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What Are The Seven Pillars of Wellness?

There are seven pillars of wellness, and balancing these pillars are crucial for you to have a healthy immune system, says nutritionist and formulator of WelleCo’s revolutionary greens supplement The Super Elixir™, Dr Simone Laubscher.

They need to be reviewed in order to remove your toxic load, rebuild your health, and move you into restored health and wellness. 

Dr Simone Laubscher, who is also the founder of Rejuv Wellness, identifies the seven pillars of wellness, and provides an overview of the important role that each pillar plays:

They need to be reviewed in order to remove your toxic load, rebuild your health, and move you into restored health and wellness. 

Sleep – The First Pillar of Wellness 

Poor quality or a limited amount of sleep on a regular basis is linked to poor immune function. If you go through a short period of reduced sleep due to work and life demands but have a healthy immune system, then this will not be a problem.

However, poor quality and/or a limited amount of sleep over months and years is something that needs to be addressed to support this wellness pillar. 

Movement – The Second Pillar of Wellness 

Regular movement and exercise are not only great for your heart, but they’re great for your immune system too.

Balance is key here, for too little or too much exercise can actually reduce your immune system due to free radical damage. 

Environment – The Third Pillar of Wellness 

This pillar is more important than ever given the current pandemic. The air we breathe, the water we drink, our personal hygiene, the quality of our food, WIFI and chemicals we may be putting on our skin due to non-organic skincare…all such toxins have a huge impact on our immune system. 

Nutrition – The Fourth Pillar of Wellness

Now, more than ever in our current environment, it is key to use food as medicine to support all of our 11 body systems, including our immune system.

Our bodies need whole-food nutrition and clean water, married in with herbs, spices and herbal teas – WelleCo’s Sleep Welle Calming Tea is a great place to start, with the effects of hops, valerian, lemon balm, passionflower and skullcap united to help calm and relax. 

Mindfulness – The Fifth Pillar of Wellness 

Fear and stress tend to shut the immune system down, and the body goes into fight or flight mode, thinking that real, physical danger is right in front of you. This primal reaction is great if you do indeed have a tiger in front of you, but it’s not so great if it’s emotional stress like most people are experiencing at the moment.

I really suggest gifting yourself five or ten minutes every morning just to be still, to set the intention of your day, and then choosing whichever mindfulness techniques work for you and enrich your life.  

Body Balance – The Sixth Pillar of Wellness

Our skeletal and muscular systems are pivotal to our health. Like the scaffolding of a house, they need to be built on rock, and not sand, to weather the storms of life.

Your posture and skeletal systems have to be in order to allow enough space for your organs to work effectively, thus supporting your overall health and immune system.

Regular visits to specialists such as osteopaths, physical therapists, and reflexologists can help can help to ensure that your skeletal system is strong, while a targeted product like WelleCo’s Super Booster Bone Strength and Joint Health has active ingredients that support joint health, bone strength and calcium absorption in bones.

Supplementation – The Seventh Pillar of Wellness 

Over-farming has decreased the nutritional value of the food that we eat. Historically, farms and farmlands would have more space and the soil would be given a rest every six or seven years; crops would alternate, and the soil would have time to rest and increase the nutritional value it could add to the particular crop.

Supplementation gives you the nutritional support that you might be missing – WelleCo’s The Super Elixir™ combines over 45 naturally derived ingredients including wholefoods, herbal extracts, vitamins, minerals and probiotics that nourish the body right down at a cellular level. 

Dr Simone Laubscher has a BSc MSc PhD of Science, Nutrition and Toxicology, and has treated patients for over 20 years. In 2014, Dr Simone Laubscher helped formulate WelleCo’s The Super Elixir daily greens powder. Today, Simone advises on the wider WelleCo product collection with founder, Elle Macpherson, and the rest of the WelleCo team. For more information, please visit WelleCo.co.uk or follow on Instagram @welleco. 

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