Ep. 0: Protecting Yourself From COVID-19 and How to Support Your Immune System

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In this episode we discuss:

  • ​The direct physiological effects of COVID-19 and what they mean for our health
  • ​How we can protect ourselves from these effects of COVID-19
  • ​The relationship between our metabolic health and our immune system
  • ​Why COVID-19 is not unique and why we shouldn’t treat it as ​if it is
  • ​Which treatments currently used for COVID-19 we may want to avoid
  • ​What we should eat and what supplements we can use to keep our immune system functioning at its best
  • ​Which things we may NOT want to do to “support our immune system” (like taking omega-3s, drinking tons of water, and fasting)

​3:24 – what is a virus​

​6:33 – ​how COVID-19 affects us on the physiological level

9:20 – a general overview of the RAAS system

14:17 – ​the effects of COVID-19 on the RAAS system

19:06 – protecting yourself from COVID-19​

33:22 – COVID-19 is not unique and we shouldn’t treat it as if it is

​47:30 – protecting yourself from COVID-19 (continued)​

50:34 – current medical treatments for COVID-19 and why they may not be ideal​

1:00:08 – lowering inflammation versus immunosuppression

1:11:03 – concerns with oxygen ventilation (why CO2 is necessary for tissue oxygenation)​

1:22:39 – can you “boost” or “support” your immune system?

1:29:59 – things that we may not want to do to “support our immune system” (like taking omega-3s, drinking tons of water, and fasting)

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​Supplements that may help protect against covid-19

1Comment
  • Barb
    Posted at 19:14h, 08 October Reply

    Aspirin-is it a baby aspirin?

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