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The best gift you could give yourself

Dec 19, 2018 2 comments
The best gift you could give yourself

 

Even though there are all kinds of packages wrapped up in pretty-colored paper and ribbons this time of year, the best gift of all is not found under your Christmas tree.

It’s inside you.

It’s called your HEALTH.

Because you could have mountains of money and every material thing in the world, but if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything.

So if you want to give yourself a boost toward better health this Christmas, start with the two of the most significant steps you could take, especially this time of year:

Make sure you have enough vitamin D and a strong immune system!

Here’s the scoop on both of those.

1- Vitamin D

Its resume

You can’t beat vitamin D when you’re looking at ways to improve your health.  Here are some of the ways this mega-nutrient helps create a healthier you:

  • Regulates blood glucose and insulin levels, lowering your risk of Type 2 diabetes.
  • Prevents depression—which is rampant this time of year.
  • Protects you against cardiovascular disease.
  • Prevents cancer.
  • Protects you against autoimmune diseases like MS, lupus and psoriasis.
  • Supports healthy teeth and gums.
  • Reduces inflammatory immune responses.
  • Helps with learning, memory and concentration.

Most people are running low!

Unfortunately, vitamin D deficiency is extremely common, especially this time of year in the northern hemisphere where we have less exposure to sunlight and our bodies can’t make enough.  (Plus even in the summertime people slather themselves in sunscreen which blocks vitamin D production!)

Also, as we get older our skin doesn’t make as much vitamin D in response to sun exposure. At the same time, our kidneys become less efficient at converting vitamin D into the form used by the body as we age.

And food sources of vitamin D are very limited, so your diet probably won’t come close to giving you what you need.

So is it any wonder that being medicated and having a sickness or disease is now our new “normal?”

Our bodies don’t have the Vitamin D they need to create health!

Plus even if you do supplement with a run-of-the-mill product, the RDA for vitamin D is way too low, so chances are excellent your supplement is doing you little to no good.

Make sure you have enough!

To help ensure you have health-supporting levels of this nutritional Superstar, it’s wise to supplement with the best vitamin D product you can find--Optimum DK Formula with FruiteX-B!

In addition to getting an impressive 5,000 IUs of vitamin D3 in each capsule (which is a health-supporting, therapeutic dose, unlike the RDA), you’ll also get the added benefit of vitamins K1 (500 mcg) and K2 (50 mcg).  Vitamin K works with vitamin D to provide bone support and prevent atherosclerosis.

Optimum DK Formula with FruiteX-B also goes beyond other vitamin D supplements by including the mineral boron, which further helps with strong bone, immune and cardiovascular health!

Let Optimum DK Formula with FruiteX-B give your body the disease protection it deserves, so you can pave the way for optimal health into your golden years!

2- Strong immune system

Your ability to fight infections, viruses and even diseases like cancer depends on a sharp, strong, properly-functioning immune system!

Unfortunately, this time of year our immune systems usually take a major hit from stress, sugary holiday foods and drinks, and not getting enough sleep. 

Here are 7 smart strategies to help keep your immune system in tip-top shape!

1- Limit sugar and refined carbs

Sugar and refined carbs (which turn to sugar upon digestion) feed cancer cells, harmful yeasts and parasites and depress your immune system functioning.

So avoid the white breads, pastries, cookies, donuts, cakes, bagels, rolls, white rice, crackers and snack chips as much as possible.

And most importantly, stay far away from the #1 health poison in existence—SODA. 

2- Have a good laugh

Laughter exerts positive influences on your immune system! 

3- De-stress and get some rest

Both stress and lack of sleep are harmful to your intestinal gut flora, which houses 70-80 percent of your immune system.

Do what you must to lower stress in your life (regular exercise works wonders!), and make sure you get enough sleep each night. 

4- Get nutritional support with vitamin B12 and probiotics

Here is how both of these superstars support your immune system:

Vitamin B12:

Vitamin B12 is crucial for the formation of red and white blood cells, which boost your immune function. 

Although B12 can be found in foods like meats, fish, eggs yolks and cheese, its absorbency in the GI tract can be limited, especially if you use acid reducers.

But an oral vitamin B12 spray like Hydroxaden 2.5 can help make sure you’re getting the B12 you so desperately need, since it’s absorbed through the mucus membranes in your mouth and bypasses the GI tract!

Probiotics:

Since most of your immune system resides in your gut, it's essential to make sure that you have a healthy population of beneficial gut bacteria to support it! 

Supplementation with a top-notch probiotic like Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula is the single most effective step you can take to encourage a healthy gut microbiome.

Super Shield contains 13 robust, well-studied strains of beneficial bacteria that not only help support strong immune function, but also help reduce gas, bloating and constipation too!

5- Drink 8 glasses of water a day

Water is vital for cell and lymphatic system health—both of which are crucial to proper immune system functioning.

6- Avoid antibacterial products

Exposure to various microorganisms in the environment actually makes your immune system stronger!  So, there’s no need to live in a plastic bubble world free of bacteria. 

Plus, hand sanitizer actually traps bacteria in your skin, which ultimately can do more harm than good.   

So, stay far away from anti-bacterial soaps and hand goop.  Wash with ordinary soap and warm water.

7- Nourish your gut

Be sure to include lots of fresh vegetables and fermented foods in your diet.  Nothing nourishes your friendly gut bacteria better than these nutritious foods!

If you need some ideas on ways to enjoy healthy, good-for-you foods, check out my Great Taste No Pain health systemIn addition to showing you how to structure easy to digest meals that help curb heartburn, gas and constipation, Great Taste No Pain also gives you a collection of positively luscious recipes that will soon become your family’s favorites!

Take care of your true gold—your health.  And you’ll have the best holiday gift of all.

To your health,

Sherry Brescia


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2 comments


  • Thank you for reaching out! We applaud your efforts to help your immune system with the many supplements and dietary habits that contribute to lower inflammation and increase immunity.

    We’d also encourage you to consider our Optimum DK formula to further assist your efforts:
    https://www.holisticblends.com/collections/supplements/products/optimum-dk-formula-with-fruitex-b?variant=35533849610

    Lastly, fermented foods can support a healthy gut. Some great choices are sauerkraut, kefir, apple cider vinegar and yoghurt (plain).

    We hope this helps! If you have any other questions, please let us know.

    Melanie at Holistic Blends on

  • What more can I do to help my immune system?I take probiotics, Energy C, cold water fish oil, not a lot of too sweets, egg protein powder with almond milk or lactose free milk..Do you have any advice?

    R.Felzenberg on

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