Advice Section from our Nutritionist

While the World Health Organization is still to be certain about a few aspects of the coronavirus, there are some necessary measures that doctors are suggesting from around the world to prevent the spread of this virus.

Our Oncology Nutritionist, Anushka Kapadia has curated a complete wellness guide for all readers to navigate COVID-19 and boost immunity in this time of global panic and fear.

Anushka Kapadia is a Master Certified Health Coach, an Oncology Nutritionist, Transformational Wellness Specialist, Mental and Emotional Eating Psychologist and an Autoimmune Disease Health Coach (Washington, USA).

Some Basics

  • Coronavirus is a respiratory virus that is mainly transmitted by droplets from mouth and nose. 
  • It can be transferred by close contact with the affected or when the droplets land on surfaces (countertops, elevator buttons, doorknobs, and switches), which are later touched by other individuals. 
  • Once affected, it enters your cells and triggers the infection.
  • COVID-19 has a low death rate when compared to the total number of cases in the outbreak.
  • If there is no pre-existing medical condition, the risk of getting infected is less than 1%.
  • People with cardiovascular diseases have more than 10% risk.

Boosting The Immune System And Preventing COVID-19

  • Practice extra good hygiene.
  • Regularly wash hands with alcohol-based hand wash or soap for at least 20 seconds.
  • Practice social distancing as one of the essential measures to keep COVID-19 at bay.
  • If you are sick, stay at home and away from family members.

Probable Supplements To Take

  • Vitamin C helps your body produce antioxidants as well as antiviral. Vitamin C deficiency makes it more probable to catch the infection by lowering your immunity levels.
  • Foods that are rich in Vitamin C like broccoli, greens, citrus fruits, kiwi, pineapple, bell peppers, etc. Also, non-GMO sodium ascorbate or ascorbic acid daily up to or reaching bowel tolerance (‘C-flush’). Start with at least 1000 mg and increase.
  • Vitamin D enhances and modulates your immune function. People with Vitamin D deficiency are more prone to respiratory tract infections. Vitamin D allows the body to create an antibiotic protein to fight against bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. Supplement with lower doses of Vitamin D3, 1000-2000 IU with food and fat.
  • Chlorella and moringa, when combined, effectively, fight viruses, pathogens, and bacteria. When chlorella and moringa are combined, it builds an ability to fight pathogens, which affect by contacting the nose, eyes, and mouth.
  • Hemp seed powder is high in magnesium, which makes a great combination with Vitamin D supplements. It is also rich in protein, iron, zinc, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and B. It is advisable to take 3 tablespoons daily.
  • You can also include other supplements like turmeric, ashwagandha, fennel, pomegranate, coconut oil, colloidal silver, olive leaf, holy basil, oregano, licorice root, medicinal mushrooms, and Echinacea.

Self-Quarantine And Chill

Although self-quarantining can sometimes be very challenging, they are necessary at this time of global crisis to control the spread of the virus and your safety.

While it can get gloomy sometimes with everything shut near you, it can also be a great time to get your bodies in shape and build a knack for fitness!

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