This ponder into the causes of disease is primal. Even though humans have evolved out of the nomad lifestyle, for survival, we should look at disease in an elementary way.
Bacteria and virus have ruled the earth for over a billion years. We have TRILLIONS of bacteria and viruses living on and in us. Without them, we could not survive. What we have with bacteria and virus is called a symbiotic relationship. We work together.
Decreasing time outdoors, industrialization of food, and antibacterial products, the standard American has 1-3 strands of good bacteria with hundreds of bad bacteria. The community of bacteria and virus we have is called our microbiota. Microbiota..small animal life.
As we see with obvious bacteria and viral infections causing acute reaction, what about the chronic quiet invasion of bacteria and viruses. The number of cases that are written off as auto immune. What does it really mean when the body attacks itself? Viruses go inside the cell and multiply. Our body releases a series of defense known to us as the immune system to combat viruses. Basic science.
How can we strengthen our troops in this relationship with the bacteria viruses? Many argue natural products don’t help with illness. It is an insult to your body to think it does not have the tools to be strong. obviously we can not live without food, and if you give up understanding how food works elementally in the body, you are set up for failure. Cancer risk factors from the Centers of Disease and control include HPV and Epstein Barr as factors. Viruses… Risk factor for cancer. So when you want you body stronger, no matter whether digestive issues, to headaches, to cancer, think about your microbiome.
How do we strengthen this relationship? On our largest organ the skin, we need to use natural products like grapeseed argon and coconut oil. Did you know coconut oil is anti fungal, anti viral and antibacterial? And coconut oil has an spf of 10. Add a little mint essential oil and you will love applying it everyday. Stop paying 100 at the spa to have a facial with pumpkin, avocados and cucumbers, all with antibacterial properties, and make them at home weekly.
The most common food born bacteria e coli can be combatted by adding foods like garlic, ginger, honey, echinacea, and oregano each day to your diet.
In digestion, most herbs like oregano, thyme, mint, echinacea has antibacterial properties.
Fermented foods like kombucha, kefir, miso, kimchi, sauerkraut and brined vegetables are probiotic with live cultures. Eat fermented foods every day.
Raw Apple cider vinegar, unprocessed, is a must have for hair skin digestion. Take a tablespoon in a glass of water or tea 2 times a day. If you need to supplement, make sure you buy refrigerated and alive probiotics. When feeling a little under the weather, eliminate white sugar and artificial sugars that bacteria feed the most from.
Finally, think about your body as biology and science. Each cell needs particular elements and nutrients to keep it alive. Put in your body foods that meet the needs of your body, and everything else be honest, and just call them fun foods.
Remember that you will probably not get sick by chance. Be the warrior by supplying yourself an unbreakable armor.