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Healthy Tips. bowls of whole foods

Boosting your Immunity Naturally

  • Eat a rainbow of vegetables daily.
  • Don't be a sugar babe! Eating sugar reduces your immune response for half to two hours afterwards.
  • Have regular Vitamin C, 1000mg twice a day, if high risk of exposure to viral pathogens, up to 5000mg in split doses.
  • Test your Vitamin D, if you don't have an optimal level of 80 to 100nmol/l, supplement 2000IU to 5000IU of Vit D3 per day and retest in 3 months.
  • Take a short course of Selenium and Zinc
  • Add probiotic foods into your diet on a daily basis (Kimchi, Sauerkraut, Live yogurt, Kefir, Konbucha) or take a probiotic supplement. The gut contains 70 to 80% of our immunity.
  • Get 8 hours sleep a night and be in bed by 10pm
  • Reduce stress wherever possible, reduce exposure to negativity and hype from media and individuals, treat yourself gently and kindly.
  • Reduce your EMF exposure: Do not keep your mobile phone in your pocket or at the side of your bed; use headphones or earphones (not wireless) whenever possible. Turn off all electricity sockets and remove plugs & switch off Wi-Fi at night/when not in use; used a wired connection where possible.

Maximising nutritional value in a meal

Once you consider food as nutrition instead of just something to placate hunger pangs, you can keep adding value (nutritional value) by layering your normal recipes. For instance, I've always loved making soups. They're a great way to use up leftover veg, make your favourite heartwarming winter fuel, and a quick but nutritious lunch thats always fun to share and well received even by people who don't think they like vegetables. Just recently I've taken this to a whole new level, as I strived to make my soup filling without the accompaniment of bread. This can be done in a number of ways; making sure you put a good tablespoon of "god fats" in, such as coconut oil or ghee, or utilising a can of coconut milk, and leaving the soup a little thicker once blended. However my latest fave is to take a soup I may have had the day before and just layer it up with added veg from my fridge and freezer until its brimming with variety. Taking a nettle, kale and sweet potato soup I had previously enjoyed, for the last helping I decided to add some frozen peas, some chopped celery, a small square of frozen spinach, a few sweetcorn kernels and finally a few asparagus tips. Topping it off with some sprouted alfalfa to serve. It might sound a little odd, but to me it was the most filling and nourishing chowder type meal I have ever had. I've since tried something similar with a celeriac soup I had in the freezer (with less additions; just peas and rocket, but again a much more filling final serving). Play around with your own ideas, the best results come from a free hand and a free mind. Create your own Soup-A-Stew!!!
Even traditional, "old favourite snacks" like beans on toast can ramp up the nutritional value by being served on a thick bed of rocket and adding chopped chives or chopped spring onions to the beans while cooking. Try using garlic butter in place of plain (grass fed) butter at every opportunity, e.g. goes well on sardines on toast, serve with a generous side portion of wilted spinach. Use the best quality bread you can afford, like a sourdough.
Add herbs at every opportunity from salads and potatoes, to sandwiches; add grated ginger to fruit dishes and stir fries, and black pepper to everything as it helps absorption of nutrients. Add nuts, seeds and pine nuts as sprinkle over vegetables and salads. Have a little fermented food like sauerkraut or kimchi to the daily diet, 1-2 dessert spoons is enough.

Healthy Tips. Green juice coriander  lemon

Healthy Tips. Frederick Douglass Slave

Learn from the past

"Power concedes nothing without a demand.
It never did and it never will.
Find out just what any people will quietly submit to
and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong
which will be imposed upon them."

Frederick Douglass, (1818 - 1895) Author, former slave

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