Your immune system helps to protect you from the onslaught of infectious agents that you come in contact with every day. You may not know that more than half of your immune system is located in the digestive system. So, without a healthy digestive system, your immune system cannot do its job properly. Taking care of yourself and nourishing yourself helps to keep your body functioning optimally
- Eat a low glycemic, whole foods diet, rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, high quality proteins, and healthy fats
- Limit your intake of refined sugars and processed foods
- Eliminate foods that may be inflammatory for you (often dairy, wheat, gluten, soy, corn, and eggs)
- Drink plenty of clean water
- Manage your stress levels
- Exercise regularly
- Get plenty of restful sleep
- Limit your exposure to toxins
- Take core nutrients such as a multivitamin, omega 3 essential fatty acids, probiotics, antioxidants, and vitamin D
- Laugh, enjoy life, and have fun!
If you would like further guidance on how to best support your immune system, speak to a knowledgeable expert at Village Green Apothecary who can help guide you in creating an individualized health plan just for you.
Positive thoughts lead to positive feelings. These feelings lead to positive emotions. These emotions then promote positive behaviors. Finally, the positive behavior creates positive outcomes. In applying these steps to a real example, it may look something like this.
Let’s say you’re thinking about how nice it will be to spend some quality time with someone you love. Just thinking about the time you’ll spend makes you feel good. Maybe you’re feeling content, loved and happy. Those feelings lead to positive emotions such as love or joy. When you’re experiencing emotions such as love or joy, you’re more inclined to behave in a way which is in line with those feelings. Maybe you’re more supportive, loving or compassionate as a result. Because you’re more supportive or compassionate, you have more to give and behave in a manner which is conducive to showing your compassion. You may be more inclined to say or do something nice to someone, simply because you feel good.
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The Disappearing Male is a documentary about the effects of man-made compounds, like BPA and phylates, and their effect on children, especially boys. It is eye opening and scary at the same time. Today is Earth Day, so do yourself a favor, and watch this watch this video. It will make you think twice about the water bottles you drink from, the plastic bags that you use for sandwiches and the reusable plastic containers that you stick in the microwave.
Eat well – make sure you have a varied diet, with good fats (omega -3 rich, as in flax and fish oils) and lots of color! It’s especially important to support your liver with lots of dark leafy greens, fiber and liver-supportive herbs. It’s your liver’s job to process all of your hormones and if it’s sluggish, hormone levels can be imbalanced.
- Consider taking a multivitamin-mineral supplement. Our diets, no matter how good, may not be supplying all that we need. Calcium and magnesium are especially important, but all the antioxidant vitamins and minerals, as well as trace minerals, are also vital.
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We are moving into spring, which is the perfect time to make healthy changes. If you would like to increase your energy, have better sleep, lose weight, reduce your health risks, and stay healthy and active as you age, then let us help you gain control of your health. It doesn’t matter if you are old or young, a man or a woman, in great shape, or have never exercised before – we have a successful program for you!
Village Green is excited to offer FirstLine Therapy (FLT), a specialized 12-week therapeutic lifestyle change program unlike any other. This clinically proven program targets the underlying causes of chronic illnesses by incorporating an individualized, easy-to-follow meal plan that emphasizes low-glycemic foods. By adding in nutritional support, moderate physical activity, and professional monitoring, the program is built for success.
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