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Your Immune System

23 Mar 2016   Shanti Gowans

You were born with all the defenses your body will ever need. It’s called your immune system. And if you keep your immunity strong you never have to worry about any disease. 

But sadly, your immune system declines with age. That opens the door to chronic diseases and other conditions linked to aging. These include everything from infections to cancer. 

This is why one of the best anti-aging plans we use with our Ayurvedic patients consists in boosting their immune systems.

First, let’s talk a little about how your immunity operates. 

Your natural immune system relies on an army of defenders. These 'guards' are made up of various kinds of white blood cells. They include: 

  • Interleukins
  • Interferon
  • Tumor necrosis factor-alpha
These chemicals send messages between cells. They regulate immunity, inflammation, and the production of white blood cells. There are dozens of different types.  Each type targets different cells. The most important are interleukins, interferon and TNF-α.


  • Neutrophils
  • Macrophages
These cells surround and destroy foreign invading cells. They have short lives so your body has to keep replacing them. 


  • B-cells
  • T-cells
B-cells attack invading bacteria, viruses and toxins. T-cells destroy the body's own cells that have been taken over by viruses or become cancerous.
NATURAL KILLER CELLS NK cells are a type of lymphocyte. They destroy pathogens including certain cancer cells. They attach to the surfaces of infected cells, break their outer membrane, and cause them to burst.

In a healthy immune system, all of these cells work to fight off disease and infection. But an old or weak system allows invaders to flourish and destroy your health. 

Here, at Shanti Yoga Health Institute Australia we can show you how you can flip the switch on your immune system, with exciting, Ayurvedic remedies that can help you regain the robust immune defenses you had in your younger days. This exciting, herbal approach is a soft treatment that operate at lower power. Instead of destroying tissues, they repair them. Ayurvedic remedies have been used to help with Spinal injuries, Herniated discs, Joint arthritis, Wounds, Ulcers. They can also treat your blood to activate the immune system by increasing blood flow, stimulating the immune system and reducing inflammation.

Studies show that certain of the Ayurvedic herbal medicines change how your cells function, and enable white blood cells express antibodies, interferons and interleukins. They also activates macrophages, increases T-cells and B-cells and releases cytokines. Ayurvedic treatments have also been shown to regenerate the lymphatic system and increase lymph circulation. There are Ayurvedic remedies for boosting the body’s immunity naturally speeds up the healing of burns and wounds. 

In addition to boosting the immune system, Ayurvedic medicines and therapies has also been used in cases of:

And the great thing about Ayurvedic therapy is that it’s as fast and painless.

Most patients feedback is that they feel great, arehyper-alert and brimming with energy…are more focused and clear-headed than they've felt in a long while.

Other people report:

  • Feeling better generally
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Better mood
  • Reduction of medications
  • Increased sports performance.

For best results, I recommend starting with an Ayurvedic consultation, and then following through with what your consultant advises.

Here at the Shanti Yoga Health Institute we’re excited to be able to offer anti-ageing treatments that are anti-ageing and those that boost your immunity. that  Just call us on 07 55310511 to make an appointment. 


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About Shantiji

Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community.

Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television... Read more about Shantiji's biography

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