Before we can begin, we first need to know the meaning of the word root. Its the base, foundation, basic part, basic element of anything. We all know this as a part of the body of a plant that develops, typically, from the radicle and grows downward into the soil, anchoring the plant and absorbing nutrients and moisture. To a human, it is our immune system. The immune system is a system of many biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease.
We all come to the understanding that one is born into this world and also know that we leave this world. However, the key to all of this is the quality of life one enjoys during the time on earth. The big picture to all of this is how we play this with our environment. Our immune system detects how we exercise the activity of our everyday life’s.
It’s the environment that kills us. Pollution, the food (chemicals, GMO’s processing), water we drink, stress, lack of exercise, which can affect our DNA. What is our DNA? The nucleic acid that is the genetic material determining the makeup of all living cells and many viruses.
So, it is our choice to create around us an environment that is a safe lifestyle. You need to create an area of less pollution. You need to eat organic foods which do not have GMO’s and chemicals. You need to test the water you drink. You need to practice mediation and be around nature with plenty of sunshine for vitamin D. You need to walk, dance, or be involved in the community. All of the above’s you need to do, will keep your immune system healthy, which will give you a better quality of life.
In my writings later, I will explain how important pollution, food, water, stress, and exercise can make a healthy lifestyle which will give us quality of life.
This is what Functional Medicine does, it gets to the root (the cause) so that we can live a quality of life and a healthier immune system.