Thursday, October 22, 2009
3 Simple Steps To a Killer Immune System!
So here are today's tips for making your immune system the bomb.
1. Emphasize the good stuff. This is a concept from my book Radiant Health, Inner Wealth and is really important. Rather than focusing on what you shouldn't be eating, put more energy into the goodness. Ask yourself this question: "What foods do I love that really love me back?" And remember too--there may be lots of healthy foods & dishes that you have yet to discover! Add delicious superfoods (such as kale, shiitake mushrooms, garlic, ginger, chilis, berries, and amaranth) into your diet and watch the magic unfold.
2. Don't stress. I will share a private little secret with you: The only time I get sick these days is when I'm not taking the time to de-stress. For me--and so many others--stress is a top cause of illness. So, make sure that you add a few relaxation exercises into your day. What? You don't have time? Nonsense. Don't tell me you don't have five minutes in the course of a 24-hour day, because I won't belive you. Just take a minute here and a minute there (unless you can scrounge up even more time, which is even better!). Do some deep breathing, affirmations, or meditation techniques (one of which is detailed on this blog...scroll down to the bottom of this page to see it).
3. Have some FUN, for the love of all that is good and holy! We are not meant to live joyless, overworked lives--I don't care who says so! We are all given a sense of humor at birth and I personally intend to take full advantage of it. Taking time to laugh and play every day recharges our systems and makes us happy...or at the very least, happier. In turn, this boosts up our immunity and spreads joy to others as well. So, laugh, dammit!
Ah, tough love can be so hard sometimes....
I'd also like to add that The Kathleen Show has launched a program called "Prevention Not Prescriptions" aimed at keeping our bodies healthy and less reliant on prescription medicine. It's a wonderful program and more information can be found at:
Prevention not Prescriptions at the Kathleen Show