These 7 essentials to improve self-health. To make positive changes in the seven key areas that influence health and wellness.
- Structure= Body and musculoskeletal health (massage, Acupuncture, Chiropractor)
- Diet & Nutrition= what you eat and drink (eat whole food not processed food. Drink water instead of Sodas)
- Digestion= having enzymes to digest food well and eliminating the waste products.
- Hormones= Balanced endocrine system. Especially for women health (PMS, menopause)
- Exercise= Activity is important
- Stress= manage emotional, physical and nutritional stress (from intake of artificial food)
- Thoughts= What you think about affects your health. You can’t have positive life with negative attitude.
Extreme fluctuation in weather can put stress on immune system. Lower immune system means easy to catch cold & flu.
Here are some tips to prevent flu:
- Avoid sick people
- Wash your hands often
- Breathe clean air (air purifier)
- Keep your hands away from your face
- Keep warm (wear a scarf)
- Get more movement, sun, and fresh air
- Get 8 hours of sleep
- Avoid negativity
- Preventative natural medicine (boost immune system)
The best prevention during cold & flu is to get your immune system stronger.
How to Deal with All the Pollution?
Limit your exposure.
Replace the substances in the house, yard, and skin care products with clean natural alternatives.
Avoid processed food, eat fresh and organic.
Tune up the body’s natural detoxification ability. Supplement with Vitamins and Minerals to boost your immune system.
Perform a whole body purification/ detoxification a minimum of once per year.
8 Foods to boost your Mood and calm Nerves
- Dark green leafy vegetables
Spinach, kale and other dark greens are high in folate. Folate helps us to make serotonin and dopamine. Both of these are neurotransmitters that fight depression and stress.
Turkey is one of those foods that is linked to happy memories and that is good for us too! It is high in tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid that shifts to serotonin in our bodies. When we eat foods high in tryptophan we are less likely to argue. Other foods high in tryptophan include cage-free eggs and pumpkin seeds.
- Foods that are fermented
We know you are thinking of wine and beer here, but let’s look elsewhere! When a food is fermented it contains good bacteria that can help boost your mood.Good choices include yogurt and kombucha tea.
- Wild caught salmon
Wild salmon is good for us for so many reasons, and it is a mood booster too. Salmon contains omega-3 fats that studies show helps cut anxiety by 20%.
Blueberries and blackberries both contain anthocyanins. These are what gives them their deep color. They also help the brain make dopamine, a good mood chemical. Blueberries also help us build more of the white blood cells that boost the immune system.
Did you know that these delicious nuts help to dilate your arteries? This means that you have less vascular constriction, and that means less stress on your heart.
- Dark chocolate
Chocolate makes us feel better for lots of reasons. In addition to its delicious taste, it also contains anandamide. This is a neurotransmitter that blocks pain and depression. One study showed that eating just 1.5 ounces of dark chocolate a day makes us feel calmer.
The delicious green fruit gives us loads of minerals and vitamins and healthy fat. It also keeps our moods steady by helping us to feel full and controlling our blood sugars.
Blood passes thru liver at the rate of three pints per minute.The most metabolic organ has 600 known functions.
- Carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism
- Storage of glycogen, Vitamins A, D, B, iron, & copper
- Detoxifies substances
Only organ to have two separate sources of blood supply
- Hepatic artery
- Portal vein
Foods That May Support Phase One Modulation
Nutritional yeast, Whole grains, Brassicas, Citrus, Green tea, Berries
Foods That May Support Phase Two Modulation
Glutathione: Brassicas, asparagus, avocado, walnuts
Amino Acid: Protein-rich foods (high quality meats), glycine
Methylation: Green leafies (folate), Beets (betaine), eggs (choline), meats (B12).
Sulfation: Egg yolks, red pepper, garlic, onion, shallots, brassicas
Glucuronidation: Sulfur-rich foods above, citrus fruits
Acetylation: Yeast, whole grains, peppers (B vitamins), cabbage, citrus fruits (vitamin C)