By Lucie Moreau, founder of My Name Is Bernard
After discussed with Gui, we are delighted to share Uncle Bernie’s advice: simple measures proposed by our pharmacologist & scientific expert members, setting up in our coliving space in France. We hope your community too will live this confinement as a synonym of conviviality & serenity.
It seems obvious: a healthy person is a person with a strong immune system. Here are 4 elements to get boosted.
Sleep without an alarm clock and go to rest as soon as you feel tired. Welcome naps (Forbes). Many of us lack sleep which means a reduced immunity.
Food is the key (says the NY Times) to stay healthy.
- During your meal, enjoy:
Unlimited : fresh, uncooked vegetables
1/3 : Eggs (uncooked yellow for vitamin b12) or leguminous plants (chickpeas, lentils, beans, etc.)
2/3 : Cereals
- Between meals: fruits and oilseeds (almond, nuts, etc.) 1 hour before meals or 4 hours after
🚫 BYE BYE JUNK FOOD:
- No refined foods or sugars that weaken immunity
No meat or fish that will acidify the body
No dairy products that will cause digestive inflammation and therefore mobilize defense mechanisms without reason
Everyday it will invigorate & relax you.
The ginger shot. In lukewarm water to preserve the virtues:
- fresh ginger (2cm/pers),
- honey (1 tsp)
- squeezed lemon (1/2)
- turmeric (1 tsp)
Essential oil to clear your respiratory tract, tone, relax: Peppermint, Ravintsara or Scots pine (among others)
Wherever you are inside or outside, stay at 1m50 from each other. You can still speak, laugh and take care of your roommates by WhatsApp. Netflix recommendation and Instagram memes are our favourite talks.
Use your own dishes / tea towel / sponge. Everyone cleans their belongings and keeps them on their side. At Le Consulat (https://mynameisbernard.com/maison-le-consulat-lille/), everyone keeps their dishes in their room.
Wash all the dish towels 3 times per week in the washing machine, at least at 60°C. It will clean at the same time your washing machine which stocks water and the dish towels.
When you come back from outside, leave the scarves and coats aside for at least 1 day.
We hope these recommendations will help you feel safe in your coliving space. Take care & happy quarantine from the Bernard family!
Lucie Moreau, CEO of My Name Is Bernard
My Name Is Bernard is a coliving operator in France focused on interior design space, community as a family and events.Follow My Name is Bernard on Instagram. For any further questions, please contact Bernard at firstname.lastname@example.org
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