There has never been a more important time to prioritise our health, says Dr Hassina Kajee, integrative physician, and medical director of Nutrition Network.
Words: Dr Hassina Kajee
COVID-19 has quite suddenly brought immunity and general health into sharp focus. The shocking reality is that our immune systems are in deep trouble. Excess sugar, nutrient depletion, stress, poor sleep, quick-fix medications and a fast-paced modern life have turned our bodies on themselves.
The immune system’s alarm system is so stressed by modern existence that for many, it is in a chronic state of hypervigilance, and this is not a good thing. An overworked system is never a happy, healthy place.
Over time I’ve come to realise one big but simple fact: if we want to be healthy and well, we must do what our bodies need rather than forcing our bodies to comply with what we think we need. Deadlines, constant rushing, and sacrificing sleep and nutrition are simply not what is best for our health, and we know it!