How to strengthen your immune system? How do you get a strong immune system? This question peaks our interest right now. Your immune system is one of the only defenses you have against the outside world. Most likely your immune system is already quite strong but might just need a little support. Strengthening the immune system won’t happen with a few supplements. Supplements do work to synergistically increase the strength of the immune system but several lifestyle priorities need to take precedence in your life. Nutrient dense nutrition, sleep, exercise, stress reduction and gut health must not be ignored when striving for a strong immune [...]
Do you need a Detox? Yes, you need a detox from time to time, we all do! Our environment is full of toxins. Toxins come from many environmental sources including pollution, toxic ingredients in household cleaning products, beauty products, and processed foods, and they become stored in our bodies. Toxins especially like to hang out in our fat cells, ugh! The Liver is Overworked. The truth is that we can all benefit from a targeted detoxification, more than what our bodies already do naturally. The liver is the primary detox organ working to help us deal with all of the toxins we are exposed to. [...]
It’s time to quit sugar There is no better time to break up with sugar. Why now? Because we are in a pandemic and sugar wreaks havoc on our immune system. Because we are seeing that those with the worst outcomes have metabolic disorders, which means, among other issues, their consumption of sugar was too high for many years. We are feeling stressed and anxious, again sugar will increase the intensity of these feelings, the highs and lows of blood sugar enhances anxiety and depression. Sugar is highly inflammatory to the body and it’s just plain toxic. Sugar brings you up and then down Sugar [...]
Sleep, why are you so hard to get? I fell asleep at bedtime without a problem, on the early side, about 9:30pm, I was tired. However, it’s 3am and now I’m wide awake staring at the ceiling, or rather, flipping from one side to the other, hoping that the right position will make me sleepy. It’s not working. I have a song playing in my head, I have a scene from Chicago PD that I watched before bed that was a little too stimulating and disturbing also playing in my brain. I’m worried. I have worried thoughts about my kids missing school, missing their activities, [...]
My 9 year old threw himself on the floor for the 3rd morning in a row, very upset that he couldn’t have a friend over to play. I tried to convince him that he should do some reading, I would read to him, or he could practice some math facts. I am trying to homeschool a child that thrives under structure and currently has none. He says every day how unfair this is and because I am his mother, he blames me, says that I am a mean mom. Everyone feels how hard this is, everyone’s structure is gone. We are trying to adjust to a new normal, one where we feel uncertain and have little control over. We do have control over our bodies and our choices, so let’s focus on those.