I don't believe in a cold and flu season. I know I may get some backlash for saying that but hear me out.
This is also the time of year when sugar is in abundance. Halloween just passed and there may be lingering treats around the house or office you just can't resist those little chocolate bars. It also is right around Thanksgiving then the Christmas season is soon to follow with chocolates and cookies galore.
Notice a pattern here? Sugar dominates all these occasions and makes its way into our households and mouths way too often.
Here's what no one talks about...Sugar suppresses the immune system.
Yes, you read that right. For every 75g of sugar you consume your immune function is suppressed for 5 hours. For many people, they exceed this daily, especially during this season. A few mini chocolate bars, a pumpkin spiced latte, a few holiday cookies, and your body's ability to fight off colds and flu, among other things, is significantly compromised. Could you read that again so it really sinks in?
We have so much more control over our health than I think many people recognize. And I haven't even talked about the impact on our hormones, weight, premature aging, mood and sleep.
Does that mean you can't have any? No, not necessarily. But maybe not have it all. Opt for the no-sugar options. Or save it for the treats you really love, the ones that bring back positive memories, not indulging in everything that crosses your path just because it's there.
𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫, 𝐦𝐚𝐲𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐭'𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧, 𝐦𝐚𝐲𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐭'𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐠𝐚𝐫. Keep this in mind when all those treats are crossing your path this season.
And please don't kill the messenger. My intention is always to help you be as healthy, and vibrant as possible. Allowing you to enjoy every day and not have a nasty cold or flu hold you back.
With love and continued support,