Immunity (Part 1, Vitamin D)…

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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.

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Pure strength ❣️Josh Powell, husband of Zoe, 29, and father to Phoebe, 8, Simeon, 6, Amelia 4, and Penny, 18 months, has today released a tribute following last week’s tragic road traffic collision on the A40 in which Zoe, Phoebe, Simeon and Amelia died.

Please read tribute below ⬇️

"My Family"

“Before the adventure of starting a family, nobody truly knows what to expect. All of life’s preconceptions and what we see in the world around us meant that life as a family man was so much better than I expected it to be.

“I had been blessed with four wonderful children, whose thirst for life and hunger of adventure kept me busy but in the best possible way.

“As I look to an uncertain future, I reflect on the fun that we had as a family, with feelings of sadness that it was cut so short.

“Phoebe was my first daughter, and was the model of her mother but with a thirst to always know more. Regularly we would adventure and explore the world together. She was clever and able to make great jumps of imagination - her great creations in Lego are testament to this.

“Simeon was just like his father, with a mischievous sense of humour and desire to know more of the world. A keen sportsman, he had been due to play in first football match this week.

“He shared the kind heart of his sisters and wouldn’t be happier than when he knew that everyone was ok.

“Amelia was kind and spirited. Her tenderness and thoughtfulness much more advanced than her years.

“Her ability to dance and express herself was a true blessing, with an abundance of self-confidence. Tied down by no element of practicality she had the most vivid dreams imagination.

“Myself and Zoe were as different as we were alike. Despite the frequent tensions this would bring, it was of immense benefit having such differing world views.

“Our children benefited from this in having adventures but also the quiet to talk. Zoe was a dreamer; with a head spinning of new things to do or tales to tell. More than anything, we made a great partnership to raise a family.

“I want to thank everyone who has rushed to put their arms around to us to support me and Penny.

“As a family that have always preferred understated calm and brevity, it has been a revelation the benefit of the deep wider relationships now I’ve lost my immediate nuclear family.

“There are many battles to come, and I thank everyone who has stood by me and Penny thus far.

“We are well supported and know to ask if anything is needed.

“Now we have the time to readjust and grieve, this is the challenge of the abundance of loss we feel as a family.

“Thank you to those who have respected our space and supported us thus far, and given us the time and space to do this.”
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Condolences - taken from Chinnor Parish Council Facebook page.....

“As a close Chinnor community, we are all so saddened and shocked to hear about the tragic accident. Our thoughts and prayers to everyone.
St Andrew's Church is open every day between 11am and 5pm for private prayer, lighting a candle and a book of condolence.

The Chinnor Community Church on the High Street has created a space for flowers to be laid for the family. CCC has a cross outside to lay flowers under. The chapel will be open for private prayer, reflection, and a book of condolence for the next 2 weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10.00 am - noon; also, Fridays from 2.00 - 4.00 pm.

On Monday the 19th October from 7pm the Scout Troop and their leaders will be walking through the village on their way to hold a candle lit vigil for Josh and his baby daughter.

At 8pm we will be holding a 1 minute silence in remembrance of Zoe, Phoebe, Simeon and Amelia.
We are hoping that the residents of Chinnor would also light a candle and hold a 1 minutes silence at 8pm either on your doorstep or in your house to help guide them on to the next part of their journey and to hold Josh and his baby daughter in your hearts and thoughts. Turn Chinnor Green for the Powell family.

CPC will observe a 1 minute silence during their Finance zoom meeting at 8pm.”
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