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Covid and its toxic relationship with obesity, diabetes, hypertension and heart failure.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:17 AM

This article from Politico has some very interesting and relevant statistics related to a persons current helath and their relative risk of hospitalization when dealing with Covid-19.  According to the article, "Researchers have estimated that nearly two-thirds of Covid-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. were related to obesity, diabetes, hypertension and heart failure. One study found that patients with a body mass index of 45 or higher (severe obesity) were about a third more likely to be hospitalized and more than 60 percent more likely to die from the virus compared with individuals without the disease."

This post echos yesterday’s post about how more action is needed to improve Nutrition in the U.S. as it is creating medical problems.  Covid is not directly a nutrition issue as it deals with communicable diseases and is in the form of a microbe, but it is a microbe that seeks out pre-existing conditions that are effected and can effect the outcome of sucumbing or thriving post covid.  The truth is that the action that is needed is a grass roots movement towards improved overall health.  A government mandate to be healthy that enforces, but doesn’t educate is doomed for failure.  An example of this is Probition, where alcohol was made illegal.  One of the ways that Better Body Clinical Nutriton strives to help with this is by providing Nutritional Coaching.  Also we have a monthly newsletter that has recipies, along with tips and tricks to help you improve your overall health.