Laws of The Body
The keys to health start with these 4 laws. If we can be attentive to these 4 and abide by them our health has a great foundation to build upon.
In these times where immune function and wellness are hot topics, these laws allow us to have a user’s guide to living our best and healthiest lives, by giving our immune system the energy to protect us.
If you break these, the laws will break you is the saying.
- The Law of Sanitation
This seems explanatory but how many times have you seen someone not wash hands in a public restroom pre-corona? Men seem to bigger culprits than women from what I hear. Wash ya dang hands! And wash them well, like with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. Make this a big deal with your kids, they’ll learn it from you.
Wash your body, goes without saying but wash it. Get the germs off your skin it’s your biggest organ.
Wash your sheets, clothes, your counters, your produce. When in doubt, wash it out.
- The Law of Recuperation
Sleep. Enough said, we all know someone that has sleep issues. Maybe it’s us. Pay attention to that, sleep is critical for healing and repair that when the majority of it happens. When you’re sleeping, your immune system releases a type of small proteins called cytokines. These proteins help your body fight infection, inflammation, and trauma. Without proper sleep, your immune system is not able to function at its best.
- The Law of Movement
The saying if you don’t move it you lose it; it’s true. Aim for a half hour a day and mix up your activities for the best benefit. Walking, strength training, yoga, biking, stretching, all are good low-impact choices. If you work at a desk, make it a point every 2 hours to get up and take a 10-minute stretch or take a walk outside.
The internet is a great place to research ideas and routines if you are a beginner and remember, start low and slow. Easy into your program and give your body time to rest and adapt.
- The Law of Nutrition
I like to call this the Law of Nutrition AND Digestion because that is what nutrition really is. You can’t one without the other. We don’t just eat our food and then lights out. Consuming nutrition kicks off a whole process called digestion and that’s REALLY where it’s all at.
Here’s the legal definition of nutrition:
Nutrition is the diet that is consumed; this includes proteins, fats, carbs, minerals, etc. It is the body’s ability to digest that diet and the ability to absorb the nutrients into the body. The nutrients must then be transported to the cells for use. The cells must utilize the nutrients and generate a waste, then the waste must be removed from the body.
As you can see, diet alone is only a small part of nutrition. With 74% of Americans reporting digestive discomfort including gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, we have some seriously compromised digestive systems.
Heal the gut, seal the gut. Some 70% of our immune system lives here. See a practitioner that is well versed in understanding the important role digestion plays in our wellness. One that knows how to heal and seal the gut.