Updated: Jan 11, 2021
The gut is 80% of our immune system which makes the food you eat one of the biggest factors in fighting a cold or flu! Adding essential Vitamins and minerals through supplements will also help you prevent a cold or flu by keeping your immune system in top shape.
“Prevention is so much better than healing because it saves the labor of being sick.” – Thomas Adams
In with The Good
• Produce: in season, variety of colors high in Vitamins A, C, E, beta carotene – Oranges, Grapefruit, Persimmons, JuJube, Lemons, Limes, Broccoli, Red Peppers • Leafy greens have Vitamin C, Vitamin, K, antioxidants • Homemade broths (beef, chicken, bieler, potassium) supports digestion, minerals and absorption of vitamins • Cultured Yogurt or kefir (made from raw milk only) provides probiotics and B6 with live active cultures may help the immune system • Clean meat protein (grass fed/pasture raised/wild caught) protein is essential for cell energy • Garlic fights infection * Healthy fats such as Fermented Cod Liver Oil are essential for the body to absorb many vitamins • Black pepper enhances digestion and reduce congestion • Stay hydrated at least ½ the body weight in ounces per day, reverses osmosis filtered adding air-dried salt (for minerals/electrolytes) which support cell hydration
Out with The Bad
• Sugar except from fruits, occasional date (great for baking), unheated honey, monk fruit • Hydrogenated oils: canola, sunflower, vegetable oil, safflower, palm, soybean, some olive oils (all highly processed with hexane (a neurological disruptor) to extract oils) • Processed foods/pasteurized dairy: eat whole, know your ingredients • Halogens foods (bromine, chlorine, fluoride) all baked goods, pastas, breads (halogens can steel/block nutrient absorption such as iodine which is essential for thyroid health, and weaken immune system) •Excessive alcohol, caffeine, chemical flavored drinks and soft drinks • GMOs, non-organic, foods sprayed with weed killer
Destress & Rest with Scalar Laser’s
Along with a healthy diet, de-stressing will boost your immune system as stress impairs sleep, reduces energy, and uses up nutrient resources faster. Speaking to our current climate of escalated fears of 2020 and complete turn over of how we go about life. Many of us feel a higher level of anxiety. Stress is a natural part of life, so its not necessarily stress but how it is managed.
Some things that support have healthy managed stress • Don’t eat past 7pm a body/mind can’t completely rest when its in digestion mode • Rest your brain with breathing and meditation 5-10 minutes a day • Eliminate/reduce stressors such as caffeine alcohol processed foods and sugar * Keep a dark bedroom and remove all electrons at bedtime to improve sleep. • Take advantage of nature a minimum 10 minutes of sunshine a day and taking a walk, at the beach, or work in the garden for a natural euphoric sense of calmness.
Our body/mind naturally restores itself when we hit a state of deep rest/sleep making daily mind-quieting times (even if for 5 minutes) and healthy sleep patterns essential to our bodies restoration. Unfortunately, these days, we are so on the move that our bodies have forgotten how to reach that deep state of rest.
Scalar Laser Treatments nudge the body’s reset to a deep state of rest. These lasers emit light waves that mimic the earths low level Schumann frequencies. Research has shown, when scalar lasers are applied to the body in an unwind pattern it brings the body/mind to a deep resting state. When in deep rest it allows for a subtle unwinding of stress, tension, holding patterns all bringing the body to a point of restoration. Also a deep rested state induces nitric oxide production. Nitric oxides plays a key role in * improving circulation, lowers blood pressure * enhances the immune system and increases white blood cells * activates neurotransmitters, like serotonin, dopamine, endorphins for pain relief * relax your body to the point that it can restore itself.
CoeDynamics offers Scalar Laser sessions in 30 – 60 minute intervals for more info and book your session to unwind click here.
Prevention is Power Prevention is key and starts now. It is always easier to prevent then to remedy an illness. Get ahead of your health by following the steps above to keep your body in top condition and ready to take on illness.
To Great Health & Fitness! Tracy Coe, CPT-PMA, cQRA Wellness & Nutrition Practitioner
Tracy Coe is a certified QRA functional health and nutrition practitioner who’s passion is to support the community in educating and providing professional documented and researched options of whole foods, cleansing, and toxicity prevention to support short/long term health and wellness and vitality for the individual and family. For more information email email@example.com or call 424.903.3104
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