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Immune Enhancers

Our immune system is the prime protector of more than just colds and flus, and is affected not only by poor choices of diet; also our environment, lifestyle and emotional load are reflected in the immune system and mirrored through a range of wellness or lack of conditions.

Today I am posting some tips for gut health and other general immune boosting nutrients. Remember what leaves us open to inflammation compromises our immune system and Stress is high on the list, which is mainly an outcome of a range of suppressed emotions….(earlier posts cover Emotional Competency) and without addressing these issues the nutrients are straining to do their job.

GUT IMMUNE ENHANCERS
Probiotics and Prebiotics including Yoghurt (coconut etc), Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Miso…along with Oats, Brown Rice, Potato (skins on) Bananas, Chick Peas, Nuts and seeds…

NUTRIENT IMMUNE ENHANCERS
Vitamin A
Apricots, Carrots, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato

Vitamin B5
Avocado, Beans, Corn, Mushrooms

Vitamin C
Citrus fruits, Kiwi Fruit, Paw Paw, Pear, Tomatoes

Vitamin D
Sunlight…(With Care,,,In Winter facing towards while not looking directly at for 10 minutes near midday is helpful, otherwise earlier or later in day)

Vitamin E
Almonds, Avocado, Sunflower Seeds

Magnesium
Almonds, Green Leafy Vegetables

Omega 3
Walnuts, Flaxseeds

Selenium
Brazil Nuts, Brown Rice, Oats, Mushrooms

Zinc
Pumpkin Seeds, Whole-grains

Quercetin
Apples, Berries, Onions, Tomatoes

Herbs and Spices
Garlic, Ginger, Rosemary Tumeric

***For INFECTION use MUSHROOMS more…they increase white blood cells, which are used by the body to fight infection (Shitake particularly)…

Seasonal Eating – Winter

This is the last of the Seasonal Eating posts….you should find previous ones in March 2017, December 2016 and September 2016 or thereabouts, if you wish to reference at any time in future…

Seasonal and Whole foods that are Plant Based are becoming more and more popular with those advising on what is best for us…better late that never….and best for the planet before it IS too late…

VEGETABLES
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Cabbage
Lettuce
Spinach
Peas
Avocado
Pumpkin
Olives
Ginger
Carrot
Parsnip
Potato
Sweet Potato
Turnip
Celeriac
Artichoke
Beetroot
Celery
Mushroom

FRUIT
Pear
Apple
Lemon
Lime
Grapefruit
Mandarin
Orange
Pineapple
Custard Apple
Rhubarb
Persimmon
Tamarillo
Kiwi Fruit
Pomegranate

0-10 in Your Day (A Buddhist Way)

It is 3 years since I started using this Blog site WELLTH Creation, as a depositary of information for my future reference….something my grandkids may look over one day….and helpful bits for any reader that comes across it from time to time…

Todays post is something I came across in a local spiritual Newsletter and felt to borrow it….coincidentally I volunteer at a local Buddhist College and feel a little like the man mentioned below, as I spend quite a bit of time around ‘campus’ Remember this advice may be from an “arm” of Buddhism and not necessarily literal to all practitioners…it just grabbed my attention.
As a Divine Love Dedication ‘christian’, developing a personal relationship with God is priority for me….however these are 10 Cool Things to consider….and practice….not sure about Number 6 (ok perhaps, if I don’t need to also rise then)…

0-10
0 – Hours of Television
1 – Hour of Exercise
2 – Litres of Water (minimum)
3 – Cups of Hot Green Tea
4 – Short Mental Breaks
5 – Small Meals
6 – AM Wake Up Time
7 – Minutes of Laughter (at least)
8 – Hours of Sleep (at least)
9 – PM End of day & Off to bed
10 – Prayers of Gratitude (list 10 things you are Grateful for Each day)

“There is a misconception that Buddhism is a religion, and that you worship Buddha. Buddhism is a practice, like yoga. You can be a Christian and practice Buddhism. I met a Catholic priest who lives in a Buddhist monastery in France. He told me that Buddhism makes him a better Christian. I love that.” (Author Unknown)

SIMPLE Re-Post

I am away from home at the moment so am going to make it simple for myself and repost SIMPLICITY which is a page from a Handbook I completed in 2014 entitled Being Well Basics – Its All About Flow…
Simplicity is worth of reposting…if only to be reminded of this quote by Richard Branson:
“Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple”

SIMPLICITY
Let’s get started with the topic of Simplicity to prepare us to begin noticing, finding, allowing, loving and healing our real self. Slowly but surely then we are able to discover our true self, the pristine creation we began as and are able to return to.
In our fast paced, intricate and intense world today with information overload, demands and expectations piling up, instilling Simplicity into our life feels for some like a huge challenge. Simplicity however can alleviate many of the negative impacts affecting our lives. Contrary to popular belief, it certainly doesn’t need to equate to a boring existence.
From a foundation of Simplicity a more enjoyable existence is possible and more is usually achieved. Most often we clutter ourselves up to avoid feeling our real self condition.
By returning to the storehouse of our innate core values we can embrace Simplicity. This leads us to consider and respect ourselves and others equally, by simple displays to both of service, kindness, gratitude, self-responsibility, honesty and loving actions etc.
Staying clear of toxic relationships is a great simplifier. Having the humility to look at where we personally are contributing to the chaos with an attitude or demand upon ourselves, others or the environment certainly helps. Learning to say ‘no’ to our-self and others including those close to us also frees us up, enhancing awareness and wellbeing.
Keeping our surrounds, diet, dress, grooming and consumerism organised and simplistic, day to day, allows any adornments to our lifestyle to stand out, be celebrated and appreciated without taxing our time, energy and resources. This is not to say that our dress or beauty regime cannot be glamorous in its Simplicity if that is our preference, or to deny true abundance, gifts and activities that bring us joy.
The 80/20 Theory points out things like how 20% of goods within a general store for example are purchased 80% of the time, 80% of the time we wear 20% of our wardrobe. The author of this theory says we can learn academically even, by applying it to most study texts. If we were to consider this at all times, over-consuming and hoarding could be a thing of the past, freeing us up to enjoy the 20% we favour 80% of the time minimum.
Debatably, the best way to have Simplicity add value to our life is by de-cluttering, giving us more space and FLOW for the important things no matter what our current environment is.
With increased Simplicity our day will unfold with ease more effectively, hence more is achieved without pressure on our wellbeing.
Whether at your workplace or home; physically, soulfully or intellectually, de-clutter and simplify, to enjoy the subsequent freedom that will FLOW.

“Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple” Richard Branson

Seasonal Eating – Autumn

Previous posts have noted the seasonal foods of Spring and Summer….now for AUTUMN (in Australia)…A few are just coming into and some just going out of season…
Thanks to a Courier Mail edition last August, research I had began was made easy…so here we are…lots of Greens and other Immune Boosters before winter…ENJOY

VEGETABLES
Cabbage
Asian Greens
Lettuce
Spinach
Green Beans
Avocado
Sweet Corn
Cucumber
Olives
Capsicum
Chilli
Eggplant
Tomato
Ginger
Carrot
Parsnip
Potato
Sweet Potato
Turnip
Celeriac
Artichoke
Red Onion
Celery
Mushroom

FRUIT
Pear
Apple
Peach
Nectarine
Plum
Lemon
Yellow Grapefruit
Lime
Orange
Raspberry
Custard Apple
Mango
Banana
Passion
Rhubarb
Melon
Persimmon
Grape
Fig
Kiwi Fruit
Pomegranate

AIR

AIR is probably the thing we take for granted most….I consider fresh AIR along with clean WATER as WHOLEFOODS (Fruits, Vegetables, Legumes, Nuts, Seeds, Whole Grains)….and SLEEP being the catalyst that maximizes their gifts to our Wellbeing…more on Sleep next time…

Below is a page on AIR from Being Well Basics – Its All About Flow, completed 3 years ago (20 page Handbook with each topic summarized in 1 Page)…if you would like a free copy simply email me at wellthcreation@outlook.com

AIR
As we know, air is the basis for maintaining life itself and is essential for robust wellbeing; however we are not always aware of how much we pollute our internal and external environment; by the choices we make and also the air we choose to breathe.

Estimates are that the majority of people spend 90% of their time indoors and that indoor air quality can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Indoor air pollution is often a major source or at least a contributor to a state of being unwell.

The single most effective way to keep the air in your home healthy is to keep things out of it that cause air pollution. This includes cigarette smoke, excess moisture and chemicals.

The second important strategy is to ventilate, which draws pollutants out of the house. Run the exhaust fans in your bathroom and kitchen. Open your windows. Make sure you have a good exhaust system in place for appliances and stoves.

Also within your place of employment or study become aware of and educate others about the effects of photo copiers, lack of ventilation, electromagnetic pollutants and other potential air quality hazards that may be there.

Take yourself to the closest natural space regularly to breathe in clean air, with a waterfall or ocean water nearby if possible. This takes advantage of the negative ions from these sources that positively affect our health when breathed in. I find a walk in the rain (not a storm) in summer months is super-invigorating, both externally and internally.

Get into the habit of taking five deep breaths (deep down into the stomach), regularly throughout each day (of clean air). Each hour or so is ideal. This increases oxygenation of your system and helps eliminate the effects of unclean air.

Be aware that most carpets, mats, lounges, mattresses etc are leaching unhealthy chemicals from them into the air. Dry-cleaning chemicals, along with chlorine in the water breathed in when showering also put a strain on the body. There are safer options available for all these, including attachments to reduce shower chlorine.

Improving the quality of air we breathe can be a major step to keeping our personal temple/house clean. This forms a platform for being well in all areas, thus maximizing the benefits from this very basic FLOW of Life.

What’s With WATER

Other than the very basic fact that after oxygen Water is the next important thing we need to function….(though one would never think so considering the small amount consumed by many) water has many benefits….along with cooling us down in Summer, (whether we drink it or dive into it) hence this post at a time many parts of Australia is experiencing heat waves….

Following are some I have become aware of:
*Regulates our body temperature
*Composes Min. 75% of our brain
*Assists in preventing headaches (& aids clarity)
*Helps carry nutrients and oxygen to cells
*Helps body absorb nutrients
*Helps convert food to energy
*Moistens oxygen for breathing
*Protects and cushions vital organs
*Cushions joints
*Removes waste
*Assists with Emotional Release (eg: grief, fear, anger)
*Makes up approx. 92% of blood cells
*Makes up approx. 75% of muscles
*Composes 22% of bones

Pretty cool eh…..and with all these benefits, definitely makes it the coolest drink to consume….and the hotter we are and the more we sweat the more we need to replace this vital fluid….
HAVE A HAPPY, HYDRATED, HEALTHY SUMMER………….