There is a lot happening in the news at the moment surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Naturally, tensions are high and people are worried. So here at TMB we wanted to offer some support to help you manage any time you may spend social-distancing or self-isolating. We also would like to offer some advice for how to improve your immunity against viruses in general.
We hope this helps. If you have any questions please feel free to ask in the comments below and our team will reply to help you navigate this situation.
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR IMMUNITY
The body’s immune system is incredible at helping to protect the body from unwanted bugs and viruses. But it’s on us as individuals to do everything our power to improve our immunity and help boost our immune systems. Here are a few things that you can do now to upgrade your immunity.
Firstly, we need to understand what factors can affect our immunity so that we’re better able to counter these effects and boost immunity instead. It’s important to know what factors are at play so we can better prevent these bugs from attacking us in the first place. Check out this article all about 5 things affecting your immunity. In order to know how to improve our immunity, we must first understand what brings it down.
Whatever your body is trying to ward off, your body needs your immune system to be in tip-top shape in order to do its job well. In this video, Dr. Bhat talks all about her favourite underrated ways to boost and improve your immunity, especially during flu season.
Our bodies are like machines and in order to keep all systems operating optimally, so they can all do their respective jobs brilliantly (like ward off viruses), we need to be sure we’re feeding them well. Take time to make yourself and your family immunity boosting recipes, like this easy and delicious Bone Broth Recipe. Up to 80% of our immune system lives in the gut and bone broth is one of the most beneficial foods to restore the gut. And it truly is one of the simplest immune boosting recipes out there.
WHAT TO EAT DURING COVID-19 SELF ISOLATION TO IMPROVE IMMUNITY
You’ve probably seen on the news by now or experienced first hand the plight of grocery stores at the moment amidst the COVID-19 concern. People are stock-piling food and loading their kitchen cupboards with supplies. We’d like to gently suggest being mindful about what you’re “stocking up” on. Having a bunch of food items in your cupboards will only be effective if you can create nutritious meals to further help improve your immunity.
Not sure where to start with meal-prepping? That’s okay! This article all about How to Meal Prep for a Whole Week will help you get on track. The benefits of meal-prepping include reducing food waste, controlling the quality of the ingredients you consume and upgrading your nutritional intake. The meals you prep don’t have to be complicated, but being mindful about what’s in your cupboards and how to activate those ingredients in an immune boosting manner will benefit you greatly.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed about the idea of cooking at home during the pandemic, opt for very simple wholesome recipes with minimal clean up like Dr. Bhat’s signature One Pot Healthy Pasta Dish or our Bone Broth Recipe above. Embrace recipes like these that combine comfort food with ingredients that help to improve your immunity. Remember, now is not the time to curl up with a bag of chips. Now is the time to nourish our bodies and thus our immunity.
MANAGING ANXIETY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN TORONTO
It’s normal to feel uneasy and anxious during a public health crisis. Remember that you’re not alone in these feelings. Learning how to manage these feelings and reduce our stress levels is important for improving your immunity. Studies have shown that increased stress levels actually bring down our immune system. Don’t worry though — we have some tips for you that we hope help!
“Mindfulness, to me, means being present and being aware,” says Dr. Bhat. “Being mindful and being present helps to activate our parasympathetic nervous system, which is our rest, digest, heal, repair and reproduce system.” All wonderful benefits for supporting our immune system. Check out Dr. Bhat’s video about Mindfulness Tips to help you keep calm and carry on.
Being cooped up at home while we practice social-distancing doesn’t mean you can’t still work on upgrading your wellness. These 12 completely free wellness tips can help you and your family keep your immunity levels up, even if you can’t go to the gym or partake in your usual routines for the next little while.
TMB’S IMMUNITY PACK — FREE SHIPPING
The TMB team has also put together an IMMUNITY PACK that provides essentials for boosting your immunity naturally. These supplements are available now and we’re offering FREE SHIPPING on this pack to help you and your family during this time. Simply use the coupon code “FREESHIPlive” at checkout.
FEEL FREE TO CONNECT
It is our hope that this roundup of articles, videos and products will help to empower you during this health crisis. As we’ve mentioned before, please feel free to reach out to our team with any questions you may have either in the comments below on this article or reach out to us via Instagram. We would be more than happy to connect and offer support as we can. Remember to take care of yourself, be gentle with yourself and stay positive.