In this review, I will be sharing some of the information I gather about the dreaded respiratory disease.

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I have been following the news closely over the years, but since COVID 19 I find it necessary to note some article of news I watched. In my review today, I will make mention of some of the critical information and instructions that are given by the Government of Jamaica to keep people aware of safety measures against infection of COVID 19.

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P.S Be advised that I am in no way medical personnel, I am an ordinarily observant person who takes note of details that I deemed as critical and shared them when necessary. Happy reading.

The Government continues to emphasize preventive measures to be followed to stem the spread of COVID 19. Constant instructions are publicized in the media and otherwise for the over sixty-five to stay at home and observe all areas of hygiene. If they have no one to source medication and groceries, they should leave their home only for this reason wearing a mask, and observing social distancing.

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People ages above sixty-five and those with underlying conditions and the underrepresented minorities are at the greatest risk. The immune system and impairs adaptive immunity leading to chronic inflammation and impaired host defence against viruses.

It is of importance to note that peripheral inflammation caused by COVID 19 can have long-term consequences in those who recover that will lead to chronic medical conditions such as neurodegenerative disease and dementia.

The occurrences are likely through Nero inflammatory mechanisms that might be compromised by an unhealthy diet. Health authority warns than now more than ever, consuming healthy foods must be a top priority. The Authority continues by saying each person should ensure healthy eating habits to reduce susceptibility to and long-term complications from COVID 19.

Because the WD, which is high in saturated Fatty Acids can lead to chronic activation of the innate immune system and inhibit the immune system. Excessive saturated fatty acids consumption can induce lipotoxic state and activate the innate immune system, through activation of toll-free receptors, expressed on macrophages.

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Dendritic cells and neutrophils. It is triggering the activation of a canonical inflammatory signalling pathway that produces pro-inflammatory mediations and other effectors of the innate immune system.

In addition to innate immune consumption of foods that caused persistent depressive disorder will inhabit some lymphocytes functions in the adaptive immune system, and created an increase in oxidative stress.

COVID 19 is a respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus that has reached pandemic status. COVID 19 affects all age groups; however, mortality and pathology are most common in the elderly, Black, African-American, Latinos, underrepresented minority, and those with underlying medical conditions.

Obesity and type2 diabetes are two common risk factors for severe COVID 19, which may underline the health observed in the populations. There is a high prevalence of these risk factors globally.

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More so, however, in developed countries including the United States, this declined health issue could cause from the adoption of consuming a typical western diet. That consist of saturated fats refined carbohydrates and sugar with a small amount of fibre.

Unsaturated fats and antioxidants

Some foods that we eat can lead to chronic activation of the innate immune system, as well as an inhabitant of the adaptive immune system through the activation of toll-like receptors. Access to fresh, healthy whole foods should be made available to those who might not be able to afford to buy. Doing so will relieve the burden of chronic disease in poor communities. And save lives and unnecessary government spending.

It should be noted that there is a high amount of obesity and diabetes among the minority population, which may particularly account for part of the health disparities seen among these groups in response to COVID 19.

Data have shown that there have been increased barriers for minority groups to access quality health care in some developed countries. It is expected that even in the most at-risk populations, the majority of COVID 19 patients are expected to recover.

There may be several long-term aftereffects of the disease as also potential long-term lung damage. There is a possible impact on the neurological function, which is not unnoticed. It is common knowledge that peripheral inflammatory occurrences can evoke and exaggerated and continue Nero inflammatory response in vulnerable individuals.

In addition, there is a common association between pathological levels of Nero inflammation and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and other kinds of dementia. Thus the great challenge of the immune system like COVID 19 could overpower the Nero inflammatory and disease onset in vulnerable groups. There has been an instance of dementia in the elderly following viral infections, which includes respiratory viruses, such as influenza.

In conclusion, it is therefore essential to consider the impact of lifestyle habits that include the consumption of unhealthy foods on that susceptibility to COVID 19 and recovery. S also the large number of people who will be recovered from COVID 19, which may cause a spike in some chronic medical condition that could be further exacerbated by unhealthy diets or in vulnerable populations.

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Therefore it is recommended that people abstain from eating foods high in saturated fats and sugar. Instead, people should be eating a large amount of fibre, whole grains, unsaturated fats, and antioxidants to boost the immune system.

Keeping in their mind that now more than ever, the immune system should be in A1 condition with peak performance, to ward off any attack of COVID 19 and other respiratory infections. Nutrition is the number one remedy for any health challenge.

A break down in your nutrition means a break down in your body’s immunity, which allow an open door for viruses, and infections to freely enter your body and destroy organs and glands. Which, will intern cause you much stress, pain, and discomfort, along with a hefty budget that you might not afford to cover!

Be sure to treat your body with regular exercise, “workout” I am Dorcas. I want to hear your thoughts on the subject. Please leave a comment in the comment section below I will reply to you as soon as possible, do like, share, and follow.

  1. Thank you for sharing your knowledge about the effects of COVD19 and unhealthy diets.  Unfortunately, we are all getting an awareness of how bad we were eating.  We don’t eat too bad in our household, and it is more interactivity contributing to our bodies, adding a few pounds here and there.  While the measures we have in place are reducing our weight, it is slow and both still need to lose a bit.  

    We have had the good fortune to live in a less congested space, all our lives.  We have access to fresh vegetables and usually a good assortment from the market.  Living where the population has a large percentage who are from an agriculture background of one sort or another, I think we are more aware of what we cook and eat. 

    Yes, we overeat too often, but generally, the diet is from new sources, and a good deal of it home-cooked.  You just have fewer options in a small town to eat out.  That does cooking at home or the possibility of choice.  When considering how this may help should we have the virus, I am grateful to be right where I am.  I enjoyed reading and learning your take on nutrition. 

    • Hey Sami; thanks for your comment. Having an agricultural background helps one to maintain eating healthy. Living in a dense population should not prevent people from eating healthily. However, fast food alternative to home cook food after a busy day plays its part in unhealthy diets.

      Dorcas

  2. Eating healthy food nowadays is extremely important. Even more so, I think that because of COVID, the population will have to rethink their eating habits and make some profound changes. 

    Many will not like those changes, but perhaps COVID is showing us that we have messed with nature and animals too long and too much, and it is time to make more conscious and humane choices. And indeed, eating healthier is a top priority. If you feed your body with healthy foods, your immune system will be more muscular. 

    I always eat healthily, and even my snacks and junk food that I occasionally eat are plant-based 😉 I take multivitamins every day as a preventive measure and to keep my immune system up. Nowadays, that is very important.

    • Hey Christine; thanks for your comment. It is a fact that many of us have diverted from eating healthy, natural foods, to eating processed foods and foods that are filling, more than nutritious meals.

      Dorcas

  3. Hello dear, wow what excellent content you have here? Thanks for sharing this critical information and content here. I must say you have highlighted all the essential things we need to know here.

    I read it to the end because your choice of words and writing skills is something to save and come back for future reference, I do fancy these post a lot, it has made my day fun, thanks a lot for the info, it has been the best so far.., see your work is top-notch

    • Hey Skuchmane; thanks for your comment. I appreciate you reading through to the end, by reading through nothing supposed to miss you. 

      You have no excuse if you fail to do your part in this stressful season. Do stay safe for yourself and for those with whom you come in contact.

      Dorcas

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