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Many doctors don’t acknowledge it as a problem but fasting is the cure!!

Ever been to a doctor and explained to them your symptoms only to be given a new prescription? The feeling of defeat comes in when you feel like nobody is listening or really trying to get to the underlying problem, meanwhile you’re the one suffering.

I know all too well the feeling and as a nurse, I have counseled many patients who felt the same. Our doctors are overworked so if anybody is going to have to work harder for your fight it’s going to have to be you.

Adrenal fatigue & stress

Adrenal fatigue is something doctors brush off. Our bodies were made to handle little amounts of stress on a daily basis. Our thyroid is now shutting down because it’s completely overworked from chronic stress. This means like a good partner the adrenal glands have to take over and they are not supposed to handle little stress but be ready to release adrenalin if a lion comes out of the forest to chase you!

Today we see a bunch of overworked people not even realizing stress being the silent killer is slowly taking a toll on the inside of the body. Nothing is working the way it’s supposed to because so many overworked organs are trying to handle chronic stress with no breaks in between.

Adrenal fatigue has several symptoms you should watch out for:

Low Energy

Cortisol is one of the essential hormones produced by the adrenal glands; it plays several important roles, including converting sugar and fat into energy. If the adrenal gland produces an insufficient amount of cortisol, fatigue will be the result.

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Anxiety

Cortisol is also a key player in how the body reacts to stress. When cortisol levels drop, the body may have an increased stress response, leading to panic and anxiety attacks more than we would like to admit to ourselves at times.

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 Frequent Illness

Hormones produced by the adrenal glands also help regulate the immune system. When too few of these hormones are produced, the immune system does not function as it should, especially if the person is also experiencing exhaustion and anxiety. Since the body is unable to protect itself efficiently, it is not only more susceptible to illness and infections, but it gets harder to heal, as well.

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Difficulty Falling Asleep

Difficulty falling asleep is a symptom of adrenal fatigue with a clear tie to some of the others we already mentioned. If you have a hard time falling asleep, it stands to reason that you may wake up with exhaustion and low energy. Cortisol is involved in regulating the sleep/wake cycle, and a hormonal imbalance can alter the natural rhythms of the body, leading to insomnia and interrupted sleep patterns night after night.

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Frequent Urination

Another hormone released by the adrenal glands is aldosterone, which signals the kidneys to regulate sodium and potassium. Those experiencing adrenal fatigue may deal with frequent urination, which, at best, is inconvenient and, at worst, can significantly harm the body if not addressed.

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Adrenal Insufficiency

Adrenal insufficiency and adrenal fatigue are not the same. True adrenal insufficiency is rare and considered an official medical diagnosis. If the problem lies in the adrenal glands themselves, a doctor will diagnose Addison’s disease, but adrenal insufficiency can also stem from diseases in the hypothalamus or pituitary gland, which signal the adrenal glands to produce and release necessary hormones. Proponents of adrenal fatigue as a diagnosis believe that the hormonal insufficiencies it causes are not quite as severe as with true adrenal insufficiency but cause significant symptoms nonetheless.

The cure is a 3 day reboot fast!

No worries with the right knowledge and proper nutrition we can beat this. I did a three-day fast to reboot my body to factory settings, then a 21 day fast to cure cancer and I felt amazing!!! Prior to this, I ate adrenal stimulating foods for a week.

Fasting is the cure

Gold has a way of showing others who is in charge

The issue is you can’t play God if there is already one. Meaning we were created in a certain way, are made to function off certain foods, herbs, essential oils, etc., and not chemically processed meds, factory-made supplements, drugs, artificial food, or alcohol. You see the body has not changed only the information we are told about it! Anytime money’s involved its wealth over health!!

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Corona can’t defeat a strong immune system…

All masked up & feeling helpless about it?

 

Let’s start with boosting the immune system & relaxation will follow…

If you have belly fat your immune system is under attack…simple as that! Excess belly fat weakens your body’s defense system so when something like “The Coronavirus” comes around we can’t fight it off no matter how hard we try. Meat is a huge immune system destroyer food, it can sit & fester in the colon for days causing your body to produce excess amounts of inflammation which leads to cancer.

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The red meat truth will set you free…

A new study has revealed a potential reason behind red meat’s cancer-causing effects — excess amounts of a special sugar called Neu5Gc. When scientists studied the presence of Neu5Gc in different types of food, they discovered that beef, pork, lamb, and bison had substantially higher levels than poultry, fish, fruits, and vegetables.

Neu5Gc is naturally produced by carnivorous animals, allowing them to sustain high red-meat diets without negative health effects. Because humans do not produce this sugar, however, the body treats it as a foreign substance, setting off a toxic immune reaction. This reaction can cause chronic inflammation that may contribute to cancer. Research it for yourself don’t just take my word.

 

You have to think smarter not harder when dealing with a already compromised immune system…

If you catch cold quick and know your immune system is weak, you should certainly stay away from bacteria and other organisms that could make you worst!

For important steps you can take when buying and preparing food, visit the page on Food Production and Safety.

Getting adequate protein is important to boosting your immune system. Here are some good sources of protein for people with weakened immune systems:

  • lean meat, fish, eggs, or pasteurized tofu, all well cooked; check the internal temperature of the food with a thermometer to make sure it’s at the proper temperature to kill any bacteria. For a complete list of proper cooking temperatures for foods, see the United States Department of Agriculture’s food safety fact sheet.
  • Almond milk
  • low-fat cottage cheese or low-fat pasteurized yogurt
  • canned or dehydrated soup
  • a multivitamin. “Capsule” take out the powder and put it into a smoothie but talk to your doctor first as so e prescriptions are harmful when taken with natural supplements.

Foods you should avoid as if they will cause you to burn in hell…“yes it’s that serious”

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This is serious stuff because certain foods can have high levels of bacteria. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that children, older adults, and those with weakened immune systems avoid the following foods:

  • raw vegetable sprouts (alfalfa, radish, broccoli, mung bean, etc.), because of a high risk of Salmonella and E. coli contamination
  • raw eggs, including unpasteurized eggnog, uncooked Caesar salad dressing, and unbaked meringues, because of possible Salmonella contamination
  • unpasteurized fruit and vegetable juice, including cider, unless you prepare it at home with thoroughly washed produce
  • raw or undercooked ground meat and poultry
  • tofu packed in water

I personally recommend avoiding the following foods during chemotherapy because they can have levels of bacteria high enough to make a person with a weakened immune system sick:

  • foods that are raw or undercooked, which can include meat, fish, shellfish, lox, sushi, sashimi, poultry, eggs, hot dogs, deli meats, tofu, sausage, and bacon
  • foods containing raw eggs, such as hollandaise sauce, raw cookie dough, or homemade mayonnaise
  • unpasteurized (raw) milk and dairy products made from unpasteurized milk
  • soft cheeses, such as feta, Brie, Camembert, blue-veined (Roquefort, Stilton, Gorgonzola, and blue) and Mexican-style cheeses, such as those used to make queso sauce
  • unwashed raw fruits and vegetables and those with mold on them
  • raw honey
  • sun tea
  • unpasteurized beer
  • uncooked brewer’s yeast

Also please, please avoid salad bars, delis, buffets, sidewalk vendors, and potluck gatherings. All have a higher risk of improperly stored or refrigerated food and of poor hygiene by the people handling and cooking the food.

Our favorite “sugary foods” are destroying our immune systems daily!

Eating or drinking too much sugar curbs immune system cells that attack bacteria. This effect lasts for at least a few hours after downing a couple of sugary drinks or eating something containing a lot of sugar.

Body fat is incredibly inflammatory, and it’s that high level of inflammation that leads to infections like a cold or the flu as well as conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer.   Being overweight or obese can lead to a weakened immune system.

Having too much fat on your body negatively impacts your body’s ability to fight disease because body fat can inhibit the ability of white blood cells to multiply, produce antibodies, and prevent inflammation.

A study conducted by “New University of North Carolina” at Chapel Hill School of Medicine shows that obesity reduces the body’s ability to turn on elements of its immune systems needed for controlling influenza infection so how could it fight a flu on steroids like “Corona Virus”?

Now’s a great time to start a plant based diet don’t you think?

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Eating a low-fat, plant-based diet may help give the immune system a boost. The immune system relies on white blood cells that produce antibodies to combat bacteria, viruses, and other invaders. Vegetarians have been shown to have more effective white blood cells when compared to nonvegetarians, due to a high intake of vitamins and low intake of fat.

Maintaining a healthy weight can also benefit the immune system. Obesity has been linked to increased risk for influenza and other infections such as pneumonia.3 Plant-based diets are effective for weightloss, because they are rich in fiber, which helps fill you up, without adding extra calories. Fiber can also lower BMI, which is linked to improved immunity so don’t be afraid to increase it in your diet. A plant-based diet has also been shown to reduce inflammatory biomarkers.

Vitamins, Minerals, and Antioxidants

As we know fruits and vegetables provide nutrients—like beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E—that can boost immune function. Because many vegetables, fruits, and other plant-based foods are also rich in antioxidants, and they help reduce oxidative stress.

Beta-Carotene: Beta-carotene is a powerful & great antioxidant that can reduce inflammation and boost immune function by increasing disease-fighting cells in the body. Excellent sources include sweet potatoes, carrots, and green leafy vegetables.

Vitamins C and E: Vitamins C and E are antioxidants that help to destroy free radicals and support the body’s natural immune response so increase them! Sources of vitamin C include red peppers, oranges, strawberries, broccoli, mangoes, lemons, and other fruits and vegetables. Vitamin E sources include nuts, seeds, spinach, and broccoli.

Vitamin D: Research shows vitamin D supplementation may reduce the risk for viral infections, including respiratory tract infections, by reducing production of proinflammatory compounds in the body. Increased vitamin D in the blood has been linked to prevention of other chronic diseases including tuberculosis, hepatitis, and cardiovascular disease. Food sources of vitamin D include fortified cereals and plant-based milks along with supplements.

Zinc: Zinc is a mineral that can help boost white blood cells, which defend against invaders. Sources include nuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, beans, and lentils.

Sleep

Our bodies need sleep to rest and recharge. Without a sufficient amount of sleep, we increase our risk for developing serious health problems—like heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and obesity. Inadequate sleep has also been linked to suppressed immune function which is the last thing you need right now!

I have added some of my favorite vegan recipes for your enjoyment pleasure…have fun with them while on quarantine…xoxo

Protected: I laugh in the face of Corona…my body will not fall victim!