Dear patients, past, present and future,
I hope this finds you happy and healthy. As happy and healthy as can be expected, just now. Humour helps me greet each day with enthusiasm and inspiration. May it get you through, too.
I write to offer a reminder of how to keep your body happy under lockdown.
Fear is more contagious than any virus, it seems. Being positive and reinforcing that good energy, physically, can go along way to sustaining you.
Should you have been exposed or should you be experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus, skilled practitioners have put together a useful chart of the homeopathic remedies that have been the most effective to date. Homeopathy was far more effective than conventional medicine in treating the Spanish flu epidemic. Get in touch if you would like me to send this.
On the natural body front, below is a list reminding you what to do and what to eat. You know this… yet, sometimes, when someone tells me what I know, I do something about it!
what to do
take exercise – yoga or core
get sun – take walks – tricky, yet you must empty the trash and buy food
sleep long and well
watch or read what makes you laugh
be grateful for what you have
engage in comforting acts – a cup of tea, a bath, gardening inside
clean cupboards and shelves: throw away what you don’t need
lavender essential oil – burn in diffuser, apply to temples, wrists
make the meals you serve beautiful with little touches (varied colours, carrot sticks next to hummus sprinkled with sunflower seeds, a fan of pear slices with lime juice)
what to eat:
drink tonnes of water
garlic and onion family – no one can smell your breath online
yogurt, kefir or miso (fermented things)
fresh leafy green vegetables (smoothies!)
ginger – I have an immune system ‘ginger shot’ recipe
nuts and seeds
Vitamin D and C
probiotic and zinc
Yours in good health,