Build a Stronger Immune Defense During the Cold & Flu Season
A healthy immune system provides multiple response layers against seasonal changes. The strength of this barrier can be weakened by lifestyle habits that can deplete the bodies reserves, such as stress, fast foods, and lack of exercise. Replenishing nutrients essential to healthy immune function can help, as well as ensuring adequate rest and relaxation.
Is inflammation causing you pain?
Temporary inflammation helps you, but chronic inflammation can be a real pain. Inflammation is the body's protective response to injury or infection. But sometimes white blood cells and their inflammatory chemicals can damage tissues and cause a variety of bothersome symptoms, including pain. This is often the case in autoimmune conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis, in which ongoing inflammation or flare-ups can significantly affect daily living and comfort. (Over time, inflammation can also contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes and heart-related conditions, where inflammatory symptoms may not be noticeable.)
Are you getting enough "vitamin Q"?
CoQ10 is vital for strong hearts and healthy aging. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) or ubiquinone is a vitamin-like substance manufactured in the body that's sometimes referred to as "vitamin Q" for its many important contributions. It's a necessary component of the energy-producing machinery (mitochondria) of the bodys cells. It also helps maintain cellular health and protect against harmful substances (free radicals) produced in the body that can "speed up" the aging process by contributing to age-related illnesses and declining function. CoQ10 has also been extensively studied for heart and circulatory benefits.
Are your habits eating at you?
Many digestive symptoms are often intensified or caused by what, when, why, and how much you eat. Some are more sensitive to dairy or gluten. But diets high in processed sugars and unhealthy fats and low in fiber and nutrients can affect digestive balance and comfort for almost anyone. Eating caused by stress or in stressful settings also upsets digestion. So can larger portions and late meals. Simple changes can make a big difference.