Crutches For Your Immune System
Today I want to make you think. Think about your style of life, about your habits, about the things you just can’t live without. Or so you believe.
And I chose, as the topic, the immune system and how we use crutches to keep it upright. I will actually share with you my style of life.
That does not mean you have to do the same, the purpose here it to challenge your thinking not to tell you what you should do. You have to decide that for yourself.
I will just go straight into today’s topic.
I have water with lemon and ginger and I also have garlic (not with the water an ginger) every morning.
However, to ensure I don’t get dependent on them I take long breaks, a week, a couple of weeks. It’s like a test if you wish, to see whether I can “survive” without them. Then I go back to them.
But, if within a week or two I catch a cold then there is something wrong here. And it has to do with something else that I do or don’t do on a regular basis as part of my style of life.
Are you with me?
If your immune system cannot sustain itself, and fight a common cold for example, unless you take vitamins, mineral and all sorts of drinks, and without them your immune system will weaken, then something else needs your attention.
Sure, have a boost. I do. I sometimes have 2-3 months of multivitamins. I don’t have them on a regular basis. Personally, I want my body to put up a bit of fight.
If I was to catch a cold 1-2 weeks without these then it is obvious my immune system in not actually strong but uses supplements as crutches. In that case it seems healthy eating and training are not enough and it needs extra support.
Does this make sense to you? Of course we are not talking about illnesses. That is a different side of the coin.
But with the cold weather around the corner you may benefit from giving your current style of life a little bit more thought.
Don’t depend on any kind of food or supplement to keep your immune system up. It has to be able to fight by itself. Don’t use them as a crutch.
This is a small thing but the small things make the greatest difference in the end. Small elements of your style of life will either make you stronger or not.
So now think about your style of life. Are you dependent on anything, healthy or otherwise?