Resilience is defined as an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. And this is what this product from ATP Science is formulated to do, which is why we called it “Resilience.” Resilience is a powerful blend of shielding and fortifying herbs and spices:Turmeric, Reishi, Frankincense, Myrrh, Artemisia, and Amla.
Did you know it is actually your immune system that makes you feel lousy when you have a cold or flu and not the infecting bug? It is your immune response that determines how sick you feel. The pain associated with a sprain or bad back is your response to the insult or injury. In essence, you make the inflammation that causes the pain. Overstimulating these survival mechanisms will create exaggerated responses, excessive mucous, fever, pain, aches, oxidative stress, and reactions. For optimal performance, we want to be resilient. We want to be able to adjust, respond and recover quickly. Be tougher. Launch an efficient and effective defence and then switch it off as soon as possible to protect the host (you) from your own defence mechanisms.
What does Resilience do?
Resilience is formulated to correct immune dysfunction. In practical terms, it may assist in reducing the signs and symptoms of the common cold, but it is more than that. Frankincense, myrrh and turmeric work in synergy to kill infections. Frankincense dissolves the infection’s biofilm that is hiding and protecting the bug; myrrh, reishi, and artemisia deliver antimicrobial actions to the bug, while turmeric amplifies the effects.
If your immune system is flat, Resilience will help boost a flagging immune system. And if your immune system is overactivated, it will help return it to normal.
Resilience also contains high levels of concentrated bio-effective turmeric, which reduces inflammatory processes in the body. This means it may help reduce the pain associated with inflammation.
Resilience contains herbs that boost Nrf-2, meaning it is a powerful antioxidant and may aid in the detoxification processes in the body.
Resilience is an anti-inflammatory that soothes mucosal membranes instead of damaging them like other anti-inflammatories can. An anti-inflammatory that helps heal and normalise the gut and may aid in digestion and a healthy functioning of the digestive system.
Amla also helps protect the liver.
This is an ultra-potent formulation with only the finest herbs and spices sourced worldwide. We use the best so you can feel the best!
Resilience: an ability to recover from, or adjust easily to misfortune or change.
Have you ever put your hand on something hot and removed it before you felt the heat? Have you ever felt something tickle your nose and then you immediately sneeze? Have you ever had a sneezing fit and then asked yourself, “what was that? Dust? Pollen? Feather? Fragrance?”
We can’t afford to wait to assess a stress before we react. What if that tap on your leg was a venomous snake bite or a shark bite leaving a big bleeding hole. Or what if it was an opposing footballer trying to tackle you in a game? Your body must react as if it is life threatening, just in case.
Survivial vs Optimal Performance
So, now that we are convinced that survival is important, what do we do? Stimulate survival pathways and live forever! Stimulate and promote your immune activity and aggression.
When you stimulate your nervous survival techniques and you become an anxious, panicked insomniac that is thinking so much you have no idea what you were about to do. Your eyes are working hard for data and exert so much effort you can’t even read the paper in front of you. You become a tired but wired idiot.
If we stimulate and maximize our immune and inflammatory reactions, or prime it to be working overtime in anticipation, we will have a terrible quality of life and possibly reduced lifespan.
It is actually your immune system that makes you feel lousy when you have a cold or the flu, not the infecting bug. It is your immune response that determines how sick you feel. The pain associated with a sprain or bad back is your response to the trauma, you make the inflammation. Overstimulating survival mechanisms will create exaggerated responses, excessive mucous, fever, pain, aches, oxidative stress, and reactions. All aspects of aging have an inflammatory component.
For optimal performance, we want to be resilient. We want to be able to adjust, respond and recover quickly. Be tougher. Launch an efficient and effective defense and then switch off as soon as possible to protect the host (you) from your own defense mechanisms.
To see that when our immune system is balanced and not stimulated we have no stress coming from our first line of defence. In this instance, we are ready to launch our defence efficiently but we are capable of staying in healing and recovery mode as a default when not actively fighting something or over stimulated and hyper-reactive.
Maybe a lot of us are already stuck in overactive survival responses. Those that are over-reactive and/or stuck can manifest as the following disorders that are increasing at an alarming rate:
anxiety/panic disorders and depression
insomnia and poor sleep patterns
fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome (and other pain and fatigue syndromes)
Innate & Acquired Defence
This is our “innate defense” mechanism. Stuff we have inherited from our parents via genetics and perinatal events. Once you launch a survival stress response and you survive; your body remembers and adds that to your repertoire of awesomeness so you may stay alive. The next time you get a stress trigger your body will bring out that new trick it has added to your innate defense mechanisms. These are our “acquired defense” mechanisms.
Short Term (Acute) Survival
As we mentioned our defense mechanisms are designed for survival. Our Acute response to a challenge recruits all systems of the body to either get ready for action or shut down to send all resources to our survival plan.
Muscles burn what they have and don’t take any extra fuel from the bloodstream. They become insulin resistant to keep the sugar in the blood high to fuel the nerves, brain and immune system.
Oxidative blasts of free radicals, inflammation and chemical messengers called cytokines flood into bloodstream, liver and all mucosal and skin surfaces to flush, kill and purge any potential microbial threat or poison.
The liver speeds up its ability to convert toxins, poisons, and venoms into a water-soluble form to purge out through sweating, vomiting, and diarrhea and forgets about its other maintenance jobs. It also releases more sugar into the bloodstream and just in case of injury it makes your blood gluggy and sticky to be easier to clot in case of a bleeding injury.
The nervous system changes priorities away from resting, digesting, repairing and reproducing and focuses on gut instincts, intuition, far vision, anxiety, and panic.
Sexual desire is shut down for long enough to survive at least and reproduction is not an option while needing to fight or run.
When you are exposed to potential infections; you launch an immediate innate defense at the site of invasion at the mucosa, which is our first line of defense and the most likely place for infection. Simultaneously you initiate a systemic survival response that changes your priorities to survive today and forget the rest.
When exposed to big things like allergens or parasites your body’s innate defense mechanisms are the same; they attack the mucosa and launch a systemic defense strategy. Your body does not wait to see if it is an infection or an allergy, dead or alive.
We shoot first and ask questions later.
After a reasonable period of time, usually only seconds to minutes your body recognises that you have launched an acute stress response and it will attempt to shut it down in an attempt to protect you from your own defense mechanisms. You can’t live that way…well not for very long and not very well anyway.
If you get another stress trigger while you are still coming down from your previous problem then your body must go again. You will ignore your negative feedback and go again. If this keeps happening due to your stress response going so high in the first place and still trying to come down as in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or if you experience constant ongoing repetitive daily or hourly stress long-term then you can move into a phase of chronic stress.
Long-Term (Chronic) Survival
If the stress response is extreme and/or persistent you can get stuck in a survival mode and your body struggles to control your defense mechanisms. Your own innate and acquired survival skills start to damage your body.
Chronic long-term immune activation, inflammation, and oxidative stress start to attack and destroy your body. Disease occurs through over-reactive immune responses (autoimmunity) where your own immune system gets confused and starts attacking your own body as if it was an invading organism or allergic disorders that leave you in a constant flushing reaction with swelling, itching, mucous and sneezing.
To see how the innate mucosal defence can create a vicious cycle by damaging the mucosa and creating leaky gut wall allowing antigens to flood into your body in high dose. In this instance, there is no such thing as low dose exposure. Your immune system cannot afford to relax and starts a vicious cycle where you are being attacked by your own defence mechanisms.
To see how the ongoing systemic innate strategy of forgetting about maintenance, recovery, and repair to put all resources into short-term survival creates chronic disease, nervous and hormonal dysfunction, liver, gallbladder, blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure issues and other aspects of premature aging.
All aspects of aging are associated with inflammation and the hormones necessary to control that inflammation are either switched off, resistant or exhausted.
The mucosal membranes that make up your first line of defense as a physical barrier and that house your commensal friendly gut flora that create your bio-barrier are stripped and eroded and damaged to the point of becoming leaky and allowing more inflammatory, microbial and allergenic challenges into your system to keep the vicious cycle going.
The nervous system is still focused on survival. If you aren’t fighting or running you should be hiding and still on edge ready to go. Digestion is compromised and your ability to break down foods and sterilize food to prevent more pathogenic organisms with stomach acid is defective so more and more immune challenges and burden to the liver is delivered with each meal.
The liver is still focused on its role in survival; keeping high blood sugar, sticky blood ready to clot and not bothering cleaning up the mess with hormones, endocrine disrupting chemicals, plastics and not capable of keeping up with its maintenance jobs as it processes all of the by-products of your innate defense mechanisms. The toxins that are stuck between phase 1 survival reactions and phase 2 clean up and elimination detoxification pathways are highly reactive and further aggravate inflammatory and oxidative stress reactions all over your body.
Survival techniques revolve around learning from the past to prepare for the future. But how do we prepare for new technology and prepare for our new world?
Doomsday does not necessarily have to be a sudden change, post-nuclear weapons or armageddon. It may simply be a tipping point in electromagnetic radiation, pollution, mutated bugs or even allergies. We need to have an educated guess and create some safeguards to help our resilience to modern threats.
The future may be different to your inherited and acquired defense strategies from the past, how do we plan for the worst? Some of the more likely challenges to add to our normal burden in the future are likely to be:
Increased exposure to electromagnetic radiation and Wi-Fi
Increased exposure to plastics, fumes and other pollutants
Mutated bugs and infections
Microbiome disruption from excessive glyphosate (round-up) or others, antibiotics and prebiotics with insufficient ModbioticsTM
So, what is the key to Survival?
Only the strong will survive? Launching too strong a survival mechanism is not what we want.
Brain over braun? Your acquired intelligence can lead to more problems. When it comes to your immune system it is harder to unlearn than learn. Once it has a memory for something it can be your worst enemy.
The goal is RESILIENCE.
How do we become more Resilient?
The key to resilience is to not allow things to affect you so much. Toughen up, “get a thicker skin” so to speak. Reduce the burden from things that are in your control and stop over-reacting to unexpected challenges. Of course, that is it. Intuitively we know it. We are our own worst enemies, right?
No, it is not all in our minds. We are bombarded by so many stresses all of the time and you have no idea what it is. How could you possibly know as a mum, accountant, sportsman, doctor, naturopath how could any of us really know how much stress reactions are occurring in response to Wi-Fi, noise, a chemical we use or a smell, or an imbalance in our microbiome where our good bugs have overgrown and become bad or a deficient and there is a Klebsiella or candida colony thriving or a parasite plodding along.
We blame the things, habits, people, food or chemicals we see in front of us or read on a label. We blame ourselves and our lack of sacrifice or dedication or intensity.
Give yourself a break. The world around us and inside of us is changing so fast there is no way we can evolve fast enough to keep up with the rate at which our external and internal environment is evolving.