As shift employees we’re liable to getting sick. Our immune techniques are infamous for being run down, and if we’re uncovered to any bug that’s remotely infectious – bam! We often fall down in a heap and with an almighty thud!
However is there one other approach to battle off an infection as an alternative of getting to march off to the docs to get one other prescription for antibiotics?
Undoubtedly. And it begins with consuming proper and taking higher care of your self.
Now for most individuals, in line with Nutritionist Cyndi O’Meara, creator of ‘Altering Habits Altering Lives’ – good well being does not require antibiotics and drugs. Everytime you fall sick with a small ailment, you should take a look at your way of life quite than working to your GP for an additional capsule to pop.
You see I’ve by no means been a fan of popping capsules. The truth is I’ve really by no means been a fan of docs – interval! Nothing private in fact however simply getting inside a 10km radius of a hospital sends me into chilly sweats and nausea, and I’d even go as far as ‘diagnosing’ myself as somebody who has a phobia of hospitals.
However what definitely amazes me is the quantity of people that head for the docs after they get a standard chilly, solely to be prescribed a bottle or two of antibiotics. As a result of the frequent chilly and different small illnesses are simply the physique’s approach of claiming – “Cease! Give me a break! Please begin to take care of my physique by consuming extra fruit and vegies, and provides me an opportunity to battle this bug naturally.”
As shift employees I personally consider that we rely too closely on medicine to get us nicely, quite than within the pursuit of a wholesome way of life which has an emphasis on diet.
Do you know that there are meals that may increase your immune system, and others that may drain your immunity?
Some improbable immunity boosters embrace recent fruit and greens and cooked grains resembling rice or barley. Strive making your self old school barley and vegetable soup with a lot of garlic as a result of this is likely one of the greatest methods to fight a chilly. (Now you may wish to guarantee that you’ve a bottle of mouth freshener packed in your bag… notably if you happen to’re on early shift the following day!!)
And then again, immunity draining meals embrace all processed meals – notably something that’s packaged in a field or in a bottle. From cereals to breads, in addition to fat and dairy meals.
So if you’re beginning to really feel a bit unwell, start by having fruit for breakfast, rice salad for lunch, and barley and vegetable soup for dinner. Plus just remember to’re ingesting loads of pure recent water all through the day. That is actually vital – you have to assist flush out all of these toxins in your physique.
And provides your physique an opportunity to battle its personal battles with out having to depend on exterior assist from antibiotics or different drugs.
The previous saying – “In case you do not use it, you may lose it”, definitely additionally applies to your immune system. In case you continually permit antibiotics to battle your infections, then someday your immune system will simply pack it in as a result of it won’t know what to do.
So begin taking duty in your personal well being and if you happen to’re beginning to really feel a bit of unwell, then change your food plan and top off on immunity boosting meals! Your physique will definitely thanks for it:)