Are you worried that your child falls ill frequently and attracts every bug that passes through your area?
Don’t Worry!!! Here is a list of 15 foods that boost the immune system along with homeopathy that helps improve your child’s resistance to diseases, whatever the season may be!
Immunity refers to the ability of the immune system, the body’s biological structures, processes and organs that are specially developed for fighting off infections and hence preventing illnesses.
The purpose of the immune system is to protect the body against infection. It helps to identify and destroy the millions of microbes (i.e. bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi) that penetrate our bodies every day. Enhancement of the immune system is perhaps the most important step in achieving resistance to disease and reducing susceptibility to colds, flu etc.
How Homeopathy Helps Build Immunity.
Homeopathy can help build one’s immunity. Even if you are not physically ill, homoeopathy can improve your mental and emotional well-being and is able to boost your energy and immunity.
The Father of Homeopathy Dr. Samuel Hahnemann said, “Constitutional homeopathic remedies can help strengthen our weak areas and act deeper in our system to help us stay balanced in life”.
Homeopathy is a gentle, holistic system of healing. It is based on the principal “Similia Similibus Curanter” which means “like cures like”. The aim of Homeopathy is the restoration of order and harmony in vital functioning of the individual person.
Homeopathic remedies help strengthen the immunity by stimulating the body’s ability to heal itself by giving very small doses of highly diluted substances that in larger doses would produce similar illness or symptoms. The best thing about homeopathic remedies is that they are safe and without any side effects. The remedies are FDA approved and FDA points out that it is almost impossible to find any active ingredient in it.
If homeopathic remedies are not helping you quickly that means your immunity is very low and it would take you a much longer time to respond to the remedies.
When I say a long time it can be months or years. Homeopathic Remedies not only stimulate a depressed immune system but can also tone down an overactive immune system.
Hence homeopathic remedies act as immune modulating remedies.
For this a classical homeopath records all the symptoms in a homeopathic evaluation. A homeopath tries to uncover symptoms and idiosyncrasies (including one’s sleep positions, food cravings, hobbies, dreams, and fears) to define one’s personality on all levels–physical, emotional, mental.
Based on this detailed understanding, the homeopath then finds/chooses remedy that most closely matches one’s physical symptoms and traits.
Homeopathic remedies helps by boosting the immune system, replenishing the energy levels of the body and rejuvenating the mind. Homeopathy can produce harmony between mind, and body. Having a healthy mind and positive thinking will certainly help boost your immunity.
Foods that Boost Immune System
Food acts a Natural Healer and helps boost our Immune system. It is also the easiest and most cost-effective way to build your immunity, so eat your way to good health with these super-foods!
Vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes and other leafy green veg help in fighting against infection. Loaded with nutrients, antioxidants like beta carotene and other carotenoids as well as other vitamins essential for a healthy immune system.
According to Chinese medicine, root vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, and potatoes are immune strengthening and work specific to the respiratory system.
The sulphur compounds present in onion and garlic are said to prevent cancer. The active compounds -flavanoids in all three are immune boosting. The active compounds are Anicillin in garlic, Quercetin in onions. shagaols and gingerols in ginger.
It aids digestion and keeps gastritis at bay and also enhances heart health.
Pepper contains the chemical capsaicin, a rich source of vitamin C that aids your immune system in fighting colds and flu.
Squash and Pumpkin
They are loaded with antioxidants, Vit A, Vit C, manganese, magnesium to some extent n a rich source of folate.
They are packed with Vit A, Vit C, potassium and good fiber.
Oranges, lime, guavas have a good amount of Vit C and antioxidants.
The berries strawberry, blackberry, raspberries,blueberry, and cranberry contain phytochemical and flavonoids. They are rich in antioxidants too and help in building the immune system.
Lentils rich source of Protein and are the building blocks of our body rich in folate and potassium.
It is also rich in antioxidants like flavonoids, carotenoids, phenolic acids, and polyphenols.
While all food groups have their own set of health benefits, sprouting them increases these benefits manifold. Not just that, by sprouting, the hidden nutrients also become more bio-available, that is, they are made easier to absorb by the body.
Nuts and seeds
Nuts are almonds, walnut,seeds are pumpkin seeds,flaxseeds,sunflower seeds. Nuts and seeds are rich in Vitamin E which is an important antioxidant and immune booster.You can easily make Dry Fruits Powder for babies at home.
Curd has ‘good bacteria’ or Probiotics which are nowadays widely marketed as health shots to be had daily .It strengthens your immune system by fighting against several microorganisms.
Turmeric has anti microbial properties. It has curcurmin which is an antioxidant and has anti inflammatory properties.
Honey has antimicrobial properties. Moreover it coats the throat and eases irritation of throat.
Note- Honey should be given only after 1 year of baby.