Is your child's runny nose a sign of coronavirus, or a cold?
It’s the question countless parents want the answer to - could my child’s runny nose be a sign of coronavirus? With the new school term fully underway - cases of coughs, colds and common viruses are rife among playgrounds and classrooms. But which symptoms do we need to take seriously?
Dr Chris has the answer - along with his guide to boosting your immune system as we head into autumn.
Dr Chris' three-point plan to boost your immune system
1. YOGHURT: The gut has trillions of ‘friendly’ bacteria which are needed to send messages around the immune system, and keep it working efficiently.
Yoghurts contain probiotics which feed and nourish the bacteria
Dr Chris recommends plain Greek (or Greek style) yoghurt as part of your breakfast each day
2. BEANS (OR BANANAS): All beans (whether baked, pinto or black) are prebiotics; and are good for your gut.
But if you can’t get the ones you want, have a banana instead!
3. VITAMIN D3: This is needed to keep us healthy and naturally comes from sunlight.
The D3 refers to the vitamin in its most ‘active’ form, and can be consumed in tablet form
You can buy vitamin D3 tablets in pharmacies or health food stores
Older people are often low in vitamin D