Functional Physician Sandy Ziya talks with Melissa Maxx from Transform: Everyday Magic about the novel coronavirus pandemic and what you can do to protect yourself. This is part 1 of 3.
It’s no secret that chronic pain and disease is caused by inflammation – and a good diet goes a long way towards lowering inflammation. A diet to strive for is one low in saturated fats and added sugars, high in fruits, veggies, lean protein (such as omega-3-rich wild salmon) and whole grains. Many also believe that avoiding animal products altogether – going vegan – makes for a healthier diet. But does it really?
In my practice, I prescribe botanicals, nutraceuticals and supplements. However, due to the nature of the SARS cov-2 virus, for now, hold off on supplementing with vitamins A and D beyond 1000 IU’s and with the propolis bee spray and royal jelly. These have a modulatory effect by their nature in human biochemistry – meaning they can up-regulate or down-regulate a function based on what is needed. The effect of the virus on these vitamins is they can actually turn inflammation on to a level the body cannot manage effectively. You may continue to eat foods that have these vitamins in them.