Ayurvedic thoughts on Immunity
Tuesday is my Abel & Cole Delivery Day! The arrival of my box full of organic, immune boosting goodness is one of the highlights of my week these days 😊 & unsurprisingly immunity is top of mind for many people at the moment.
In Ayurvedic terms, a strong immune system has a direct link to food & digestion. When agni (digestive fire) is healthy, the body is able to digest food & absorb nutrients enabling 7 healthy dhatus (tissues) to be formed. When the dhatus are balanced, functioning & nourished, Ojas is formed. It is the subtle substance Ojas which supports prana (life energy) in the body & provides immunity from disease.
According to Charaka 'All disease occurs due to dysfunction of the agni' so looking after your gut health & understanding the diet & lifestyle factors which can create imbalance are fundamental to staying well, & if you are struggling with any digestive issues, pay attention, they are often the early warning signs of ‘dis-ease’ from the body
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