Anyone who has come to visit me at Sacred Health knows it doesn’t take long for us to approach the topic of sleep. I regularly refer to it as one of the foundational pillars of health, and far too often I see many of us NOT treating it that way. There are plenty of others who despite respecting and understanding the value of a good night’s rest, still find themselves incapable of getting enough restful ZZZs.
Your gut. It does more than you think. You already know basically what it is–essentially, a long tube from your mouth all the way through the middle of you and ending with, well, the “end”. And you don’t notice it when it’s working right. You pretty much know what it’s supposed to do–make food into fuel–and you’d rather it just do its job and leave you alone. But the gut is a lot more subtle and complex than that.
Nobody wants to get sick. Your body is built to operate efficiently so that you don’t. Your immune system, which helps your body fight infection and disease, includes white blood cells, the lymph system, thymus gland, spleen, tonsils, and bone marrow. It remembers every germ it's ever fought off and brings all its defenses to the fore when it’s attacked, sending antibodies and killer cells to do them in. And you, my friend, are the immune system’s commander-in-chief.