The latest research shows, vitamin D3 plays an important role in immune function, and a deficiency in it is shown to increase your susceptibility to infection. Some studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency is even associated with a higher susceptibility of self-reported upper respiratory tract infections, tuberculosis, and influenza.
The legacy I want to leave both personally and professionally is ultimately education – teaching the next generation how to heal themselves holistically in mind, body and spirit using nutrition and plant medicine. What intrinsically motivates and gives me the greatest job satisfaction is the knowledge that I am passing this ancient wisdom on to the children of the future.
A family member of mine recently described herself as a ‘Plate Spinner’.
Prior to Covid-19, this busy mother of two was working multiple jobs, studying for a degree in her ‘spare time’, juggling regular International travel in-between organising the home, the children’s many and varied extracurricular activities, and all whilst trying to further her career and build a business.
Then all of that stopped…
My best advice when just starting on your plant based journey is to not have unrealistic expectations that you are able to change a lifetime of habits overnight. You would need to have a very strong willpower to instantly transition from a 3 times a day meat consumer into a fully raw vegan!
According to an ABC news report, the toll on mental health from lockdown fatigue and stress are staggering with a very conservative estimate of a 14% increase in suicide rates over the 2020 lockdown period.
Hence this is the time when we must step up and show leadership within our communities. Our social and familial networks are looking for leaders to shine a light on a new pathway in an uncertain post-covid future.
But how do we show leadership after lockdown?
A wonderful nourishing and healing food to try is bone broth.
The main difference between stock and a good broth is the length of time you cook it – the longer you cook the broth, the more minerals and healing amino acids are extracted from the contents.
Nuts may help to lower your cholesterol levels, inflammation within the body, as well as your overall blood sugar. The fibre they contain may even help you to lose weight by reducing what is known as Metabolic Syndrome.
Pro tip: Nuts are best enjoyed raw, not roasted, as heating them to high temperatures can destroy the delicate oils they contain…
Have you ever rushed home late from work, the children are starving, and realised you forgot to defrost any meat from the freezer for dinner? I know I have many times in the past and just resorted to buying takeaway because I was too tired and time poor to do anything else…