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Wildfires, Nutrition and Respiratory Health

I live in New York, about an hour north of New York City, so my exposure to the wildfires in California, Colorado and other areas out West are solely through the images on TV and online.  In addition to the terrible loss of forests and property, people (and animals) are left dealing with tremendous environmental pollution. The gases and particles that the wildfires produce can be extremely irritating to the sensitive musosal...

Coronavirus Infection and Gastrointestinal Tract

The coronavirus and COVID-19 weighs upon all of our minds. What concerns us most about getting COVID-19 is developing life threatening complications — like pneumonia and extreme difficulty breathing. But what does gut health have to do with COVID-19 and the respiratory complications? According to this recent editorial,”2019 Novel coronavirus infection and gastrointestinal tract,” in Journal of Digestive...

Coronavirus – Can Nutrition Help Protect You...

Good hygiene and hand scrubbing with soap is the commonsense first line of defense against coronavirus (COVID-19 infection). But, nutritionally speaking, is there anything you can do to protect yourself against coronavirus? In my view, for coronavirus as well as for other infections, using nutrition and healthy lifestyle are the best ways to support your immune system and build up your resistance. In response to many...