A mere 40 years ago, when I was a young child during the 1970’s, we only went to the doctor if we broke a limb falling off something, needed stitches, had a very serious bout of flu or contracted one of several childhood diseases. Worst case scenarios were operations to remove tonsils or appendixes.
Chronic medication was almost unheard of and the allergies most often spoken of were being allergic to cats, dust, pollen or – whispered behind hands sometimes – work!
Mealtimes were punctuated with “eat your carrots”, “finish all your pumpkin” or “just one more piece of broccoli”, because my parents believed that a healthy, balanced diet is the best way to stay healthy and not get sick in the first place.
“Anything with ‘too much’ is not good for you”, my Mom used to say.
Nowadays it is hard to spend time with a friend, colleague or family member without hearing of their chronic illnesses and the list of medications prescribed.
It hurts to see so many people in pain and discomfort, and not living life fully because of constantly feeling dis-ease. And this was before 2020 and the current world pandemic!
Covid is killing people whose immune systems are compromised and even ones that appeared – to the untrained eye – to be healthy.
Our small family alone have lost three members just this past week.
Your immune system and Covid
People are harming their immune systems with all kinds of fad diets, lack of exercise, a silver bullet approach# to supplementation and even medications**.
Visualise your body as a tree.
The roots are mostly invisible, and yet this is the system that keeps your tree anchored while drawing up essential moisture and nutrients from the soil and water. The trunk of the tree transports those nutrients and moisture to the smaller branches and twigs where the leaves absorb the energy from sunlight and take in carbon dioxide from the air. The sun’s energy breaks apart the oxygen and hydrogen of the water so that the hydrogen can combine with the carbon dioxide to produce carbohydrates for growth. Finally, oxygen is released back into the air.
Just imagine what will happen if you eliminate just one element. Without roots, the tree will fall over and water cannot be drawn up. Without water, the leaves will shrivel up becoming unable to absorb the sun’s energy. Without the trunk, the water and nutrients won’t reach the leaves. Without leaves, the sun’s energy cannot be converted into carbohydrates to fuel growth.
Our bodies work like that too. Water, a balanced diet and being active are all necessary elements for our bodies to thrive, remaining healthy and strong.
The golden rule is “balance”.
- Eat meals that are varied
Even though I’m not vegan or vegetarian myself, I use Dr Mimi Guarneri’s wealth of knowledge as a guide for my daily diet. You can watch on Youtube or I would recommend that you get her book titled “The Science of Natural Healing“.
- Use intelligent supplementation #
“But I eat healthy, so why would I need supplements?”, I can already hear you ask. Examine your food labels carefully, and you’ll notice that much of what you consume tinned or boxed are processed. Even if you mainly shop from the fresh food isles, you can be guaranteed that most of the products have been harvested while still green in order to extend shelf-life. So, you get the calories, but not a lot of nutrition.
- Be active daily
You’ll notice that I use the word “active” and not “exercise”. We live in a physical world driven by extremes, so I bet your immediate thought was of you having to go to a gym or starting to do bodybuilding? Rest easy! A brisk 30 minute walk five days a week would be enough to significantly improve your overall well-being.
Building up and keeping your immune system strong, is as simple as 1-2-3. The three steps above is also a good guide to start living a life of prevention instead of relying on third-party cures.
Very important to note, however, is that the above is not a guarantee that you will never contract a life-threatening illness, but your chances to recover and heal are much better.
When last did you feel really good?
If you would like to start on a journey of living a life of prevention rather than cure, please contact us. Our dream is to help as many people as possible to invest in their optimal health and maintain a feeling of true well-being.
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# What is “intelligent supplementation”?
There are so many adverts online and in magazines proclaiming the ONE product to solve ALL physical ailments. Unfortunately, that is far from the truth.
Imagine your dinner plate consisting only of raw carrot sticks, steamed baby carrots, caramelised carrots and mashed carrots. For most people, that would sound very boring! Where is the green, yellow or white on the plate? And the piece of chicken or steak?
Why, then, do you expect a single mineral or vitamin to “fix” all of your nutritional deficiencies?
Intelligent supplementation is when you use a combination of natural products – not synthetic as far as possible – that include minerals, vitamins and enzymes to feed the various systems of your body. According to Wikipedia there are 11 systems of the human body, which include circulatory, digestive, endocrine and immune to name just a few.
A warning, though: if you take supplements then do not assume that you can just eat junk food and do no exercise. You still need to eat a balanced diet, and mild exercising helps to kick your metabolism into gear.
Contact us if you would like to hear more about Intelligent, Natural Supplementation.
** Do you check the side effects?
Let’s do a quick poll:
- Do you currently use one or more drugs prescribed by a doctor?
- How many of them are listed as chronic medication?
- Did you complete a course of antibiotics in the last six months?
- Were you prescribed a probiotic to use while taking the antibiotics?
- Do you regularly take an over-the-counter drug, such as headache tablets?
Now, the big question:
Did you read the list of side effects on the leaflet insert in each of these products?
Another thought to keep in mind, is that during drug trials the test subject only took this specific drug at the time of testing. There are very few drug trials where a specific drug was tested to see how it works in conjunction with another prescribed drug.