INFLAMMATION and IMMUNITY 🦠 So many of you have asked me to talk about this and explain further the many links between the immune system and your inflammation levels 🧬 How to keep a strong immune system?
1/ KEEP CALM. Stress increases inflammation and cortisol levels. Cortisol levels trigger the activation of the sympathetic nervous system which in turn shuts down the digestive system and immune system. You can use the tips and mediation routines shared in the mental wellness section of the Eat Burn Sleep platform to support your mental well-being.
2/ Improve your GUT HEALTH. 70% of the immune system (Gut Associated Lymphoid Tissue) sits in the gut as its name indicates. Having a diverse gut flora is essential for your immune system function and now more than ever is important to keep your gut strong by eating the right foods and feed your good bacteria.
3/ LOWER your INFLAMMATION LEVELS. Chronic inflammation impairs the immune system activity. Recent observations have shown that those with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, COPD, cancer, and renal disease, are of higher mortality risk when contracting the coronavirus. Such diseases are directly linked to chronic inflammation.
4/ EAT the RAINBOW 🌈 all the food shared in the green list on the Eat Burn Sleep platform is packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, minerals, and support your immune system.
5/ AVOID INFLAMMATORY WORKOUTS which lower the immune system. All the workouts I share on the Eat Burn Sleep platform not only don’t trigger inflammation but also support back health and digestive health as the vagus nerve links the spine and the gastro-intestinal tract.
6/ SUPPLEMENTS are optional but if you would like to take some, I would recommend both Zinc and Vitamin C which wonderfully boost immunity. For better absorption and distribution, my favorite forms are Liposomal vitamin-C and Zinc picolinate.
The Eat Burn Sleep lifestyle is focused on lowering inflammation, improving gut health, and consequently achieving among many other benefits an improved immune system as well as optimal body composition. Glowing skin and good body composition are by-products of being healthy on the inside 😊 Click here to join the Eat Burn Sleep platform!