Tending to your immune system is like tending to a child – tuning in to what she needs to grow and continue to be strong.
Water is nature’s most important nutrient. Without it, no living being can survive. Are you staying well-hydrated? Fluid intake doesn’t have to be bland or boring and doesn’t have to come solely from water.
Degenerative diseases, including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s (including other forms of dementia), and diabetes, as well their kissing cousin, obesity, expend the majority of our health care resources in this country and possess a powerful inflammatory component. The onset of autoimmune disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and Hashimoto’s, are, according to Dr. Sears, “clear-cut examples of out-of-control inflammation.” Think of chronic inflammation as an army of pistol-packing outlaws roaming our bodies and robbing us of our health.
Got nasal congestion, itchy and burning eyes, the sneezes, fatigue, headaches, runny nose, sore throat, and brain fog? You’re not alone. Everything is abloom and while it’s wondrous to finally see green after our long, cold winter, suffering from allergies can make many want to become shut-ins.
Fiber. It’s not a very…sexy topic. Just the word conjures up images of Metamucil commercials with the sandy-looking granules swirling in a glass and promises of becoming “regular.” But the benefits of a high fiber diet are many and certainly extend beyond the water closet.
Skin conditions are not just skin conditions. What’s inside will always come out. Our skin is the great communicator (think megaphone) when it comes to imbalances and chronic health issues and it’s up to us to look beneath the surface for the underlying problem.