Optimize Your Immune System
Optimizing your immune system with whole nutrient-dense foods is not hard, although for some it can be challenging to even think about eating fruits and veggies, much less give up their comfort foods.
When you eat foods that are low in nutrients, you are literally cheating your body of the essential nutrients it must have to create and maintain a strong immune system.
The point is, if you want to optimize your immune system, you may need to make changes in your eating habits and be strong-willed to be successful. The good news is that within a few weeks of eating foods with a high density of nutrients and minerals, you will be craving whole foods as your taste buds come to life and your energy soars!
Wow… I felt a little chuckle there about those taste buds! Trust me… if you make changes and stick with this, not only will your taste buds change, but your whole life will change. The best thing about a whole food lifestyle is that it can drastically change your mind, body, and spirit… seriously!
Making these changes should not be a temporary fix like putting a bandage on a booboo. Your goal is to create a new healthy eating lifestyle that can keep you fit and strong long into your golden years because what you eat matters!
You’ve probably heard the saying “you are what you eat” and there is a lot of truth in that statement. When I was seeing clients, I would take that statement one step further to…
You are what you eat, what you assimilate and what you eliminate.
These three things must work together for you to optimize your digestive system (your gut) which can control 70 percent or more of your immune system.
Digestion is the process of breaking down substances the body can use for energy, tissue growth and repair. When your digestive system is healthy, it breaks down what you consume to nourish your body and sends minerals, nutrients and vitamins into the blood stream.
The digestive system eliminates waste and toxins through the seven channels of elimination: liver, lungs, lymphatic system, blood, skin, colon and the kidneys. If any of these channels are compromised, the stage is being set for dis-ease to cultivate.
The health of your digestive system is your number one defense against all disease.
Did you know your energy levels are largely impacted by your gut health? This is because the gut is responsible for helping the body to absorb nutrients. If it’s unhealthy, nutrients may not be able to get through, leaving you feeling extremely tired.
The choices of foods that you eat will go a long way in determining if you will be healthy with a strong immune system or consumed with chronic conditions that can steal your life from you.
As mentioned above, the key to renewing your life will require willpower to achieve the results you want. Most people do not reach this clean way of eating overnight. The journey to the whole food lifestyle requires commitment, as well as, trial and error. You may know someone who has successfully embraced this healthy way of life, and you can share your milestones together.
Sharing your journey with someone who has no interest in their health (or yours) could be an obstacle for you. Choose wisely and keep in mind that most people do not like change and your commitment to your health may be tested… STAY FOCUSED!
After a few weeks of clean healthy eating, you will be energized and glowing! You’ve made a commitment, planned and achieved an incredible new level of wellness. CELEBRATE YOU and what you have accomplished!
The nay-sayers will be… who knows?
Just stay focused on your outcome and let the rest fall into place. You’ve got this!
As you learn more about increasing your whole food intake, make sure you consider all the ways your new healthy eating lifestyle influences your health. If you take medications, you may need to consult with your physician to see if any changes are needed as you progress.
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