Introduction:Sickness seems to prevail in the winter months and everyone stocks up on cold and flu medicine, tissues and other artillery to combat the bug. It has been proven that certain elements and habits can weaken your body to sickness in the winter months. The classroom full of coughing children is a common sight that teachers would sure love to change.
Vitamin D3 is probably the most important natural hormone/vitamin to take over the winter season. The sun is where we get vitamin D3 and it is converted in our skin as we get the sun's rays.
A recent CDC report shows statistics of 45 per cent Hispanics, 65 per cent African Americans and 20 per cent Caucasians are deficient in vitamin D3.
Many autoimmune diseases and even periodontal diseases are put in check with proper amounts of vitamin D3, not to be confused with synthetic vitamin D2.
Natural health advisers recommend 5,000 to 10,000 iu a day of vitamin D3 and also a test to see where your levels are.
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Hand-washing soaps with antibacterial elements in them tend to strip the body's ability to fight off bad germs. Too much anti-biotics in medicine will weaken your natural sickness fighting abilities. This goes for hand sanitizers and bleach, too.
Use regular soap, hand sanitzer and try using lemon or vinegar for cleaning the home.
What are bad foods? Well, they really are not food, but junk. Too much sugar is a big one, it hinders the immune system and causes weight gain. Artificial anything! High fructose corn syrup, aspartame, splenda, sucra, nutra-sweet and the rest are all chemicals and not good for the body in any way.
Same goes for too many preservatives like MSG, sodium preservers and artificial coloring.
Too much caffeine is another drug and not helpful to keep a body healthy. Alternatives like almond coffee, are much safer.
Alcohol in excess is another way to get sick and more often as the liver works hard to filter the blood, this causes excess stress on the liver.
Not getting enough sleep is thought to be the root of many diseases that form in the body over a short or long period.
Our circadian rhythm is designed for us to rise with the sun and go to bed with sundown. Many are now buying the UVB lights to wake up to and find that they are in better moods and stay healthier with the use of the light box or clock.
Yes, good fats. The good fats have been given a bad name when in reality the good fats are the ones we were told were bad.
Studies show that a diet with good saturated fats like organic butter, ghee, coconut oil, flax-seed oil, avocados, wild game meats, grass-fed meats and bone broth from these meats are much healthier than a person who eats lots of cereal, bread, pasta and grain based foods. Protein, vegetables and fruit are the best diet for optimal health.
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Thanks friends! I wish you all good health this winter season! :)
Good to see you get the front page.
Yes antibacterial soaps are contradictory to what most people think.
Congrats on the front page! I read your list carefully and hopefully will not follow your advice! Looking for a healthy winter...again!
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Clever way of getting your excellent points some attention. My vitamin D levels were horrible and I have felt much better after taking vitamin D3 supplements.
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