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Do you know how the vaccines work? Very briefly, they trigger an inflammatory immune response, producing proteins known as cytokines. That’s what lead to known side effects such as fever, body ache, fatigue, and headaches. Post-vaccination, the sensible thing to do would be avoid causing further inflammation. At the same time, nourish the gut as the microbiome found there makes up a large part of your immune system. Avoid processed junk, refined sugars (including artificial sweeteners), dairy, refined grains, vegetable oils, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Instead, fill up on these 8 foods that are known to help the body fight inflammation.
30 minutes, five days a week – that’s the general recommended requirement for physical activity, which studies have shown reduces the risk of falling sick and catching infectious diseases by 37%. More assuring is that researchers have also found that those who meet this minimum requirement of exercise regularly are 50% more likely to develop more antibodies after a vaccine.
Whichever side of the vaccine divide you’re on, you would have heard or read about the potential side effects that authorised Covid-19 vaccines like Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca can bring. Headaches, fever, nausea, fatigue, and sore arms are among the most commonly reported aftermath, especially among the younger population. The jury is still out as to why the older population are experiencing less of those symptoms but in most cases, the effects are mild and don’t last more than a few days.
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