Promising Foods that Stop COVID, the Flu & Colds

Dr. Miaken Zeiger | Monday January 18, 2021

You Are Worth It!

COVID has taught us a lot over the last year and continues to do so every day that we battle this pandemic. We’ve seen what an overburdened medical system looks like and been faced with the reality of social distancing for many months now. Mark Hyman MDIn the US, our population is faring much worse than other countries against COVID-19. According to the CDC, people more likely to have severe illness from COVID-19 are those who have underlying medical conditions that include: cancer, COPD, heart conditions, immunocompromised, obesity, smoking, and type-2 diabetes.

Chronic Disease
Reflecting on the risk factors (associated with COVID-19,) we’re dealing with chronic disease; aka: disease brought on through lifestyle choices. A significant number of our fellow Americans (family, friends, neighbors, co-workers) are affected. According to the CDC, 42.4% of Americans are obese, 12% smoke, and nearly 10% are diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. Not to mention, the leading cause of death being heart disease followed by cancer.

The pandemic has brought to the forefront, the immediate need to address lifestyle choices. The time is now.

You are worth it.

Health Workshops
In the last few months, you’ve had the opportunity at Zeigler Chiropractic to be a part of in-office conversations and health workshops, including: Boosting Immune Function in COVID Times that provide education and information on natural alternatives to support better outcomes with COVID-19 infections and ways to boost immune function. Excitingly, it can start in your kitchen!

Foods that Help Us
A new study from the Journal of Cellular Medicine and Natural Health titled, “Micronutrient Combination Inhibits Two Key Steps of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Infection: Viral Binding to ACE2 Receptor and Its Cellular Expression” provides hopeful data on how a combination of micronutrients that include cruciferous vegetables and quercetin-rich foods block the coronavirus from binding to its anchor site within the body, thus reducing the potential for infection.

SARS-CoV-2 infects human cells by first binding to specific receptors (ACE2) on the surface of cells allowing it to enter and ultimately integrate its DNA into human cells. “This binding mechanism is the decisive determinant of viral infectivity and development of COVID-19. Moreover, it is also a major target for the development of vaccines and other therapeutics.” It was found that concentrated dosing of a micronutrient soup made up of cruciferous plant extract, quercetin, turmeric root extract, green tea extract and resveratrol blocked 97% of coronavirus to its specific ACE2 receptor. Meaning micronutrients can almost completely prevent viral infectivity. That’s a big deal!

Into the Kitchen!
With this in mind, I’d like to invite you to join us in the kitchen! We’re looking at preparing our own micronutrient soup and recipes with cruciferous vegetables and quercetin-rich foods! We all know choosing whole foods, consistently, is a principle of health… and it quite literally can change your health outcomes in how your body responds to cold, flu and coronavirus exposure.

Quercetin-rich foods list  Cruciferous Vegetables food list

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting in 2021, we will be introducing our favorite recipes with cruciferous vegetables and quercetin rich-foods in mind – and I want your help!

We’d love for you to share the recipes you are discovering and enjoying. You can submit your recipes via Facebook or Instagram and tag us: @ZeiglerChiropractic and #zchealthrecipes. We will choose one recipe to be featured each month in our newsletter!

Something has got to change; the continuing trend of poor health is unsustainable to our medical system, and the personal costs are too great. I implore you… you have the power, the choice to change your trajectory in health. You don’t have to be a statistic. Research shows that those who choose chiropractic care are healthier individuals. Congratulations – you’re already making decisions to invest in your health.

Let’s choose to do more this year, together. I am here, as your partner in health, to change the health and vitality of our community. It’s your choice.

Love and appreciate you!
Dr. Miaken


References:

Center for Disease Control/CDC: Obesity
Center for Disease Control/CDC: Tobacco
Center for Disease Control/CDC: Diabetes
Dr. Rath Research Institute Article: Micronutrient Combination Inhibits Two Key Steps of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Infection

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