In this Era of Omicron Keep the Immune system Strong
अमीक्रोन के इस दौर में रखें अपना इम्यून सिस्टम मजबूत
Author : Dr. P D Gupta 

Former Director Grade Scientist, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad (INDIA), Email:, Cell: 080728 91356 

Most countries of Europe and whole of USA is  under the severe grip of Omicron, Fortunately still in India it is it is not endemic , but chances are that it is spreading fast day by day the cases are increasing. Some reports are there where even vaccinated people are getting sick. It is also observed that those who has strong The Natural Immunity they are spared by omicron.

What is immunity?

Immunity is the ability of our body to defend itself from ' Infection or all sorts of foreign bodies even from dust in the atmosphere'. This means rejecting infections, clearing up dust which gets in the lungs, and killing cancer cells also. Immunity is of two types.  Active immunity occurs when our own immune system is responsible for protecting us from a pathogen. Passive immunity occurs when we are protected from a pathogen by vaccination. Innate immunity, though natural when we are born we carry it from the womb, which protects the us against infection, but has no 'memory', and so gives no long-term immunity. 

Manipulating immunity

It means — enhancing it or suppressing it — will rest on our ability to control the two aspects of the immune system: innate immunity, mentioned above, and adaptive immunity.

The innate immune system: the first line of defense

The innate immune system is the first part of the body to detect invaders such as viruses, bacteria, parasites and toxins, or to sense wounds or trauma. Upon detection of these agents or events, the innate immune system activates cells to attack and destroy the outsider, or to initiate repair, while also informing and modulating the adaptive immune response that follows this first line of defense.

The adaptive immune system: the second, specific response

Adaptive immune cells are the second and specific line of defense, and they are called to action by the innate immune system. After recognizing the invader, the cells can multiply and combat it, leading to recovery from disease and protection against its return.

What to do to boost immune system?

In general healthy-living strategies help to boost immune function  that means all these factors such as diet, exercise, age, psychological stress, and other factors on the immune response affect the immune system.

Immunity in action. A healthy immune system can defeat invading pathogens as shown above, where two bacteria that cause gonorrhea are no match for the large phagocyte, called a neutrophil, that engulfs and kills them (see arrows).

Diet and your immune system

Like any fighting force, the immune system army marches on diet.  Healthy immune system warriors need good, regular nourishment. Scientists have long recognized that people who live in poverty and are malnourished are more vulnerable to infectious diseases. For example, researchers don't know whether any particular dietary factors, such as processed foods or high simple sugar intake, will have adversely affect immune function. There are still relatively few studies of the effects of nutrition on the immune system of humans.

There is some evidence that various micronutrient deficiencies — for example, deficiencies of zinc, selenium, iron, copper, folic acid, and vitamins A, B6, C, and E — alter immune responses in animals, as measured in the test tube. However, the impact of these immune system changes on the health of animals is less clear, and the effect of similar deficiencies on the human immune response has yet to be assessed.

If you suspect your diet is not providing you with all your micronutrient needs — maybe, for instance, you don't like vegetables — taking a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement may bring other health benefits, beyond any possibly beneficial effects on the immune system. Taking megadoses of a single vitamin does not. More is not necessarily better.

Tips to Boost Immune System In 24 Hours. 


Drink lot of water: Hydrate! Our need for hydration increases when we're fighting infections, so you'll need to double down on water and comforting cups of Herbal Tea. 


  • Take regularly vitamin C. and zinc capsules 
  • Have a good walk in open air  
  • Sleep well 
  • Take Fermented foods more.  
  • Fasting for short periods could help boost immunity, but there isn’t much research on humans yet. Studies on rats and a small group of people in a clinical trial show that fasting while on chemotherapy helps to protect white blood cells and also grow new ones. 


 With Omicron going around, it’s really important to do everything in our power to avoid getting sick.   (The author has his own study and views)