Wash your hands. Cough into your elbow. Practice social distancing.
These are all things we've been told will help minimize the spread of COVID-19, the strain of coronavirus that we're all hearing so much about.
But one thing I wish more people were talking about is the role proper nutrition plays in protecting yourself from ALL forms of illness.
You've probably heard me talk about inflammation, a condition that, when it's ongoing the way it is in so many people these days, leads to disease and makes you more susceptible to illness.
Sugar, unhealthy carbs, and processed, chemical-soaked foods all feed into inflammation, which is why so many people are sick as well as obese.
These same foods also destroy your gut health, and that's a big problem, because your gut is the “home base” of your body's immune system.
If reading that freaks you out, take a deep breath, because I have GOOD NEWS.
Your gut can be healed. Inflammation can be eliminated.
And once those things happen, not only does it lead to weight loss (and do so more quickly than you think when combined with proper hydration and adequate sleep), very often all the other problems associated with that roaring inflammation ease up…or even reverse.
The #1 thing you can do to protect yourself from illness of any kind is to take control of your health, by eliminating the foods causing inflammation, and replacing them with nutritious, filling real food, plenty of water, and adequate amounts of healing sleep.
It's not complicated.
Code Red Rebels live that way already, and so can you.