Doctor Ward Bond Interview
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Here is a brief summary of the main topics/hacks I discussed during the interview. You can learn more about them in my book.
Diet: Eat a diet rich in whole foods especially plants.
Emotions: Distressing emotions; resentments, anger, anxieties, frustrations holding onto – we can’t control what happens to us in life but we are 100% responsible to how we respond – our internal state
Movement: Get lots of movement and exercise throughout your day as this helps to improve the lymphatic system (which hosts many of your immune cells), lowers stress, increases your energy, lowers inflammation and helps improve the the health of your mitochondria.
Light: Increases vitamin D levels, helps regulate your circadian rhythm (which is super important for your immune health), lowers inflammation and improves energy levels.
Nature: Provides exposure to microbes that help to regulate the immune system, activates the parasympathetic nervous system and increases levels of phytonicide (an essential oil produced by plants and trees that helps produce immune cells).
Sleep: Getting sufficient AND high quality sleep is essential.
Earthing: Earthing (or grounding) is the act of going barefoot in contact with the earth. It reduces cortisol, increases negative ions (electrons) in the body, lowers oxidative stress and inflammation.
Fasting: Fasting plays important roles in helping to regenerate new immune cells and the gut lining through the process of autophagy. It also helps to reduce inflammation and the aging of the immune system (immunosenescence).
Deep Sleep: Optimising deep sleep helps to increase melatonin levels (that regulate the immune system) and support the repair of cells and tissues.
Dance: Helps to lower stress (cortisol), increase mood, endorphins, serotonin and activate the parasympathetic nervous system.