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Telenutrition Information Session – Focus on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Telenutrition Information Session – Focus on Coronavirus (COVID-19)


New Consultation Offering in Response to
“How Can I Use Nutrition to Support My Body During the  Coronavirus Pandemic?”

Telenutrition Information Session
Focused on Coronavirus and Nutrition

With Integrative and Functional Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Janet Zarowitz, MS, RD, CDN

Considerations Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19):
Diet, Supplements, Lifestyle

1:1 Telenutrition Appointment via phone or video chat

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Product Description

Coronavirus and Nutrition
Telenutrition Information Session 

Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Janet Zarowitz, MS, RD, CDN

Addressing Balanced Immunity and Coronavirus 

I live in Westchester, NY, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the US. My community and the entire NYC metro area have unfortunately been at the forefront of this pandemic on US soil.

We are all looking for ways to avoid the coronavirus.

The CDC and public health officials provide us with sage guidance for social distancing, staying at home except for essential activities, scrubbing with soap, using hand sanitizers, and wearing face masks and disposable gloves when we do go out.

It is especially true that in an out of control situation like the coronavirus, we look for ways to control the situation…in this case to minimize infecting ourselves, family, friends and community and to support our bodies in any way possible should COVID-19 take hold.

People are asking me:

  • “Can nutrition protect me against the coronavirus? Are there certain foods I should be eating? Are there certain nutrition supplements that I should be taking?”
  • “I heard that supporting my immune system is good, but can I do it too much?”
  • “If I do get COVID-19, is there anything that I can do nutritionally to keep the serious symptoms from developing?”

To help answer these questions about ways to use nutrition to support the body against this virus, I am offering a telenutrition appointments focused on the coronavirus.

Note: This appointment is for informational purposes only regarding ways you can target support of your body nutritionally during the coronavirus pandemic. It is not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat coronavirus. It is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician.

Putting COVID-19 in Perspective

It is true (and thankfully so), that by far the majority of people that get COVID-19 (the disease caused by the novel coronavirus) only have mild symptoms and recuperate fully at home.

But it is certainly unnerving and scary that about 20% of people, young and old, have more severe symptoms, and a significant proportion of them need hospitalization and even intensive medical care.  The coronavirus has an even greater impact on those with chronic immune conditions.

In the most serious circumstances, coronavirus can progress to a life threatening situation in just a matter of days or even hours.

The Best Way to Be Prepared for Coronavirus

Being prepared means taking steps in advance, in anticipation of a challenge. For example, for a healthcare system, being prepared for the coronavirus begins with having the first line of defense in place — equipping healthcare workers with personal protective equipment and test kits as well as preparing for the worst with ventilators for critically ill patients. Unfortunately this preparation has fallen short in most places.

On an individual level, your first line of defense is maintaining your good health, such as preparing your body through good nutrition, a healthy gut microbiome, balanced immune and detoxification systems and well-regulated inflammatory pathways.

This is a cumulative, day in and day out proposition of taking care of yourself  over the course of your lifetime and doesn’t happen overnight.

So what do you do if you have not optimized your health, have underlying medical conditions or are simply older in age?

Faced with coronavirus today, there are some things you can do right now to minimize the risk.

There is both good information out there and unfortunately much misinformation about how you can defend against coronavirus and the onset of COVID-19. And frankly, each day we are still learning about the coronavirus and the progression of the COVID-19 disease.

I’ve been spending a lot of time sorting through scientific papers and listening to leading functional medicine practitioners and researchers about their thoughts on how to address coronavirus from a nutritional point of view.

Would You Like to Know if  Nutrition Can Help Protect You and Your Family During the Coronavirus Pandemic? 

Schedule a nutrition appointment with Janet Zarowitz, MS, RD, CDN 

During this extraordinary time, you can schedule a telenutrition appointment with me to discuss how you can use nutrition to support a well-balanced immune system to stay healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.

Part of the information confusion is because using nutrition to protect against the coronavirus differs from nutritional approaches if you actually get the virus (in particular the respiratory symptoms).

Scientists believe that in general, prior to getting ill from the coronavirus, using nutrition to support the immune system is a good practice. (Each individual’s medical status should be taken into consideration.)

Researchers believe that once coronavirus is contracted, the focus should be shifted away from overstimulating the immune system to using nutrition to address “run-away” inflammation. This is critically important to know if a person gets severe symptoms like respiratory distress.

This consult is focused on helping you support your body the best you can during the coronavirus pandemic.

During this time of social distancing, all nutrition counseling sessions are via telehealth, with your preference of telephone or video chat.

Click to request an appointment.

This information session qualifies for eligible for discounts on supplements.

Other  blogs on coronavirus you may be interested in:

This session is not a complete nutrition assessment. Neither is it intended to diagnose, cure, or treat any disease. It s for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician. Consult with your physician before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

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