THE POWER TO HEAL
Build your immune system and allow your body to heal
by what you eat, drink and feel.
OUR BODIES ARE DESIGNED TO HEAL
We can't always control the environmental challenges that impact our bodies, but we do have control of each and every thing we eat, drink and think that contributes to our daily well-being.
From the minute you were born, your miraculous and incredibly resilient body has worked day and night to combat sickness, regenerate cells and mend wounds - revealing the power of its ability to self-repair. It has proven time after time that its main job is to work toward good health, not against it.
This month we are building our immunity by taking a closer look at what we eat, drink and think!
With a physically resilient body, our children can more easily manage their emotions. Use these downloads to start new habits and help your kids learn body intelligence so they can, not only stay well, but come out of quarantine stronger and wiser than ever before!
WHEN WE LIMIT WHAT'S WORKING AGAINST OUR BODIES,
IT IS CAPABLE OF BEING MIRACULOUSLY RESILIENT
Great Day Academics has condensed years worth of scientific and medical research from the leaders in their field, as well as, results from experienced based studies to bring you this month's lessons.
HEALTH IS NOT JUST THE ABSENCE OF ILLNESS-
IT IS A STATE OF
EMOTIONAL FREEDOM AND A VIBRANT PHYSICAL BODY
No one body is the same as the next, so no two ways of health will be the same. Yet, much like the universal need for sleep, all recommendations for lasting health, have one thing in common- reduce inflammation.
Inflammation is the #1 cause of mental, emotional and physical disease. Some of the top causes of chronic inflammation in our bodies, including weight gain and body pain, include: wheat, dairy and sugar.
Great ways to reduce inflammation are to hydrate and reduce inflammatory foods in your diet.
There is no need for shame or guilt around our eating habits. Enjoy the pleasurable foods you love, but add in much more dark, leafy greens and keep a watchful eye on hidden sugars.
One minor change can make a lasting impact.
LET FOOD BE YOUR MEDICINE
DISEASE IS WHEN YOUR BODY IS SIMPLY NOT AT EASE
The Journal of the American Medical Association, the British Medical Journal , studies from Harvard and numerous other medical experts now confirm that sugar is the leading cause of inflammation in our bodies. The sugar in our everyday consumption has led to an alarming 125 million Americans who suffer from daily chronic illness. Building inflammation from sugar contributes to both major and minor issues in our bodies including neck and back pain, headaches, constipation, unhealthy weight gain, eczema, brain diseases, poor cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, ADHD , heart disease and more.
YOUR LESSONS ON "BODY" START HERE
The "Body" Lessons include several PDF downloads:
FOOD MYTHS and VEGGIE TRICKS -
Sort through fact and fiction when it comes to your food. Boost your immune system and learn more ways to add in the vegetables needed to heal and cure chronic conditions.
EAT THE ALPHABET CHALLENGE -
Eat your way through the alphabet from A to Z in this colorful fruit and veggie challenge! Build your immune system and introduce children to a variety of nutrient rich foods for a foundation of lasting health.
WHAT TO DRINK and WHAT TO RETHINK-
Learn whether or not what you're drinking is fueling your body or causing failure to function. Check out the simple bonus drink recipes that add essential nutrients to your day!
HYDRATE YOUR WAY TO BETTER DAY- Click Here For This Free Lesson
Explore the best times to hydrate your body and do a quick "7-Day Challenge" to improve your energy, mind and mood in the mornings.
I LISTEN TO MY BODY -
Your body talks to you in many different ways and it's very important to listen and understand what it says. This download teaches self-regulation for kids, tweens and teens--- a great way to learn the basics of physical and emotional resilience.
LOVE & FEAR BODY EXPERIMENT - Coming Soon
This science experiment is a complete game-changer for kids and adults. See the impact your emotions can play on your body in the weirdest way!
Great Day Academics
To Our Kids!
Early exposure to a vast variety of food and vegetables can empower kids to make each trip to the grocery store an opportunity to pick food as their daily medicine.
We teach body intelligence so they make the connection between what they are feeling inside as it relates to the food on their plate.
Real foods heal. Teaching children how to read food labels encourages them to ask questions about the ingredients and vitamins in their food.
ADHD, mood swings and other behavioral concerns in our children are linked to malnourished bodies. With processed foods and chemical additives in our food supply, the American diet has given our youngsters a title of being "overfed, yet undernourished".
In the last 30 years, doctors have seen the number of pre-diabetic, child patients jump from zero to now 1 in every 4 children.
KIDS WHO EAT CLEAN MEALS
LET THEIR BODIES HEAL
Modern, western medicine measures pathology- the diagnosis and treatment of disease. This method of conventional medicine is ideal for acute diseases, trauma, infection, and emergencies. The study of pathology has developed incredible ways to prolong life and reduce symptoms of disease.
As we face new challenges with disease, U.S. medical experts are looking at prevention by means of preventative nutrition.
Science now proves that daily maintenance in the form of food can not only prevent disease, but cure major illnesses.
YOUR DAILY CONSUMPTION HAS A DIRECT IMPACT ON HOW YOU
LOOK, FEEL AND FUNCTION
Functional medicine is the leading contender when it comes to prevention and cures for mental and physical disease.
"People with chronic conditions (allergic, digestive, hormonal, metabolic and neurological problems) – which most Americans suffer from, are finding solutions in the field of Functional Medicine", says William Cole D.C.. "Functional Medicine views us all as being different; genetically and biochemically unique."
This personalized health care treats the individual, instead of the disease and supports the normal healing mechanisms of the body.
I've had environmental allergies most of my life, but it wasn't until I did the research and changed my eating habits, that my outdoor allergies and chronic back pain completely disappeared. I learned that the sugars and foods I consumed caused my body to overwork. The result, chronic inflammation. This prevented my body's ability to fight off environmental triggers and caused inflamed muscle tissue. Now I choose real foods that heal and feel better with every meal.
This too, is my wish for you!
Educator | Founder
"THE QUALITY OF YOUR QUESTIONS CAN REVEAL THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE"
Start asking deeper questions about your body.
MORE RESOURCES FOR YOU
You thriving is the best gift for our children!
Here are a couple of recommendations that may help you and the ones you know learn more about staying healthy and listening to the body:
*Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management - Kate Northrup
*Eat To Beat Disease - Dr. William Li
*Feeding You Lies - Vani Hari
*Food Cure For Kids - Natalie Geary, MD and Oz Garcia, PhD
*Grain Brain - David Perlmutter, M.D.
*Loving Yourself to Great Health - Louise Hay
*What The Heck Should I Eat - Mark Hyman M.D (Also wrote: My Broken Brain , Eat Fat-Get Thin, Fed Up)
*Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom - Dr. Christiane Northrup
*Just Breath - Mallika Chopra
*Eat More Colors - Breon Williams
*Eating The Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z - Lois Ehlert
*My Magic Breath - Nick Ortner
*My Strong Mind - Neils Van Hove
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