Partner with your body to nurture optimal well-being – By Malika Comfort, nutraMetrix Global Operations Manager –
Keeping our bodies healthy and strong is a full-time job, but often one that is least managed. We go day to day, checking off lists and sometimes ignore signs where we may need extra support. When we think of relationships, we hardly consider the important partnerships we should foster aside from other humans. One vital connection we should cultivate daily is the bond we have with our entire body; meaning, how you intimately care for it, or recognize signals and act quickly. We only get one body and taking care of it is the most significant work you will ever do. Let’s consider non-traditional diets to support optimum health.
Mental Health Diet
Do you have a mental health diet? It’s easy enough to eat healthy foods that help us feel great, but food is not the only diet we consume. What you listen to, watch daily, and pay attention to is what makes up your mental diet, and in a world full of over stimulation of technology and media, it is important to take heed on what you take in. (1) We can’t expect to be oblivious to the goings on in our society, but it’s all about balance. Here are a few activities to help maintain good mental wellbeing:
Meditate: Not only does meditation help you practice effective belly breathing and good posture, but it can also help you feel more focused and less strained. Meditation can contribute to your overall sense of well being and inner peace. (2)
Take a stroll in nature: If you’ve experienced cabin fever during storms or bad weather, then you’ll appreciate how good it feels to be out in nature once weather clears. There’s nothing like a cool breeze or inhaling fresh crisp air. Not only can being out in nature help you feel better but taking a quick walk outside can help improve your mood and mental health. (3)
Vitality Health Diet
Practicing vitality health is a daily action, but to practice each day, you’d have to add routines that put you in position to use energy. According to the dictionary, vitality means:
the state of being strong and active; energy.
Your vitality health diet should include a daily plan to move around frequently to help with focus, clarity, mood, and energy. Research suggests that you should move for approximately three minutes every 30 – 60 minutes since sedentary behaviors could be a menace to your health. (4,5)
Immune Health Diet
To feel your best mentally and physically, you must be hyper aware of what you consume through food substances of course, but also what conditions you introduce your body to. Each day, you should implement protocols to keep your immune health up and ready for action. We may not always notice our unique Immune system, comprised primarily of the innate and adaptive function, but it should protect us if we maintain it on a regular basis; and if we don’t, we will surely feel it. (6) There are many ways to help support immune function, but your immune health diet should include the following:
- Consume healthy foods, including dark leafy greens, bright fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins.
- Exercise regularly each day.
- Maintain a proper sleep diet; at least 6-8 hours per night/day
- Practice mindful mental inner/outer peace
- Focus on longevity
Getting immune support from our diets may not always be optimal, especially with busy schedules and overloaded days. Along with the above, consider an immune support supplement. As the weather begins to chill, add nutraMetrix Isotonix® Immune to your regimen and get these benefits:
- Supports the body’s natural immune response
- Clinical trials have shown that Wellmune® promotes a healthy immune system
- Promotes beneficial activity of macrophages, T cells and natural killer cells, which engulf and destroy pathogens and foreign matter
- Promotes healthy energy levels and vitality
- Supports mental clarity
nutraMetrix Isotonix® Immune contains the clinically studied super ingredient ‡Wellmune® and it is a natural yeast beta glucan derived from a proprietary strain of yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Wellmune works to support immune cells, which are part of the body’s natural defenses. When Wellmune is ingested, immune cells in the gastrointestinal tract take it up and transport it to the immune organs throughout the body. While there, immune cells, called macrophages, digest the Wellmune into smaller fragments and slowly release them over a number of days. As they are released, the fragments bind to specific receptors (CR3) on neutrophils, which are the most abundant immune cells in the body. Wellmune supports the activity of the neutrophils and prime them for their normal activity in the body, including promoting immune health. It also supports the activity of phagocytic cells, which engulf and destroy foreign bodies, thus promoting immune health. Clinical studies have shown that Wellmune promotes a healthy immune system. The molecular structure of Wellmune WGP, with its beta 1,3/1,6 branch points, is responsible for its unique biological activity.
‡ As Wellmune®. Wellmune is a registered trademark of Kerry Group.
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.