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“People are taught that sickness comes from bad genes, bad bugs, or bad luck, as opposed to bad behaviours” – Dr James Chestnut
We need to recognise that our behaviour matters, and what we do day to day influences your health. We live in world governed by stress, and we often make poor decisions regarding our health when faced with physical, chemical, and emotional stress daily.
Ask yourself – how many times have you grabbed the closest chocolate bar/ordered take away instead of preparing healthy nourishing meals, or maybe you’ve skipped exercise/walking the dog due to working overtime or having a busy schedule? How many times have you had a constant body ache or niggle that you haven’t sought treatment for because you just don’t have the time? The list goes on.
We push ourselves to exhaustion, lack adequate fuel to keep us going and expect that our bodies will keep up. This puts a huge strain on our immune system. Today’s blog post will cover three top tips to boost your immunity!
You are what you eat – the less chemical stress your body is under the better it will respond to harmful pathogens. We can do this by eating good wholefoods and using appropriate supplements.
|Organic meat, poultry, fish||Cereals and grains|
|Natural fats (e.g. Avocado)||Sweeteners|
|Free range eggs||Dairy Products|
|Some nuts and seeds||Soft Drinks, Juice, Alcohol|
|Drink lots of water||Refined Sugar|
Some really good foods to incorporate into your diet are foods that have anti-inflammatory, and pre/probiotic properties. Bone broth and alkaline foods are also great for boosting immunity.
|Turmeric||Onion, shallot, scallion||Yogurt|
|Green leafy vegetables||Chicory root||Pickled Veggies|
|Blueberries & Pineapple||Leek||Tempeh|
|Flaxseeds & Chia seeds||Apples||Natto|
Dosage requirements may differ from person to person – we recommend enquiring with a health practitioner before supplementing.
Maintaining physical health is very important when it comes avoiding and/or fighting off cold and flu symptoms. Now is the time to break habits and put in the hard work so you not only look great, but you feel great too. Here are some ways you can improve your physical health –
Your mindset and thoughts greatly influences your body’s chemistry, and therefore can alter your overall health and immune function. Stressful thought patterns release hormones such as cortisol and adrenalin into the body, causing a “fight or flight” response.
Historically the “fight or flight” response was a survival mechanism that would switch on when you were confronted with something life-threatening (e.g. a lion). This response is temporary and should be switched off naturally by your body once the danger is gone, however in modern day society, switching off this mechanism can be quite difficult. When the “fight or flight” mechanism is switched on, your blood flow and energy is redirected to your muscles allowing you to run or to fight. This down regulates your immune system as well as other body functions such as digestion and reproduction.
Here are some ways you can reduce emotional stress: