While we are spending more time indoors, the Internet has become an immensely important and integral part of most of our lives. As well as keeping abreast of the news, helping us to work from home plus even ordering food and essentials, its become a lifeline in terms of staying in touch with family, which is so vital to mental wellbeing whilst we remain physically distant.
Whereas there can be a drawback to accessing too much news at the moment (it can become overwhelming), if you’re interested in health and wellbeing like we are at Slow Ageing, there are some great websites out there giving commonsense, clear and well-pitched information and advice. A couple of resources recommended by our Co-Founder, Margot, that we are finding particularly fascinating and read-worthy at the moment are www.foodrevolution.org and www.thesacredscience.com.
Founded by a father and son – John and Ocean Robbins (John was heir to the Baskin-Robbins ice cream brand) – the Food Revolution Network is ‘committed to healthy, ethical and sustainable food for all’. Both authors on healthy living, their network has over 500,00 members and ‘aims to empower individuals, build community and transform food systems to support healthy people and a healthy planet’. Their user-friendly site features many well-written and informative blogs on everything from the benefits of ginger and jackfruit to the importance of gut health (that’s your digestive system) and advice on making delicious, good-for-you breakfasts and plant-based sandwiches. It also looks at the importance of a well-functioning immune system including tips and suggestions on how you may be able to increase its efficiency. Interested to know more? Our 2 favourite blogs are @ www.foodrevolution.org/blog/how-to-boost-immune-system and foodrevolution.org/blog/how-to-protect-yourself-from-coronavirus.
Founded by documentary director and producer, Nick Polizzi, this website is ‘dedicated to alternative healing modalities and indigenous healing traditions’. Like the Food Revolution, Nick’s site features some great blogs on everything from facial yoga and how to keep calm and gain clarity each morning to meditations, herbal tonics and even his sleep ‘secrets’. We think Nick’s ‘How To Stay Healthy This Month (14 Tips We Live By)’ is particularly relevant right now and includes information on the benefits of garlic and ginger plus good herbs to keep in your kitchen cupboards (elderberry pops its head up again here – see our ‘Sustenance for Self-Care’ blog) as well as useful practices for daily mental and physical hygiene.