Musings

Immune Tune-Up 5: Eat Mediterranean

Oysters! Acai berries! Miso soup! Coconut oil! The Internet is awash with articles breathlessly rattling off lists of “Immune-Boosting Superfoods” to help us bolster our defenses against the coronavirus. In the current climate this is understandable, but not particularly helpful. By all means, if you love oysters, acai berries, miso soup and coconuts, eat them; […]

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Immune Tune-Up 4: Power Up Your Microbiome

As we all know by now, there are many things we can do to reduce our risk of infection by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2: Frequent hand-washing, social distancing, disinfecting door-handles and surfaces, and hunkering at home. In addition to these external measures, we can also reinforce our defenses from the inside. One powerful way of doing […]

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Immune Tune-Up 3: Move Daily

With Covid-19 breathing down our necks, many of us are finally coming to the inescapable conclusion that we should have an exercise routine. With the busy lives we all lead, exercise is an unpleasant afterthought for many of us — just one more chore in addition to work-work, house-work, food shopping, dinner prep, kids’ after-school […]

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Immune Tune-Up 2: Get Your Zzzz’s

Many of us hunkering at home while the coronavirus rages on are behaving as like college freshmen on vacation: Staying up past midnight watching movies, sleeping late the next morning because our work schedule has been discombobulated and staying indoors call day staring at screens to keep up with corona-news. The problem with this? (Apart […]

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Immune Tune-Up 1: Tame Your Stress

Many of my clients are asking me what they should eat to shore up their immune system against the dreaded Coronavirus. While there are no miracle foods or supplements that will protect you, there are many things you can do to support your body’s protections against infection and disease. In an ideal world,  you’d already […]

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The Show Must (And Will) Go On

We have entered uncharted territory. In a matter of days, life as we knew it has disappeared and been replaced by uncertainty, fear and a sense of powerlessness. In times like these, it’s more important than ever to take good care of ourselves — not only to support our defenses against the coronavirus, but also […]

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