The flu (and the stomach bug for that matter) are running rampant this time of year. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want it anywhere near my family. Hard to avoid when the germ magnets are around tons of other kids every day at school. No kids? You are not immune. You probably have co-workers with their own germ magnets. Not today, Satan! Keep those sick germs away from us!
Our immunity has everything to do with the pH of our bodies.
Our food has a direct impact on our pH. Consuming a diet of mostly acidic foods makes it harder for our body to regulate our pH. This causes stress on our body.
Take a daily probiotic. They promote a healthy digestive tract and immune system which has everything to do with the pH of our gut. But be careful, not every probiotic is created equal. If you are eating yogurt for the probiotics, read on. You need a probiotic that survives the digestive tract. Yogurt does not and neither do many of the probiotics you find at the grocery store or health stores.
Elderberry syrup is not a magic potion, but it is filled with antioxidants that help to fight sickness. It’s a supplement, so it’s meant to supplement a healthy diet, not replace a crappy one.
Limit processed sugar. That’s if you’ve survived Halloween and it’s aftermath unscathed. There’s a reason I buy all the candy from my kids to donate to the soldiers. They are putting their life on the line for our country for crying out loud. They can have some candy. Im not completely heartless. I’m also not saying to avoid Christmas cookies. How absurd would that be?! What I am saying is don’t eat ALL the cookies. You can control the ingredients when you make things yourself. This includes things like those apple sauce pouches, juice boxes, gummy snacks, and yogurt. Don’t have time to make all those things on your own? Opt for real fruits and veggies instead like apples, grapes, blueberries, strawberries, oranges, bananas, cucumbers, and carrots.
Limit dairy intake. Cheese boards are amazing and I can’t help myself either, but you want to avoid partaking of your own personal cheese board for every meal, every day. I know, that’s a killjoy. Dairy is very acidic. Hopefully you know by now that dairy is not your only source of Vitamin D. You get more Vitamin D from a cup of broccoli. Just don’t add the cheese sauce...
Eat lots of plants! If you’re rolling your eyes at this, this is probably for you. Leafy greens, veggies, and fruits have a lot of vitamins and nutrients our bodies need to support a healthy immune system.
If you want to learn more about this and implement it in your life, join us for the next 30 Day Transformation that starts January 7th. Let’s bulletproof your New Year resolution.
If you want to read on while I geek out about pH, let’s go.
An acidic state results in the decreased ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells, decrease ability to repair damaged cells, decrease ability to detoxify heavy metals, enables tumor cells to thrive, and makes us more susceptible to fatigue and illness and other negative symptoms that you are experiencing (trouble sleeping, joint pain, high cholesterol and blood pressure, headaches and migraines, etc).
An acidic ph can occur from an acid forming diet, emotional stress, toxic overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. Our body compensates by using alkaline minerals and if they can't be found from the diet, a build up of acids occurs. This build up of acids leads to more of an acidic state which is where illnesses thrive and attack our bodies.
Our body is so busy regulating its pH that it doesn’t have the ability to fight illnesses like the flu and the stomach bug.
Regulate your pH with me on January 7th.