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Coronavirus Action Plan

Updated: May 8, 2020

The Effects of Insulin and Short Chain Fatty Acids on Immune Cells and Inflammation

Coronavirus is the overwhelming public health concern at the present time. So, what can we do from a lifestyle/nutrition perspective to prevent severe reactions? What distinguishes those who respond badly to the infection to the majority who just suffer typical symptoms of a bad flu.

Although it is likely that the amount of virus replicating in our cells is important to the severity of symptoms it is the exaggerated inflammatory response that causes most damage and is potentially lethal through toxic shock and widespread blood clotting inside the body (Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation DIC) triggered by a “cytokine storm” similar to “sepsis”, which can occur with influenza virus and other viral and bacterial infections.