There is a concept called second order thinking that helps us make better decisions for better longer term outcomes.
It is all too easy to think about the immediate good outcomes from taking an action, but what about the unintended consequences, both good and bad?
This is a more detailed explanation, have a good read:
As neuro-mechanical practitioners, this should be part of what you do daily.
Clinical work requires you to live on the edge of uncertainty.
Clinical issues are complex, multi-layered and are on a spectrum, rarely it is a binary, black and white scenario.
Yes, of course you can take NSAID’s for that pain, but what will happen to your stomach & gut lining?
Sure you could take a proton pump inhibitor for the stomach lining to protect you from your gastric acid, but what happens to your absorption of B12?
Calcium and bone health?
Your gut microbiome and the bad bacteria we don’t want that lead to bodywide inflammation?
So when the government took us into lockdown there are going to be consequences.
Our immune system is millions of years old and it works really well if you look after it.
But if you have no exposure to viruses because you are not seeing anyone, it is hard to build up immunity, thus you are in “immunity debt”.
This has now come to fruition in New Zealand.
The reality is, this was very predictable.
As is the likely high rate of flu deaths this coming winter.
As discussed before, my go to for prevention as soon as I feel anything coming on is a zinc acetate lozenge, one every 2 hours for 2-3 days.
You can get them here:
And of course you need vitamin D in a sublingual form with added K2 in both MK4 and MK7 for long term bone and cellular health.
But something you may not of heard about is the amino acid glutamine.
Here are a few facts from the course:
We use it a lot for healing the gut when it has been inflamed and leaky because the cells lining the gut use glutamine for fuel.
15 grams daily and they nearly halved the symptoms of “IBS” and reduced the intestinal permeability, how cool is that?
But the immune system cells are equally thirsty for glutamine, they suck it up faster than glucose when you are ill.
So when you are fighting an infection, glutamine goes from non-essential to essential, and you need it in your life.
ACTIONS TO TAKE:
– When you are starting to feel the nose get stuffy, brake out the zinc lozenges and the vitamin D but it is worth keeping some glutamine in the cupboard as well.
– 10-15g glutamine twice a day while you are fighting infections should do it.