Christmas may be fast approaching, but the snot goblins are running rampant.
They say the first year you teach, you will catch anything and everything.
Well I'm not trying to jinx anything, but I'm holding my own pretty dang well.
The truth is, a strong immune system starts with having a healthy gut. 70% of the cells that make up your immune system, are housed in that gut wall of yours. Ultimately, your gut is the first line of defense.
The healthier your gut, the more efficient it will do it's job. The more we can break down foods and extract the nutrients we need from them, the more optimal our body can function as whole.
Your gut produces white blood cells. The more white blood cells your body can produce, the more efficient your immune system will become.The healthier your immune system, the more viruses and illnesses can be fought off.
Not really that complicated is it?
Easier said than done.
You can increase your gut health by consuming a ridiculous amount and variety of vegetables or find a equally effective supplement like Opti-greens 50.
2 scoops a day, and I have been able to beat the odds and remain healthy as I ventured back into the teaching world.
The probiotic blend insures your small and large intestines both reap the benefits of nutrient absorption by containing 1 billion CFU's (colony forming units) through the expiration date.
So don't get me wrong you should continue washing your hands and sanitizing surfaces.
But remember, where your gut health ends, is where all those gross illnesses begin.