Eating behavior is just one aspect of our lives that has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The psychological stress, alterations in our daily routines, fluctuations in food availability, and even boredom that many people are experiencing right now are all linked in the scientific literature to detrimental changes in eating behaviors, including poor food choices and increased emotional eating. In this short blog post, I will discuss the impact these factors have on our food choices and how mindful eating strategies can help mitigate some of their adverse effects.

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In recent weeks, I’ve been researching SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 for my work as a technical writer within the nutraceutical industry and as a clinical nutritionist. In this time, I’ve delved into the research on how SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) harms the body and found some exciting interrelationships between the virus, it’s effects on inflammatory pathways, and nutrition. In this nerdy blog post, I’ll discuss how SARS-CoV-2 activates the NLRP3 inflammasome, a potent pro-inflammatory network, and how therapeutic foods may attenuate NLRP3 inflammasome activity and its harmful effects on the body.

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It is normal to feel overwhelmed during a pandemic as alarming as COVID-19. However, there is no need to feel helpless. There are many steps you can take to support your immune system, and that of your loved ones, during this challenging time.Since many medical professionals have already adequately summed up these steps, I will not reiterate them here. However, what I will do is add on to the existing risk-reduction discussion by talking about how you can optimize your nutrition to support your immune system during this time.

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In my recent book, The Lyme Disease 30-Day Meal Plan, I mentioned that in my clinical practice, I’ve found most of my clients with Lyme disease do best including some sort of animal protein in their diets. While I attribute much of this benefit to the unique micronutrients found in animal proteins, including heme iron and vitamin B12, another reason animal proteins are so healing in Lyme disease is due to their beneficial effects on muscle mass maintenance. Read on to learn why maintaining and building muscle mass is essential for optimizing immunity and Lyme disease recovery, and why animal proteins are the best dietary proteins for achieving optimal muscle protein synthesis.

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Recently, I came across a scientific article written from an ancestral health perspective that piqued my interest, and that I thought might interest my readers who have dealt with mold illness as well. The article, published in Frontiers in Immunology and titled An Evolutionary-Based Framework for Analyzing Mold and Dampness-Associated Symptoms in DMHS, discusses why exposure to harmful environmental molds, such as those that might be encountered in a water-damaged home, causes illness from an ancestral health perspective. I’ll then go on to explain why I believe that an ancestral health framework is the ideal approach for treating mold illness.

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