Just like any of our bodily processes, our immune system relies upon good nutrition to function at its best. Optimal digestion occurs when we chew our food thoroughly, eat in a relaxed manner, eat nutrient-rich foods that contain their own enzymes (raw foods), and avoid processed and synthetic foods that can inflame the digestive tract and do not contain sufficient immune-enhancing nutrients. Maintaining healthy digestion and eating a nutritious diet will create more vigorous immune function.
Understanding Stress: Finding Balance
The moment you get stressed, you experience a physical stress reaction; you know, a faster heartbeat or tense muscles. Your body usually reacts to stress in the same way each time it strikes, so noticing how you tend to react, how often you experience these symptoms, and if they become more serious is the first step toward regaining calm. From there, heed these simple steps for keeping your cool.