Covid 19: Is Poor Gut Health A Key Factor?

I’m not a doctor by no means, but I truly believe they are on to something in this article:

New Research Shows Poor Gut Health Connected to Severe COVID-19 – Probiotics May Help Patients

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Many of us are learning about the importance of vitamin D, but a lot of us don’t realize how important the gut is to our health.

In 2500 BC, Hippocrates said “all disease begins in the gut.” The gut is the home to (maybe?) trillions of bacteria. If the gut is overrun with bad bacteria, the risk of illness increases greatly. There have been many studies on the gut. One scientific study says:

“Imbalance of the normal gut microbiota have been linked with gastrointestinal conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and wider systemic manifestations of disease such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and atopy.”

Read the study HERE

In another study:

“Pre-clinical and clinical studies have shown that the zonulin family, a group of proteins modulating gut permeability, is implicated in a variety of CIDs, including autoimmune, infective, metabolic, and tumoral diseases.”

Read the study HERE

The problem with all this is the way we treat our illnesses is to focus on the SYMPTOMS. We rarely go to the SOURCE of our ailment, which in many instances starts in the gut. These symptoms manifest in other areas of the body. Few people make the correlation.

In other words, we don’t associate illness with the gut. One illness called “leaky gut” isn’t even recognized as a real issue by most doctors. This is when there are minuscule tears in the gut that allow bacteria to “leak” through.

Covid is tricky because it affects us in many different ways. Seeing how it’s a virus, SURELY the body can fight it off like other viruses?

And like the cold, common flu, and other viruses, a stronger immune system might help lessen the severity of illnesses including covid?

A possible way to help keep the body and immune system strong is to focus on gut health. A lot of the processed foods and drinks we consume can increase the amount of bad bacteria in the gut and increase our risk of illness AND leaky gut.

In addition to probiotics, other things we eat can help heal the gut increase the amount of good bacteria. Black seed oil, apple cider vinegar, probiotics, fermented foods, herbs and spices are all good ways to strengthen the gut. Here are some of my feelings about covid and the health regimine I follow:

Like I said, I’m no doctor, but I do believe an unhealthy gut does increase our risk of disease, and just maybe, increase the severity of covid.

The first line of defense against illness is a healthy immune system. We must make an effort to strengthen our immune system, and one of the best ways is to strengthen our gut. If a person chooses to get the vaccine, by all means go for it. But at the same time, do NOT rely on a vaccine or a pill to keep you healthy. Your immune system is the key.

Don’t wait until you’re sick to start taking better care of yourself. be proactive and strengthen your immune system by eating healthy foods and living an active lifestyle. Get more tips in my books The Diet of Success: Healthy Eating Tips For Hard Working Professionals and The Three Pillars of Strength: Increasing Your Physical, Mental and Spiritual Fitness. Both available on Amazon.

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