Hey babes! I wanted to share with you my top tips to give your immune system all the goods that it needs so that you can be healthy and glowing. The first thing we need to do is check your pH levels. You don’t need a chemistry degree to understand what this means.
Let me break it down for you: the pH scale is used to figure out how much hydrogen ion concentration you have in your body. The pH scale ranges from 1 to 14 and your body’s lucky number on this scale is 7. When your pH level is at a 7 then it’s all sunshine and rainbows. But, your body is a little OCD and if your pH is slightly above or below the magic number 7, then bad stuff can happen.
You can order these cute little strips to test your pH levels to determine if you’re a hot mess or not. When your pH dips below 7, you become acidic. What kinds of things can make you acidic? Welp, eating processed foods & sugar, drinking too much coffee, or being a lush the night before will do the trick. Being stressed out doesn’t help either, so calm the F down. When you have too much acid in your body, you basically become a bloated beast because your body is trying to dilute all the acid by retaining water.
Your body also stores fat in order to protect its organs from the acid. Ew. So here is how we are going to get your body closer to being that perfect 7 on the pH scale so that you are a sassy, confident babe. Life is all about balance, so these tips are going to help cancel out the coffee, cake, and cheese. You can eat those things in moderation, but you have to balance your diet with something good (or alkaline) to cancel out the nasty acid. I’m going to share with you the tips and tricks that I’ve picked up from my doctors and nutritionist.
Step 1: Buy some Amazing Grass Greens; seriously, this stuff really is amazing. Per their website, Amazing Grass wheat and barley grass has a high alkalizing effect, which helps restore the balance between acidity and alkalinity in our body. Most processed foods are acidic, and when we consume too many of them, the acidity-alkalinity balance is upset. Our cells cannot effectively function if our body is out of balance. Prolonged acidity can lead to stress of our body’s cells and organs and ultimately may lead to illness and disease. Cleansing and detoxifying our body will balance the acidity-alkalinity ratio resulting in rejuvenated cellular activity. After our body’s pH levels are balanced, you will notice an increase in energy, stamina and less need for sleep. Consuming Amazing Grass may also lead to a decreased craving for junk food, sweets and may limit overeating. Sounds pretty awesome right? They also make travel packets, superfood berry, which isn’t raw, and wild berry superfood for kids.
Step 2: Get a whole foods based multi-vitamin. See your body doesn’t like vitamins and minerals that are extracted from food as bits and pieces and then thrown together into one fragmented pill. Your body needs the whole food that the vitamin or mineral came from in order to absorb all the nutrition, otherwise it’s literally just passing through your body like sugar substitutes. My nutritionist recommended Innate Response Multi Powder; it’s made a small facility in NH, and they derive all the vitamins and minerals that you need from brown rice, carrots, broccoli, and cabbage. It doesn’t taste as horrible as it sounds, it actually tastes like berries; it’s delish.
Step 3: Get some vitamin D drops. Vitamin D activates our immune defenses when our body is under attack, without it our little T-cells can’t react and fight off nasty infections. My doctor cannot stress enough how important vitamin D is for women, she’s sort of neurotic about it, which has made me neurotic about it too. Not only does it support immune function, but it increases fertility, helps prevent breast cancer, and helps make bones stronger. My nutritionist recommended these drops because they have the highest absorption rate by your body. You only need 2 little drops to get your daily recommended dose of 4000 IU.
Step 4: Load up on Echinacea, a natural herbal supplement that supports immune function. My doctor told me that he started taking echinacea every day 15 years ago and has not been sick once. Remove jaw from floor. But you can’t just get any kind of echinacea. He told me that you have to get echinacea that comes from the root of the plant which makes it potent and effective. It’s like if you’re trying to get drunk on Malibu, you’re going to have to drink that whole bottle to even feel a slight buzz. You need the good stuff – the strong stuff – to get the job done. My doctor said that Gaia Echinacea is where it’s at; take 1 per day or up to 3x a day if you feel something coming on, and your body will love you. The last thing you will need is a cute little shaker bottle to mix this all up.
So let’s recap, here is your sexy potion to offset that amazing acidic Starbucks you know you’re going to drink later:
- Pink Shaker Bottle + 20 oz water
- 1 TBSP Amazing Grass
- 1 scoop Innate Response Multi Powder
- 2 drops of Vitamin D
- Plus, take 1-3 Echinacea capsules depending on your needs
Stay happy, healthy, and confident dolls! -Annie xx