such as Holy Basil, renowned for its ability to boost the body's natural defenses.
Bio-Immune helps the body remove impurities and toxins; enhances liver function and purifies the blood; strengthens the mind-body connection; and aids assimilation and metabolism of nutrients. Cold Weather Defense helps clear mucus and congestion, and aids in the removal of toxins that can weaken resistance. Sniffle Free supports resistance to colds and strengthens the digestive fire. Protection Plus Sinuses helps maintain the health and proper functioning of the sinuses. Protection Plus Respiratory System maintains the long-term health of the entire respiratory system, helping to enhance natural immunity and to support proper functioning.
Immunity System Guidelines
- Follow the Immunity System for tips on your diet and daily routine.
- Take Bio-Immune and either Sniffle Free (for cold) or Cold Weather Defense, depending on what imbalance you need to correct. Use both for prevention and treatment.
- Take Protection Plus Sinuses to enhance the health and functioning of the sinuses and to prevent problems.
- Take Protection Plus Respiratory System to maintain the health of the respiratory area.
- Use Throat Ease to help soothe throat irritation or congestion.
- Enjoy the pleasant scent of Sniffle Free Therapeutic Aroma Oil blend to further bolster immunity.
- Add Sniffle Free Tea to help maintain fluid balance.
Dietary and Lifestyle Recommendations
To strengthen your immune system, follow these guidelines:
- Avoid extreme temperatures, hot or cold.
- Eat sweet, juicy fruits.
- Don't skip meals.
- Avoid iced drinks, because they weaken digestion.
- Favor fresh foods rather than processed or synthetic foods, such as carbonated soft drinks.
- Avoid impurities such as alcohol or chemical additives in food and water.
- Don't overexercise. Limit workouts to 50% of your capacity.
At the first sign of a cold or flu, follow these guidelines:
- Get extra rest. Go to bed before 10:00 p.m. to aid the body in purification.
- Drink plenty of plain warm water to help flush toxins from the lungs.
- Eat wholesome, nutritious, easily-digestible foods such as cooked, leafy green vegetables, fresh fruits and vegetable soups.
- Avoid heavy foods such as meat and dairy products.
- Reduce oily, cold, sweet, sour and salty foods.
- Favor light, warm, dry, pungent, bitter and astringent foods.
The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the tradition of ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease. If you have any serious acute or chronic health concern, please consult a trained health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the medical advice of a trained ayurvedic expert, call or e-mail us for the number of a physician in your area. Check with your doctor before taking herbs or using essential oils when pregnant or nursing.