Anxiety, Immune Health, Stress

Removing Stress One Bit At A Time!

Stress. Stress. Stress.

This morning I was messaging with one of my entrepreneurial team members about a virtual presentation for this afternoon. She is to present a short piece of information that she has been preparing for our upcoming meeting today. This person told me that she would do her best but that she did not feel well prepared.

A woman with her head in her hands in front of her laptop, looking stressed.

I said to her something to the effect that it was all good and that there were no worries. AND that if she did not feel that today was the best day to present her contribution, she could do it another day and that it was all ok. It was all okay.

I really believe that lowering or removing pressures in our life, is hugely helpful for our health and well-being. Even in business, I think we can make things work with less stress on ourselves. I am all about being in JOY, and it is no different in business.

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The more we can lower stress and expectations that we feel pressured by, the better it is for our health and well-being. It is so important, especially at this time in history, to move away from stress and fear and to move toward peace of mind and comfort. β™₯ By lowering stress we also show love and support to our immune system. β™₯

What about you?

Do you find that you put too much pressure on yourself? Or that you have too many expectations or demands put on you? Do you put these on yourself?

Even letting go of one small expectation or thing that you feel you ‘must do’, can bring a huge relief to your mind and may even be beneficial for your physical health when it comes to the body’s stress response.

When I learned about adrenaline and how it can be very toxic to our bodies, especially when it is continually running rampant, it helped me to become more conscious of lowering my stress bit by bit, and now I go through my day more aware of little ways to de-stress and to lower expectations of myself that cause me stress.

I hope you found this helpful and I wish for you less stress and more JOY in your day to day living.

And please never forget that you can and should reach out if your are feeling that you need help with your mental health. It is mental health week here in Canada and there are lots of supports and people that are always available to help.

This is from Lisa Lisson, president of FedEx Canada and I think that it is worth sharing here and a that it is a great reminder and it may inspire you or offer hope. πŸ™‚

Immune Health, Vitamin C

Vitamin C – A Household Word

You here a lot of buzz these days about Vitamin C and for good reason.

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Scurvy was among many diseases suffered due to malnutrition. It wasn’t until the 1930’s that Albert Szent-GyΓΆrgyi discovered the ascorbic acid β€”also known as Vitamin C. Vitamin C enables the body to efficiently use carbohydrates, fats, and protein. His discovery was among the foundations of modern nutrition.

Vitamin C, is a water-soluble vitamin and essential micro-nutrient. As humans, we cannot produce vitamin C in the body, so it must be obtained from dietary sources, primarily fruits and vegetables.

So Many Benefits!

Vitamin C is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. It’s involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.

In addition to its antioxidant properties, vitamin C is beneficial when it comes to heart disease. Vitamin C has been shown to reduce monocyte adherence to the endothelium, improve endothelium-dependent nitric oxide production and vasodilation, and reduce vascular smooth-muscle-cell apoptosis, which prevents plaque instability in atherosclerosis [1,2]

When it comes to eyesight, a population-based cohort study in the Netherlands found that adults aged 55 years or older who had high dietary intakes of vitamin C as well as beta-carotene, zinc, and vitamin E had a reduced risk of Age-Related Macular Degenerat [3].

Vitamin C also does so much more. It is available in many food sources

Vitamin C is abundant in several fruit and vegetables, including:

  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Cantaloupe
  • Citrus fruits (e.g., orange, grapefruit)
  • Chili Peppers
  • Grapefruit
  • Kale
  • Kiwifruit
  • Kholrabi
  • Mangos
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Potatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Tomatoes and tomato juice 

Vitamin C is a vitamin that we want to make sure that we are getting enough and because it is water soluble, too much vitamin is unlikely to be harmful. In the case of mega dosing for example, a worst case scenario would be nausea and diarrhea which is referred to as reaching ‘bowel tolerance’.

I am sharing a link here to more information on vitamin C and supplementation. Here I also share my most favorite type of Vitamin C to get this micro-nutrient delivered to your body in the best way to make it the most bio-available.

I hope you found this post helpful and if you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to me at any time.

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  1. Carr AC, Frei B. Toward a new recommended dietary allowance for vitamin C based on antioxidant and health effects in humans. Am J Clin Nutr 1999;69:1086-107. [PubMed abstract]
  2. Honarbakhsh S, Schachter M. Vitamins and cardiovascular disease. Br J Nutr 2008:1-19. [PubMed abstract]
  3. van Leeuwen R, Boekhoorn S, Vingerling JR, Witteman JC, Klaver CC, Hofman A, et al. Dietary intake of antioxidants and risk of age-related macular degeneration. JAMA 2005;294:3101-7. [PubMed abstract]

Coronavirus, Immune Health, Vitamin C

Vitamin C & The Coronavirus

More good news being shared about the power of Vitamin C!

Vitamin C is something I believe in and recommend for overall health and well -being. As you will learn from this video by Dr. Cheng, therapeutic doses can do wonders for situations like viruses and cancer.

In fact, IV Vitamin C therapy is very common and effective, but anyone can benefit from Vitamin C through foods and supplementing.

I highly recommend taking the time to watch this video!

Dr. Cheng talks about Vitamin C & the Coronovirus

Have a great day everyone! I am off to gobble up some more Vitamin C πŸ™‚ If you have any questions about where to source quality vitamin C and/or best practices, please let me know. I am always happy to help.

Coronavirus, Immune Health, Peace of Mind

The Coronavirus – A Chance to Reevaluate How We See Things

We are in challenging times here on earth and sometimes that brings about fear and change. Change is not necessarily a bad thing.

Not to minimize this virus, but if we think about it, more people die every day from gun shot wounds and drug overdoses….

So, what if we decided to use the current situation to reevaluate our own life and maybe start to feel a little more empowered rather than fearful?

What do I mean?

Well, we could decide that life really is worth living and is here for us and offers us amazing adventures and beautiful JOYful moments and experiences. And maybe we declare to ourselves that we do indeed want to experience these amazing offerings available to us. So could this be a catalyst for us to make more positive changes in our lives? 🌻

Changes like these, but not limited to:

. Being happier and more positive because that is super awesome for our immune system and our overall health!

. Stepping up our game when it comes to daily activities that can boost our immune systems and enhance our health.

. Things like walking, laughing, eating more fruits πŸ‰ and vegetables, getting out in nature, turning off the news, supplementing with things like Vitamin C and Zinc, following our passions, hugging our babes, writing poetry, etc. etc. etc. Anything that enhances our health and/or makes us feel good, helps. πŸ™‚

. Turning to β™₯ Love β™₯ and away from Fear! Personally, I am ramping up my game in that department. More Love, More Kindness, More JOY, More … More … More….. More FEELING GOOD β—¦β€’β—β—‰βœΏ Δ»α΅’Χ©Ρ” βœΏβ—‰β—β€’β—¦

. Focusing on the things in life that matter most.

The list here is endless. It is simply deciding to use this current situation to make changes that give us a sense of peace and help us to actually become proactive and to make changes that are positive, beneficial and life enhancing! It’s like turning the tables from a bad thing to a good thing.

We can use this exact situation to help us to get clear on what we really want in our lives, and to get healthier, so that we can be stronger and more able to do those things that we love. We can β™₯ celebrate β™₯ the fact that our bodies, minds and spirits will become stronger as the result of our efforts. This is turn will assist us in becoming a stronger force in handling pathogens like viruses and bacteria. These things come along every day, so it is wise to be better prepared through a positive mindset and a stronger body.

You just can’t lose by adopting some of the principles mentioned. I hope you do adopt more of them into your life. I sure am and I am stronger and happier than ever. Λœβ€Β°β€’.Λœβ€Β°β€’ Full speed ahead. β€’Β°β€Λœ.β€’Β°β€Λœ

I leave you with one final thought:

Perhaps you can use this current state of affairs, to see how precious life is and why you do not want to waste one second in fear or in survival thinking. Time is precious so spend your moments in JOY as much as you can, do the things you LOVE and become a master of your moments.

Blessings to all…

Maggie

“Become A Master of Your Moments” Quote by Maggie Holbik