Taking care of your health and wellness amid uncertain times

Cultivate what you want

Frank Danielson recently sat down for a virtual chat with Dr. Bryn Hyndman, the founder of FuseMD, which provides holistic concierge medicine.



They discuss all things related to keeping your wellness a top priority amidst these uncertain times and share many ways to stay mentally and physically healthy.

In this interview, Dr. Hyndman reviewed four essential pillars of health and wellness:

  1. Sleep
  2. Nutrition
  3. Movement
  4. Connection

Below are some resources and activities suggested by Dr. Hyndman that you may want to give a try to help aid or improve on the above:

Sleep

  • Matthew Walker’s book Why We Sleep is an excellent read to optimize your lifestyle and prime your body for quality sleep
  • Weighted blankets can help tremendously.  They calm the nervous system and were originally designed for young children. 
  • Meditation to help quiet the mind.  Calm, and Headspace 
  • Remember bedroom is only for sleep and sex.  No screens, no bills, no work
  • Turn off screens at least a few hours before bed
  • The darker your room, the more natural
  • Choosemuse is a great wearable head device to track meditation and brainwaves

Nutrition – Supplements

  • Vitamin D3 – recommended that adults take 1,000IU daily year round.  Many people are deficient or low when tested.
  • Andrographis is nature’s most potent anti-viral and antibiotic.  Recommend to take 1 tablet in the morning and evening as a preventative medicine when you may be susceptible to colds and flus, during periods of increased stress or travel. If you feel a cold or flu starting, take 2 tablets every 3 hours for a maximum of 8 tablets per day until symptoms resolve.
  • SuperMacqui is a potent antioxidant formulation which not only helps your immunie system ward off infections, it is an anti inflammatory and anti aging elixir.  Take as directed and double the dose if you’re feeling sick
  • Meal preparation services – Chef Claires for pre-made frozen meals or 2 Guys with Knives for healthy fresh meals

Movement

  • Connect virtually with a friend for walks or social distancing workout in the park
  • Have an accountability partner
  • Fit8 is a great app for home workouts or your gym may have virtual training sessions
  • Get creative and move as much as you can

Connection

  • Utilize video chat apps like House Party, Facetime or Zoom or a good old-fashioned phone call to reach out to people and share, be vulnerable
  • Practice gratitude journaling
  • The better you take care of yourself, the better you can take care of others

If you’d like to schedule a complimentary phone/video consultation with Dr. Bryn or have any questions, please contact Shirley at 604-336-9372 or [email protected].

 

The opinions expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of Assante Capital Management Ltd.