Continuing our discussion from previous emails and articles on how to support your body so you can be healthy and happy, our focus this time is on vitamin C (yes, again, but with even more new information), zinc, and melatonin.
What do they have in common? They are great antioxidants. Many people are deficient in these. They are also naturally anti-viral!
|antiviral itself AND stimulates antiviral activity of your body
|effective at combating viral infections
|effective against viral infections
|breaks down carbs from foods
|crucial for skin, bones, ligaments, tendons, teeth, eyes, blood vessels
|maintains immune system
|can reduce endometriosis pain
|helps produce hormones
|important in cancer prevention
|cell growth + development
|important for brain, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal health
|helps against anemia
|benefits blood sugar levels
|important energy hormone
|reduces risk of gout
|supports blood vessels
|may prevent or improve autoimmune diseases
|improves heart health
Especially zinc and vitamin C can easily be depleted by oral contraceptives or excessive alcohol, amongst other problems such as IBD, leaky gut and other digestive disorders.
KEEP IN MIND, I have talked with many of you about how supplementing something your body should produce on its own accord can lead to your body not doing it effectively on its own anymore.
This does apply to melatonin.
Because of this, I consider supplementing with melatonin a valid option if you are sick, not if you are well and just looking to support your body.
There are various factors that effect sleep and hormone production, and if you’d like to know more please check out this article about sleep -> http://unlimitedhealthy.com/portfolio/the-importance-of-sleep/
The important thing to keep in mind during these turbulent times is that there are many ways to support your body and your health, and that we are always here to support you.
One of the other important aspects to stay healthy is to make sure you handle any toxins you may be exposed to.
This does include things such as heavy metals, chemicals, parasites, mold, and elevated stress.
If you feel like this might apply to you, check out my courses about detox here: http://unlimitedhealthy.com/courses-2/