Have you tried analyzing how the body functions when you get ill?
Let’s take a simple example of a common cold. When we catch a cold we experience uncomfortable symptoms like a runny nose, congestion, sneezing and sometimes low-grade temperature. This lasts for around 3 to 5 days in most cases and then we’re back to normal.
Let us try to understand what actually transpires. When a virus enters our body, being a foreign object, the natural tendency of our body is to eliminate it. It does so by making us sneeze, generate mucus etc. These defense mechanisms are triggered by our immune system to retain our healthy state.
Another example of this is when we get a cut, the healing power within our body works on sealing the cut. Leftover germs and impurities are eliminated by formation of pus
We have been gifted with “Immunity or healing power” which helps us remain healthy. So it is imperative for us to try to maintain its powers so as to lead a healthy life free from illness. Also, we should know why our immune system fails and the role of naturopathy
The immune system gets weaker due to improper eating habits, lack of sleep and mostly due to a lifestyle which our bodies are not capable of sustaining for a long duration. Some of these are unavoidable and some are bad habits inculcated over the course of our lives.
Our immune system can be boosted to help us heal faster and be more resilient. Wouldn’t it be fabulous if we could do this using natural foods/methods? And this is what the concept behind naturopathy is.
Here is an example:
Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and there is no breaking news there. But when used along with a tablespoon of honey, it becomes a great cough syrup. In fact, having a spoon every morning is a great routine for kids or adults prone to cold/coughs. This helps in improving immunity against common colds, cough or sore throats. And it tastes much better than cough syrup 🙂