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7 Ways To Wake Up Every Day to a Healthier You

Dr. Christian Jacob
July 29, 2022

Here's how you can take advantage of superfoods and vitamin IV therapy for a healthier, stronger you.

#1. Live more mindfully.

Before you can start living a better quality of life, begin by making mental connections between your lifestyle and the way you feel. This includes how and what you eat.

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t eat the recommended amount of fruits & veggies. Instead, most people over consume sugary drinks, alcohol, caffeine, and fatty foods like tasty cupcakes and salty snacks. It happens to the best of us!

Though life’s guilty pleasures can increase satisfaction, the key to a healthier life is balance. Likewise, if you’re a vitamin fanatic, know that only about 30% of vitamins and supplements are absorbed into the bloodstream. This means you really don’t feel all of their benefits.

#2. Get to know your body.

Where are you hooking up to recharge? If you’re getting your energy from sugar and energy drinks, you’ll realize you’ll never be truly satisfied and your battery will die way too quickly. Also, think about how you sleep and whether or not your sugar or caffeine intake levels impact your ability to recharge overnight.

Questions to ask:

  1. How do I feel when I wake up? Do I feel energized? Or did I wake up throughout the night? Once you begin to become more aware of how your body is feeling daily, then you can understand where you may need to focus your energy to improve.

Create and strengthen a strong foundation for vitality and wellness. Consider these the pillars of a healthy lifestyle:

  • Sleep - sleep is a great way to recharge and stay energized throughout the day so consider IV hydration if you're lacking energy due to jet-lag or a rough night out
  • Stress Resiliency - You'll often find yourself going through highs and lows, giving you a sense of mental instability, anxiety, and stress. That's the ebb & flow of life. How you choose to respond to stressors greatly impacts your mental and physical wellbeing. Consider wayts to support your brain and cells such as B12 energy booster shots, spurts in moderate physical exercise to enhance blood flow to the brain, and a healthy dose of good carbs if you're on a low-carb diet. These tactics will supercharge you well above the point of no return so you can bounce back from internal and external stressors.
  • Diet and hydration - Food is information! It gives our cells the energy and tools it needs to function. It communicates to our brain on how to act and feel due to the gut-brain connection and the synthesis of neurotransmitters. Hydration is self explanatory. Our body is made up of more than 60% water so feed your body it's exact building blocks of life.
  • Detoxification - optimal health truly begins in the gut! With a proper functioning gut, our body absorbs the nutrients it needs and excretes what it doesn't via you know what. A poop a day (or more) keeps the doctor away!

We must do more to protect our health. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

#3. Grab Pain by the Horns and Take Charge.

Turns out pain is also directly associated with nutrition. If you’ve ever undergone any major surgery you'll agree that one of the best ways to bounce back is to feed your body stuff that will heal you. Superfoods such as salmon, avocado and grapefruits can help you a lot. In fact, there are certain juicing techniques that will help you recover from constipation, an inflamed gall bladder, and even blurred vision. Again, this comes back to mindfulness and knowing how your body feels. It's not all in your mind!

Vitamin D3, which is best absorbed as an intramuscular shot, or taken as a supplement with food can help with joint pain. And if you’re an athlete and need a boost to muscle recovery, consider taking vitamins B12 or C.

Cryotherapy - a freezing technique established in the 90s zaps you back into recovery. Often times, curing muscle pain, destroying deceased tissue and attacking bad cancer cells. Some additional benefits include reducing muscle and joint pain, generating anti-inflammatory effects, releasing hormones, and much more. If you don't have access to cryotherapy as a wellness center, you may consider ice baths or cold showers. For a supercharged vitality boost, try contrast hot and cold therapy. Always consult with your doctor before hand when considering new therapies.

#4. Invest in yourself. Age Beautifully and Financially Wise.

Budget for holistic forms of medicine that aim to lower or even prevent explosive healthcare costs associated with allergies, diabetes, or even stress in the long-term.

And since we’re on the topic of stress, let’s talk aging. Stress ages the body big time, directly affecting your cells through something called oxidative stress. On the outside, oxidative stress impacts the way you look and feel about yourself. It also attacks your ability to detox, stay fit, and feel energized to live life to its full potential.

Glutathione, a master antioxidant most people don’t know too much about, can do wonders to reduce signs of aging.

But with time, your body stops producing glutathione on its own, causing undesirable cosmetic changes, like wrinkles or pigmentation on the skin. The best way to manage the visual signs of aging is to receive glutathione IV infusions direct to the bloodstream. Shhhh... This is our little secret ;)

#5. Don't accept a sick version of yourself.

We believe that in the era of alternative medicine, we finally have the tools to have superhuman qualities. One of those qualities is to actually never or rarely ever get a cold or flu. Very true! The body has a powerful innate ability to heal itself through an intelligently controlled process called homeostasis as long as we give it the right tools in the right environment. If you're asking what the right tools are, start with the foundation for optimal health (see above!).

Like any sky scraper, you can't reach monumental heights without a strong, sturdy foundation. Likewise, you can take all of the vitamins, herbs, and minerals you want to think you're healthy, but if you're gut isn't functioning properly or your diet isn't health-promoting, you'll just have expensive pee. Of course, there's a time and place for supplementation, which can truly be life changing for some people. The point is there has to be a clear therapeutic strategy in place so that you can achieve the health goals you desire.

Each person is unique and as such, should be treated accordingly. The beauty is that we have a large tool box of powerful forms of medicine provided directly from nature - such as vitamin and mineral supplementation, herbal medicine, regenerative medicine, hydrotherapy, and much more. Ask your Naturopathic Doctor today to help you create a highly personalized therapeutic program on how you can reach your health goals.

#6. Learn how food impacts your mood.

There's a reason why comfort food is called exactly that. Likewise, junk food can make us pretty sloppy. It can take so much energy from you, making you feel sluggish, unfit, and rather tired. Sometimes your body really needs to reset. Consider things like a proper detox regimen or chelation therapy, which helps remove toxins and heavy metals from your body. Doing this every so often will have a direct impact on mood and your overall outlook on life.

Better yet, consider a micronutrient lab analysis to get a deep dive understanding of what nutrients your cells may be deficient in or have in excess. Heavy metal toxicity tests screen for certain metals that could be causing illnesses in your body. These powerful advanced laboratory tools can truly help us look into key metabolic pathways, such as the levels of healthy fats Omega 3's, magnesium, vitamin D, or excess of toxic metabolites. This is what we mean by treating the cause of disease. In order to do so, we must perform our due diligence to find organic causes of disease.

Tools such as functional lab testing can truly create an ultra-personalized therapeutic regimen with nutrition, supplementation and herbal medicine, and especially IV vitamin infusions.

Looking for more brain foods? Sprinkle some rosemary, walnuts, or extra virgin olive oil in your foods or better yet, get a diffuser with rosemary essential oils to give your brain the edge it needs to get things done.

#7. Less processed. Less meds. Instead, enhance yourself with superfoods.

Superfoods help us detoxify and gain a competitive edge with our body’s current chemistry. How so? They help fight off disease, lose weight, and strengthen the body’s various functions. Brain foods are also worth mentioning, too. These foods are high in antioxidants, good fats, vitamins, and minerals that protect the brain against diseases.

Our bodies are designed to thrive in a state of health. We just need to give it the right environment and tools to do what it does best - and that is to heal. Aging doesn't have to be conventional! In fact, it should be graceful. Fueling your body with the right kind of nutrients makes a huge difference in your productivity, energy levels, and your overall happiness. IV infusion therapy is the most efficient way to get 100% of vital nutrients directly to your cells.

Here are some of the best superfoods for detoxification:

  • LEAFY GREENS! Green leafy vegetables such as arugula, bok choy, collard greens, dandelion greens, and kale are high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. There's a powerful plant constituent called chlorophyll in these plants that help remove toxins from the bloodstream.
  • Garlic: high in antioxidant and antibacterial, especially allicin, which has been shown to fight free radicals and support cardiovascular health
  • Cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower, contain a powerful phytochemical called sulforaphane that has been widely researched for its therapeutic antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capacity. Some studies show it may have the potential to slow tumor growth and protect DNA! This means that it can reduce the potential for cancerous cells as well as protect normal cells from the mutations that lead to cancer.
  • Nuts and seeds: high in healthy fats that can support live detoxification and bring down inflammation. Consider adding some walnuts to your cereal or some over night oats for a super packed antioxidant breakfast.
  • Spices: Herbs such as turmeric are highly anti-inflammatory and may even repair damaged liver cells.
  • Fruits & berries: Consider dark berries and citrus fruits for its high antioxidant and nutrient profile. Make sure to consider organic as much as possible to reduce potential exposure to pesticides.

Superfoods or powerfoods are nature's way of rescuing us from harm. Many of the weaknesses we feel or even our body’s immune deficiencies are due to lack of nutrition. Want something more exotic? Try pichuberry, acai berries, or amalaki.

There's no better time to invest in your health than now.

There is no perfect timing to start anything. Begin the journey of health today with at least 1 of these simple steps. Small actions everyday compound into massive results! Rome wasn't built in a day, nor will you reach all of your health goals tomorrow. One step at a time and you'll be there before you know it.

Nourishing your mind and body with the right selection of fruits and veggies is sure to make you feel happier, smarter, and stronger. Nutrition, hydration, sleep, and stress management are the key's to a strong foundation for optimal health. You don't have to do this alone of course! You have a whole community of like-minded individuals who would love to support and empower you to reach your health goals. Just reach out if you need a hand!