Covid-19 Update: Reduce Your Comorbidities Easily

Hello again everyone:

 Hope that your Thanksgiving holiday was restful and that you were able to connect with family in a safe way. I am sure that next year will be much more ‘normal’. And as you are all aware, it is our comorbidities that massively increase our risk for infections of all types, including SARS-CoV-2. Additionally, these comorbidities also up the risk for severity, developing long-hauler symptoms, as well as death. Comorbidities are defined as the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions. So, is there anything we can easily do that can significantly increase our health and reduce the severity of any comorbid conditions we might have?

As it turns out, we know that one of the greatest comorbidities is the constellation of symptoms and disorders related to dysregulation of insulin, and this includes:

  • Being overweight, especially carrying too much visceral adiposity (tummy fat)
  • Obesity
  • Inflammation
  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes of all types

Furthermore, we know that inflammation causes, perpetuates and/or aggravates every known human ailment. This means that anything we can do that will lower non-purposeful inflammation will be beneficial to whatever comorbid conditions we might have. Getting your insulin under control is a huge step towards lowering inflammation as well as overcoming the list above. Probably one of the easiest things we can all do that will greatly assist normalizing insulin dysregulation and lowering inflammation is time restricted feeding (TRF), which is one way to do intermittent fasting.

Bottom Line: TRF has been seen to be associated with lower body weight, lower inflammation, normalizing of cholesterol and triglycerides, normalizing of blood sugar and insulin and insulin sensitivity. All you need to do is consume all of your daily calories in a 10-hour window. Although there are other refinements that you can make to get even better results, just starting with TRF this way can work wonders. Please take a moment to review these links and just read the beginning highlights or summaries as these will reveal how much this daily lifestyle upgrade can significantly benefit virtually everyone. In case you were wondering what a refinement might be, here is one: make dinner your lightest meal as early in the afternoon as possible to align your metabolic circadian rhythms. There is no harm in trying this approach and it might save your life.

PS: to learn more, get the book by professor Valter Longo, PhD: “The Longevity Diet”


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