Some Practical Health Tips on best practices in these difficult times by Hazel Miller

Apart from being a Learning Consultant within Mdina International in the UK, Hazel Miller is also a trained Kinesiologist. We asked her for some tips on how to deal with the present situation.

Top tips for keeping your immunity high!

  • Increase Vitamin C levels
  • Increase Zinc
  • Decrease dairy products
  • Stay hydrated
  • Stay positive

Vitamin C helps to boost your immunity, and as an antioxidant it detoxifies pollutants from your system. You can find the highest levels of Vitamin C in citrus fruits, broccoli, peppers and watercress.

Vitamin C can be taken in supplement form and you can safely take around 1000mg per day. Be aware that some forms of Vitamin C are mildly acidic on the digestive tract in these large doses. It is a water-soluble Vitamin so you cannot overdose on it. Vitamin C can be taken as ascorbic acid and the best supplements include bioflavonoids, so look out for ones with those added. Ester C is a gentle form of Vitamin C to take if you know you have a sensitive digestive tract.

Zinc is a component of over 200 enzymes in the body, in terms of immunity Zinc is important for coping with stress effectively and for healing. You can find Zinc in foods such as brazil nuts, peanuts, almonds, whole grain such as rye, oats and wholegrain wheat. Ginger root also has high levels of Zinc. Although eggs are known to have high levels of Zinc, I would not recommend them if you are at high risk or already ill as they are known to promote virus spread in the liver. You can take up to 20mg per day in supplement form. Zinc is not water soluble like Vitamin C so do not be tempted to take more than the recommended 20mg per day, this is more than enough.

Dairy products such as milk, cheese and cream are mucus forming, and best avoided if you are at risk of viral infection. Dairy contains lactose and the combination of fat and sugar in the blood stream can help to spread viruses and bacteria. High levels of calcium can be found in many other foods such as almonds, parsley, artichokes, prunes and pumpkin seeds.

Fact: the average adult is approx. 65% water, which it why it is the most important nutrient for us to consume. How much should we be drinking?  Around 6 – 8 glasses or pure water per day is about right. This can vary with the levels of exercise you are taking and the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables you are eating. If you want a more accurate measure you can multiply your body weight in kilograms by 25 this will give you the number of millilitres of water per day for your size.

Fact: We are energetic beings and energy vibrates. We want to keep our vibration as high as possible. When we feel stressed and low, we resonate at a lower frequency and we attract those same frequencies. Often people who are upset will eat a bucket of ice cream or foods full of fat and sugar, rather than be tempted by a salad! This is because it is easier to resonate with foods of the same frequency as you. It’s the same with emotions, they all have their own vibration. If we feel happy and joyful these are higher vibrations than overwhelmed and fearful. 

Whilst it is important to keep informed of the challenging situations facing us and take positive action, try and stay positive and not fearful. Feeling fearful will lower your vibration, which can in turn reduce your immunity. A reduced immunity will make you more susceptible to infections and viruses and other diseases. Stay positive, take sensible precautions and enjoy yourself as much as possible.

What if you become infected with the virus? 

Don’t panic!

For most healthy adults the symptoms reported to date are not as debilitating as flu. Rest, drink plenty of water and fresh squeezed lemon juice in hot water is also helpful. Eat light healthy foods and follow the guidelines from the World Health Organisation.


The Mdina International Team can support you even remotely - if your business needs any support on how to weather these difficult times and come up with alternative work practices, contact us today:

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What is a Kinesiologist? Kinesiology is defined primarily as the use of muscle testing to identify imbalances in the body's structural, chemical, and emotional energy. Kinesiologists undertake years of training to be able to access the movement of energy - or what the Chinese call Chi - around the body and brain.

Hazel has over 20 years’ experience developing, delivering and facilitating personal growth and development programmes in the areas of stress management, emotional resilience and change management.

Passionate about people and their wellbeing, Hazel engages multi-dimensional techniques which greatly improve self-awareness, behavioural change and effective communication.

With a background in Education Management for the Health and Wellness Industry, Hazel has worked in both the public and private sectors. At national level, she has been instrumental in the development of National Occupational Standards and has successfully implemented rigorous quality systems for qualifications.

A specific interest in human behaviour, and a desire to gain insight into subconscious processing led Hazel to study as a Kinesiologist. When faced with change, resistance is often experienced and a greater understanding of the subconscious can reduce this resistance, an area often overlooked by many development programmes. Hazel has run a clinical practice specialising in self-awareness and performance management and is recognised at national and international level.  

Combining all of her skills, within Mdina Hazel's focus is the design and delivery of tailored programmes for individuals and organisations to reduce stress and provide the platform to improve individual and organisational performance.

Hazel is a certified PRISM Practitioner.   

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