Life has changed beyond imagination in the last few weeks with the pandemic of Corona Virus (COVID-19) originating in China and spreading throughout the world. Understandably, it has caused much concern for our physical health and wellbeing, not to mention the effects on our emotional and spiritual health. Fear is at a high level amongst us all and we feel helpless in many regards to protect ourselves, and our loved ones.
At the present time there aren’t any proven solutions to prevent or treat Covid-19 although trials are in progress across the world. Good health ultimately is our responsibility. My clients and friends may well be cringing now as I continue to extol the virtues of good nutrition, acid-alkaline balance, reducing environmental toxins, detoxification, rest and exercise! Therefore, I would like to share with you a brief (sort of) list of ways you can support your mind and body through these difficult times.
- Support and boost your immune system with an organic diet with more plant-based foods and less processed food. Fruit and vegetables are full of vitamins and antioxidants and provide the best food for our good gut bacteria. The immune system is dependent on the gut and vice versa. A large percent of your immune system is based in your gut, such as Payers patches and your appendix is also an emergency reservoir for immune cells.
- Take a good quality probiotic to support your good gut bacteria, such as Microbz gold, which I highly recommend and use myself, as it is gluten and dairy free, and fermented ethically on a local farm. Please quote AGC10 code if you order and you will receive 10% off your order.
- I would also recommend taking a good quality organic Vitamin D3, Zinc and Vitamin C during this time to boost and support immune function. Please check that any supplements are compatible with any medication that you are taking.
- Hydration is of vital importance to our cellular health but especially during this time. Findings from Japan suggest that we should sip water regularly as this may flush the virus down into the stomach where it cannot survive the acidity. Keep some good clean filtered water with you at all times. Traditional Chinese medicine recommends drinking warm water. Add some lemon, ginger and honey to some warm water or increase your intake of herbal teas too.
- Acid alkaline balance within our body is also important for our health and to support our immune defense. We are naturally slightly alkaline beings. Keeping the balance with good nutrition and reducing our intake of highly acidic foods such as commercial sugar and processed foods helps our body’s internal milieu to remain slightly alkaline and therefore inhospitable for viruses and bacteria to proliferate out of control.
- Detoxification of our bodies is part of health and we can support this by remaining well hydrated and making sure all the exits are open! Daily bowel movements are important for this and may be assisted by adequate fibre intake in the form of vegetables and fruit. Dry body brushing with a soft bristle brush prior to a shower helps to slough off toxins from the skin and then flush with water. Epsom salt baths are another good way to support detoxification.
- Good quality sleep is also important for our mental and physical health. Make sure your bedroom is for sleeping and not a continuation of your office. Turn off the TV, digital clock and all other unnecessary equipment. E-smog may interfere with the quality of your sleep and the cell healing and renewal, which takes place at night. Make a commitment for a regular nighttime routine, which allows your brain to wind, down and prepare for sleep. This includes turning off computers an hour before bed, and winding down. This may involve a warm herbal drink such as clipper sleep easy, or a nice warm bath with some magnesium/Epsom salts or with a few drops of lavender, rose, Frankincense or chamomile etc. Mix the oils with a maximum of 6 drops into some full fat milk to disperse and add to your bath water. Relax and enjoy!
- Essential oils are also invaluable as part of every day protection and prevention of contamination with bacteria and viruses. Incorporate a hand cream blend as part of your regular and thorough hand-washing regime. Make up your own hand sanitizer with Aloe Vera gel and a few drops of Tea tree and lavender for those occasions you cannot wash your hands. I add tea tree to some hand wipes too. Using burners and infusers in the home with some oils are a great way to clear your lungs and the air too. For a more comprehensive guide to essential oils please check with me or another aromatherapist for guidance. There are also many good books available online if you are interested.
- Exercise is important in the maintenance of our health. Take a walk or cycle/run as part of your daily routine. Get outside in nature and breathe deeply. There are also many online classes such as yoga, Pilates, in the interim.
- Mindfulness, meditation and deep yoga breathing not only calm your mind and spirit during these stressful times but also expand your lungs.
- Keep in touch with friends and family. Chat on WhatsApp, Facetime or whatever means you can. Chat to your neighbour across the fence. We are social beings and need human contact for our emotional and physical wellbeing.
- Last but not least none of these suggestions are there instead of medical advice from your doctor. Please follow the guidelines laid down by the NHS and the government for your own health and safety and those around you.
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