What to do about your shingles, no, not the things on your roof, the painful rash kind. Unfortunately since the rash does originate from a virus, once you’ve got it there is the possibility of reappearance. The good news is there are a lot of steps you can take to support your immune system so that you’re less likely to see it again. In this episode we talk about what dietary choices tend to lower immune responses and what vitamins and minerals can help prevent conditions in which the virus can flourish. Listen in as Tony, Will and Kinna answer your questions on this issue.
In this episode you’ll hear about:
- Once you’ve had shingles, can you get it again?
- What you can do to improve the immune system and keep the virus from flourishing.
- The difference between lytic and lysogenic cycles of a virus.
- Why stresses can cause outbreaks when the immune system is weaker.
- Why calcium is so important to a healthy immune system.
- Why consuming excess sugars or carbohydrates can add stress to the immune system.
- The role of vitamin C in the immune system.
- Why taking high doses of vitamin D can turn off your immune system.
- Inflammation as an immune response
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On our Kick It Naturally show, we cover how most symptoms, or health issues, can have a variety of underlying causes. When the goal is to improve a symptom or health issue, the first step should always be to look at your own chemistry to figure out what may be causing the problem. The almost free 4-week Digestion Course that we talk about in this episode is a great way to learn how to run simple tests you can do at home, and get an idea of imbalances that may be occurring in your body chemistry.
Once you understand the imbalances you may be dealing with, you can listen to our episode about that topic to better understand how different imbalances can cause that symptom or health issue. If you are seem to have a strong imbalance that is commonly the underlying cause of the issue you’re dealing with, now you have a place to start. If you can do the work to improve that imbalance, you may find that the symptom could improve right along with it.
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More Ways to Learn About Your Own Body Chemistry
- Our weight loss book, Kick Your Fat in the Nuts, goes into depth about how to better understand your chemistry and imbalances. It’s available on Amazon in Paperback or Kindle format.
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- If you’re a health professional, or would like to become one, check out our Online Health Coach Course to dig deeper into these topics. Some people take this course simply to learn more and improve their own health.
Links to tools mentioned in the episode
- Natural Selection Nutritional’s Complete Protein
- Digestive Issues Course
- NaturalReference.com for Supplements
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