Food And Your Immune System!

They go together like peas and carrots! There are so many studies that show how food will have a positive impact on your immune system. Check out the video from NATURAL CURES to find out more!

Vitamins That Help Boost Your Immune System!

Did you know, if your immunity is low, bacteria and VIRUSES can attack your immune system! We have to focus on our immune system and how to keep it functioning properly! Check out the video from NATURAL CURES to find out where we can get the vitamins and minerals needed (hint, its from food!)

Foods Can Weaken Your Immune System!

Food can do as much harm to your immune as it can help! Sugar, for example, suppresses the immune system. Sounds crazy that Duncan donuts offers a free donut for a year with proof of vaccination. Sounds like it may hinder any positive effects! Check out the video from NATURAL WAYS for more!

Foods That Can Weaken The Immune System!

When we look at foods that help the immune system, it’s good to look at those that can weaken it as well! Here is a list from NATURAL WAYS that is helpful. They mention diets high in Omega 6. Remember, it is all about balance!!

What Are The Best Days To Take Your Kids To The Playground?

I was doing my normal morning walk at the park and saw the park employees spraying down the swings and other playground equipment so the kids are safe from the virus. I walked past one guy who was sitting down and doing something on his phone while two others did the work so I knew this individual was the leader :). He said two things that I thought were very interesting. One, they sanitize the equipment on Monday and Thursday, and two, they will stop cleaning at the end of October.

While everyone wants to talk about following science, I’m sure there is scientific research that led to Monday and Thursday being the two most important days to sanitize the equipment. I’m sure that same research shows that Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday are safe from the virus. And while most viruses don’t like heat and flourish in the cold, this one obviously likes the cold since there is no need to sanitize after October. And OBVIOUSLY science shows that only the playground equipment could transfer the virus while the benches positioned throughout the park where people sit everyday, will not be subjected to it because they are not sanitized. Very interesting!

OK, I don’t want to come off as completely ignorant so I hope you understand the sarcasm. And I certainly don’t blame the park employees as they are just doing what they have to do in order for the kids to be able to use that equipment, so I thank them for that! However, it is easy to see why so many are upset, frustrated, aggravated, pissed off at the leadership because there is no rhyme or reason to any of this. I understand questioning why we are wearing masks and going through hand sanitizer like crazy. I get why people are demanding the kids get back in school because that is the best place to learn. I also understand people who wonder why the only time the news reports an “outbreak” is when there is a social, religious or sports gathering, not when there is a riot/protest.

It seems to me that common sense has been lost during this crazy time, however, I do think as time has gone by, and people realize we lost the spring and summer of 2020, and all the fun family time that goes with it, that same lost common sense is quickly coming back. I also believe people are going to be more diligent on who we put to positions of power in this country…at least I hope so!

Until next time…

Companies Are Helping To Keep Employees Healthy?

When I heard this, I was hoping to hear how this company was catering healthy lunches for their employees. Lunches consisting of fruit and vegetable salads, good protein and water. I wanted to hear that they were offering incentives if they hit the gym on a daily basis, or in the case now, will reimburse employees if they purchase home equipment. I was hoping they would say they brought in professionals to talk about simple changes to make in their daily routine to boost their immune system.

“We have informed our employees they can earn gift cards to Fresh Thyme markets for every 10,000 steps they take a week. The more steps, the more $! We are also providing them with fresh fruit for snacks. We will still leave the vending machines as they are welcome to purchase candy, however the fresh fruit will be free. We want our employees to help themselves to be in the best position to fight off illness in any form!”

Unfortunately, I heard those words and then woke up from dreaming. The way they were going to keep employees “healthy” was to provide masks and hand sanitizer, as well as taking their temperature daily. AMAZING!!

I believe 2020 will go down in history books as a game changer in the health of many. I see people on a daily basis who are looking for alternative ways to be healthy, and those are the best ways! Yes, we do need to wash our hands but if we aren’t doing the best for our bodies from the inside, everything else doesn’t matter!

Until next time…

Again, It’s About The Immune System!

The definition of the immune system, according to Merriam-Webster is as follows;

the bodily system that protects the body from foreign substances, cells, and tissues by producing the immune response and that includes especially the thymus, spleen, lymph nodes, special deposits of lymphoid tissue (as in the gastrointestinal tract and bone marrow), macrophages, lymphocytes including the B cells and T cells, and antibodies

Sounds impressive doesn’t it? I sure think so! This IMMUNE SYSTEM will help you fight off colds, flu, cancer, bacteria, fungi, toxins AND….wait for it….VIRUSES!

We are suppose to listen to the doctors, at least that is what the media tells us. Why are we not hearing more from these doctors about taking better care of ourselves, which will in turn help the immune system function properly and give us our best line of defense? On any given day, we hear about social distancing, wearing masks and the vaccine. Why are we not hearing about the immune system and what we need to be doing to help it? I know, because it does not cause the panic that is needed on this subject.

I’m a fairly simple guy, maybe that is why I get the fact that we need to focus on ourselves to be healthier. I have said it before, but if someone can chastise me in a grocery store for not wearing a mask, I get to chastise them for buying cookies. Fair is fair!

Until next time…