Do you feel like you are constantly getting sick?
Colds, stomach bugs, even chronic fatigue can really put a damper on your quality of life. Constant, recurring illness is a sign that your body has more going on under the surface that needs to be addressed. If you keep getting sick, here are some top reasons it may be happening:
1. You are experiencing insane amounts of stress or anxiety. Stressors cause our body to produce more cortisol, which in turn puts our system in a state of high alert. Cortisol interferes with the ability of white blood cells called T-cells to multiply and properly function. In addition, cortisol also lowers an important antibody called secretory IgA, which lines the respiratory tract and gut and is our first line of defense against invading pathogens.
2. You are not getting enough sleep. Sleep is crucial to your body’s ability to fight off pathogens and restore itself from the daily stress of existing.
3. You are nutrient deficient. While this sounds scary, it’s actually quite common. There are lots of nutrients that can keep your immune system healthy, but focus on getting adequate amounts of vitamin D, vitamin C, and zinc, preferably through whole foods.
4. Your immune system is compromised. Immune conditions prevent the immune system from functioning as it should, so if you’re doing everything you can to keep your body and health in tip-top shape and it still doesn’t seem to be working, you’ll likely need extra, targeted help.
Those are just some of the most common reasons you may be experiencing chronic illness. It could be due to dehydration, overconsumption of antibiotics, poor diet, lack of exercise, and the list goes on! What it comes down to is you need personalized attention and a plan to get to the bottom of why you are getting and staying sick.
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Please follow along with me on this journey of discovery as I share with you my brush of madness with exquisite clarity. Luckily, I was never a quick fix-it junkie where I said no to many suggestions from board certified or certifiable doctors because I felt it in my soul that it was merely a banaide being placed on my issues. The names of certain doctors have been changed because frankly, I don’t want to be sued for proven their lack in their field.
Hippocrates was right when he said: Let they food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.
Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, The Ultimate guide to healing hypothyroidism and A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way. You can find all these books on Amazon. This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
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