* Apologizing for any hurt caused and giving the other person the opportunity to fully express how they feel.
* Action is always going to impress more than words. The individual needs to put effort into their recovery to show that they really have changed.
* It is important to understand that other people do not have a duty to forgive. They may only do so if they feel such forgiveness has been earned.
* Those people who are practicing the twelve step program are asked to make amends to people have been hurt as part of step 9. Trying to make amends can help to heal the pain caused, but it should never be done in the hope of receiving anything.
* Letting go of the past is an important aspect of recovery from addiction. If the individual is full of resentment over the past actions of other people then it is unreasonable that they should expect a clean slate over their own wrongdoings.
* Patience is vital for anyone hoping to rebuild relationships. Expecting too much too soon will always lead to disappointment.
Another possibility worth exploring is chronic infection (bacteria, viruses, yeast, parasites). These guys could be hiding out in your body just under the radar and dragging your immune system down. You have a couple options for testing—look at your bloodwork and/or your poop . It may not be pretty, but knowledge is power, so be brave and have your stool checked. You can have your stool analyzed—this analysis will identify parasites, abnormal bacteria, yeasts, and other gastrointestinal issues, which will help you create a game plan that targets the infection, ideally with the help of an integrative MD or naturopath.
Training produces stress hormones in your body. In the short term, these trigger your body to release energy stores such as body fat and increase the triggers for growth. However, if the levels of stress hormones remain high, the functionality of your immune system is impaired. Low blood sugar due to depleted liver glycogen -- carbohydrate energy stores -- is particularly influential on stress hormone levels and immune function. However, according to a study published in the "International Journal of Sports Medicine," overconsumption of carbohydrates, protein and vitamins can also suppress the immune system. Eat a well-balanced diet attuned to the protein demands of your body mass and the carbohydrate demands of your activity level.