One of the most important issues coming into focus for so many right now is our physical health. People have been forced by the onset of the COVID-19 virus to really take a deeper look at their body’s health and medical conditions.
In times like these, chronic comorbidities such as diabetes, obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and auto-immune disorders are rampant and leave us vulnerable to flu, viruses, and other diseases. It has become so bad that the next generation is expected to live shorter lives than their parents.
This season I am choosing to write my Health and Wellness articles with a focus on how to reclaim health and vitality, and creating a strong immune system (healthy cells and DNA repair) through a health-focused whole food balanced diet, thoughts (perspective), emotions, energy (prana) and body movement, as well as information on why some things may not be so great for our gut health. The first focus will be on what we eat. This does not mean you need to become vegan or vegetarian but discover better balance. Changing our food consumption can be challenging at times because we are used to eating what we have grown to enjoy and also what has been passed down from our families and culture. However, these programmed and habitual food items are not always healthy for our brain health, emotions, and physical aspect. With planning, focus, and intention, and changing one’s perspectives, over time the old programming is reprogrammed. When you eat a more whole food diet, you feel better with more physical endurance, a boosted immune system that allows your own body to fight off viruses and infection, and also feel balanced mentally and emotionally. Mental illness and lack of nutrition are deeply linked.
What’s On Your Plate?
What we eat has become the #1 killer in the western world. From Diabetes, heart disease, cancer to depression, lack of energy, and brain fog to the onset of Alzheimer’s, food contributes to nearly all chronic diseases.
In addition to this, our world has also become so complex and fast-paced that (in the United States alone) 70% to 80% report feeling overwhelmed. We do not need to read a report to see this in our own neighborhoods, social media and news, and in our society. It is certainly not new information that Chronic Stress has been proven to be a precursor to illness and disease. Stress can also lead to symptomatic inflammation which is also one of the underlying drivers linked with food. In addition, over 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the U.S. each year leaving the body’s own immune system to fend for itself. With the current COVID-19 situation at hand, stress and fear have intensified our “usual” survival stress levels, which also lower our immune systems and leaving many folks feeling extremely overwhelmed and isolated.
Disease, Diet, and our Immune Systems
40% of all cancer cases are linked to obesity, and with obesity on the rise so is cancer. (in Comparison to 2010, the CDC expects 24% more cancer cases in men, and 21% more in women.) 70% of our immune system lives in our gut, yet most people eat a diet that destroys their health.
From inflammation, weight loss, diabetes, immunity, Vitamin D, Omega-3s, to hormones and performance, one can discover ways to promote cellular regeneration and DNA repair, promote brain health and create strong immune systems for optimum health. It has been proven that we can lengthen our telomeres to fight off disease at any age. (Telomeres look like the plastic at the end of a shoestring, and are located on the ends of our chromosomes. Once they are worn down and depleted, our bodies can no longer fight against disease. )
Taking Responsibility for your Health
It is unfortunate that mainstream media, the WHO, and the CDC focus has not been on preventative medicine, boosting our immune systems, and how to take better care of ourselves. Discovering knowledge and acting on that knowledge on how to protect yourself against toxins that are all around us is called wisdom. The time has come to take responsibility for our own health and wellness to the best of our abilities. You can’t do anything in life if you don’t have the energy to do it!
If you are struggling with illness and disease, take a moment to notice what your diet consists of. Write down what you eat and drink on a daily basis for at least one week, including all those snacks! While medical issues such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other medical conditions did not happen overnight, you may just be surprised once the body detoxes how quickly you can heal and regain health and vitality.
By learning how to overcome fear and discovering the strategies that work for you to perform at your highest level, and insights into maintaining healthy habits you can take simple yet massive action right away with whole food nutrition.
We can all learn how our bodies can absorb more nutrients, sleep better, destress in minutes, and use breathing and other simple strategies and techniques for coping emotionally to our advantage and go from tired and burned out to charged up. One day at a time; one choice in each moment.
With more health-based daily choices we can reclaim our health, be strong and vibrant, and face the world with a calm confident mind-set.
If you can, please see your dietitian on how to create health with detoxing and diet changes. While I have focused much of my life on health and wellbeing on all levels, I cannot prescribe or diagnose, and can only offer suggestions of what I have experienced or would consider and other information from leading doctors, nutritionists, and therapists in this field. It is important if you are on pharmaceutical medications to consult your doctor for advice on how to change those medication levels as you become healthy and feel better. NEVER stop taking your medication “cold turkey!” I am looking forward to sharing information that will be easy to bring into your lives by making small adjustments in the wheel. Over time those adjustments add up to a big change creating optimum health and wellness. For questions or assistance with whole food based nutrition and energetic balancing please contact me at Cat@NewEnergyConsciousness.com or Cat@CatMorgan.me
Thank you, and blessings to all on your path of Health and Wellness.