When we do a little work on integrative nutrition, although we obviously focus on nutrition, we always try and look at it the way I think health should always be looked at: an integrative way. from.
I like to think so Our body is like a multi-story building. Where each floor has a system i.e. reproductive system is on the 6th floor and the respiratory system is on the 8th floor.
But everything, all systems have a common basis. passed The four pillars which are the base are the support of the building. If those supports, those pillars are not taken care of, then most likely our building will crack.
And this does not apply to any one system, but to the entire building. If I am not taking care of these four pillars, then the lower floors will suffer a lot, but definitely, the upper floors will also suffer, the mental part will suffer a lot.
What are these four pillars that hold up the edifice of our health?
Physical activity is not negotiable. Yesterday a girl said to me: “And what if I don’t like exercise?” Well, I don’t care if you don’t like it: you have to do it and it’s non-negotiable. Being clear about it and taking action is vital.
Stress is necessary, but you have to stay away from it. We can’t be in chronic stress – or we shouldn’t be – where I’m, every day, sleeping a little, where every day I’m getting faster, lost.
We should not be at this point because it is a pillar that undermines my health and sooner or later it really takes a big toll.
Of course, this will be decisive when it comes to assessing the health of my whole body, my building, not only at the level of the digestive system, but it will affect much more.
Diet is really going to affect all my systems, my whole body: at the level of my immune system, my inflammation, my brain, the hormones I make, the neurotransmitters I’m able to make, the emotions I manage. .. Food will affect everything.
All the rest are great, great, less valuable, of which it is as if we say: “Yes, now, we will sleep when we die” isn’t it? And it’s actually shown how a poor night’s sleep equals the same effort from the immune system as a severe cold.
Lack of sleep is dangerous, in fact, it is very dangerous because at night our body carries out different detoxification processes, and internal cleansing. And if I don’t rest, I don’t cleanse myself and that mess stays inside and becomes more and more toxic.