Like many of us, I like to hibernate in the winter. I dress warmly, eat and drink warm things, and love to find places that have hot water or lots of warm blankets and fire. I have to make an extra effort to do other activities that will keeping my inside fire (agni) burning, which don’t require me to be on my bottom.  

Now that Spring is here, even though it did snow this morning, it’s time to cleanse the body and the house, get things, all things, moving again and check in with the immune system.   

  • Cleanse the body, mind, and home–done
  • Get things moving-I’ve upped my daily practice, lightened my diet, started to walk the dogs regularly, and have been getting my hands dirty in the garden
  • Finally, check and build the immune system up

The secret to healthier immune function lies in a happy digestive system.

BY Carrie Demers 
According to ayurveda, good health originates in the gastrointestinal tract. Naturally we assume that means good nutrition and a smooth-working digestive system, but if that’s all we focus on, we’ll miss half of the equation: The alimentary canal—that inside-out tube that runs from the mouth to the anus—is also our first line of defense against the disease pathogens that surround us.  Read more:

For me some of the other things that help my immune system are to avoid cow milk and cheese (boo hoo), eat a colorful, balanced diet, exercise regularly, continue my daily routines and sleep well.
What is it that you do to build your immune system? Please let me know if I’ve missed something or if you have some wisdom that will help us.
Happy Spring!