Today I was informed that a kid in my boy’s classroom-tested positive for the Rona. So he came into contact with someone who knows the kid, and has come into contact with his sisters, who have come into contact with the mailman, who came into contact with… – you get the drift.
As a consequence, we have been instructed to SELF ISOLATE for the next 10 days. You’ve probably also experienced similar situations. It almost feels as if the dreaded bug is moving closer every day.
What can we do?
Heck, there’s so much you can do, but fear-mongering and relying on your Facebook stream to discover the name of the next strain is not at the top of my recommendations. Instead, I would urge you to take some time to focus on yourself. See what you can do to build your immunity. Even in this department, there are many recommendations. Instead of throwing the proverbial health bible at you, let’s start small.
HEALTH HACK #1 – VITAMIN D
Vitamin D is a mood booster and since many physical ailments begin in the mind, I’d urge you to make this micronutrient your friend.
- reducing your risk of multiple sclerosis, according to a 2006 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
- decreasing your chance of developing heart disease, according to 2008 findings published in CirculationTrusted Source
- helping to reduce your likelihood of developing the flu, (helpful in these times)
- egg yolk
- milk (fortified)
- cereal (fortified)
- yogurt (fortified)
- orange juice (fortified)
- children and teens: 600 IU
- adults up to age 70: 600 IU
- adults over age 70: 800 IU
- pregnant or breastfeeding women: 600 IU