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Well and Good

If we learned anything since 2019 is that having strong immunity is indispensable, crucial, essential. Our immune system, composed of special organs, proteins, and cells, defends us against everything; like viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungus, and toxins. It is not only as big or as wide as an elephant, but it has the memory of one too.

 

In case you’re thinking you stumbled upon a health blog, or you were redirected elsewhere, you’re good. We want to draw your attention to immunity because at this juncture, pretty much everyone agrees that like holding a trump card, if you have good health you have a winning hand! When we are unwell, we are neither able to function nor to enjoy anything in life; not even success. So let’s take a look at immune health from our head to (almost) our toes.

 

 

Nitric oxide (NO), not to be confused with nitrous oxide (N2O or laughing gas), is a key molecule in our overall immunity; allowing blood, nutrients, and oxygen, to travel through all of our systems and organs. Not only is NO an essential compound for our heart, “participating in the control of contractility and heart rate,” and in the brain, allowing blood flow and influencing mental health, but in our immune system as well.

 

Various foods, such as citrus fruits, garlic, carrots, spinach, and cruciferous vegetables, as well as supplements like L-Arginine and L-Citrulline, boost the production of nitric oxide to the intestines and all other organs. Given that NO rapidly degrades in the circulatory system, the need to replenish it is constant.

 

If you had sinus pressure or pain, you’d probably be in stitches if someone told you to hum (♪hmmhmmhmm♪). 🤨 Yet, an unconventional method like humming is known to increase nitric oxide in your nasal passages. This may come as great news if you are one of the 28 million people who suffer from sinus infections annually in the U.S.

 

So, whether you’re in that large group or know someone who is, here is a succinct source, along with similar articles below it for further reading.

 

Nitric oxide is likely to prove highly relevant to airways defence [sic], as well as being an inflammatory mediator. Nasal nitric oxide probably explains some of the benefit of nasal rather than mouth breathing.

Scadding G.
Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Aug;15(4):258-63. doi: 10.1097/MOO.0b013e32825b0763.PMID: 17620900 

 

 

 

 

Moving down to the digestive tract, it might be interesting to learn that the tract’s mucous lining is saturated with antibodies. Additionally, with the strongest pH of gastric juice being just below battery acid, stomach acid can destroy most microbes. One more “good to know” piece of info. is that the majority of serotonin, a mood-regulating hormone and neurotransmitter, is made in the stomach lining?

 

Next up is that large winding organ with a surface area equivalent to the size of a tennis court. At 30 feet long, the gut a.k.a. bowel or intestine, is our largest immune organ. It is one we usually take for granted but one we must start giving some TLC to.

 

 

 

Have you heard of Leaky Gut Syndrome? Basically, LGS is increased intestinal permeability. Due to certain particles that pass through compromised cell junctions, chronic metabolic conditions, allergies, and systemic inflammation can develop in your gut and wreak havoc. Many sing the praises of bone broth to aid in healing LGS naturally, and claim that in as little as six months they can reverse illness by drinking it daily. Click here for more.

 

We quickly touched on the brain, heart, gut (our second brain), and last but not least, we go further down to the reproductive system. Due to COVID-19, there has been an increase in cases of ED (erectile dysfunction). The data shows the risk is nearly six times higher for men after outbreak of infection. Here is further reading.

 

Moreover, the NIH reports that the “role of nitric oxide (NO) in erectile physiology is well documented. NO activates relaxation of corporal cavernosal smooth muscle tissue resulting in increased blood flow….” As you can see, ED no longer affects only men over 50. BTW, click here for 5 natural ways to overcome ED.

 

When it comes to women’s health, among the many benefits of NO is that it improves bone strength, mental clarity and cognition, and something us women are so deprived of; sleeeep! These are just 10 reasons how nitric oxide improves the health of those very special women in your life.

 

  1. Prevents the number one killer, heart disease.
  2. Maintains proper oxygenation and mitochondrial energy production.
  3. Improves bone strength and prevents bone loss.
  4. Improves mental clarity and cognition.
  5. Puts out the fires of inflammation.
  6. Improves healing and recovery from injury.
  7. Improves sleep.
  8. Improves athletic performance and exercise capacity.
  9. Improves the cardiovascular effects of estrogen.
  10. Improves sexual function and orgasms in women.

 

 

 

With this in mind, we hope it serves as a reminder to us all to take a more proactive role in our health and well-being. Doing so does not negate the need to consult with our primary care physicians and specialists, it supports it.

 

When we think that we have one body, one life, we soon realize that no one can be a better health advocate for us than ourselves. What’s more, you know how in business and when it comes to our career, our focus is on our Why? Well, in healthcare our focus should equally be on our Why.

 

Alright, that was a lot of information—maybe too much? While I realize it is informative, I also know that it may not be of interest to everyone because many of the sources of interest and things that some of us are passionate about might simply put others to sleep and vice versa. 😴

 

Here’s the transition though. As it relates to your personal business, there is more information out there than what you truly want or may need. Oftentimes, that information supersedes the simple and sound—the basics and the fundamentals.

 

Many of the workshops, Zoom or Skype calls, LinkedIn or Facebook events, as well as leaders’ trainings follow the 80/20 rule but it goes more like this: 20% of the basic, practical, hands-on, useful and effective, versus 80% of personal perspectives, opinions, and hoopla—even “fillers.”

 

 

 

Friends, if we got distracted or overwhelmed with TMI, or maybe even fell off the wagon when it comes to building our business this year, it’s all well and good. We can start anew following our leaders’ tips and training to a T, just as we follow our doctors’ orders when we are ill or not feeling 100%.

 

I don’t know about you but whenever I meet with any of my doctors, I am intentional about learning and take notes, because I am prone to forgetting their call to action as soon as I walk away. In similar ways, business leaders require for everyone in their team to be open—to have what I call a “teachable spirit.” We must always be willing to learn and grow to answer the personal calls to action in all spheres of life.

 

Would you agree that we must empower ourselves when it comes to our health and well-being? I hope so; especially if our immunity has been compromised or become weak. In like manner, the immune health of your independent business and the wellness of your team might have become compromised.

 

 

 

Remember we went over ED? If you’re experiencing ED in your business, your “prescription” has been filled and it could very well reconstitute, rebuild, regenerate and restore.

 

What’s that? Oh, you misplaced your “solution” you say? I think I can help! I see it; it’s laying in that corner with the hill of bills to pay—yea (Side 1: Game Plan; Side 2: TN All Access). It may not look like much but it’s super potent if you use it!

 

Here are some of the instructions:

  • Use daily before, with, or immediately after a meal.
  • Check the Guidelines for Successful Sharing.
  • Use care when defining your dreams.
  • Track your goals.
  • When facing a bad attitude, get excited!
  • Participate in local, regional, and national events often.
  • Beware; may cause others to want to compete with you [for success].
  • Unlimited refills available with annual online renewal.
  • Check with your team leader should you feel confused or disoriented, or if you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

At the end of the day, I believe it will all be well and good for you; for good (pardon the redundancy). So as for us, all that’s left is to toast to your good health! (Drinking a tall glass of green juice.) 😊

 

 

The information contained in this blog post is the opinion of the writer and does not specifically or directly represent the views or opinions of the Company; neither does it serve to provide health and medical care, nor nutritional advice. Furthermore, the information must not be used as a means for diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or cure of any physical condition, ailment or disease.