Never say never, I know. But it’s been over two years since I’ve been sick. Three years since I’ve been laid out from being sick. So even if I get sick next week, it’s still been a great streak! (*ok technically last Feb I had to lay down for a few hrs of intentional rest when my wife and kids had 12-hr bug).
People have been getting wiped out lately with illnesses. This is the worst I’ve seen in three years. Interesting no one is talking about it anymore. 🤔
While everyone has been going down left and right, I’ve been grateful to God for protecting me and dissecting why my immunity has been so strong lately.
While there are definitely more than two reasons, for the purpose of this article I’m mainly reflecting on the MAIN TWO. Meaning, these seem to have had the biggest influence on my health and therefore, I apply my energy & focus to make sure I don’t fail in these two departments. *For bonus points I’ll still mention the other variables.
#1. Eliminate all inflammatory foods.
When everything went down in March 2020, my wife and I immediately went to what we know about health: defend from the inside. Our bodies are loaded with viruses, germs, and bacteria. Like ticking time bombs, viruses are waiting to be triggered. Things like high-stress overload and inflammatory foods can trigger illnesses.
Many people don’t realize it, but they’re getting colds, sinus infections, headaches, fevers, “flu’s” because of inflammatory foods. This past summer five of my members got sick. Since they all participate in my wife’s nutrition coaching program, they were fully in-tune to why. They were out of routine for a few days. They overloaded on junk foods they don’t usually eat. After a little bit too much, their body negatively reacted and they got sick.
This is what my wife teaches you in her holistic Clean & Lean Nutrition Challenge. A healthy diet is incredible for physical looks but most importantly, it’s about what’s happening in the INSIDE.
Do you want to boost immunity and prevent illnesses and disease?! It’s time to attack it from a cellular level. Food is either medicine or poison. I could talk about this all day but we will for 30-DAYS STRAIGHT in January!
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BONUS #1: Immune boosting supplementation.
I’m not conventional. I lean towards “alternative” & natural methods as much as possible. My wife is my go-to and she just posted this today in her Healthy Living Facebook Page:
“Some of my favorite supplements are pure defense with NAC because it has c,d, zinc, quercetin elderberry, NAC and zinc in it. I take an extra d3 5000 along with this. Fulvic acid is another one that keeps me healthy. It’s great for detox and helps you absorb your nutrients. And a good probiotic. If you need me to order any of these we have them all in our shop. I always mark them down 20% off.”
We sell all these at our FMU Storefront!
#2. Infrared Sauna (watch video)
The detox, cleansing, and healing that happens from sweat and infrared technology is amazing. I jump in our sauna every day. I knew it was worth the investment when I read through the research years ago. I feel bad for people who don’t have access to one! I just want you to know, we have one and both members and non-members are allowed to use it! (Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re new and want to book a sesh).
Could this be the biggest game-changer for preventing or fighting off sicknesses? Possibly. As of now, I’ll still stick to nutrition as being our greatest defense. However, if I even feel the slightest setback coming, I jump in the sauna for 30 minutes and instantly walk out feeling better.
➡️ For Cell Health: Near infrared sauna therapy stimulates the circulatory system and more fully oxygenate the body’s cells. Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system.
➡️ For Detox: Sweating is the body’s safe and natural way to heal & stay healthy. Far infrared sauna use causes a rise in core temperature resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside.
Note: infrared sauna is different than a dry sauna and steam sauna. All are great and sweat is phenomenal no matter what. Infrared is the technology that penetrates to the most molecular level to remove toxins from cells. So actually, infrared is not about the sweat. Even if you didn’t sweat while sitting in an infrared sauna, it’s still doing it’s beneficial deep work.
As of right now, I will conclude that Eliminating inflammatory foods and Infrared Sauna sessions are the top 2 reasons why I never get sick.
However, as always, we take a well-rounded approach to optimal health and wellness.
It’s all of it.
SO HERE ARE OTHER BONUSES:
☑️ Say No
Stress is a major contributor to 90% of doctor’s visits. I’ve learned to say no to too much so I can strike a balance between working hard and resting harder.
☑️ Don’t mess with my sleep
Hands down if I don’t sleep well, I’m going to be vulnerable to illness. Nothing messes with my sleep.
☑️ Pray for healing
Yup, I believe it. I pray (to Jesus, not Mother Nature or Vibes) for my wife and kids daily. I pray for God to protect me daily. Last year when my family had the 12-hr bug, I literally prayed that I didn’t throw up and I felt the bug disappear. NUTZ right? I know. I still don’t believe it either.
I don’t shy away from sick people. I’m not afraid if they are in my presence. Kids hack away all the time at the gym. I know it’s a major benefit to my immune system. Oh, and I’m not a fan of ever covering my face. Give me that oxygen baby!!!