Immunity (Part 1, Vitamin D)…

Immunity
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest

A high level of immunity is something we all want right now, but how best can this be achieved.

First of all, we should concentrate on our everyday diet ensuring we eat a balance of protein, carbohydrates and good fats with every meal. Whenever possible try and eat fresh ingredients including vegetables and fruits which offer nutrients and important dietary fibre. Allow enough time before bed to fully process your latest meal, usually around 2, ideally 3 hours.

Reduce foods which are high in acidity, balancing with more alkaline foods and ensuring your daily water intake is sufficient. Bear in mind alcohol can act as a diuretic reducing your bodies hydration levels. Poor hydration can increase digestive acidity.

During periods of stress it is not uncommon to experience digestive disruption caused by the slowing of the gastrointestinal tract. It would be advisable during these times to eat smaller more frequent meals reducing the load placed upon the system. Foods usually well tolerated can become troublesome causing indigestion, reflux and bowel irregularities. Try and identify these foods either reducing their intake or removing them temporally.

A healthy and correctly functioning digestive system is crucial to the immune system from the point of view of breaking down, processing and absorbing foods as well as efficiently eliminating unwanted material and waste. Well over 50% of our bodies immunology in positioned within the gastrointestinal tract.

When considering dietary supplementation to enhance dietary intake and immunity, Vitamin D and Vitamin C has been referenced in the news, notifications, medical communications and the press. Both these nutrients play a key role in the correct functioning of our bodies immune ability and are commonly deficient due to a variety of reasons. Very early research from America has shown those with underlying health conditions more vulnerable to the Covid 19 virus, show deficiencies in Vitamin D levels amongst other factors.

In my view gained in private practice with the use of testing as well as 20 years retail experience, the large majority of us including children are short of this nutrient and would benefit from supplementation in addition to dietary increases.  Foods offering the best levels of Vitamin D include egg yolks, milk, butter, sprouted seeds, fish oils from herring, halibut and cod.

Supplementation in different forms and dosages are available with advice from Planet Health and Organics, Greyhound Walk, Thame, Oxfordshire.01844215521. Post, delivery and collection available.

Part 2: Immunity continued and the role of Vitamin C in the body.

For more information please contact me via www.peterdewdney.co.uk.

Share this post with your friends

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

You may also like...

Get in touch

If you have any queries, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼𝗼 𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗳𝗶𝘁𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗺𝗲...And seeing as we are all holed up at home once again now is as good a time as any!Personal Trainer, Neil Hussey of NHPT is offering a 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 1 week trial to his ONLINE CLASSES. Home Schooling? Why not incorporate this into your PE session for the day! Find out more by visiting Neil’s website: www.nhpt.org.ukAnd you can read Neils fitness tips, as featured in the January edition of Look Local Magazine here: https://www.look-localmagazine.co.uk/new-year-new-you-with-neil-hussey-pt-fitness-coach/ ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago  ·  

View on Facebook
Well done ladies! I love an uplifting story about how local businesses are adapting the way they work to fit around the current Lockdown restrictions - keep up the good work Days To Remember 💪🏼 ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago  ·  

View on Facebook

1 week ago  ·  

View on Facebook
Anyone else relate to this today.... 🤯 ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

View on Facebook
Note from Angela to accompany this poster.“As with the previous lockdowns, if anyone is in urgent need of deliveries I will do my very best to help out, but I am limited with the amount I can do depending on staffing and stock levels.Phone/text: 07890 52260Email: theundercroft@hotmail.co.ukMany thanks, and stay safe everyone!” #Watlington #supportlocal #COVID19 ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

View on Facebook