I have been saying it for years - give your body what it needs and it will do the rest. This article by Dr Mercola sums it up very nicely. It really doesn't matter what the problem is. Einstein once said we don’t even know one thousandth of a percent of what nature can do. WOW!
So to start with optimise the Vitamin D in your body – in this article he talks about the US measuring system, in the UK we use nmol/l, so you have to multiply by 2.5 to get to the same levels. Now this is SO easy to get right people often don’t quite “get it”. Your levels need to be between 125 and 175 nmol/l and between 175 and 250 nmol/l. These figures are REALLY important. It really isn't enough to say to yourself “ok, I go in the sun a fair bit and take a vitamin D3 supplement so I am alight” – even if you are taking 5,000 iu’s a day. You need to get tested. Birmingham City Assay Department (an NHS lab) will send you a pin prick test you can do yourself. Send off the sample in the prepaid envelope and they will email the result back to you within a week. Simple! The cost? £28. Call 0121 507 4227.
You need to remember that this is an NHS lab and the levels they consider ok aren't high enough. Anything over 50nmol/l and they will say you are fine. You aren't – get your levels at the right level. This is so easy – stop procrastinating! Do you know your levels? It would be great to hear your results in the comments box below.
Your gut health is responsible for around 80% of your immune system, so look after it. Eat fermented foods, avoid sugar and antibiotics. You will be getting Vitamin K to help your body use all the Vitamin D3 you are giving it. The reasons are too numerous to mention in this blog, but eat your fermented vegetables, drink fermented drinks like Kefir or Kombusha, eat whole foods and lots of wonderful vegetables. Make sure you drink enough water and by enough I mean at least half a fluid oz for each pound of body weight. To make it easy to work out, a 10 stone person needs at least 2 litres a day. Pure filtered drinking water.
Get outside and exercise and make sure you breathe through your nose. I couldn’t do it for 49 years of my life but when I found out just how important it was I made more of an effort and guess what? After a week I can now complete my early morning cycle ride which is around 30 minutes with my mouth firmly closed. I only open it to say “good morning” to all the other early birds out there. It was actually much easier than I first thought.
Let your body do what it needs and wants to by giving it the tools to heal you. If you do the simple steps above you will notice differences. Why not give them a go?