Have you ever had a cut in your hand and after some time, it healed itself without any medications? Yes? Sure a lot of us have. In the same vein, our entire body has all it takes to recover from the abnormalities and diseases it is plagued with.
Most diseases occur at the cellular level and if fed with the right materials, one can be sure of a healthy body. The ability of the body healing itself is one that is underestimated in modern medical sciences which is largely diagnostic-inclined. The body is constantly working to maintain balance and repair damage, and has many mechanisms in place to self-heal. In fact, the body is often able to heal itself from a variety of injuries and illnesses, without the need for external intervention.
One of the key ways in which the body self-heals is through the immune system. This complex network of cells, tissues, and organs is responsible for identifying and destroying harmful pathogens and other foreign invaders that enter the body. When a virus, bacteria, or other pathogen enters the body, the immune system quickly mounts a response to fight it off. This can involve the production of antibodies, which specifically target the invading pathogen, as well as the activation of various immune cells that can engulf and destroy the pathogen.
Understanding how the body works will help us set it up to naturally ward off diseases. Let’s dive in
The Body’s Processing System
Our bodies processes food in alignment with the rising and setting of the sun. There are 3 phases every day which are:
From 4am to 12noon, the body is naturally detoxifying and eliminating toxins. The best foods to ingest during this period of the day must be high in water content, raw and loaded with enzymes, and bubbling with the essential minerals, vitamins and other nutritional factors that will help jumpstart the day. The best kinds of foods that fit into this class are fresh fruits and raw vegetable juices alongside adequate water. Smoothies are also excellent at this time of the day.
We can enhance our body’s detoxification efforts through the following:
🍃Drink at least 6 – 8 glasses of liquids daily; preferably water, freshly extracted vegetable juices.
🍃Eat mostly fruits till noon.
🍃Consume fiber-rich foods or fiber supplement.
🍃Regular moderate exercise.
DIGESTION AND ASSIMILATION:
From 12noon to 8pm food is absorbed and assimilated for energy. This energy is expended in breaking down and absorbing and utilizing food. This is the best time of the day to supply the body with substantial meals needed to sustain the body. During these hours we can eat the complex carbohydrates (complex carbohydrates are unrefined or unprocessed carbohydrates), fats and oils, and proteins. Cooked food is also best suited for this period of the day. Supper should be taken latest by 7pm.
In order to catalyse your food processing systems, you may take a small salad vegetable before eating your main meal.*
REPAIRS AND REJUVENATION:
From the hours of 8pm and 4am,the body repairs, rejuvenate and regenerates. Eating heavy meals after 8pm is not a healthy practice.
This is because the food that is so eaten will cause the body to be digesting food when it is meant to be repairing and rejuvenating. Also, the food so digested is not used for any work at such hours of the day because of inactivity; they end up being stored away at the abdominal areas of the body.
Therefore if we must eat anything after 8pm, it is best to take fast digesting foods such as fruits and raw vegetable juices or vegetable salad, and these must be taken at least 2 hours before going to bed.
When we eat in sync with these phases, good health becomes limitless. Below are a list of vegetables to boost your immune system.
Fruits & Veggies for the Immune system
Leafy greens (ugu, spinach, ewedu, chard, collards, kale, Bok choy (Chinese cabbage))
Nuts and seeds
Spices for Immune system
St. John’s worth
In conclusion, there’s no replacement for a healthy lifestyle. Be intentional about what goes into your body. You disrespect your body when you eat just anything.