Acute respiratory illnesses are fairly common. The flu comes around every year in late winter and early
spring. People get coughs and colds. For some people they are annoying. Some people lose work for
a day or two. And for the vulnerable, like infants, the diseased and the elderly, an infection can be life
And every now and then a more serious respiratory illness comes along. They are more infectious, with
stronger symptoms and are more deadly. The virus that causes the COVID-19 disease is one of these.
Only time will tell just how bad this disease is, as the numbers of cases and people who have died from it
keep growing higher every day.
One thing we do know, is that people who already have a chronic disease are much more susceptible
to COVID-19 than those people who are healthy. High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, cancer,
lung disease, asthma, immunodeficiency, kidney disease and GI/Liver disease all result in a compromised
immune system that is not able to handle a strong assault. Even obesity increases the risk. The problem
is that the vast majority of adults in the USA has some chronic health condition and is thus susceptible to
A strong viral attack depletes the immune system. To overcome the attack you need to supply your
immune system with what is depleted so that it can mount an effective defense. It begins with what
you eat, what is eating you (emotionally, like fear, anxiety, anger, bitterness), and extends to dietary
supplements that can boost your immune system health.
COVID-19 Nutritional Support Strategy:
A Guide For Staying Healthy