We believe that there is more to health than simply avoiding disease.
Yes, each of us can take preventive measures to help us avoid exposure to vectors of disease. AND as you’ll see in this video tutorial, what is of primary importance is the ‘host response’, the health we each maintain. Stated another way, our immune system’s ability to be strong is of greater importance in being healthy than avoiding exposure.
Here are 5 helpful actions you can take to support your wellness today:
1. Turn off your media
Yes, it may be important to know what’s going on. But being constantly bombarded with the most recent update of something scary is downright bad for our health. It was proven that people who watched the twin towers fall during 9/11 multiple times were more likely to feel overwhelmed and fearful. Chronic fear creates ill health.
Be informed but don’t allow yourself to be bombarded. If the world is going to end, trust that someone close to you will alert you.
2. Get outside and enjoy some fresh air.
While turning off your media bomb, take some time to enjoy the coming Spring. Look around you. Are the daffodils worried? Do the birds seem afraid about the virus?
3. Spend time supporting family.
Quality social time has been proven to be extremely important for our health. While you unplug from media, encourage others around you to do the same.
4. Laugh (a lot)
The science SO overwhelmingly backs up the fact that laughter supports our immunological health more than any avoidance or pill ever could. Here’s a wonderful place to start getting your laugh on! 🙂
5. Increase your vitamin C
Now that we have the bigger picture stuff in place, sure, increasing your vitamin C intake certainly helps to increase your immune response.
This video dives into two medical theories from the mid-1800s that have shaped our modern cultural mindset regarding what it takes to be healthy.
It also explains how to use these two theories together to optimally support health and wellness.
Scientists Louis Pasteur and Antoine Béchamp were bitter rivals who had competing theories.
Pasteur’s germ theory has played an important role in our modern understanding of disease prevention (for example, it’s why we wash our hands after going to the bathroom). It focuses on preventing disease by defending the host (us) from microbes.
Béchamp came up with cellular theory (aka ‘terrain theory’). Its primary focus is to create and support the health of the host.
Pasteur’s theory became wildly popular (think of all of the anti-bacterial products on the market right now) while Béchamp’s theory fell by the wayside.
But is there a difference between avoiding disease and creating health? Is health created simply by the absence of disease, or is there more to it?
- 1:07 Discussion about Louis Pasteur
- 1:47 Introduction to Antoine Béchamp
- 2:15 Four main points from Pasteur’s germ theory
- 2:55 Introduction to Béchamp’s cellular theory
- 3:25 Comparing germ theory with cellular theory
- 5:32 How to weave these two theories into one holistic approach to help us along our path to optimal health and vitality
- 6:33 A chart that helps illustrate how these two theories interact and can work synergistically
- 7:15 Examples of how this chart works
- 9:10 How to estimate where you fall on this chart and leverage cell and germ theory to assist you on your path
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