The fast paced and high-stress lifestyle accepted by most Westerners is slowly working to reverse the health and wellness efforts many of us make on a daily basis. Efforts made to eat healthy, sleep right, exercise and spend time with friends and family are being negated by the stress, anxiety and cortisol levels that constantly keep our bodies in a perpetual state of flight or fight.
Our daily wellness efforts certainly benefit our health, but the ravages of stress, chemicals in food and time spent sitting at work harm us. We can take additional measures to support the good, healthy behaviors mentioned above and kick the stress, anxiety and excessive cortisol to the curb.
Start with adding probiotics to your wellness arsenal. Probiotics are healthy bacteria that nourish your gut and assist it in keeping toxic invaders out. Probiotics are found in fermented foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut, and kefir and they help with food allergies, IBS, Ulcerative Colitis, Chrohn’s disease, lactose intolerance, eczema, yeast infections and diarrhea.
Next, find the best multi-vitamin you can and take it. Multi-vitamins fill the gaps between your nutritional deficiency seems when you miss a meal or eat a lousy diet. They are not meal replacers, but they are nutritional boosters. If your body is tired, your skin is dull and your eyes are sallow, you are experiencing a nutritional deficiency. Take your multi!
Buy digestive enzymes. Digestive enzymes help you to better assimilate your food allowing for max absorption of nutrients, which decreases bloating, gas and discomfort experienced after eating.
Check out CoQ10, an antioxidant made by the body and found in an array of foods. CoQ10 is essential for all body systems. CoQ10 is our ATP, the energy from which we survive. CoQ10 offers excellent cardiovascular protection, lowers cholesterol and protects your arteries.
Lastly, start taking Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Omega 3 fish oils minimize and prevent inflammation and our body does not manufacture them on its own…they must be ingested. Best sources include cold-water fish such as salmon, sardines, herring and mackerel as well as flax and green-food sources like algae. You can opt to eat the fish, take a supplement or purchase a chlorella, spirulina, flax or hemp green-food omega blend.