A search for immunity leads you to tons of material on how to boost your immunity. The  length of the human life has grown significantly in the recent past and therefore by default our understanding of terminal diseases and the means to treat them. Therefore while science helps solve disease that has already taken root, you can solve the occurrence of disease by understanding and boosting immunity. Prevention!

Not surprisingly, there are the usual suspects on the list of things that you need to do to boost your immunity. Eat a healthful diet, exercise, sleep well, avoid smoking and limit drinking, control blood pressure and stress, wash your hands regularly and avoid exposure to polluted or infected areas. Easier said than done but not impossible either. If you live in cities, barring the exposure to external infections and pollutions, you can probably manage the rest without much fuss. A really close friend is moving city just because he thinks he does not want to live in what is an extremely polluted environment and so there are those choices to be made.

Age plays a factor in immunity and the adage that your mother is right is actually true when it comes to eating your greens early in life. The better the quality of life you have lived, the more likely that you have built immunity. However, it is not too late to start and if you have not, start today. Adding foods like citrus foods, bell pepper, cauliflower, garlic, ginger, pepper, yogurt and turmeric help. Ensuring that you are getting adequate minerals especially Vitamin D, copper and phosphorus are important.

People also work on detoxifying their liver, cleaning or clearing their gut and replacing it with healthy bacteria, lowering inflation in their body by reducing fat and lowering cholesterol by adding foods rich in Omega 3. A regular medical check up is also extremely useful because with all medical issues early detection and attention vastly improves the probability of addressing the issue including for life threatening causes. If your outlook to life is I am fine and there is no need to fix it since it ain’t broke, pay heed that these things sneak up on you and are then harder to reverse. Here is to a healthful you!


Ritesh is a born again health enthusiast and holds a Certificate in Physiology from Harvard Medical School and a Certificate in Nutrition from Tufts University.