A Few Simple Ways to Boost Your Immune System
Staying healthy is a simple proposition. All you need to do is eliminate all the unhealthy elements in your life. Too simplistic? Okay it may seem oversimplified and that's the point. We tend to make our lives complicated when in fact it can be a more effortless flow. Life is what we think it is. Why do we choose to make it so complex, so full of struggle? It seems to be the only way we really learn. Yogi Amrit Desai calls life "a biofeedback machine" and life's "perpetual therapeutic irritations" lead us through the path of evolution. So the key is awareness and acceptance. There is neither good nor bad, there just is. So when we accept ourselves as we are and the world as it is, we feel more in tune with the flow of the universe and we are more at ease and in harmony. Our minds and our bodies function better since we are more balanced.
Listening to the Dalai Lama speaking a few months ago, I was impressed by his assessment of humankind...that we are getting better and more compassionate. The tragedies that have occured from earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. have brought out a caring spirit that is serving all of us well. The Dalai Lama says: "It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them." So therein lies another key to boosting one's immune system. By serving others, you serve yourself. I encourage you to "pay it forward" and reach out to help someone even if it's just to give someone a smile or a gentle encouraging touch on a shoulder. Giving lifts the spirit...of both receiver and giver! You'll feel better for it.
Gemstones can also help strengthen the immune system. Three extremely cleansing gemstones are Amethyst, Bloodstone (Heliotrope) and Tourmaline. Amethyst is an all healer and removes toxins from the body. It is useful in treating a number of disorders including those of the digestive system, heart, nervous system, skin and hearing. It helps improve sleep, meditation and provides relief from headaches and pain. Bloodstone's energy empowers specific microorganisms in your bloodstream that make your body an incompatible environment for infections. Bloodstone also facilitates the removal of toxins from your body and enhances your cells’ absorption of nutrients. Tourmaline produces a detoxifying effect on the nervous system, as well as the organs and tissues of the body. It has been shown as a useful aid for improving circulation, reducing stress, improving brain alertness and activating the immune system.