Six Simple Sure-fire Strategies to Defend Yourself Against Any Illness this Winter!
By Nevenka and Vesna Grubacevic
Have you ever wondered why some people get a cold each and every year, while other people never do? Are you prone to illnesses, allergies or other conditions? Do you lack the energy to do the things you want in life? Would you like to raise your defences against illness so that you can live a longer and healthier life and fully enjoy every moment with your family and friends?
Why boost your immune system?
The key to raising your defences against illness and disease is to boost your immune system. The immune system protects our body from illness, allergies and other conditions. It has the ability to fight foreign invaders that enter our body, provided that we support it. A strong immune system is our guarantee to a longer, healthier and more fulfilled life.
Here are 6 simple sure-fire strategies that you can implement immediately to increase your immune system.
1. Watch your emotions and beliefs!
You may have heard of the saying “If you want to see what your thoughts were like yesterday, look at your body today. If you want to see what your body will look like tomorrow, look at your thoughts today!” The difference between people who get a cold each year and those that don’t is that the former have a belief that they get a cold each year, and you may even hear them say that. Also, research by the American Medical Association has proven that unresolved negative emotions can create illness and health issues. For example, unresolved anger has been linked to heart attack and heart disease, while unresolved sadness has been linked to a low immune system and depression. The key to greater energy and better health then is to resolve any unresolved negative emotions and limiting beliefs that are now preventing you from having the health and energy you desire.
2. Balance you body pH (possible hydration) level
A pH range between 7.2 and 7.4 is ideal for the body to function at its optimal level. If your body becomes over acidic or over alkaline, your body is unable to function at its optimal level and illnesses and diseases can start to develop. Because the cells in our body are unable to function effectively in an over acidic environment, your health can start to deteriorate at a cellular level.
3. Eradicate free radicals
Avoid harmful chemicals, including preservatives in processed foods, smoking, excessive drinking, pollution, pesticides, harmful chemicals in personal care and make up products. These harmful chemicals create free radicals which damage cells, affect the natural communication between the cells and weaken the immune system. In addition, smoking, excessive drinking and pollution rob the body of vital nutrition. Instead, read product labels carefully and choose immune system friendly products which help to strengthen its defences against illness.
4. Drink alkaline water
Healthy adult bodies comprise around 70% water, while the adult brain is about 90% water. Water is important because it hydrates the body, brings nutrients to the organs that are most in need, detoxifies the body and eliminates toxins and waste through the kidneys and liver. Ordinary tap water can be acidic and can cause oxidation which can result in harmful chemical reactions and can cause the skin to wrinkle, the cells and body to age and be prone to illness. Alkaline water improves hydration, reduces acidity and free radicals, improves the regeneration of cells and boosts the immune system.
5. Eat raw whole foods
Increase your consumption of raw whole foods (eg. fresh vegetable juices, fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nuts and good oils such as olive oil) to boost your immune system. These foods are full of natural nutrients that turn food into energy, provide the body with most needed nutrients to strengthen the immune system and to fight infections and invaders. Eating healthy raw fresh food helps the digestive system by absorbing important nutrients which strengthens the immune system.
6. Enjoy your exercise
Cardiovascular exercise (eg walking, aerobics, skipping, running) leads to better circulation, the delivery of oxygen to the right organs and increases lymphatic fluids in the body. Increasing the lymphatic fluids in the body strengthens the immune system by eliminating toxins and metabolic debris out of the body. Research has also shown that anytime we have a pleasant experience it increases our immune system, while an unpleasant experience can reduce our immune system. So by enjoying exercise, without stress, anxiety or worry, we are also having a positive impact on our health and overall wellbeing.
By implementing these simple sure-fire strategies you can quickly and effectively boost your immune system and defend yourself against any illness this winter!
Nevenka is a qualified Clinical Nutrition, Anti-Ageing, Longevity and Health Consultant© with over 35 years experience in business and a passion for helping you achieve optimal health.
Book into a half price initial consultation with Nevenka (only $45) before 15th July 2008 and receive your FREE body and water pH test (valued at $65) PLUS receive a FREE one hour personalized consultation with Vesna (valued at $300)! Simply call Vesna today on (03) 9653-9288 or 0411 479 256 or email her to receive your exclusive Winter Re-Charge offer.
Take action today to boost your immune system and keep the winter “bugs” away!
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