None of us have any idea how long the current situation is going to last. Any information on how to stay fit and well is gratefully received. I’d like to thank Rachel Moon and Kerry Wrattan of Ash Hill Natural Heath Centre in Chard for the following:
“It seems likely that up to 80% of us will experience Caronavirus before the year is out. The best we can do for ourselves and each other is to stay in the best health we can. We truly believe self-care to be our strongest medicine right now.
Here are a few of our Top Tips to health:
Check your diet – make sure you are eating a wholesome, fresh and balanced diet, minimising sugar and refined carbohydrates. Eat soups and stews; warming and easily digestible
Vitamins and minerals – the following could be helpful:
- Vitamin D – levels are at their lowest at this time of year, according to 2019 research, you can take up to 10,000iu/day!
- Vitamin C – known for its powerful antiviral action, it is also being used for people with sepsis (organ failure) up to 1000mg/2X per day
- Iodine, came to light after the 1918 pandemic. There is no bacteria, virus, parasite or fungus that is known to be resistant to iodine, but it is not advisable for some people with thyroid issues.
Fish, shellfish, seaweed , kelp all contain it.
- Zinc (shellfish), selenium (Brazil nuts)
Herbs: gargling with sage tea for sore throats is fantastic. Echinacea, Astragalus, Sambucus (elderberry), Garlic (raw), fresh Ginger and Turmeric are all useful for fighting viral infections.
Take regular exercise – Gentle exercise is really nourishing for our systems, so why not take up Tai Chi, Qi Gong or Yoga. There are vast resources online presently.
Rest – don’t get overtired – meditation and contemplation are great ways to relax and rejuvenate.
Bone Broth – is excellent for nourishing our bodies. (We have been cooking bone broths for the past 2 days now and cant wait to take in its goodness)
Keep warm – hot water bottles are your best friends just now, and you can hug them! Keep both neck and back areas covered
Reduce your stress levels wherever possible – Stress lowers your immune system faster than anything.
Above all else we strongly recommend you heed government advise and stay at home … there is nothing more important than this when it comes to caring for our friends, families, neighbours and community! “
Now – I know well that you’re not all tree-huggers out there. But if there’s anything here that sounds useful to you – that’ll do. I particularly like the bit about REST and KEEPING WARM!
Stay well, my friends