166: Awaken Your Immunity: Six Action Steps for Wellness and Weight-Loss


We know we need to eat well, hydrate, exercise and get enough sleep. But how can you take your health to the next level? Today we’re sharing six ways to supercharge your immune system and wake up your healing potential. Get ready to learn the secrets to using water to heal, a fitness regime that burns hundreds of calories in minutes a day, which oil is a more powerful antioxidant than vitamin C, and how to eat to live longer!  Listen now!


  1. Hydrotherapy:

This is the process of using water to heal disease. A five-minute hot and cold shower, where you alternate 10 seconds hot, 20 seconds cold, will help your body burn fat, increase your circulation, reduce inflammation and boost your immune system. It’s important to add the cold element – hot tubs and saunas are great, but it’s the synergy of both hot and cold water that has really powerful healing potential. It’s like Yin and Yang—the body needs both.


  1. Infrared Sauna:

These are so in right now. The infrared ray of light penetrates and heals your body from the inside. It’s great for relaxation, boosting circulation, clearing up your skin and detoxing. Just ten minutes a day can reduce your risk of heart disease! For those days where you really don’t fancy going to the gym, you can get portable infrared saunas so you can sweat out your toxins in front of the TV!


  1. Add Essential Oils to Your Life!

Suzy is our resident essential oil expert and so passionate about their healing properties. Every drug made by big pharma comes from a plant. They isolate an individual compound, and turn it into a pill that manages symptoms rather than cures disease. Essential oils contain all of the plant’s immunity, its antibodies—they are a non-toxic version of pharmaceutical meds. Essential oils kill viruses, bacteria, fungus, the flu virus and more. You can use them directly on your skin, or put a few drops in a diffuser to cleanse the air in your home.


A great example of powerful oils is CBD oil, which is used effectively in the treatment of arthritis, autism, autoimmune issues, chronic pain and inflammation. CBD is the non-psychoactive compound in hemp, so it won’t get you high. But it will heighten your health! It works by affecting the body’s endocannabinoid system, tuning into what your body needs in order to return it to balance. CBD owes its healing benefits to its antioxidant (more powerful than vitamin C) and anti-inflammatory properties.

Suzy’s CBD body creams (not yet available… but watch this space!) are amazing for treating pain from cramps and sunburn, and relieving tension.


  1. Hop onto a Vibration Platform

Vibration platforms were originally developed for the Soviet space program to help astronauts preserve their bone and muscle density in space. Now they’re a fitness system that can help you burn hundreds of calories in just a few minutes. Just ten minutes a day will release a rush of endorphins and make you feel blissful just like after a long workout. The reason this is so good for your immunity is that it oxygenates your cells – and disease can’t survive in an oxygenated environment.


  1. Colon hydrotherapy

Also known as colonics. Ok, so it’s a bit scary the first time but it’s so good for your health, and you can lose a lot of weight. One of our previous guests John Salley lost a whopping 12 pounds when he had his first colonic! Purified water is used to release plaques on the colon wall, removing bad bacteria and things that no longer need to be there. This stimulates your body to eliminate old built-up toxins. Gut health is massively important for body and mind—most of our serotonin is produced in the gut. And a healthy gut means a strong immune system. Whether you’re eating a standard American diet or a holistic diet, you can benefit from colon hydrotherapy.


  1. Intermittent Fasting

Eat less, you’ll live longer. Because eating takes up a lot of energy – while your body is digesting and absorbing food, it isn’t healing and rejuvenating. So giving your body a break from eating can be beneficial. This is an uncomfortable concept for us—we’re used to three meals a day or more, and so many of our emotions are tied up in food. But the practice of stop-eat-stop, or eating only in a window of 8 to 10 hours, gives your body more time to digest, heal and repair, strengthening your immunity and improving your health. The great thing about intermittent fasting is you can adapt it to suit your lifestyle. If you’re a breakfast person you can choose to eat between 9am and 4pm. If you’re more a night owl you can choose to have your meals between 1pm and 9pm. Some people do it every day, others just choose to do a 24 hour fast once or twice a week – you have to experiment and find what works best for you.


There you have it, six tips to take your healing to the next level, and from plateau to fabulous. Let us know which ones you try!


And now a special announcement: we’re taking a short break from podcasting to relax before we come back better than ever. We’ll return in September to rock your world with even more on waking up your immunity, and inspiring guests from PodcastMovement (there’s still time to get $50 off your tickets with the coupon code FoodHeals!)


See you next month Food Heals Nation! Have a beautiful August!



Our favorite moments:

@6:58 The cold phenomenon

@16:35 Two essential oils to beat fleas on your pet!

@19:15 Now I’m a believer

@29:05 I’m going to go vibrate

@32:25 You can do just about anything on it…

@46:38 Do what works for you



Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

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