For many, lockdown has meant that poor sleep has become the norm. This can be difficult to rectify if you’re not yet heading back to your usual work and exercise routines or feeling anxious about the future. Here’s some natural ways to tackle the problem.
Dr. Alex got his antibody test result this week. To our surprise it was negative. This is after seeing infected patients every day since lockdown, walking around a hospital without adequate PPE, and having symptoms. How can this be? Read more…
Charlotte Pulver is a natural healthcare expert and founder of the Frontline Immune Support for NHS staff, like my husband Alex, and the blog’s GP Dr. Luke. Here she gives 7 important tips for boosting your immune system during a pandemic and beyond.
As I wrote in part 1 – with lockdown easing in the coming weeks, we’re all opening our doors to an increased risk of infection. Having an Infectious Disease doctor working on the front line in the house means we are six times more likely to catch coronavirus. As a result, we’ve been thinking a lot about how to protect ourselves.
As we slowly ease out of lockdown in the coming weeks, we’re opening our door to more virus and more risk. As a Nutritional Therapist married to an Infectious Disease doctor, many of you have asked what we will be doing to protect our family….
Alex is an Infectious Disease Doctor and Researcher from Oxford. This is the fifth instalment of his honest and insightful work/life diary. We may be easing out of lockdown, but it’s certainly not over yet!
We are ALL adjusting to a “new normal” which is stressful and tiring. This is magnified when we are not only doing this for ourselves, but also caring for others. But what happens we have a child that already finds their normal difficult to manage? Dr. Lydia Stone offers valuable insight…
It’s been over a month since we all went into lockdown. With it, our routines, our usual exercise, our regular meals, our normal sleep patterns, literally went out the window…. and so has our daily rhythm. During normal times the NHS estimate’s that around 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 3 children in the UK has constipation at any one time. Lockdown could see these figures rising….
Reflections from a GP working through lockdown. Change is likely to be long term. We will never go back to how things were. Where have all the sick patients gone? Dr Luke offers his perspective.
Yesterday the BBC reported the sad news that more than 20,000 people have now died with coronavirus in UK hospitals. Here Sophie writes a poignant piece on processing grief in a pandemic.