We need to keep smiling!

We are all in this together. Covid-19 is creating an unprecedented time right now for the whole world. With that uncertainty, comes pressures not just on our immune health to fight the virus but also pressures on our mental well-being. For immune support, essential nutrients such as vitamin C, zinc and vitamin D are our best friends. Rich sources of vitamin C are citrus fruits, berries, kiwi, green leafy veggies, broccoli and capsicum. For vitamin D it’s best to get your level tested and take a good supplement support especially given the potential home isolation which may be happening for you. For most people 2000 IU of vitamin D is an appropriate level to be taking but it’s always important to check this with your practitioner as to what’s right for you. Sources of zinc include seeds, nuts, meats, wholegrain and beans.
This time is an ideal time to focus on your Metabolic Balance food list. The right proteins, vegetables, fruits and carbs for you will be the best way to nourish your body for the best immune health overall and neurotransmitter balance – these are the chemical messengers in the brain that keep our emotions in the best place.
Remember, while you may need to isolate yourself physically from others, we need to ensure we don’t isolate emotionally and mentally. Check in with friends, family, neighbors, work colleagues regularly by phone, text, e-mail etc. Aim to have at least one virtual social interaction of some sort every day. Connection is vital to our health and well-being.

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