The conversation surrounding the Covid-19 crisis has relegated being healthy in general and having a robust immune system in particular to the back burner. That’s unfortunate; worse yet, it’s wrong on many levels.
From the outset, it’s been known that overwhelmingly the most vulnerable to Covid-19 are people who are not healthy – obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, heart disease all are high risk factors. Just last week an article was published describing that nearly all of the hospitalized patients in the study – close to 6,000 patients – had a major health condition; in fact, only 6% had no underlying health conditions.
Rather than get bogged down in a debate around why we’re not hearing more about being healthy, let’s get down to what you can do right now to support your immune system (for the Bonfire overview of Covid-19 read here):
You should be taking Vitamin D because it’s known that the vast majority of people throughout the world, particularly in modern cities and those who experience a ‘true winter’, are deficient in Vit D. Being low in Vit D severely weakens your immune system – your immune function – which makes you more susceptible to … nearly everything, including flu viruses, even cancer.
When taking Vitamin D, it’s important that it’s combined with Vitamin K2 for better absorption and utilization within the body, as well as preventing unwanted calcification. And like the hammer in your toolbox, Vitamin D is inexpensive.
For more information on Vitamin D, read:
Here’s a great video on Vitamin D and Covid-19 by the respected Dr. Eric Berg
- Richardson, S, et al. Presenting Characteristics, Comorbidities, and Outcomes Among 5700 Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 in the New York City Area, JAMA, Published online 22 April 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.6775
- Vitamin D discovery could prove key to new treatments, Kyoto University, 1 Feb 2017