Fear and Loathing in the Time of Coronavirus


OK, maybe not fear, but we certainly do loath what this virus is doing to our lives. It is something that we will just have to endure for a while. As I sit here, isolated like everyone else, I am struck with an interesting thought. The World Health Organization lists asthma as one of the chronic conditions (together with diabetes and heart disease) that make someone more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the COVID-19 disease. Well this certainly makes sense, the coronavirus attacks the respiratory system and if anything is making our respiratory system weaker then it follows contracting this virus or any other respiratory virus would make things worse.

So what to do? A 1985 Swedish study demonstrated that asthmatics who practice a vegan diet have a marked decrease in their need for medications. In addition they have fewer and less severe asthma attacks. No specific diet is a cure for asthma, but anything you can do to reduce the symptoms seems like a good thing.

If you have asthma and are worried about experiencing more severe outcomes from COVID-19 or any flu, you might want to consider adopting a vegan diet.

There is more you can do. Vitamin C and. Vitamin D are both helpful in combating COVID-19 as well as colds and flu. The best source of Vitamin C is fresh citrus fruits. During the flu season you should eat at least one orange a day. For Vitamin D you should take a good supplement. Just a couple of extra tips.

Stay safe.

Waquim Filsaime
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