Although statistics show that people over the age of 65 have an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 and dying from complications due to underlying conditions, it appears that it has more to do with nutritional status than age alone. It’s true that the older we get, the more nutritional deficiencies we may have, primarily because of poor dietary choices throughout life.
Unfortunately, nutrition is often overlooked in favor of pharmaceuticals and other medical interventions. But diet plays a critical role in fortifying the immune system and in helping the body fight off and overcome infections such as COVID-19.
The Foundation of a Healthy Immune System
Often missing in public health discussions around immunity and infection are nutritional strategies to encourage the optimal function of the immune system. In spite of the long history and tradition of botanical medicine—supported by a large body of scientific data—herbs are rarely mentioned as useful…
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