Have you ever wondered why it is that some people get sick when there's a bug going around and others don't? Ayurveda teaches that this is due to whether our immune system is balanced or not at the time of exposure to a virus or bacterial infection. A balanced immune system offers better resistance to pathogens which are always around us. So does that mean that some people will always get sick and others won't? Not necessarily.
We know that some people are born with a stronger immune system than others, but the message from Ayurveda is that our level of immunity is not set in stone. This first article in a series on how to boost your immune system gives an introduction to the ancient concept that you can directly influence your own health.