What should we do to protect ourselves today?
With the current concerns around a novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important to take care of ourselves and each other.
Here is a list of simple steps you can take (aside from stocking up on toilet paper) to give your body its best chance of being resilient:
Eat plenty of foods rich in vitamin C including berries, citrus fruits and dark leafy greens.
Eat raw garlic – it’s one of nature’s best antimicrobials!
Add warming spices to your diet: chai spices, ginger, cayenne pepper.
Your gut is where 80% of your immune system lies – support it with probiotic-rich foods such as fermented vegetables (kimchi, sauerkraut) or yoghurt that contains live cultures.
Take a deep breath – stress will suppress your immune system and increase your susceptibility to infections.
Get enough sleep and maintain regular moderate exercise. Vigorous exercise can suppress your immune system function and is best avoided if you are unwell.
If suspect you are getting sick, don’t panic – try to minimise your contact with other people and call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 to clarify your further steps.
How we can support you:
We now offer online naturopathic consultations to support you remotely rather than in person. Go to https://www.innakare.com.au/online-bookingto book your online consultation.
If you are uncertain whether we can help you, you can book a free 15-minute telephone consultation: https://www.innakare.com.au/online-booking
Stay well and look after yourself and your loved ones!