Nutrition in the Time of COVID
04 May 2020
Times may have changed, but we are still here to help you:
We are still open for nutrition consultations - we've just moved them out of the physical clinic and into the virtual space of video conferencing.
Whether you're an existing client, or you're considering our personalised nutrition service for the first time, you can use this link to book your nutrition consultation. https://www.lorrainenicollenutrition.co.uk/contact-lorraine-nicolle.php. And if you're not quite sure about booking in, you can also use the link to get in touch for an initial 10-minute telephone chat, free of charge.
In the meantime, as well as following the government's advice on physical distancing, handwashing and other hygiene measures, there are some key things you can do to support your immune system health:
Get 7-8 hours of sleep a night and set a regular routine for rising and retiring
Aim for 30-40 minutes of physical activity daily
Practice techniques for managing stress levels
Keep in regular touch with friends and family
Eat a wholefoods diet that includes plenty of protein, olive oil, omega-3 fats and plant foods, especially 8-10 portions of vegetables a day. Key micronutrients that are evidenced to support a healthy immune system are vitamins A, C and D, selenium, zinc and phytochemicals like flavonoids. An abundant and diverse balance of healthy microbes in the gastrointestinal tract is also important.
COVID-19 has also forced us to take a break from the seminars and workshops we've been delivering over the last 17 years. We have so enjoyed bringing these events to you and we are looking forward to being back with more, as soon as it is safe and sensible to bring people together again. In the meantime, you can keep up with nutrition knowledge by accessing our books: https://www.lorrainenicollenutrition.co.uk/books-nutrition.php. The most recent is a collection of real-world case studies by ten highly experienced practitioners of personalised nutrition and Functional Medicine. The book has been described as, '...invaluable for refreshing and solidifying knowledge, initiating new thinking, and motivating and inspiring for future practice' (Institute of Optimum Nutrition Magazine, April 2020).
Never has there been a more important time to learn about, and act upon, ways in which we can keep ourselves well, reducing the chances of having to rely on our overstretched NHS.