Hello and good afternoon,
I’m a little late in posting, I was talking this morning to a friend in Mexico, mother and sister-in-law. The time waits for no one and it just ticked away this morning.
It’s the weekend and with all of us hunkering down, we are not getting our Vitamin D that we need. Go outside if you can and roam in nature. Go out and see the spring weather and the change of trees and flowers. Even hug a tree, for they need loving and caring just like we do.
We need faith that this corona virus will leave us and learn by this situation. We need more sunshine in our lives.
THE ROOT OUR ENVIRONMENT
This was written also in 2017
Before we can begin, we first need to know the meaning of the word root. Its the base, foundation, basic part, basic element of anything. We all know this as a part of the body of a plant that develops, typically, from the radicle and grows downward into the soil, anchoring the plant and absorbing nutrients and moisture. To a human, it is our immune system. The immune system is a system of many biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease.
We all come to the understanding that one is born into this world and also know that we leave this world. However, the key to all of this is the quality of life one enjoys during the time on earth. The big picture to all of this is how we play this with our environment. Our immune system detects how we exercise the activity of our everyday life’s.
It’s the environment that kills us. Pollution, the food (chemicals, GMO’s processing), water we drink, stress, lack of exercise, which can affect our DNA. What is our DNA? The nucleic acid that is the genetic material determining the makeup of all living cells and many viruses.
So, it is our choice to create around us an environment that is a safe lifestyle. You need to create an area of less pollution. You need to eat organic foods which do not have GMO’s and chemicals. You need to test the water you drink. You need to practice mediation and be around nature with plenty of sunshine for vitamin D. You need to walk, dance, or be involved in the community. All of the above’s you need to do, will keep your immune system healthy, which will give you a better quality of life.
In my writings later, I will explain how important pollution, food, water, stress, and exercise can make a healthy lifestyle which will give us quality of life.
This is what Functional Medicine does, it gets to the root (the cause) so that we can live a quality of life and a healthier immune system.
How to Improve an Immune System
We live in a world where it's just harder to stay healthy. Fresh and healthy food is available, but you usually have to go out of your way to find it. The foundation of health is a healthy immune system, so the best way to get and stay healthy is to do whatever it takes to support your immune system. This can be a multi-pronged approach involving organic healthy foods, exercise, supplementation and attitude.
things you'll need:
organic healthy foods
Basic vitamin and mineral
During this time, nature is very important to our bodies, check with your areas if parks are open. If so try to make it there and just walk some of the paths. Be considerate to others that may be there and stay your distance. You and the others can be safe and also enjoy the beginning of spring.
Here is a video for children with spring songs
BY SHERYL MALIN
Nature comes alive when the wind speaks to the trees with a whisper of peace.
Through this sound we relate to the living plants and animals of nature to give birth to happiness.
We stand by with the echoing of our souls with a smile and give thanks to all the art of color around us.
Imagine the conversation that surrounds us and touch the thought of beauty that is in front of us.
Nature is God’s gift to us and it gives us a since of joy and calmness.
We create the relationship of friendship through nature and understand the ways it fits in to our planet during the changes it takes place.
Through your imagination, meditate the beauty of the nature of colors around.
Through nature I was healed
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
HOW NATURE AND OUR LIVES CAN CHANGE IN A MINUTE.
WHILE RELAXING AND HEALING MYSELF FROM CANCER, I TOOK A TRIP TO VISIT MY DAUGHTER. THIS WAS A MUST NEEDED TRIP! I LEARNED HOW OUR LIVES AND NATURE HAVE SO MUCH IN COMMON. WE CAN CHANGE IN A HEARTBEAT. THE WEATHER WAS UP AND DOWN, JUST LIKE HEALING CAN BE. THE TREES THAT LINE THE HIGHWAYS WHICH RUN ONE AFTER ANOTHER ALTHOUGH; APPEAR SIMILAR, EACH HAVE THEIR OWN PERSONALITY MUCH LIKE SEEING MASSES OF PEOPLE IN A CITY STREET. EVERYONE HAS A PERSONALITY AND WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THIS IF WE TAKE THE TIME. LOOK ALL AROUND YOU AND YOU CAN SEE WHAT I MEAN BY THIS. I STARTED OUT WITH GREAT WEATHER AND ENDED UP WITH RAINY AND STORMY WEATHER, SOMETIMES MUCH LIKE HOW WE FEEL. I WAS ABLE TO SEE THE BEAUTY THAT SURROUNDS US, THE TALL MOUNTAINS AND TREES AND THE OLD BUILDINGS THAT WERE MADE FROM STONE AND THE CHARACTER THAT WAS PUT IN EVERY STONE. I WAS ABLE TO SEE CREATURES UP CLOSE AND HOW THEY CAN BE CALM AND PEACEFUL.
During this time, its very important to get our Vitamin D. Go out and enjoy spring weather. Even go out to your back yard or your balcony. Sun and fresh air are both healthy ways to reduce stress.
THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D Deficiency Related Diseases & Conditions
Researchers are still working to fully understand how vitamin D works within our body and how it affects our overall health, but it is believed to be a link between vitamin D deficiency to quite a number of ailments:
1. Osteoporosis – An adequate amount of calcium and vitamin D are important for maintaining bone density and strength. A lack of vitamin D causes calcium-depleted bone, which further weakens the bones and increases the risk of fractures. You can also read my article about the 4 steps to prevent osteoporosis.
2. Asthma – Vitamin D deficiency is linked to lower lung functions and worse asthma control, especially in children. Vitamin D may improve asthma control by blocking inflammation-causing proteins in the lung, as well as increasing production of another protein which has anti-inflammatory effects. Read the article about natural treatments for asthma, which vitamin D is one of them.
3. Heart health – Vitamin D deficiency may be linked to a higher risk of high blood pressure (hypertension) as well as increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
4. Inflammation – It has been found that vitamin D deficiency is associated with inflammation, a negative response of the immune system. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a number of inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and type 1 diabetes.
5. Cholesterol – Vitamin D regulates cholesterol levels in the blood: it has been shown that without adequate sun exposure, vitamin D precursors turn to cholesterol instead of vitamin D.
6. Allergies – Studies show that children who had lower levels of vitamin D are more likely to have multiple food allergies.
7. Influenza – Some studies showed a link between lack of vitamin D and common respiratory infections, and indicate that people with the lowest vitamin D levels report having significantly more cases of cold and flu than those with higher levels.
8. Depression – Vitamin D deficiency is linked to depression: receptors for vitamin D are present on many areas of the brain and are involved in numerous brain processes, making it likely that this vitamin might be associated with depression and that vitamin D supplements might play an important role in treating depression.
9. Type-2 Diabetes – Studies have demonstrated correlations between low vitamin D levels and the development of type 2 diabetes. Different studies provide evidence that vitamin D may contribute to glucose tolerance through its effects on insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity.
10. Oral health – Several recent reports demonstrate a significant association between periodontal health and the intake of vitamin D. It appears also that elderly patients with low vitamin D levels have a higher rate of tooth loss than those with high vitamin D levels.
11. Rheumatoid arthritis – Low vitamin D may play a role in developing rheumatoid arthritis. Studies have found that women who get more vitamin D seem less likely to get rheumatoid arthritis. Also, among people who already have rheumatoid arthritis, those with low vitamin D levels tend to have more active symptoms.
12. Cancer – Vitamin D deficiency may be linked to cancer: a certain study indicated that more than 75% of people with a variety of cancers have low levels of vitamin D, and the lowest levels are associated with more advanced cancers. However additional research is required to determine whether higher vitamin D levels are related to lower cancer incidence or death rates.
IT IS NOT JUST US THAT CHANGE, BUT OUR ENVIRONMENT THAT CONTINUES TO CHANGE AND GROW THROUGH OUT THE YEARS. WE NEED TO STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES AND EXPERIENCE WHAT WE ARE GIVEN AND ENJOY THE SMALL THINGS THAT ARE ENJOYABLE BEFORE WE ARE UNABLE TO.
What simple, everyday thing can you turn into something Grand by assigning more Gratitude to it?
Until Sunday, be creative and create your own fun.