This prolonged activation of stress without relief can lead to a condition known as distress, or survival mode. Being in survival mode will cause an imbalance of the Primalized 5 elements of life (Joy/Play, Foundation, Relationships, Spirit, and Growth) and eventually may lead to physical conditions like migraines, GI issues, elevated blood pressure, sexual dysfunction, and insomnia; and psychological problems like anxiety, depression, panic attacks, worry, and anger issues.
This means standing and moving on the balls of my feet with correct posture, eating a low inflammatory diet, staying active, managing my stress, participating in activities that give me purpose and bring me joy, maintaining a healthy weight, and staying connected. These are the things that will keep my immune system strong so that I can help myself and those around me.
In 2003, SARS (a coronavirus) spread through Hong Kong and neighboring Guangdong. Both dealt with the disease differently, and while Hong Kong only used western medicine to combat SARS...
Regular exercise is one of the many things we can do for ourselves to elevate our mood states, decrease inflammation, gain/maintain good health and increase our long-term mortality rate while aging gracefully.
With the rise in popularity of high protein and fat diets, many Americans have lost sight of the health benefits of high carbohydrate foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes.