Jan 24, 2023
10 mins read
I am very grateful for all my years obsessing over the body and how to keep it in a healthy state. Now more than ever we seems to be so lost as to what is available to care for our own health, we seem at loss to know why we are out of balance or suffering dis-ease and how to bring it back.
I think a lot of this comes down to how we spend our time, what our priorities are and how we take for granted our temple, which is of course our body and we just expect to be able to push it to its limits, give it low quality fuel in the form of toxic food and fluid choices and ignore or its signals of struggle until it is too late.
All of us have seen or experienced the shift in our abilities to fight infections off since lockdown, since COVID, since vaccinations. I have never known so much ill health experienced from mild to severe there is a lot of suffering.
It is of course part of a bigger picture where the knowledge of our grandmothers and fathers and those before them was lost, was dismissed in the wake of the pharmaceutical company taking over our health and our food... and if you look in to it they are basically poisoning everything good so we are only able to use them as a solution. (You may not like this truth but sadly it is just that.. Truth, they are also now trying to control the rights of what your Doctors can and can't give you and this is of course in favor of their profit margin, don't take my word for it, the information is out there and easy to find)
As you know I value freedom. I believe it is put to good use when we care for ourselves and those around us.
The aim of this blog is to give you simple tips and ideas you may not be aware of, not great detail as it is a big subject I can get carried away on, but to give you some simple pointers that may help and you can also comment on the post and ask questions that I am happy to answer specifically.
Tips to Boost You Immunity
Rest - We no longer live with the rhythms of life, we do not slow down and rest when the seasons do, we do not hibernate even if we want to, we eat foods that demand more of the digestive system at this time as we are sadly lost and disconnected from how our body and its workings are interlinked and integral with nature. But whoever you are, you need rest, more in the cooler months when we have less sunlight. So make sure you have a healthy sleep routine, and a healthy rest and recuperation scheduled in to your weekly life. The body needs the rest state to repair, ready to rejuvinate in spring.
Reduce your toxic load. 70% of your lymphatic system is in the gut, making the gut a really important place to start when you are boosting immunity, the liver and the kidneys are also key detoxifying organs so it makes sense to not fill the vessel; that is your body with junk or blocking foods. Hydration is important for cellular detox as it flushes the toxins out, making it easier for the body to be less stagnant and more fluid. Warm drinks in colder climates enhances the uptake of hydration so think about this also. Too much cold food and drink in the cooler months causes damp and mucous which is the breeding ground for bacteria and viruses to become an issue and affect your wellbeing.
DRINK WATER, WARM WATER WITH LEMON AND GINGER IS GOOD, HERBAL TEAS WHICH IS WATER INFUSED WITH WELLNESS.
CHECK OUT THE HYDRATION SECTION THE ALKALISE ME EBOOK IN EXTRAS. YOU WILL FIND RECIPES FOR IMMUNITY INCLUDING THE MORNING ENERGISER AND ANTI INFLAMMATORY GOLDEN MYLK RECIPE, HIGHLY RECOMMEND
LIMIT TO AVOID BLOCKING FOODS SUCH AS GLUTEN AND SUGAR AND IN MOST CASES DAIRY. AGAIN IN THE ALKALISE ME BOOK IT DETAILS WHY AND WHAT YOU CAN HAVE INSTEAD. THESE FOODS CAUSE INFLAMMATION IN THE CELLS OF THE BODY AND BLOCK IT UP, ROBBING IT OF ITS VITALITY, WEAKING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM, MAKING IT HARDER TO FIGHT INFECTION AND RECOVER FROM ILLNESS
LIMIT TO AVOID ALCOHOL AND CIGARETTES - THE BODY USES ITS ALKALISING MINERALS AND NUTRIENTS TO PROCESS AND NEUTRALISE THESE TOXINS IN THE BODY, WHICH LEAVES IT DEFFICIENT AND WEAK TO FIGHT INFECTIONS, IT WEAKENS THE VITALITY OF YOUR VITAL ORGANS MEANING YOU CAN EASILY FALL ILL TO ONE OF THE MANY INFECTIONS/VIRUSES CIRCULATING. IT ALSO MEANS YOUR MENTAL HEALTH WILL NOT BE AS STRONG AS IT CAN BE AND NEEDS TO BE
MOVE THE BODY - MOVEMENT ENCOURAGES A HEALTHY CIRCULATORY SYSTEM, IF IT IS PUMPING EVERYTHING AROUND THE BODY, YOUR VITAL ORGANS ARE RECEIVING AS MUCH FUEL AS POSSIBLE AND ALSO PUMPING OUT THE TOXINS FASTER. IT IS GREAT AS A STRESS DETOXIFIER, STRESS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR 95% OF ALL CHRONIC ILLNESS SO MOVEMENT IS ESSENTIAL, BE IT WALKING, THE GYM OR MY UPCOMING BURLESQUE CLASSES WITH MOI :-)!
BREATHE - WHEN WE BREATHE PROPERLY WE DETOX THE TOXINS FROM THE BODY AND WE TAKE IN NEW FRESH AIR READY TO INCREASE AND BOOST VITALITY OF OUR CELLULAR HEALTH
LAUGH!! - LAUGHTER STRENGTHENS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM MASSIVELY AS YOUR HEART ENERGY IS IN A STATE OF COHERANCE! LAUGHTER BOOSTS YOUR MOOD AND REDUCES STRESS. LAUGHTER PROTECTS THE HEART, IT IMPROVES THE FUNCTION OF BLOOD VESSELS AND INCREASES BLOOD FLOW AS THE VIBRATION OF JOY RUNS THROUGH YOU. IF YOU KNOW ME, YOU KNOW I LOVE LAUGHING, SO COME LAUGH WITH ME, IF I AM NOT ACCESSIBLE SPEND TIME WITH PEOPLE YOU LAUGH WITH, IF YOU CAN'T FIND ANY WATCH GOOD COMEDY TV PROGRAMMES OR EVEN REMINISCE AND WRITE ABOUT THINS THAT REALLY MADE YOU LAUGH. SIDE NOT; ME AND MY DAUGHTER LILIANA ARE ALWAYS LAUGHING LIKE CHILDREN TOGETHER AND THIS YEAR WE DECIDED TO WRITE DOWN WHAT MADE US LAUGH OUT LOUD TOGETHER AND THEN RE READ THEM AT THE END OF THE YEAR TO TAKE IT FURTHER, IT IS A FEEL GOOD IDEA :-)
CUDDLE - WE ALL NEED HUGS, WE ARE ENERGETIC BEIGNS THAT THRIVE OFF OF LOVING, KIND HUMAN CONTACT, HUGS BOOST US UP, THEY RELEASE THE LOVE HORMONE OXYTOCIN WHICH HAS ALL THE OPPOSITE EFFECTS OF STRESS SO IT ENHANCES ALL THE SYSTEMS OF THE BODY INCLUDING, IMMUNE SYSTEM, CARDIOVASULAR SYSTEM AND THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM. HUG, HUG, HUG AND MORE HUGS
EAT REAL FOOD, EAT WARMING FOODS. THE LAND YOU LIVE ALWAYS KNOWS BEST AS MOTHER NATURE AND HUMANS ARE DESIGNED TO HAVE A SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP. BEFORE SUPERMARKETS AND BIG PHARMA RULED THE WORLD WE ATE SEASONALLY AND WE STORED AND PRESERVED FOOD FOR OUR HEALTH. FOR EXAMPLE IN THESE COLDER MONTHS WHEN THE HARVEST WAS FINNISHED WE HAVE THE ROOT VEGETBALES TO EAT LIKE THE CARROTTS, THE POTATOES, THE SWEDE THE TURNIP ETC. THESE FOODS ARE QUITE HIGH IN THE GLYCEMIC INDEX, BUT IN THE WINTER THEY WERE JUST WHAT WE NEEDED AS THEY KEPT US FULL AND SUSTAINED FOR LONGER, THEY ALSO TEND TO BE VERY GOOD FOR THE GUT AND DIGESTION WHICH IN TURN BOOSTS IMMUNITY. INCLUDE WARMING FOODS, LIKE CHILI AND GINGER, HEAT THE INTERNAL THERMOSTAT, FUEL THE FIRE WITHIN TO FIGHT OFF INFECTION AND STAY HEALTHY
INLCUDE ANTIBIOTIC AND ANTIBACTERIAL FOODS. LEARN ABOUT THE POWER OF FOOD AS MEDICINE. IT CAN GIVE US ALL WE NEED, EVEN BETTER IF WE GROW IT OURSELVES ORGANICALLY OR EVEN BETTER BIODYNAMICALLY. HERBS SUCH AS ROSEMARY, SAGE, CHIVES, PARSELY AND THYME ARE INVALUABLE AT THIS TIME OF YEAR ESPECIALLY. GARLIC AND ONION HAVE PROTECTIVE AND HEALING QUALITIES, ALTHOUGH SOME PEOPLE STRUGGLE WITH THESE SULPHUR FOODS IF THEIR LIVER ENERGY IS STAGNANT
GROW A MEDICINAL HEARB GARDEN - NATURE HAS MEDICINE TO OFFER US AGAINST INFECTIONS AND VIRUSES, IT IS JUST WE HAVE FOROTTEN HER. BE THE SUPERHERO OF YOUR HEALTH, DISCOVER THE FOODS THAT HEAL AND THE FOODS THAT KILL (SLOWLY) MAKE INFORMED CHOICES, CONSCIOUS INTENTIONAL CHOICES. TAKE YOUR POWER BACK BY PLANING YOUR MEDICINE! IN MY GARDEN THIS YEAR IN ONE AREA I PLAN ON GROWING CALANDULA, CHAMOMILE, LEMON BALM, TEA TREE, MORE ROSEMARY, THYME, ECHINACEA, MINT, GERNANIUM, FENNEL. ALL POWERFUL, BUT FORGOTTEN BRINGERS OF HEALTH.
These are some tips for those of us that are happy to experiment and make changes and who do not find it too tricky to do so. If you have children like myself who are stubborn when it comes to food choices and healthy habits there are also so many ways you can further help. In addition to the above you can of course supplement and there are many, many options out there.
I have been working with my daughter summer whose immunity appears to be shocking and have designed a protocol to boost her immune system.
It includes rest, hugs and laughter as standard prescription, she was also very happy to consume my ginger, carrot, lemon and pineapple juice as well as eat vegetable noodle soup and broths. She is less happy to consume other food choices so she needs a boost
Standard support for Summer which could also work for you or anyone you know that is resistant to new tastes.
omega 3 supplement daily, important for the health of the cell membrane, making it easy for nutrients to penetrate the cell and also push out toxins, ensuring good cellular working order ensures a healthy system all round.
probiotic - This replenishes the good bacteria that is crucial for aiding us against illness and degeneration so she is on a course of these for children in the gummy form from a company called bio-kult.
Xylotene - This is a form of sugar from a tree that is often recommended for diabetics, however it also has antibacterial and antiviral properties, she is gargling with this and then swallowing as recommended to fight infection and boost immunity
Royal Jelly Supplement. My go to is normally the seaweeds, like sea moss, spirulina, chorella etc. as well as turmeric and raw cacoa, but she is not having that go anywhere near her, so I decided to use royal jelly capsules, it is made in nature purely for the queen bee to sustain her strength and longevity so I am giving this to my little queen bee and hoping to keep her in good health and good spirits. It has a crazy amount of benefits not limited to immunity but a super boost strengthening to the whole body, have a look and let me know what you think.
Not all supplements suit all people, it is down to us to find what works with us and not against us and do more of that
There really is so much we can do, some easy, some takes more effort and demands of us we learn or relearn the knowledge of food as medicine, caring connections and personal responsibility.
I think caring for ourselves, each other and mother earth are what we are here to experience, what we are here to create.
I think we need to ask ourselves do we want to consume excess constantly or co-create a healthier way of being, a healthier more loving and connected way of life together in the eco-system.
I hope this has delivered you some healthful and helpful hints and tips, our health is our responsibility we must take our power back. If you would like more ideas, recipes, tips or guidance I highly recommend purchasing the E-Book alkalise me in the 'Extras' on this page. It goes in to more detail and basically delivers you a healthy immune boosting eating plan. It is available free to members at the same price of £5.
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