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Most of us know how to recover from a stressful day: we find ways to disconnect for the evening, spend time in quiet or with loved ones, or even perhaps get outside for a walk and fresh air. Letting your mind rest and process that stress allows you to come back ready to take on the next day. Interestingly enough, this kind of recovery doesn’t only apply to environmental stressors that affect your mental state. Physiologically, your body works the same way.
Have you ever wondered how our bodies process the chemicals found in our air, on our food, and in products in our homes? What happens when we are exposed to excessive amounts of these chemicals? In our modern, industrialized society, toxins are constantly surrounding us and creating an increased burden on our bodies’ natural detoxification pathways. We may notice these effects in our bodies over time with signs like decreased energy, brain fog, sluggish digestion, skin rashes, headaches, and other potential symptoms.
Does it feel increasingly difficult to maintain your weight as you age? If so, there may be a biochemical reason the number on the scale keeps creeping up. As we age, our bodies become much more susceptible to inflammation and less resistant to hormonal and environmental fluctuations.
What more can you do to stay healthy? Dr. Sita Kedia and Dr. Lauren Dal Farra recommend these tips to support your immune system: eat well, hydrate, sleep, reduce stress, maintain healthy nutrition, and protect your mental health.
All of us have probably experienced episodes of brain fog at some point in our lives. It’s not uncommon to forget someone’s name or where you parked the car. However, if you find these incidents happening frequently or on a daily basis, you may be suffering from persistent brain fog.
We all want to enjoy a long healthy life, yet fad diets are not something you would want to follow for the rest of your life — or should. They’re often exceedingly restrictive nutritionally, difficult to adhere to over time, a bit boring for some people’s tastes and, most troubling, many lack scientific evidence of their medical effectiveness. They could be doing you more harm than good.