Sharing quality time and lots of laughter with loved ones this holiday season helps to build not only healthy relationships, but helps to improve the health of your body on a cellular level. In a nutshell, laughter helps improve the immune system, thus reducing chronic inflammation.
Some common sources of inflammation
- Diet (high omega 6:3 ratio, high sugar, high flour)
- Unfriendly gut bacteria (creating a healthy gastrointestinal microbiome is critical!)
- Antibiotic use
- Toxic metals and other toxic compounds
- Too little or too much exercise
Components commonly missing in individuals
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- Adequate exercise
- Sufficient sleep and rest
- Properly coping with stress
- Laughter and a positive mental attitude
- Sunshine and Vitamin D
- Vitamins, minerals other nutrients
- Friendly gut bacteria
We are all unique. When it comes to our health, some individuals might have inflammation due to excess amounts of certain components while others might be deficient in others. The simplest method for reducing chronic inflammation is to eradicate these imbalances thus, allowing us to live our daily lives healthier and happier. If we don't have our health, what else do we have?
Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and safe holiday season!
Have you ever ran a half marathon or a marathon? How about running one in consume?
We had a blast running the St Jude 1/2 and full marathon as Chewy and Princess Leia. We ran the first half together, side by side, stopping for photos with the kids (and the big "kids!") along the way. Chewy continued on rocking it to 26.2 with even more high-fives, pictures and cheers. The St. Jude kids were a true inspiration. You are our heroes!
Chewbacca and Princess Leia running down Beale Street!
Princess Leia and Chewbacca running the
2014 St Jude Memphis 1/2 and full marathon.
Thank you @tronchin for capturing this special moment at mile 22 for us! :)
So, what's our next event?
Stacy and Will are raising funds for Team ZERO (ZERO Prostate Cancer Endurance Team) and competing in IRONMAN Chattanooga on September 27th, 2015 and we need your help!
By being a part of Team ZERO we are not only supporting friends who are fighting prostate cancer, but also supporting research that enables a better and more thorough understanding about prostate cancer from prevention, diagnosis, education and treatment aspects. Research can not be conducted without financial contributions. Through research and science we are able to learn, thus helping more people minimize the negative impacts of prostate cancer.
Join us in the fight against prostate cancer by sponsoring us with a donation to help save lives.
If our goal of $5,000 is met, Will (my fiancé who is also doing IRONMAN Chattanooga) is going to run the last 26.2 as Chewbacca!
For more information, check out our latest blog post about prostate cancer.
Every bit counts!
Hello, my name is Stacy Peterson, licensed Functional Nutritionist and Holistic Health, Wellness and Strength & Conditioning Coach with a MS in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine practicing whole-foods nutrition and physical training to individuals around the globe.
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