This is a short video I recorded to help you on your path to recovery post-covid: https://youtu.be/-0Mrj4L658k
Thank you @texasrealfood for the mention in your blog post.
These are the tools I have in my nutrition toolkit that can help you on your path to recovery post-covid:
I will be talking about food and supplements which are strong anti-inflammatory agents. So before we jump in I wanted you to understand what is happening in the body and respiratory system, post-covid to best understand how these tools can help.
The immune response that was activated has led to inflammation and cell destruction in the lungs and other tissues in the body. And this ongoing dysregulated inflammatory activation is what is happening post covid is responsible for the lingering inflammation and can lead to the development of immune and metabolic disorders in the future. So how can we calm the immune system and break this cycle of ongoing inflammation and lead to the path of recovery after infection from a nutrition point of view? I am going to share the foods and supplements that can provide a strong anti-inflammatory effect to spark resolution and healing.
- Protein-rich foods: Protein is what powers the immune system and so it is a must. Protein is vital to build and repair body tissue and fight the virus. Immune system powerhouses such as antibodies and immune system cells rely on protein. So my suggestion is to carefully incorporate the protein of your choice in your meals.
- Next, let’s talk about Anti-inflammatory foods- The top of the list is Cruciferous vegetables, like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli etc that belong to this nutrient-dense family. Next are Phytonutrient rich foods– phytonutrient is a compound that is present in plant-based foods like ginger, garlic, turmeric, green tea, different colorful fruits, and veg that have immune-boosting capabilities. Not only are they rich in vitamins and minerals but are rich in immune-boosting phytonutrients that your body needs as an integral part of your recovery diet. Both cruciferous and phytonutrient-rich foods have immune-boosting capabilities and are anti-inflammatory in nature. You have so many foods to choose from to your liking that you can include to daily intake that provides a strong anti-inflammatory boost. I am including a handout in the link below for cruciferous vegetables and phytonutrient-rich foods for you to refer to.
- And thirdly you can nourish the body with Nutritional supplements as a boost on top of what your foods provide. A multivitamin provides overall wellness support which can help tremendously in times of recovery. Phytomulti is my favorite multi if you were to ask me for a recommendation. SPM active is a very potent supplement that is designed to help support the body’s natural capacity to respond to physical challenges and resolve the immune response. Our body naturally makes SPMs but in times where the body is struggling to resolve inflammation- supplementation provides that. SPMs are clinically shown to reduce over-inflammatory activation in lung tissue and clear debris allowing tissue repair and healing. This is mine that I use if I need anti-inflammatory support. Another strong formulation is Immune active. It has Nutritional bioactives like Vitamin C, NAC, quercetin, zinc, and EGCG as a part of its formulation. Immune active may provide a safer approach in addressing the harmful effects associated with dysregulated inflammation and ongoing immune activation.
Here’s the link down below if you would like to purchase SPM active, Immune active or Phytomulti. We will have it for sale in our clinic in a little as well. Use promo code NEW-10-OFF to receive a 10% new customer discount. To order SPM active, Immune active or Phytomulti https://back2basicsfxmed.metagenics.com/
Hope this helps and I wish you a faster recovery with these tools!