As we find ourselves in Lockdown 6.0 a new reality is setting in, there is still a way to go before we reach finish line with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Uncertainty and forced change in face of the pervasive delta strain becomes our new reality.
Many people are ‘struggling’ with this, and you may notice even your own reactions can be quite negative and impatient. With the high uncertainty we all face, it is normal to have heightened levels of stress and anxiety, as again, we hear reports in the international news of tragedy and despair in countries that are not as fortunate as we are in Australia.
Whilst we have no control of our external environment, we can take control and empower ourselves to live optimally. Recognising that good health is not just attributed to the physical body, but also stems from mental, emotional, social, environmental and spiritual harmony is a fundamental principle of Naturopathic healing.
Thus, the importance of a strong and nourished nervous system is paramount at this time.
A compromised nervous system will undermine immunity and so it is time to refocus on our protocols as we weather the coming weeks and months together.
When we focus on factors, we do have control over as opposed to those external factors we have no control of, it can reduce stress and anxiety levels and carve a positive way forward where we draw upon our own resilience to continue to live our lives with purpose and passion.
Now is the time to Be Calm, to Be Kind to Ourselves as well as to Others and to still live life to the fullest… because it’s not a rehearsal, and Covid-19 will be with us for some time and so living a different, but beautiful life in face of adversity, is exciting and something to be cherished.
Building Immunity Resilience Protocol
Immune builders are those beautiful herbs that specifically support, nourish and protect your immune defenses and boost white blood cell production.
They include Astragalus, Medicinal Mushrooms (such as Reiishi, Shiitake, Cordyceps, Trametes, Maitake), Echinacea, Olive Leaf and Melissa
2.The Essentials: Vitamin C & Zinc
Vitamin C and Zinc are the two most effective nutritional building blocks to fortify immunity.
They are rapidly utilised in the immune response to infection, making supplementation essential to support recovery and strengthen resistance to further infection. These essential immune nutrients are involved in virtually every step of the immune response to not only support healthy immunity but to reduce respiratory infections and promote healing and recovery.
3.Optimize your Gut microbiome
A healthy gut is a major key to optimal health and wellbeing. There are proven strains of gut flora that boost resistance to infection. And considering your gut is responsible for 75% of your immunity it makes sense to have correctly balanced flora and an optimal and diverse microbiome.
Once your microbiome is optimised with a diverse and balanced microbiota it is equally important to feed these with healthy fibre or prebiotics from vegetables, legumes, whole grains, inulin, resistant starch and polyphenols.
4.Identify your Underlying Immune-Depleters
There are three main things that can deplete your immune system:
Stress, especially long-term chronic stress that we have adapted to can place a huge burden on our immune system. Whilst it is constantly stimulated to combat stress hormones it becomes depleted exposing your body to potential viruses.
Use Nervines and Adaptogenic herbs to protect and nourish your nervous system, whilst boosting and building your immune system.
Now is the time to incorporate lots of healthy salads and vegetables into your diet and start reducing processed food, sugars and alcohol which comprise your immunity
Exercise has shown to improve not only your mental and physical health, but also your immunity. Regular exercise (minimum 5 days per week) is essential for optimum immunity.
5.Get your Vitamin D levels checked
Vitamin D is a potent regulator of immune responses against infectious diseases. Low Vitamin D levels are associated with increased risk of viruses so it is important to know if you are prone to low Vitamin D status.
Get the Best Advice from our Qualified Practitioners
If you feel you need Practitioner Help with Building your Immune System and Nourishing your Nervous System, it is the time to Book a Professional Consultation with the Mammoth Health Naturopaths. By working on your individual health needs, our Practitioner team experience great success in addressing underlying causes and achieving optimal health and vitality for our patients.
But it is important to start Now.
Consultations are available daily at our In-store Clinics or via Telehealth for your convenience. Book your Consultation Now
(NB. all consultations during lockdown will be down via Telehealth)
Because it’s Not a Rehearsal
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