Tips For A Sweet Halloween + The “Double Layer” Pandemic
Fall. Time to refresh, reflect and return to our roots. This season, take stock with my 3 tips for an autumn filled with strength - and sweetness!
Make use of your divine ability to move:
Diet and supplements aren’t your only tools in fighting disease…
According to a study published by the National Library of Medicine, “the practice of physical exercises acts as a modulator of the immune system. During and after physical exercise, pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines are released, lymphocyte circulation increases, as well as cell recruitment. Such practice has an effect on the lower incidence, intensity of symptoms and mortality in pathogenic infections observed in people who practice physical activity regularly…”
Long story short, exercise has been demonstrated to boost immune cell activity and support the circulation or access of immunocytes in the lymphatic system to potential sites of infection.
Harvard University also points out that regular exercise “improves cardiovascular health, lowers blood pressure, helps control body weight, and protects against a variety of diseases” - meaning that exercise targets structures outside of the immune system that indirectly improve our reaction to disease and infection. You don't need to start with a bang. Start slowly and build a practice of daily movement!
Beating The “Double Layer” Pandemic
I call our current health crisis a “double layer” pandemic because of the links between mortalities attributed to the virus in those who have diabetes and are obese. There is evidence to suggest that these two disease states play off of one another, those with diabetes and obesity experienced more severe symptoms than those who were diabetes-free and non-obese.
So get out there and find your grind!
Whether you favor high intensity training, cardio or yoga, regular movement (even walking!) can provide a foundation for better immune function and all around health.
It’s the practice of the practice. You can start slowly. If you can’t run a mile, begin with walking a block! I encourage you to find time for a minimum of 30 minutes of active movement a day, in whatever way feels best to you.
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Trying Something New For Halloween
Want to celebrate this weekend’s holiday - and really enjoy it! - without eating drugstore junk food? Try my Halloween-inspired recipes, Chocolate-Covered Pretzels and Autumn Leaf Potato & Plantain Crisps! These Wildatarian-approved treats offer an alternative to the high-sugar, inflammatory junk we are encouraged to eat (and feed our kids!) every year. With plenty of seasonal flair and rich flavor, the whole family can enjoy making these simple recipes - and reap the benefits of a healthier Halloween!To The Tru Of You,