Dr Sahota's Healthcare Tips

Dr Sahota's Healthcare Tips

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Our number one aim is to protect and care for our elderly customers who are at a higher risk of developing complications if infected by the coronavirus.

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Recommendation for Coronavirus prevention

Dr Sahota, our medical director, recommends that family/friends visits to our customers should be minimised and if you do have to visit please sit 6 feet apart, cover your mouth and nose if you sneeze or cough and avoid touching doorknobs, light switches.

1 Avoid touching mouth/nose
2 Wash hands properly and regularly
3 Cover mouth/nose when coughing or sneezing
4 Stand at least 3 feet apart between yourself and anyone sneezing/coughing
5 Avoid touching and clean door handles/knockers, light switches, remote controls, iPhone screens

How to boost your immune system
1 Take Echinacea ( speak to the pharmacist if on medication )
2 Eat lots of vegetables, fruits and avoid junk food. Use lots of herbs/spices when cooking. Increase intake of garlic, ginger, and onions
3 Don't get too stressed. Look at ways to relax such as a warm bath.
4 Drink green tea every day

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Quick Tips to Improve your Health

Do take a Vitamin D tablet daily especially over the winter vital for bones and general health.

Take a good probiotic like Actimel or Kefir especially after a course of antibiotics to improve gut health and boost the immune system.

It is vital to do some strength training as we get older to preserve muscle power and prevent osteoporosis.

Take a 15-20 minute brisk walk outdoors to help both the heart and brain.

Try to eat a Mediterranean diet with plenty of different coloured vegetables, berries, nuts, seeds, olives and oily fish.