As I take one of my cloth face masks out of my dryer yet again, I wonder if I’m wearing the most protective cloth that I can. You might be wondering the same, especially if you made your own mask from an old t-shirt or bandana. And what about masks made from synthetic materials?
What’s particularly concerning right now is that with COVID-19, people appear to be more depressed and anxious than ever. Isolation, job loss, money issues and caring for elderly family members are just a few of the things that so many people are struggling with right now that may lead to very depressive states.
It’s evident that being obese is associated with such serious health issues like hypertension, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), depression and even cancer. And now, a recent study provided evidence which states that a fat cell’s “immune response” may make obesity even worse.
The keto diet may alter gut bugs in a way that helps strengthen the immune system and help fight inflammation.
Despite the fact that there are numerous studies which support the theory that nutrients are important weapons in the fight against COVID-19, I have yet to see a single press conference by the experts mention this critical fact. As healthcare consumers, we need to identify credible sources ourselves about how to remain safe as we attempt to return to normalcy.
As we get older, our immune system – which is responsible for fighting off viruses like the coronavirus – does not usually respond as quickly or as forcefully to pathogens as it used to when we were younger. This is one of those inescapable facts of aging, much like getting wrinkles or going gray.
Donuts are delicious and may even feel “comforting” during these challenging times, but you may really want to think about what is in these donuts before you go purchase a dozen or two and share with your family.
A researcher from Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute and a few other researchers from reputable medical institutions around the world recommend that administering high amounts of certain vitamins and minerals to people may be key in the fight against COVID-19.
Although a glass of wine with dinner or the occasional cocktail is not necessarily bad for most people, if you are someone who drinks heavily and regularly might I strongly suggest you consider changing this habit.
One of the most difficult and painful aspects of the current SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus or COVID-19) pandemic is having to accept that individually as well as a society, we could have done so much more to reduce the impact of this virus. Admittedly, our lifestyles have contributed to the underlying health conditions that greatly increase the risk of developing complications or even dying from this virus.
I think we can all agree that as much as we want to stay informed on the latest news regarding COVID-19, it’s nice to have a break for the sake of our mental health.
To put into perspective what a key nutrient vitamin C is, in New York, one of the epicenters of the coronavirus in the United States, in some hospitals “seriously sick” coronavirus patients are being given “massive doses of vitamin C,” according to one report. A doctor mentioned in the report says that COVID-19 patients in intensive care get 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C.This dose is 16 times higher than the National Institute of Health’s daily recommended dietary allowance of vitamin C. “The patients who received vitamin C did significantly better than those who did not get vitamin C,” said the doctor.
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