There is so much information out there about what you should and shouldn’t eat, a lot of which is contradictory or changes at frequent intervals. It’s no wonder people don’t know what is and isn’t good for them when even the ‘experts’ can’t agree.
We all know what acute inflammation looks like – red, hot, swollen, and really sore. You see and feel it after you cut yourself, when an insect’s bitten you, or you’ve broken out in a rash or with pimples. We experience it when we have allergies, asthma, digestive problems, and muscle and joint aches and pains. Inflammation can also be happening inside you without you being aware of it.
The change in seasons is a peak time for colds and flus, peaking again in spring along with hay fever season, so now’s a good time to get your immune system powered up. An under-functioning immune system leaves you more susceptible to any bug going around, and leaves you struggling to recover from the invasion.
Springtime gives us a sense of freshness and renewal. Now is a great time to take stock of the state of our environment, not just outside but also inside our homes.
One of the biggest impacts on our overall health can be our level of stress and what we do to manage it. Everyone copes with stress in their own way and our bodies show the signs of too much stress in unique ways. For some it can be increased insomnia, for others increased susceptibility to colds and flus, or increased digestive problems.
It might be a good idea to get your thyroid checked! Thyroid disease incidence has increased significantly over the last few decades. The thyroid is a very sensitive gland; problems there can be a sign that there are problems elsewhere in the body.
Did you know that women’s monthly cycles are supposed to be symptom free? Symptoms indicate that something is out of balance. They are a warning sign that, if heeded, can prevent the progression to worsening of symptoms or developing more serious reproductive concerns, including cancer.