Effects of sleep loss on the Immune system.

SLEEP LOSS AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

Recall the last time you had the flu. Miserable, wasn’t it? Runny nose, achy bones, sore throat, heavy cough, and a total lack of energy.

You probably just wanted to curl up in bed and sleep. As well you should.

Your body is trying to sleep itself well. An intimate and bidirectional association exists between your sleep and your immune system.

Sleep fights against infection and sickness by deploying all manner of weaponry within your immune arsenal, cladding you with protection.

When you do fall ill, the immune system actively stimulates the sleep system, demanding more bed rest to help reinforce the war effort.

Reduce sleep for even a single night, and that invisible suit of immune resilience is rudely stripped from your body.

Studies show that less than 5 hours of sleep, 5-6 hours of sleep, 6-7 hours of sleep and 7-8 hours of sleep that there is a clear, linear relationship with infection rate.

The less sleep an individual was getting in the week before facing the active common cold virus, the more likely it was they would be infected and catch a cold. In those sleeping 5 hours on average, the infection rate was almost 50%. In those sleeping 7 hours or more a night in the week prior, the infection rate was just 18%.

Considering that infectious illnesses, such as the common cold, influenza, and pneumonia, are among the leading causes of death in developed countries, doctors and governments would do well to stress the critical importance of sufficient sleep during the flu season.

For more on this subject I heartedly recommend you read a book by Matthew Walker ~ Why we Sleep.

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Here’s How Toxic Cleaning Products Affect Your Health

Here’s How Toxic Cleaning Products Affect Your Health

There is a crucial harmony that comes when everything coexists just as nature intended. Eastern cultures have long understood the importance of this balance and connectedness, but here in the west, our approach is historically a little more one-sided—generally focused on obliterating the bad to make way for the good. This is especially true when it comes to our views on cleanliness.

Sanitising our homes, workplaces, and bodies is often viewed as an all out war aimed at vanquishing every last germ that crosses our paths. This way of thinking fueled the creation of all the powerful antimicrobial cleaning products lining the shelves almost everywhere we shop.

Using these products may sound like a good plan at first glance—after all, don’t we want to get rid of germs that could make us unwell? Before you reach for that bottle of industrial strength cleaner, though, explore what science has to say about this question, and how failing to respect nature’s balance always comes at a cost.

Chemical Cleaning Products and Your Lungs

Many of us have developed a positive association with the scents everyday household cleaning products leave behind, especially if this is the way our parents cleaned. But the scary truth is that breathing in these chemicals year after year might make it a lot more difficult to breathe at all.

Scientists in Norway recently released a groundbreaking 20-year study of more than 6,000 participants that revealed a clear link between toxic cleaning product use and the risk of developing lung troubles. The more often women cleaned, researchers discovered, the more serious the effects to their lungs. Women who worked as professional cleaners suffered the most, incurring as much lung damage as would be expected in someone smoking 20 cigarettes every day. Exposure to strong cleaning products was associated with increased decline in both these major areas of lung function:

• FEV1 (forced expiratory volume in one second): This is the amount of air a person can forcibly breath out in a single second. 
• FVC (forced vital capacity): This is the measure of how much air a person can forcibly exhale given as much time as they need to do so.

Researchers believe that the cause of this decline is likely due to cleaning chemicals irritating mucus membranes in the airways, which with repeated long-term exposure resulted in lasting negative changes to the airways themselves. Interestingly, no men in the study seemed to be affected. This may be because fewer men than women work as professional cleaners, and those who do may be exposed to different levels of chemicals than women who clean for a living.

Unfortunately, toxic cleaning products aren’t just tough on your respiratory function—they can absolutely decimate your (and your home’s) microbiome.

Antimicrobials and Your Microbiome

Many of the strong chemical ingredients in today’s cleaning products were put there specifically for their antimicrobial properties. The trouble with this strategy is that these chemicals aren’t selective—they kill probiotic organisms along with the types of bacteria we don’t want around. Some of these ingredients, such as parabens, ammonia, chlorine bleach, QUATS, Triclosan, and triclocarban, are absorbed through the skin in varying degrees—and once inside your body, they may upset your delicate microbial balance.

Triclosan and triclocarban turn up in human blood, mucus, and even breast milk—and they’re so prevalent that it’s estimated the odds are about 40% that they are in your body, too. The fact that these dangerous ingredients get into breast milk is particularly disturbing: one study found that the gut microbiomes of both nursing moms and babies were affected by Triclosan exposure, driving home how important it is to protect our guts by being mindful not only of what goes into our mouths, but also what we interact with in our environment.

Toxic cleaning chemicals can also easily find their way into soil, air, and water, and animal studies highlight the damaging potential for our planet’s wildlife. Zebrafish fed a diet infused with Triclosan experienced a dramatic alteration of their microbiomes after only four days. And when female rats were exposed to Triclosan during pregnancy and while nursing, both moms and pups developed gut dysbiosis.

In addition to specific negative changes in the gut that may be triggered by exposure to certain antimicrobials, it’s also important to consider the “hygiene hypothesis” and its implications for our overall health. Originally introduced in the late 1800s and gaining increasing respect in recent years, this theory presents evidence that we all need exposure to lots of different types of microbes in our environment in order to stimulate our developing immune systems as babies and children. Cleaning too zealously with antimicrobials leaves young immune systems with nothing to practice on, which over time can create vulnerability to troublesome microbial invaders—as well as sensitivity to foods or plants when an inexperienced immune system can’t tell if it’s being exposed to a friend or foe.

Super Cleaners and Superbugs

Since the root of physical and mental wellness lies in a balanced gut it’s troubling enough that antimicrobial cleaning products can wreak havoc with microbial health. Unfortunately, the consequences of this type of microbial warfare go much further. That’s because, as effective as they are, when you use these cleaners, you aren’t actually killing every single living organism. And the microbial species that do survive your chemical attack are the tiny subpopulations that are naturally resistant to antibiotics  and antimicrobials.

In a balanced environment (internal or out in the world), friendly flora crowd out the bulk of microbial troublemakers, and the percentage of resistant undesirable microbes is too minute to do much harm. But when antimicrobials come on the scene, resistant bacteria gain a real advantage. As their neighbours die off, these “superbugs” that are especially difficult to kill have room to reproduce—and when their numbers grow large enough to impact your health, existing medications may prove completely ineffective.

Steer Clear of Toxic Chemicals

Cleaning product labels can be misleading, and many cleansers labeled “natural” or “gentle” are anything but. To protect yourself, your family, and our precious planet, here are a few of the most commonly used harmful ingredients to avoid:

• 2-Butoxyethanol: A common ingredient in kitchen, window, and multipurpose cleaners that can interfere with the health of your red blood cells. 
• Ammonia: Found in glass and bathroom cleaners, ammonia can be very irritating to the eyes, skin, throat, and lungs. 
• Chlorine Bleach: A potent antimicrobial and respiratory irritant, bleach is a major ingredient in mildew removers, toilet bowl cleaners, and scouring powders. Mixing chlorine bleach with ammonia can create highly toxic chlorine gas, so consider using hydrogen peroxide as a safer bleach alternative. 
• Sodium Hydroxide: A known mucous membrane irritant, this is used in many oven cleaners and drain openers. 
• Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS): SLS is a detergent that creates the rich type of lather we’ve become accustomed to in cleansers, and is present in most shampoos and hand soaps. This ingredient can be very irritating to eyes, mouth, and skin.
• Fragrance: Although the term “fragrance” sounds innocent enough, it can refer to any one of thousands of chemicals linked to skin, kidney, respiratory, and cellular issues.
• Parabens: These antimicrobial, chemical preservatives are associated with negative effects in breasts, hormones, and reproductive areas.
• Phthalates: Commonly found in a host of cleansing products including dish soaps, detergents, and shampoo, phthalates have been shown to negatively impact respiratory health and reproductive function, as well as cause DNA damage.
• Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATS): Found in antibacterial household cleaners, fabric softeners, and dryer sheets. At least two studies identify QUATS as the cause of respiratory issues in cleaning workers.
• Triclosan: This antimicrobial agent has been used in a wide range of products including dish liquid, soap, deodorant, toothpaste and even mops. In addition to impacting microbial balance and infiltrating living tissue, Triclosan can also lead to increased sensitivity to the environment as well as harmful cellular and endocrine changes. Thankfully, the FDA recently banned the use of Triclosan (and its close relative triclocarban) in hand and body soaps, but you’ll still need to be on the lookout for these toxic ingredients in other products. 
• Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): Don’t let the word “organic” fool you! Inhaling these gases, which are frequently used in products including household cleaners, disinfectants, and air fresheners, can cause eye, liver, nervous system, respiratory tract, and skin troubles—as well as GI discomfort  and challenges with equilibrium.

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We are Powerful CEO’s of our own health and well-being.

We are powerful CEOs of our family, careers, and communities. We are incredible providers and we make the world go round…but we often forget to prioritise ourselves.

If we aren’t in top condition, everyone around us suffers. Our health is as equally important as every other priority in our lives. The more on top of our health we can be, the more we can serve others, especially our family and those we love the most. When our cup is full, we show up BIGGER with more energy and joy!

I want to share something with you that took me a while to realise on my journey – You are the boss of your healthcare. You. Not doctors, not nurses, not insurance companies. You!

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Namaste

Julie 🌱💧

 

ARE YOU READY FOR A MORE FULFILLING LIFE?

Build your own business
Work the hours you prefer
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Strategies to succeed

Remember those dreams you had as a young person? Dreams of making the world a better place? What happened to those dreams?

The answer is simple: Life comes in and takes over.

You have bills to pay, family obligations … you barely have time to do the laundry each week, much less start a new business.

Many people would love to quit their jobs and pursue a dream career, but how can you? Instead, we keep to the path that was given to us by someone else. We stop focusing on our dreams. We just give up and live from paycheck to paycheck, or continue in a career path that doesn’t fill our hearts with a sense of purpose.

If this is where you are today, then you are in the right place! You can fulfill your dreams doing what you love! You have the right to CHOOSE your own path … a life that includes joy, fulfillment, & happiness.

You have the right to chase your passions, find your purpose and leave the world a better place in the process. You don’t have to live another moment of your life unfulfilled and craving something more…

When I first came to that moment of realisation, it was like ALL the Lights went on! Suddenly, I knew I was destined for more!

I didn’t have to keep living the life others had created for me. I’ll never forget that day I stepped out of the box and began to follow my heart. Today, I earn an excellent living while doing things that I’m passionate about and you can do that too.  I can help you create it.

The first things I teach people are:

  • YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE YOUR PATH!
  • You don’t have to follow some pre-destined course laid out for you by your parents or even your spouse. You can break out of the norm and follow your dreams.
  • You deserve a life filled with abundance and success.
 And it’s a lot easier than you think!

You may be asking yourself, “Is this one of those Get-Rich-Quick schemes?” The answer is NO! You will have to work hard to build your business but the rewards are so great.

  • You’ll have your own business.
  • Work the hours you prefer.
  • Earn as much or as little as you like.

In the beginning, you will not have to quit your “Day Job”. But you will have to shift your extra time and efforts toward building your business. This transition is easy for some and challenging for others. Everything worthwhile takes commitment and effort, but this opportunity is definitely worth it.

Are you ready to start living on purpose?

We all get to our “Ah-Ha” moment at different times in our lives. You wake up one morning and just realise that your life isn’t going the way you planned it. What can you do to turn things around?

I have some excellent suggestions and would love to connect with you.

I can’t tell you how important it is to surround yourself with people who will support your dreams … people that inspire you and keep you motivated. This is one of the quickest ways to achieve your goals.

RIGHT NOW, I’m looking for highly motivated individuals to be part of my Tribe. This is a Golden Opportunity to be mentored, by someone who knows the ropes. I can guide you through the pitfalls and help you avoid common mistakes.

Are you ready for a new partner? Someone who’ll have your back? Partnering with me is the best decision you’ll make this year.

Does this sound like you?
  • You are passionate about your health! You are a health coach, massage therapist, nutritionist, yoga teacher, chiropractor, osteopath, or anyone in the health and wellness industry who’s ready to create residual income.  
  • You want to be in business for YOURSELF and make REAL money (that’s residual) with a supportive business model.
  • You are READY to make money right now, increase your income and live your BEST Life!
  • You believe in creating a life you love.  
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Let’s work together to create a better future!

I am very excited to tell you that my team is one of the fastest growing teams out there! Why? Because I take the time to fully train you. If you’re highly motivated and trainable, then you’ll be able to duplicate my business model right away with ease.

I’m currently looking to fill a few leadership positions RIGHT NOW on my team.  If you’re that one Special Person that I’m looking for, you will enjoy the opportunity to be mentored personally by me and my successful leaders. You can start NOW building your dream business!

Your business will be centred around holistic health and wellness, which is a very popular field that many people are getting involved in today. Millions of people are looking for natural solutions more than ever to take care of their family and themselves. The need to educate is greater than ever. This is a thriving and purpose driven mission. WE NEED YOU!

You probably know someone who is ready to start their personal wellness revolution.

Imagine being able to to provide people the opportunity to improve their health and that of their families with empowering natural solutions, all while earning a great income.

WHEN YOU JOIN MY TRIBE YOU WILL RECEIVE:

  • Weekly one-on-one business coaching.
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Apply now by emailing me at julie@holistichealthandwellbeinggroup.com  

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Don’t forget to select the Wellness Advocate option. Select your enrollment kit. As soon as you’ve joined I will receive an email from dōTERRA and I will be in touch within 48 hours.

Looking forward to you joining me

Namaste

Julie 💖🍃