During the last ten years, a great deal of exciting new research has been done that has revealed new researched information about how our body’s immune system functions.
We now have a better understanding about what is necessary to help achieve and maintain a healthy immune system. A healthy immune system is crucial to decreasing your body’s inflammation. Chronic inflammation is thought to behind many chronic health problems, including chronic ear infections, sinus and throat infections, arthritis, heart disease, thyroid disease, brain fog and many other conditions!!
In addition to learning how to calm down the overactive immune system, we have developed an understanding of how cells from different parts of our body all work together and even “talk” to each other constantly. This suggests that the real reason people develop certain health problems may be due to a problem seemingly unrelated to their symptoms. This is exciting especially for people who have been having trouble reaching their health goals.
Genetics can play a role, but not as much as previously thought. Epigenetics has shown that our environment along with our past medical and social history plays a much bigger role than previously realized, up to 60-70%! Environmental factors consist of what we breathe and eat, how we sleep and think, and even how we exercise. To discover the underlying cause of your health problem, we will spend a great deal of time inquiring about many other areas that may seem unrelated to your current symptoms.
What does this mean? You can have more control over your health! You are not the sum total of the genes you were born with—what you do, makes a big difference. Most people are not aware of the power they have to influence how they can feel and function.
“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better”