Over our lifetime, we contiually expose our body to things that cause us harm. These things add up and cause harm by upsetting our body's chemistry balance, damaging tissues, disrupting hormones, compromising immune function, and inhibiting the body's natural ability to heal itself.
According to Dr. William Rawls, these things that cause aging and disease can be referred to as "system disruptors". Though genetics play a role in defining risk, those genes do not make you sick. Therefore, we can fight against how our bodies respond to disease, even genetic, inherited disease factors.
Natural herbal supplements are an essential part of this concept. "When it comes to inhibiting disease, plants have a greater expertise than all the scientists in the world put together!" says Rawls. Over thousands of years, plants have had to deal with the same problems we have and have developed defense mechanisms against most major threats to them. Look for supplements containing pure, natural ingredients, vegetable capules when available and no "junk".
So what are these major System Disruptors? They include: Poor nutrition, Emotional Stress, Free Radicals and Inflammation, Toxins, Physical Stress, Energy (our body's own naturual energy and background radiation from gamma rays, x-rays and UV radiation), and Microbes.
Simple lifestyle changes such as washing hands frequently and using hand sanitizer, avoiding heavy crowded public places when possible, staying home to rest and hydrate when sick-lessoning the spread of illness, limiting use of cell phones and laptops, increasing exercise (even standing at your desk for 1/3 of your work day), adding calming exercise like yoga or meditation to relieve stress, drinking filtered water and aiming for a diet of 75% organic food will significantly decrease signs of aging and help avoid disease.
The best thing we can do for our body is to treat it well! We are what we eat to a large degree. The more we support our immune system, the better our body can do what it is so capable of doing......healing itself. We have a choice! And it can save us money!