💪Covid-19 Immune Resilience Series
💪 IMMUNE RESILIENCE SERIES
This 💪 IMMUNE RESILIENCE SERIES is offered from my heart to yours, to help us through these very worrying times. We MUST all do our very best to follow guidelines for protecting ourselves and those around us from contracting or transmitting the virus... but we can do much, much more.
Our state of mind and motivation, our sense of purpose and meaning, what we eat and when, how we sleep, how and how much we move, rest, de-stress and very importantly, how we stay connected are ALL critical to supporting or undermining our immune system at this hugely challenging time.
This is the first post of my 💪 Immune Resilience Series
A RESILIENT IMMUNE SYSTEM STARTS FROM WITHIN
Whatever our starting point and at any age - health starts from WITHIN. There is much we can all do to support our immune system and create resilient, holistic health to protect us from external threats. Understanding how to optimise our nutrition and make important lifestyle changes could ultimately be health - and life - saving.
Dr Jeffrey Bland known as the 'father' of functional medicine has this to say about how we can rejuvenate our immune system to build resilient health...
Immunity is a superpower...
Inside your body, your immune system is your surveillance force. It’s on duty 24/7, and it’s constantly being restocked (more than a million new immune cells every ten seconds).
The very biology of immunity—the mechanics of it, the automated sequence of events that plays out constantly, the way this system connects to every other system in the body—truly makes it one of nature’s greatest works. A superpower within each and every one of us.
For centuries, people—even scientists—didn’t understand immunity. They just knew that some folks recovered from illnesses, while others—millions and millions of them—did not.
Over time, mystery after mystery was solved. Antibiotics have been hailed as one of the greatest discoveries to ever benefit mankind; countless lives are saved every day because of them. And yet, some wonders of the immune system are still being revealed.
Three steps to 'immuno-rejuvenation'
Dr Bland says we can 'tune-up' our superpower and reset our cellular memory in three steps...
2. Feed our superpower - food is not just fuel... its information and the and nutrients are the source of human energy. Not only is what we eat important, but also when we eat.
3. Define our personal health goals, track and celebrate our achievements - just as we are all unique, we will all have different health goals and priorities. Getting clear on our 'whys' and 'whats' helps us stay focused and motivated.
And I absolutely agree!!
My Immune Resilience Series
I am truly grateful for my years' of training and experience in this field and to be in a position to share my knowledge and voice to help others. I'm making a commitment to post regular, helpful evidence-based information and resources curated from trusted sources around the web and offered here to support you at this challenging time.
I hope you will find these insights into the elements of holistic, resilient health on how we can help ourselves and support each other too, helpful.
You can support others by sharing this series with your family, friends and wider communities... the information in this series will help everyone, at any age. Our health is in our own hands, but creating and maintaining health cannot be done alone. The longest journey started with the smallest step and that road is easier together.
THE REAL FOOD SOLUTION
Our risk for contracting communicable diseases like the Covid-19 virus increases when our immune system is weak and a weakened immune system is largely the result of a less than optimal diet and an unsupportive lifestyle. Even as we are experiencing this current crisis, we are also seeing underlying epidemics of chronic diseases of every kind - diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, degenerative, digestive and autoimmune disorders across the globe. These conditions too, are largely diet and lifestyle-driven and they are preventable.
We need to act now
We have robust science to show us that what we eat has never been more important for our health and, because all life is inextricably connected, for our planet. The Real Food Solution will help you to discover the power of real food as medicine for better health.. for you and for our planet.
Crises like Covid-19 are a test our humanity... let's stop queuing up for loo rolls and start creating a strong, resilient foundation of immune health... together.
Stay safe, stay informed and get empowered, Izabella