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Does Vitamin D Protect Against COVID-19? – FactCheck.org. Watch out for High Fructose!

COVID-19 Update 83 with Roger Seheult, MD of https://www.medcram.com Oxidative stress may play a key role in the severity of COVID-19 infection. A variety of studies have demonstrated how high sugar intake (and fructose in particular – such as high fructose corn syrup) contributes not only to oxidative stress but to the inactivation of a usable form of vitamin D as well. Join Dr. Seheult for illustrations of how these pathways work.

Does vitamin D help protect against COVID-19?A: Some scientists have hypothesized vitamin D might be helpful, but there is no direct evidence that vitamin D can prevent COVID-19 or lessen disease severity. Nevertheless, it should be part of a healthy lifestyle.

Very Low activated (by the liver and kidneys) vitamin D occurring in some local populations does cause many problems for the body and the immune system. Since activated vitamin D is a known moderator of inflammation this could a red flag for severe Covid19 cytokine storm. From from the video above, high fructose can block activation of Vitamin D, but if you eat garlic and onion?? Wait for the end of the video 🙂

Full story of Vitamin D and Covid19 at Source: >Does Vitamin D Protect Against COVID-19? – FactCheck.org

How Change in Diet Can Reduce Your Chronic Inflammation and update on how Covid19 Inflammation Cytokine Storms Destroy the Body

>3 minute podcast and read Why Some COVID-19 Patients Crash: The Body’s Immune System Might Be To Blame

>Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Road to Good Health? (Webmd)

I can attest to the dramatic affect of taking Tumeric, prescribed by my dermatologist for moderate psoraisis in stopping the itching dead and freeing me of Claritin. I am combining these topics together on the good chance the anti-inflammation diet may ward off the cytokine storms and be life saving.

“Name any common disease associated with aging — cancer, dementia, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, type 2 diabetes — and chronic inflammation will play a role. In a way, chronic inflammation is like too much of a good thing.

“But chronic low-grade inflammation that persists for weeks, months or years is the disease-triggering variety. Again, it’s your immune cells in action. But instead of fighting foreign bacteria, they silently attack your own body — your blood vessels, brain cells and organs included.

“It’s not entirely clear why this happens, though stress is known to raise levels of inflammatory compounds in the body — as does obesity, since fat cells parked deep in the belly emit inflammatory compounds when they reach a critical mass.

“Genetics is known to influence your susceptibility to inflammation.But diet plays a very big role, too, — specifically, eating too much white flour, sugar and fried foods, and not enough fruit, vegetables and fish. But if diet can cause inflammation, it can also make a real difference in fighting it.

Below (link below) are foods that will rally to your defense; to work, they should form the base of your diet, which, yes, should look quite a bit like the traditional Mediterranean diet in order to get the most inflammation-busting benefit.

Full story at Source: >How Change in Diet Can Reduce Your Chronic Inflammation (AARP)