Admittedly, 2019 has been a whopper for sensational news headlines. So when I saw multiple reports of a drug-resistant “Super-Fungus” last month, they barely registered; seems like we’re all going out one way or another. However, Ayurveda has some tips for saying “Not Today” to fungal infections.
As you’ve learned from any cursory exploration of the forest, fungus thrives in cold, moist places. This is also true in your body. When the body is not efficiently digesting, the subtle moisture content can increase, leading to a dampness that hinders wound healing and aids fungal growth. If you tend to get spring allergies, slow-healing cuts, nasal congestion, ear infections, candida, or if you are severely overweight or have Type 2 Diabetes, you may be more susceptible to fungal infections, according to Ayurveda.
Thankfully, free medicine is available. Both diet and lifestyle play a crucial role in establishing an equilibrium of health in your body and reducing that vulnerable dampness.
Bring On the Spice, Girls
Add or increase your usage of black pepper, turmeric, cardamon, fresh ginger, dried ginger, cumin, and all curry spices in general. These tiny but mighty digestive warriors have the power to begin shifting your internal environment to one inhospitable to fungus. You want to add heat and dryness, assisting your body in digesting the excess moisture.