Immune Balancing: Best Kept Secret to Self Healing & Wellness

Have you ever felt sick to your stomach because you were anxious, scared or excited? How about feeling at your peak mental performace after a great workout? Do you believe physical stress leads to mental stress?

Let’s begin by exploring the importance, communication and relationship between your gut and your brain. We are one whole body, one whole system. Your troubled gut sends messages to your brain and your troubled brain sends messages to your gut.

Our gut is made up of the gut flora and the immune system. The gut flora is the complex community of microorganisms that live in your digestive tracts. It has a significant role in nutrition, produces digestive enzymes and synthesize vitamins. Hippocrates said “All disease begins in the gut.” Did you know that your Gastrointestinal System begins in the mouth when you ingest food, moving down to your stomach where digestion begins, to the small intestines for food digestion and absorption, then to the large intestines for absorption.

Our immune system starts in the mouth all the way to the intestines, which is our entire GI System. 90% of our immune system is found in the gut. The immune system is our only defense against illnesses, disorders, inflammation, infection or sickness.

Gastrointestinal health can be the root cause for many other health issues including brain and mental health. Healing your gut allows the body to build a stronger immune system, as well as produce the right  kind of bacteria that tells your brain that it’s okay to feel good again. It is possible to repair the damage that’s been done to your gut over years of imbalances or unhealthy diets.

Scientist are learning that this intimate relationship between the gut and the brain is bidirectional with the vagus nerve that runs outside the brain and through the digestive system directing many bodily processes that don’t require thought like heart rate, breathing and digestion. At the same time, the bacteria in the gut directly affect the function of the cells along the vagus nerve. And some of the gut’s nerve cells and microbes release neurotransmitters that speak to the brain.

It is all about maintaing a healthy gut flora to balance your immune system in order to shield and protect you from all disease. Balancing your immune system helps balance your life to promote self healing and wellness. This is because our immune system contains blood, organs, cells, particularly epithelial cells that function as our body’s safety shields. These epithelial cells are the central component of the immune system in the gut.

The Gut Flora helps maintain the integrity of its lining by converting unabsorbed dietary sugars into short-chain fatty acids, forming a protective layer and blocking harmful bacteria and preventing infections or inflammations.

Renowned Functional Medicne Dr. Mark Hyman said: “To treat the brain we must remove the cause of inflammation…restore normal immune balance through food, nutrients, exercise, sleep and stress management.”

Balancing your life starts with balancing your immune system to promote healing and wellness of mind & body.

Be well!

Desi Isidro, LCSW, CHP

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Make Your immune system your best friend. All too often, it starts with inflammation.  Your best defense is your immune system. It protects your body from infection, when you give your immune system your full support and strengthening it needs. Your immune system then creates, stores, and distributes the white blood cells that fight bacteria and viruses that enter your body.

How to strengthen your Immune System:

  1. Eating fruits and veggies keeps your immune system strong.Studies show that people who eat a lot of them get sick less. The nutrients in them can help your immune system fight viruses and bacteria.
  2. “Restorative sleep,”  is the  strong link between sleep and a healthy immune system, which means enough sleep to get the body back into fighting shape. Get to bed at a time when you know you can sleep at least 7 hours.
  3. A positive attitude and a good outlook may prove beneficial to your health. Looking on the bright side might better equip your body to fight illnesses.
  4. Taking daily natural supplementation is always beneficial to stay healthy and supplement your healthy diet.
  5. Exercise/Movement lowers blood pressure, helps maintain body weight and can protect you from certain diseases, among other things.  It promotes a healthy immune system.
  6. DE-STRESS: Setting aside 5-10 minutes daily (or when needed) to quiet your mind, BE STILL, and enjoy the silence of being connected with yourself and re-charging to face your life’s challenges.

These are easy-to-do self-help ways to boost and stay friends with your immune system. The first step to health and wellness is awareness!

 Looking forward to hear from you,
Desi Isidro, MSW, LCSW