When things become problematic (Covid-19 is a good example) its important that we can access information, particularly around what we can and can’t do. We can reduce anxiety by having solutions to various problems so, although at the moment the media is just reinforcing how little control we have over the overall situation, one thing we can do is work on our immune system and what we can do to help it function well.
In this episode, Dr. Russell Thackeray talks about our immune system and the things we can do, and eat, to help it work as effectively as possible. Dr Thackeray talks about how a varied diet with lots of high fibre foods, pulses and fermented foods can help keep the gut healthy and how adding different fruit, vegetables and foodstuffs to our diet can help boost the immune system. He also advises on the different attributes they have and the best way to prepare them for maximum health benefits and talks about the importance of exercise and its role in reducing stress though decreasing cortisol and activating the lymphatic system which can also improve sleep.
Dr Thackeray has recently opened the Port Solent Therapy and Wellness Centre in Portsmouth where one of the things he advises on is nutrition and its role in keeping the gut healthy, something that plays a key role in boosting the immune system.