This has been weighing on my heart these last few weeks and I need to share. I have a close friend in the ICU right now fighting for his life with C pneumonia🙏🙏. It’s awful. Now more than ever it is so important to take your health seriously. Make those changes to boost your immunity and lower the inflammation in your body by getting more exercise/eating better/getting quality sleep etc.
Please don’t just rely on a v a x to protect you as we have all seen you can still get C and if you have a lot of inflammation in the body it will be worse. Please do what you need to do to get healthy and stay that way! I don't want to see anyone else in this situation. I believe this is one of the lessons we can learn from this pandemic and do better as this country is extremely unhealthy! 😢#takeyourhealthseriously
Since it’s become so common to have some form of leaky gut I figured I’d share some tips.
Signs you have an unhealthy gut:
1. Digestive issues (bloating, gas, etc)
2. Food allergies/ sensitivities
5. Mood swings, irritability
6. Skin problems like eczema, rosacea
8. Autoimmune disease
9. Frequent infections
10. Poor memory and concentration, ADD or ADHD
To help heal your gut remove inflammatory foods (GMOs, gluten, vegetable oils, soy, corn, sugar, dairy and eggs) try an elimination diet to see what works for you. Infections such as parasites, yeast or bacteria - a comprehensive stool test is key to determining this. (I run these labs for my clients) Add in some probiotics and digestive enzymes for a few weeks.
Repair- this is one thing many people don't do and it's essential for gut healing. Restore Gut Health supplement, L-glutamine (an amino acid) or bone broth helps to repair gut lining, (think heal and seal) other nutrients good for healing and inflammation are include omega 3 fish oils. Make sure these are quality supplements because not all supplements are created equally 😬 need more help or support? Work with me to get to the root cause and heal from inside out!
I have to share this!! Last week I broke my toe in 2 places and was looking for ways to heal it quickly and was told to soak it in hydrogen water. I had been wanting to try this for a different reason- it helps negate the harmful effects of EMFs (electromagnetic radiation) because hydrogen regulates oxidative stress and inflammation. So needless to say I have been going down the rabbit hole because its really interesting how it works and helps with so many different things.
Scientists have been studying the benefits of molecular hydrogen for the last 10 years and the studies are extremely promising. Due to its small size and bioavailability it easily crosses cell membranes, the blood-brain barrier and accesses parts the cell that other antioxidants are too large to reach. It has also shown significant reduces symptoms in Parkensons, Alzheimers, Psoriasis and so many other autoimmune diseases!
Here are some of the benefits:
•Improve cognitive function
•Promote cellular health
•Have better skin health and tone
•Improve sleeping patterns
•Enhance athletic performance + decrease recovery time
•Support healthy weight management
•Hydrate at the cellular level
I can really feel a difference since taking it, I have more sustained energy and focus. Everyones experience with this will be different depending on what is going on with them.
Let’s talk about stress!
First off lets talk about cortisol and what it does. Cortisol has gotten a bad rap. It is a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands and its known as the stress hormone- the flight or fight response. We are hard wired to have high cortisol in the morning and low cortisol in the evening. This rhythm often gets disrupted by lifestyle and perceived stressors- our brains can not differentiate between perceived stressors and real stressors. As cortisol levels are disrupted, norepinephrine (neurotransmitter) levels increase. High norepinephrine causes increased heart rate, increased blood pressure and it feels like anxiety. When cortisol is depleted it depletes other hormones causing a host of problems.
Here are some of the things I have been doing to combat stress and balance out my adrenals.
🔅anything that activates the parasympathetic system- (massage, breath work)
🔅cordyceps (I add this to my morning coffee)
🔅licorice root (best taken in morning)
🔅Vit A, C & B5
🔅Ashwagandha (use at bedtime)
🔅Glycine (good for liver at bedtime)
If you are still feeling tired, have slow recovery or feelings of stress and anxiety check your cortisol levels. Its an easy test to do at home. Want more info on this?