Our column, Living The Method™, addresses components of Amie’s method associated with the physical layer of healing the body. The physical layers of healing include anti-inflammatory food, movement, epigenetics and detoxification. The Valpone Method™ is a formula inspired by Amie’s personal health journey from the past 12 years of healing a myriad of chronic illnesses to address healing on three layers: physical, emotional and energetic.
A few weeks ago I received a call from an old friend I met many years ago who told me about a new product that blew me away with how effective it was. He introduced me to the company who makes this incredible product and the rest is history. I could not hold back from sharing this with all of you because it literally has been an incredible discovery that I can’t wait to tell you all about.
It’s March and just because the winter is over doesn’t mean your body isn’t still working overtime trying to keep you healthy, especially at this time of the year when the weather is still a bit chilly with a few warm days sprinkled in here and there. Everything is also starting to bloom…so, you know what comes next- seasonal allergies and colds because the weather patterns are so up and down and our bodies are trying to acclimate to the temperature changes. This leaves you feeling like you need to run out to the pharmacy to purchase Tylenol Sinus or some other over the counter pill that does nothing but negatively affect your liver and ruins the lining of your gut. Sure, those products can help for a wee bit short term but the long-term effects are quite scary if you ask me.
That said, I want to talk to you about a product I have been using since January and I’ve been loving it. I sent it to a few of my clients, who also loved it, so I couldn’t wait to share this with you.
Now, before I get into the nitty-gritty of what this is, let me just say that if you know me well you know that I do not often recommend products to you, especially ones like this because I am incredibly sensitive to products and I am very very very picky about what I put into my body. This product passed my tests with flying colors so it was a no brainer to want to share it with you.
Now, let’s talk about the immune system and why Reg´Activ IMMUNE & VITALITY* products are so incredible and might I say, magical for it. Since I’m such a fan of this product for the immune system, I was even able to snag you 10% off of Reg´Activ IMMUNE & VITALITY* by using the discount code APPLE10 so you could try it for yourself.
THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Inflammation and immune system imbalances are at the core of the diseases we’re facing today so the question is how do we get the body back into balance?
Let’s start with talking about what causes the immune system to get out of balance.
Sugar, refined flours, processed foods and inflammatory fats such as saturated fats and trans fats, stress (hello technology), not exercising, toxins such as pesticides and heavy metals, hidden infections such as bacteria, parasites and viruses, food/environmental allergens and mold exposure are at the top of my list. Interestingly enough I can relate to this because I’ve experienced all of the above. When we start to look at the inflammatory issues that are causing the patient to experience symptoms and not feel well, we can start to address the underlying issues that are keeping them stuck and unwell and feeling like they’re going in circles with treatments and conflicting information.
As Mark Hyman, M.D. often says “If your immune system and your ability to balance the inflammatory forces in your body are impaired, watch out. You’re headed towards illness and premature aging.”
Let’s talk about the main pieces that I believe are important to address to help boost the immune system when you’re trying to feel better.
HOW TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
This is your body’s main antioxidant. It’s known as the “master antioxidant” and I took glutathione for over a decade to help myself heal. I’ve experienced every form of glutathione from suppositories to pills to injections/pushes to IV’s. I’ve done it all and the benefits are quite remarkable. It’s imperative for detoxification and immune system support when you’re healing your body.
Glutathione is used by every cell in our body and it is SO important for the health of your immune system. Your cells are always relying on healthy glutathione levels. Always! And you know what depletes glutathione: stress and all of the above issues that also deplete the immune system so you can do the math here as to how the majority of us do not have adequate levels of glutathione.
Reg´Activ IMMUNE & VITALITY* (use the discount code APPLE10 when ordering) includes the probiotic strain Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3, which has been studied for over 20 years and produces glutathione.
Vitamin C is another supplement and IV that I took regularly to help my body heal. Vitamin C is key for your immune system as well as your adrenal glands, which are what pump out your cortisol and adrenaline and affect your hormones (and yes your PMS, ladies). Vitamin C is still in my repertoire of what I take daily to support my immune system and adrenals.
I’m a big fan of B vitamins, mostly because these days we don’t reap enough B vitamins from our food because our soil is devoid of nutrients, so many of us lack the major B vitamins such as B12 and B6 amongst others. B vitamins are key for energy production and for a healthy metabolism.
The Reg´Activ IMMUNE & VITALITY* blend pairs ME-3 with Lactobacillus brevis KP08. Chances are you haven’t heard about this probiotic before because it’s a “novel Japanese probiotic strain, which supports normal IFN-ɑ production. Together, ME-3 and KP08 provide highly synergistic immune system effect, which supports the health of the immune system cells and their balanced activity.*”
And you’re in luck because the Reg´Activ IMMUNE & VITALITY* is full of all these immune system boosting goodies:
- Essential B vitamins
- Vitamin C
- L-Carnitine tartrate (Supports healthy energy levels)*
IMMUNE SYSTEM ESSENTIALS
Here are a few healthy immune system strategies that I believe are essential to know about your immune system and how it impacts your overall health because everything is connected. I highly suggest following these as closely as possible, especially if you’re going through health issues. My #1 best-selling book, Eating Clean, brings you even deeper into a 21-day plan to detoxify your body from toxicity and health issues if you need further support.
- Filtered Water // Filter water each day and try to focus on warm fluids such as hot water with lemon. We highly suggest you use a filter for your water that removes heavy metals and pharmaceutical remnants. This is the water filter we suggest.
- Quality Sleep // Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night. Read our article to help transform your sleep.
- Immune System-Supporting Foods // Add garlic and onions to your meals. They have antimicrobial properties so they’re ideal for supporting your immune system. Try a few of our favorite garlic and onion recipes tonight for dinner.
- No Sugar // Avoid refined sugars as much as possible. Sugar negatively affects your immune system so be sure to read up on our Sugar-Free How To so you’re not ingesting refined sugars throughout your day.
- Saline Flush // Try a daily saline flush. Flushing your sinuses with salt water is always a plus and helps keeps your mucous membranes moist according to Mark Hyman, M.D. Here is the salt we recommend using (and of course use filtered water from the water filter mentioned above). We love using this Neti Pot daily to keep our sinuses clear.
The Valpone Method™, which Amie created to help you heal and empower yourself on the physical, emotional and energetic layers of your body, can help you go deeper and will be revealed in Amie’s upcoming retreat in August in California. We hope to see you there! Plus, we
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.