These are definitely unusual and unpredictable days when we seek to tie together the polarity of both our dependence on one another together with our severe insecurity about the future.
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With constant updates on the novel coronavirus arriving regularly, it is important to be aware, alert and concerned for your safety and the safety of others around you. However, a lot of information can give a sense of anxiety, isolation, and helplessness that manifests in physical stress in various ways.
Are we really hungry, thirsty, tired?
Absorbing today’s realities can be overwhelming and instead, of course, our assumptions of what might happen to magnify the current scenario tremendously, and not for the better. Maintaining consistent eating patterns will affect our digestive system for good. To help preserve health we should have vitamins such as regular probiotics, vitamin D3, and omega-3 fatty acids. You can read more in detail here.
Improving Your Immune System with Vitamin D
Having a strong immune system helps to slow down the spread of coronavirus and stay safe. The immune system doesn’t need a boost as much as it requires equilibrium. Heat, sleep, and diet are three aspects to be mindful as we try to keep our immune system in check. A study from the Queen Mary University of London published on the Harvard Gazzette suggests that while improving your immune system with Vitamin D you also get protection against colds and flu. For most of us, the primary source of vitamin D is sunlight. Much like plants need sunlight to grow, we need sunlight to get vitamin D. We seem to overlook, despite all the apprehension of skin cancer, that we are like plants in this sense. Between shelter-in-place orders and closed parks, it can be challenging to get it all from our diet.
“Most people understand that vitamin D is critical for bone and muscle health,” said Carlos Camargo of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the study’s senior author. “Our analysis has also found that it helps the body fight acute respiratory infection, which is responsible for millions of deaths globally each year.”
Why is vitamin D deficiency a problem?
Vitamin D is required for healthy immune cells. Getting adequate vitamin D is an essential strategy to help your immune system, particularly during the winter or if you’re stuck indoors. And vitamin D as a hormone regulates the development of cells in the breast, prostate, and colon.
There is a lot that seems to be out of our control during the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of handling fear during the coronavirus pandemic is paying careful attention to whom you turn for information, suggestions, and diversion.