Five Morning Rituals for to boost Immunity and good health

In modern day we all forget about our ancient wisdom and follow a routine as per the modern life , which leads to a lot of health issues and low immunity .
In this blog today we will discuss five morning rituals which one must follow to improve immunity and better health .
First of all it is very important to know that our mouth and nose are the channels from where bacteria and viruses enter in our body and once these viruses and bacteria enter in our body , and we are having a lot of imbalances in our body then they can grow at a faster rate .

So let’s start with the five practices or rituals which you can follow before going out and can make a lot of difference in your life .

  1. Wake up in Brahm Muhurt – In ayurved it is mentioned that one should wake up in Brahma Muhurt , which means 1 hr 30 min. before sunset . This is the best time to wake up as you can get enough time to spend with yourself like you can do morning walk in nature , meditation , yoga , pranayama ( breathing exercise ) or just a time where you can sit and see what is going inside you .
    Later on our regular routine starts and we all forget how to spend time with oneself . Most of the people do it and it enhances their daily productivity and lowers the stress level. Stree is one of the major factors which leads to inflammation in your body which leads to many lifestyle disorders .
  2. Wash eyes with Triphala Water – A very quick remedy for the people to norrish the eyes. Soak 5 grams of Triphala powder and soak it in 300 ml of water at night in the morning, strain it and use this water for washing eyes . Eye wash cups are also available which you can use for this activity .
  3. Oil Pulling and Teeth Cleaning – Oil Pulling means , keeping cold processed oil in mouth and swishing it for 5 min everyday early morning . You can take 5-10 ml of cold pressed sesame oil or coconut oil and swish it in the mouth for 5 min every morning and then wash your mouth with lukewarm water . It nourishes the gums and teeth and also kills the germs present in the mouth . Doing this activity since childhood also improves oral health .
    Teeth Cleaning (Dant bhawan) – Instead of using chemical loaded toothpaste use natural stems of babool , neema etc. These not only help you to kill the germs from the oral cavity , but also protect you from the side effects which you get from these chemicals. 4. Nasyam – Nasyam is a therapy in which sesame oil , ghee or herbal oil drops are poured in the nasal cavity . In Ayurveda it is said that “Nasa hi Shiraso dwaram” which means if you put oil , ghee in your nose it is going to nourish your brain as well. In ayurveda if a person is suffering from insomnia or mental disorder then it is advisable to use this therapy . Moreover it makes a lining around your nasal passage which can hamper the entry of microbes and thus protect us from diseases .
  4. Body Massage (Abhayangam) – We all know that our skin needs nourishment which we can get from our diet but to make it more supple and to protect the skin from the weather changes , we all must follow a process called abhyanga which means massage with oil . One can use Olive oil , Sesame oil or Mustard oil for a full body massage . In case you won;t be able to do it everyday then do it at least twice in a week 15 min before bath .

5 White food – You must avoid for PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian disease) 

Today we are going to talk about 5 things one must avoid if suffering from PCOD , a condition in which female hormones get imbalanced. In most of the hormonal imbalance cases no one is aware of the cause but it has been seen in various scientific studies that  there are certain foods which can cause imbalance in hormones . So let’s start discussing what those food groups are ?

1. Salt – Yes you have heard it right , white salt (Sodium Chloride, NaCl) is consumed in excessive quantity , can lead to swelling in the body . The most common sign that we can see in hormonal imbalance cases is Water retention (odema) . Which one can feel with puffiness on face , swelling in fingers and legs . Do not consume more than 5oo mg of salt in a day , moreover avoid table salt completely . You can cut down the intake of table salt specially on salad and fruits .

To enhance the taste and flavour you can use black pepper powder, Roasted jeera powder and Amla powder . Cut down on salt also helps to manage water retention which is quite common in PCOS patients .

2. Refined Flour – Most of the food items such as breads , biscuits , noodles , burger , Pasta , pizzas and cakes and many other bakery products are made up of Refined flour . Refined flour increases the sugar level immediately after you consume it . Moreover it is devoid of fibre which plays a very important role to get rid of toxins from the body . Excessive consumption of Refined flour preparation disrupts the gut flora due to which a person is not able to absorb the nutrients from food . Instead of using refined flour you can use whole grains like oats , jowar , Barjra , quinoa , Ragi and Barley . 

3. White Sugar – Most of us think that white sugar only causes weight gain but the reality is this is one of the side effects of sugar . Excessive intake of sugar can actually leach out the calcium from the bones , damage your gut flora , cause an immediate spike in insulin levels and moreover sugar is addictive so the more you consume it the more you want . So it is important to cut down on sugar specially for the patient suffering from PCOS . Another alternative of Sugar is Organic jaggery powder that you can consume but in moderation only . You can also sweeten your food by adding natural sweeteners like stevia . You can include dates , dark chocolate and raisins to curd your sugar carving but again in moderation .

4. Milk  – Although milk is considered to be a complete health food but the reality is , nowadays milk available in the market is loaded with hormones , due to which if a person suffering from PCOS consumes this adulterated milk can worsen the problem . As per  Ayurveda,  milk is considered as Kapha aggravating food  and can lead to weight gain which is very common in PCOS  patients . One can replace regular milk with Almond milk , Soy milk or Oat milk etc. Calcium includes Ragi , Spinach , Sesame seeds and Makhana in the diet .

5. White Rice –  Although white rice is easily digestible and can be taken up by a healthy individual, but in PCOS intake of white rice in excessive quantities can cause weight gain . A healthy replacement of white rice is Brown rice which contains lots of minerals and vitamins . But make sure that you must take rice with lots of vegetables . Another replacement of white  is Cauliflower Rice .