On Monday, I told you about the increasing threat of “long-COVID.”
And, while I’m sure you’re just as tired of the coronavirus as I am, I do get excited to share common-sense strategies for fending it off.
Case in point: Research suggests a DIETARY TRICK could lessen the severity and complications from COVID-19.
It’s something I’ve been boasting for years… way before it was on everyone’s radar!
Intermittent fasting to the rescue
In a study published in BMJ Nutrition, researchers discovered that intermittent fasting (IF)—our “dietary trick”—could offer vital protection against COVID-19.
Researchers looked at patient data from the INSPIRE registry, a voluntary health registry at Intermountain Healthcare.
They narrowed their analysis to include just over 200 patients who had tested positive between March 2020 and February 2021—73 of which regularly fasted at least once a month for decades.
In other words, they have a strong commitment to our “dietary trick.”
(This timeframe falls before vaccines were widely available to the general public.)
Ultimately, they found IF didn’t prevent infection. But it was linked to lower hospitalization and death rates due to COVID-19.
Battle comorbidities with IF
One of the lead researchers highlighted how IF helps reduce inflammation which, in turn, likely explains these positive results. And I quite agree.
After all, lower inflammation lessens risk of the many comorbidities related to COVID severity.
Not to mention, I recently reported how any IF can support weight loss efforts and battle metabolic disease.
And in the May 2020 issue of Logical Health Alternatives (“Unleash the power of your body’s natural rhythms and watch your health soar”), I go into more detail about the countless, science-backed health benefits you’ll experience.
Of course, there are different methods of fasting to choose from. And the first step is to find your fasting style:
- Alternate day fasting (ADF)—alternating between consuming 0 to 500 calories on “fasting” days, followed by unlimited food intake on non-fasting days.
- The “5:2” approach—unlimited food intake for 5 days, followed by 2 days of fasting.
- Time-restricted eating—eating during a 4- to 8- hour window.
Then, as I also outline in my monthly newsletter, the next step is finding a way to successfully adopt IF into your healthy lifestyle… for good… and watch your health soar.
Until next week,
“People who practice intermittent fasting experience less severe complications from COVID-19, study finds.” ScienceDaily, 07/07/2022. (sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/07/220707100915.htm)