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Takeout Food Is Safe…If You Do This

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Immune Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

The coronavirus crisis has left us with two food options: We can cook at home or we can order prepared takeout/delivery food. 

But is the second option safe? What if the restaurant cook has the virus? Could it be passed on to us?

Professor Don Schaffner specializes in microbial risk assessment at Rutgers University. He ordered Thai takeout recently. And he intends to continue to do it throughout the pandemic. 

Professor Schaffner says it’s safe to eat food prepared at restaurants “if you take the proper precautions.”

He agrees with the FDA that coronavirus cannot be transmitted through food—takeout or otherwise.

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The #1 Way to Rid Yourself of a Major Coronavirus Risk Factor

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning, Immune Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

By now, most of us know that older people are at greater risk from coronavirus. And so are people who are obese, diabetic, or have lung or heart disease. 

But there’s another risk factor that may be more dangerous than any of these.

Smokers are 14 times more likely to develop pneumonia and get severely sick from COVID-19, according to a study from China[1]

This isn’t surprising when you consider that COVID-19 is primarily a disease of the lungs.

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3 Potential Coronavirus Research Breakthroughs That Could Help End the Pandemic

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, General Health, Immune Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

We sit at home and wait. We watch friends, family, and the famous fall ill.

And still we wait.

As coronavirus spreads, the world is impatiently anticipating a medical game changer…something that will reliably cure or prevent COVID-19. Something that will allow us to get back to normal.

Two drugs used to treat malaria and lupus, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, have gotten a lot of media attention as potential COVID-19 treatments.

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Coronavirus: Chinese Discover Simple Trick to Support Breathing

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Immune Health by Garry Messick2 Comments

The coronavirus originated in China, so it is Chinese doctors who have the most experience treating it. 

They recently published a scientific paper about a simple trick they used to save patients who were critically ill with COVID-19.

The study was published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care. Doctors looked at coronavirus patients in Wuhan with acute respiratory distress syndrome.

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7 Foods that Strengthen Immunity

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Gut Health, Immune Health by Garry Messick1 Comment

Let’s be clear: Science doesn’t yet know of any drugs or supplements that will specifically target coronavirus and keep it at bay.

But a strong immune system gives your body a better chance to fight off any viral infection.

Here are seven foods that will help boost your defenses against whatever bugs may come your way…

7 Foods for a Stronger Immune System

  1. Broccoli.
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The Strange First Symptom of Coronavirus

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, General Health, Immune Health by Garry Messick2 Comments

Admit it…

You’ve done it.

We all have.

You cough. Or maybe your throat seems a little scratchy. You might feel a bit warm. Maybe a little tired. 

And you wonder: “Is this coronavirus?”

All of us are hyper alert for the first signs we might have it. But the earliest symptom may be something you’d never expect.  

Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors from around the world and organizations representing them have issued an alert.

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