A massive body of evidence tells us that our diet and lifestyle choices can influence how our bodies respond to illness.
Every day, we’re learning more about the SARS-CoV0-2 virus (popularly known as ‘the coronavirus’), which causes COVID-19. Public health experts are learning how to slow its spread. Medical researchers are working diligently to develop effective treatments.
And all of us are learning how to wash our hands for 20 seconds, how to stay healthy, how to find connection in times of social distancing, how to scrounge for toilet paper, and how to cope with a world that has changed in profound ways.
The upcoming Food Revolution Summit, a free online summit featuring 25 of the world’s most trusted food and nutrition experts (including Dr. Greger and Dr. Barnard) will discuss these topics, and others around immunity issues. Running from April 25-May 3, the summit will present the most up-to-date research and information about food, nutrition, disease prevention, immune health, and environmental stewardship.
Prevention through avoidance
Much of the media coverage of the coronavirus pandemic focuses on prevention through avoidance.
We’re told to distance ourselves from others, wash or disinfect our hands frequently, avoid touching shared objects, and even stay in our homes for weeks or months at a time…these diseases are all profoundly impacted by your diet and lifestyle. And we also know that a healthy and optimally functioning immune system is a critical line of defense against viruses of all kinds, including SARS-CoV-2.