Eric Edmeades On The Last Line of Defense

We live in some loopy occasions. 

On the time of writing, there have been greater than 1.four million Coronavirus circumstances everywhere in the world, the quantity growing daily. 

Some estimates say that 40 to 60% of the worldwide inhabitants goes to catch COVID-19 within the coming years. 

When you can’t defend your self from getting contaminated, there are a number of issues you are able to do to make sure you gained’t find yourself as a part of the 20% that require hospitalization, or worse. 

However first, let’s be very clear. Every part proper now’s concept. The science will come out, the info will probably be mined, after which we are going to really be taught some issues. 

What we are able to say although, is that COVID-19 will not be ageist. It’s health-ist.

Younger or outdated, COVID-19 goes after folks with pre-existing situations – metabolic syndrome, kind 2 diabetes, weight problems, autoimmune illness. These individuals are struggling a lot worse and are more likely to succumb to it.

Now, greater than ever, is the largest wake-up name to get your well being below management. 

Sure, wash your arms. And sure to social distancing. We’re lastly getting the message. However the subsequent message must get out now. 

The Subsequent Message

Think about this. 

You’ve received an enormous mansion. 

You’ve received a fence across the outdoors, known as social distancing. 

You’ve received canine defending you – social distancing. 

You’ve received an alarm system – social distancing. 

But when someone will get in the home, you’re going to the protected room. 

The protected room is your physique and also you need it to be as impenetrable as potential. 

You need your immune system to be as wholesome as potential. 

“Your physique has sure bodily wants. Should you’re not assembly these wants, there will probably be penalties.”

5 Issues You Can Do To Preserve Your Immune System Wholesome


Eric Edmedeas at A-Fest Sardinia 2018
Eric Edmeades at A-Fest Sardinia 2018

The primary factor your physique wants is air. Once you’re below stress, not solely your immune system is freaking out, however you’re additionally inhaling a really shallow means. 

Meditations and deep respiration workouts talk to your physique that you just’re protected. This makes your immune system extra sturdy.

When you may’t depart your own home, be sure you open the home windows and get some air.

When you can go weeks with out meals, you want water every day. 

Each mechanism of your physique out of your mind to digestive system requires hydration.

Your lymphatic system by no means developed a pump as a result of it’s not pressing in the way in which that oxygen and blood are. 

Our regular existence require transferring on a regular basis, which meant we pumped lymphatic movement. 

Now that we’re not transferring as a lot, we’re not cleaning our our bodies. You need to have motion.

Not burning, not tanning, not damaging your pores and skin, however 15 to 20 minutes of every day daylight. 

Should you dwell in a spot like England or Seattle or Vancouver, you would possibly assume you don’t have daylight. But when it’s mild outdoors, there’s pure mild. It comes via the clouds. So go get some daylight. 

However by far a very powerful factor you are able to do on your immune system is…

  • Eat the meals we’ve a long-standing evolutionary relationship with 


This implies a restricted quantity of seasonal fruit and veggies. Why restricted? Since you don’t need to be consuming a whole lot of sugar proper now, of any sort, even wholesome fruits. 

You need all kinds of fine stable greens, and never from the nightshade household.

You need good sources of wholesome proteins and fat. For these of you who usually are not vegetarians, this implies fish, meat and eggs. In case you are a vegetarian, this implies nuts, beans, and lentils. 

Your well being is much extra decided by you getting sufficient of the good things than it’s by you eliminating the dangerous stuff. 

Should you get all the good things in first, your physique is getting what it wants, and also you’ll have much less cravings for the opposite stuff anyway. With the dietary constituents your physique requires, you’ll stand the easiest probability.

You is likely to be questioning about some staple objects which might be a part of your ordinary food plan. 

You is likely to be in a spot the place you’ve received historic patterns or traditions round meals. 

What’s extra vital to you, your historic custom or your immune system?

White potatoes usually are not a good suggestion proper now. 

Rice in a restricted amount is ok, however not every day. 

With regards to issues like wheat, I wouldn’t need to be having it hardly in any respect, if in any respect. 

Take into consideration milk, cheese, and yogurt for a second. 

COVID-19 assaults the respiratory system. So does milk. Ask any skilled singer – they will’t have any milk per week or so earlier than singing, as a result of it causes mucus construct up within the respiratory system.

Milk is a non-food, now greater than ever.

Coca-Cola has satisfied you that in case you crack open one among their bottles, you’re cracking open happiness. And in regular life it’s wonderful if you wish to have slightly little bit of enjoyable right here and there. 

However what you’re additionally cracking open is diabetes metabolic syndrome and a bunch of chemical compounds that may rot your enamel out of your face. You’re cracking open one thing that’s stressing your immune system. 

This isn’t the time for sodas or pre-workout and post-workout drinks.

Grains assault your digestive system. Should you’re gluten illiberal, you completely need to avoid grains utterly, since you don’t need to set off your immune system. 

However gluten is simply one of many issues with grains. A grain is a plant eager to develop into, so it defends itself in opposition to digestion. Should you’re fortunate sufficient to have the ability to get sprouted wheat bread or in case you’re having bread on a really uncommon event and also you’re not tremendous delicate, it’s okay. 

However optimally, bread will not be a good suggestion. 

Whereas it’s not time to be slamming our programs with blood sugar, it’s time to be slamming our programs with vitamin C. 

The most effective methods to get vitamin C is thru an orange or a grapefruit. 

Once you’re juicing the fruit, you’re getting the sugar however dropping a whole lot of the fiber. So in case you’re going to have citrus, eat the fruit. 

What About Vitamin Tablets And Dietary supplements? 

Whereas not an enormous fan of dietary supplements, as an alternative of slamming your programs with sugar, it’s value taking a vitamin C complement.

Nevertheless, a lot of the tablets are bought based mostly on concern. Should you’re taking dietary supplements you don’t require, all you get is ‘costly urine’ and a stressed liver. 

When you have an precise medically measured deficiency (not based mostly on the guidelines in Cosmo journal), it is best to first try to complement that deficiency via pure habits, like entire meals, or within the case of vitamin D, it is best to go outdoors and get some daylight. 

If the pure means don’t work, try to be trying into the highest quality dietary supplements. 

“We all know that vitamin C is extremely useful when coping with the present disaster.” 

Zinc and magnesium help you as effectively, serving to you sleep higher and enhance your bone well being. 

If You Might Do Simply One Factor, What Ought to It Be?

Eric Edmedeas at MVU Pula 2019
Eric Edmeades at MVU Pula 2019

There are a whole lot of issues that you are able to do for your self to guard your immune system. 

But when I’d have to decide on one factor, if I might press a button and it might be gone, it might be sugar, sugar replacements, synthetic sweeteners, leaving us with solely pure sugar sources like honey and fruit. 

Nevertheless, we shouldn’t be binging on these issues in any respect proper now. 

Breaking apart with sugar is a troublesome factor to do as a result of we’ve been emotionally conditioned via manipulative promoting campaigns, particular holidays and circumstances, and misguided mother and father who confirmed us that if we’re crying, a cookie might assist. 

In addition to emotional issues to take care of, there’s additionally the fact of bodily dependancy and the longing for sweets. 

Sugar is the quantity two ingredient in Rice Krispies and Corn Flakes. 

It’s the primary ingredient in Frosted Flakes, passing even corn. 

It’s additionally in just about each tomato sauce you could purchase from the shelf because the quantity two or three substances.

Sugar is in apparent locations, in hidden locations, and it’s continually triggering your style buds to cease with the ability to style candy. Once you minimize it out, immediately issues style good once more.  

There’s a free program on Mindvalley we created a 12 months in the past that’s now extra vital than ever. 

In “7 Days To Breaking Up With Sugar” we’ve created a course of that helps you consider your emotional relationship with sugar, to then change your physiological relationship with sugar, and reset your style buds. 

In 10 minutes a day, I’ll be guiding you step-by-step learn how to utterly remove sugar out of your life.

What nearly all people stories is that they arrive out of this system and rapidly, issues they by no means regarded to be candy earlier than at the moment are immediately extremely candy. 

That’s as a result of their style buds have recalibrated to a world that’s not being bombarded by sugar, xylitol, and all these bizarre synthetic sweeteners.

The underside line is – you don’t need to endure. You might be in that group of people with gentle signs. 

However it’s essential to care for your immune system. 

Your well being is your final line of protection.  

Did you discover this text useful? What’s one meals you’re gonna cease/begin consuming in consequence?


(This text was based mostly on a Mindvalley Podcast with Eric Edmeades, written and edited by Melani Kalev) 


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