Nutrition, the NLRP3 Inflammasome, and COVID-19

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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Nutrition for Supporting Antiviral Immunity

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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Protein, Muscle Mass, and Lyme Disease Recovery

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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Intermittent Fasting for Lyme Disease Recovery

When healing from Lyme disease, what you choose to eat is critical. As I’ve discussed in previous blog posts, the foods you choose to consume can either help or hinder your Lyme recovery process. However, when you eat (and don’t eat) is also vitally important! Read on to learn how intermittent fasting can accelerate your recovery process and optimize your health long-term.

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8 Powerful Foods for Fighting Colds and Flu

Cold and flu season is officially here! In this blog, I discuss eight of my favorite foods for fighting colds and flu. Each of these foods is affordable, widely available, and taps into your body’s innate healing abilities so you can kick colds and the flu to the curb and get back to feeling your best!

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The Best Lyme Disease Diet Part 2: Support Your Immune System

In Part 1 of this series, I covered the critical role that nutrition plays in quelling Lyme disease-associated inflammation. In this post, I am going to cover the importance of nutrition for optimal immune function, an essential factor for anyone recovering from Lyme disease.

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