Did you know boosting your immune system is the best way to fend of viruses, bacterial infections and even other diseases?
Lately, it's been very challenging to navigate all the changes going on and the barrage of information coming at us. Even for the most positive thinkers...it's exhausting listening to the "gloom and doom" messages.
I'm hoping I can help give you some positive light in the sea of weirdness... During these trying times for our community, I'm hoping this email finds you doing well. Although there are a lot of opinions flying around, I think we can all agree on one thing….we are living in some scary, and uncertain times. Unfortunately, uncertainty carries with it the seeds of stress. Stress is not good for anyone, but remember, stress is a product of your own focus and thinking. Ah ha Moment! And the good news is that your focus and thinking are something you have some control over. I’ll dig into this a little more in a moment. There is more good news! Your beautiful body is designed to be healthy and expel viruses, kick out bad cells and even heal wounds, all through the power of your immune system. Millions of years of evolution live in your DNA. The innate intelligence of your body is singularly geared toward balance and healing. I encourage you to stop worrying, be positive, and be proactive. There are many great ways to boost your own immune system naturally and it’s really not difficult. First, I suggest turning off the TV. The mainstream media makes money from keeping you watching and to keep you watching, most of the stories are scary and fearful. It’s not your fault. As humans, for whatever reason, we are easily distracted by scary and sometimes fearful things. I encourage you to do your own research and thinking before buying into whatever is on TV. By turning it off, you can focus your mind on all the beautiful things that are around you. It’s a beautiful world. Remember, I said, focus and thinking are something you have control over. This is where you start. Your conscious brain can only handle so much input at any given time, so be sure you’re only allowing information that is uplifting and supportive, and avoid anything and everything that is NOT. Your nervous and glandular system will thank you by helping you feel more at peace and at ease.
Herbs and Vitamins Are a Huge Help!
Next, here are some herbs and vitamins that have been known to help boost your immune system. Of course, check with the appropriate medical professional if you have any questions about what is right for you and your situation. I would never presume to diagnose or prescribe anything. I find the local herbal store personnel are typically very helpful in this area. Vitamin C has long been known for its healing qualities. Zinc has been used for years to not only combat the beginning of a cold, but also preventative. Liquid Echinacea is one of my favorites. Any time I even suspect a tickle, I drink a big glass of water with liquid Echinacea. It nips that tickle in the bud. According to a Healthonline article: “Echinacea is best known for its beneficial effects on the immune system. Numerous studies have found that this plant may help your immune system combat infections and viruses, which could help you recover faster from illness.” Balancing your Ph: If you’re not eating a mostly vegetarian diet, avoiding sugar, wheat, coffee, etc., you’re probably more on the acidic side. An overly acidic environment in your body is one of the main causes of disease. There are lots of ways to balance your Ph. Diet is one and is very important…but I personally enjoy drinking Liquid Chlorophyll in my water with a little mint. Tastes great, cleanses the liver and kidneys and helps to balance your Ph. Probiotics: Healthy gut flora is key to maximum health. I highly recommend Pre and ProBiotic supplements. My morning protein shake has loads in it and I add my greens and berries, flax seed, vitamins and collagen powder. Apple Cider Vinegar: There are a variety of benefits from using this amazingly affordable vinegar. In some studies Apple Cider Vinegar is shown to kill harmful bacteria, and even lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes. You can read more about it here. “Organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar also contains a substance called mother, which consists of strands of proteins, enzymes, and friendly bacteria that give the product a murky appearance.” https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-proven-health-benefits-of-apple-cider-vinegar#1.-High-in-healthful-substances Vitamins B: B vitamins are crucial for great health. B12 is known to help combat the effects of stress on your nervous system. Right now, I’d say this is important. Vitamin D: Vitamin D has other roles in the body, including modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and reduction of inflammation. Of course you can get lots of Vitamin D by going outside! Fresh Air, Sunshine and Exercise! Cannot express enough the importance of getting plenty of fresh air and exercise. Get outside, breathe, stretch and look at all the beauty around you. Start a gratitude exercise while you’re out walking, biking, hiking. Give a little bit of thanks to the plants, the animals, birds, air, sun and your loved ones. Meditation: Take a 10-15 minute time out each day, to sit and focus on your breathing. Feel your energetic connection with everything. You are a beautiful spiritual being having a human experience. I encourage meditation above all else. Although things may be changing in your life and it may feel like things are out of your control, your beautiful and unlimited subconscious mind is VERY creative. Focus on the things that make you happy and bring you peace and your mind and body will respond positively. If you quiet the fear, and the EGO chatter, you open a gateway to infinite possibilities for creating a fabulous future. You can get a FREE "Self-Healing" Hypnosis Audio on the SuzieBowers.com site when you join our newsletter. If you could use a little help navigating these strange times, hypnotherapy is wonderful for doing just that. Using hypnosis with a qualified therapist, you can overcome depression, anxiety, pain, and much more. We’re here to help. Here's to YOUR Health!
With Love and Light, Suzie