Invasion, multiplication and the toxic effects of disease causing organisms in the body is called infection. Infectious microbes like bacteria, viruses, fungus, mites, ringworms etc infest the host’s body and cause transmissible diseases like cold, influenza, eczema, cholera, typhoid, pneumonia, AIDS, cancer, urinary tract infection, colitis etc.
A strong immune system and healthy body is a pre-requisite to fight and ward off such infections. Apart from medical, therapeutic and cosmetic treatments, certain natural ways that are effective in keeping infections at bay are:
1. Maintaining Proper Hygiene
Maintaining a healthy and hygienic lifestyle helps to effectively ward off infections. Living in clean and microbe free surroundings and practicing hygienic and healthy eating habits and lifestyle helps to reduce the chances of catching infections. Washing the vegetables and fruits throughly, sanitizing the cooking vessels, cleaning the hands before eating, disinfecting the house regularly, washing the disinfecting the curtains, pillow covers and carpet often, drinking fresh and clean water, maintain personal hygiene, etc can help eliminate infections effectively.
2. Boric Powder
Boric powder or hydrogen borate is a natural disinfectant with a potent antiseptic property. It is used to clean and sterilize wounds and cuts against infections and treat bacterial vaginosis, acne, ear infection, athletes’ foot, itchy skin, etc.
3. Healthy Diet
Consuming a healthy diet rich in vitamins, proteins, minerals and other vital nutrients helps to boost immunity, ward off infections and inflammations, eliminate diseases and enhance the overall health of an individual. A balanced diet consists of fresh fruits, vegetables, cereals, meat, fish and water in the right proportions.
4. Herbal Remedies
Powerful antioxidants present in certain herbs display excellent anti bacterial, anti viral and anti fungal properties that are useful in keeping infections away. Herbs like garlic, ginger, cinnamon, clove, cardamom; essential oils like tea tree, eucalyptus, lavender rosemary; herbal teas like green tea, white tea, black tea etc, help to treat and prevent microbial diseases like E.coli, respiratory infections, yeast infections, typhoid, common cold etc naturally.
5. Busting Stress
Stress not only negatively impacts the overall health but most importantly reduces immunity of the body against diseases and infections. The body under stressful situations releases “stress hormones” that suppresses the white blood cells, which are the infection fighting agents, thereby making the body more susceptible to contract infections like cold, AIDS, herpes, tuberculosis, ulcers etc.
Increasing the intake of minerals like magnesium and copper in the diet or via dietary supplements, helps to naturally relax and calm the musculoskeletal and nervous system thereby eliminates stress. Exercising and keeping a positive attitude towards life helps to keep tension away too.
6. Vitamin C Intake
Vitamin C or ascorbic acid displays potent antihistamine, antitoxin, antibiotic, and antiviral properties that help fight infections and inflammations actively. Vitamin C rich foods like oranges, grapefruit, tomatoes etc must be consumed sufficiently to treat and prevent ailments like scurvy, gum infections, urinary tract infections, ulcers, eczema, common cold, cancer etc effectively.
7. Proper Hydration
Proper intake of water improves digestion, bowel movement and renal health. It helps to flush out harmful toxins, free radicals and microbes from the body and keep infections at bay. Sufficient hydration improves metabolism, enhances blood circulation and nourishes the body systems to ensure their proper functioning. It thus boosts the immunity and helps fight diseases like urinary tract infections, stomach problems, liver infections etc effectively.
8. Colloidal Silver
This is a natural antibiotic that helps treat microbial infections effectively. This mineral aids in keeping infectious diseases like tuberculosis, bubonic plague, pneumonia, leprosy, malaria, scarlet fever, ringworm, ulcer, tonsils, sinus and even cancer away. One should consume colloidal silver supplements to enrich the body sufficiently with this vital mineral.
Physiological and psychological stress makes the body vulnerable to infections. It weakens the proper functioning of the internal systems and the disease fighting ability of the body. Regular walks, yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercises etc helps to eliminate stress and relieve anxiety naturally. They soothe and relax the mind, nerves and muscles and strengthens the body thereby preventing occurrence of infections.
10. Avoiding Junk Food, Alcohol And Tobacco
Stale and junk food carry harmful bacteria, molds, fungus and viruses that are infection causing agents. Avoiding the consumption of these foods can help diminish the chances of contracting contagious diseases. Excessive intake of alcohol and smoking tobacco weakens the immunity and negatively impacts the health. These thus reduce the ability of the body to combat microbial infections and thus cause diseases like stomach infection, lung infections, dental decay and gum infections etc. Thus drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes should also be avoided.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.