I’m a Doctor and Everyone Needs to Know This About COVID — Eat This Not That

By Ghuman


As a doctor, I understand the importance of staying informed about the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. With the virus continuing to spread, it is essential to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. One of the most important steps you can take is to make sure you are eating the right foods. Eating the wrong foods can put you at risk for developing more severe symptoms of the virus. In this article, I will discuss the foods you should be eating and the foods you should avoid to stay healthy during the pandemic.

I’m a Doctor and Everyone Needs to Know This About COVID — Eat This Not That

As a doctor, I’m here to tell you that the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is to eat the right foods. Eating the wrong foods can put you at risk for developing the virus, so it’s important to know what to eat and what to avoid.

The first thing to remember is to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help boost your immune system and protect you from the virus. Try to get at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

It’s also important to eat foods that are high in protein. Protein helps your body build and repair cells, which can help protect you from the virus. Good sources of protein include lean meats, fish, eggs, nuts, and beans.

You should also make sure to get enough healthy fats in your diet. Healthy fats, such as those found in avocados, olive oil, and nuts, can help keep your immune system strong. Try to get at least two servings of healthy fats each day.

Finally, it’s important to avoid processed and sugary foods. These foods can weaken your immune system and make you more vulnerable to the virus. Try to limit your intake of processed and sugary foods as much as possible.

By following these simple tips, you can help protect yourself from COVID-19. Eating the right foods can help keep your immune system strong and reduce your risk of getting the virus. So, make sure to eat the right foods and stay safe!

“The pandemic is over,” said President Joe Biden on 60 Minutes Sunday night. “We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. But the pandemic is over.” “The president is correct,” U.S. Health Sec. Xavier Becerra told Yahoo Finance Monday. “He’s made it clear that Americans are still dying in the hundreds every day from COVID, and so we have to stay at this. The vaccines are the most effective way for us to stay protected,” Becerra added. And yet 400 people are dying every day, and Long COVID remains a plauge for millions who never fully recover from the virus. What do you need to know? Read on for this essential report—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had COVID.

Portrait of doctor with face mask and clipboard looking at camera in hospital.

The CDC eased its COVID-19 guidance highlighting that the pandemic poses less of a risk than it did before. The guidance no longer recommends individuals exposed to the virus to quarantine for 5 days but does advise wearing a mask for 10 days. Experts agree that while the pandemic poses less of a risk, if you test positive it is best that you continue to isolate for 5 days and follow mask mandates for another 5 days should you be out in public.

African American little boy with his mother during PCR test of coronavirus in a medical lab

Currently, at-home rapid tests are the most convenient means of testing for COVID-19. While they are typically user friendly, a result with a faint line has continued to cause confusion and concern for many individuals. After a period of 15-30 minutes, a chemical reaction takes place and signifies the presence of certain proteins in the sample. Even if you receive a faint line on your COVID-19 test kit, you should assume you are positive and take the proper precautions. The shade of your results does not indicate the contagiousness of the virus in your system but does indicate that you are indeed positive.

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While the CDC continues to ease overall guidelines and restrictions, it’s important to recognize that the pandemic is not over. The CDC recently updated its list for high-risk COVID-19 destinations that one should remain mindful of. Popular additions of late include Jordan and Sint Eustatius as Level 3, or a “high” risk category. While testing and vaccination requirements are being eased across the board (yet remain in certain areas), individuals should attempt to avoid these high-risk areas to reduce infection and help prevent further spread of the virus.  

Healthcare worker with protective equipment performs coronavirus swab on a woman.

Rapid Tests are great for convenience but often show false results and limited capabilities for catching new or unknown variants. PCR tests are more accurate and reliable and help to avoid secondary testing that is usually needed with rapid tests. PCR tests tend to be more reliable because they measure the specific genetic material of the virus. Health Care professionals and the CDC consider PCR tests to be the gold standard for detecting COVID-19. Both are valuable in detecting the virus, but you may need to take multiple rapid tests to identify an infection early on. Point of Care PCR tests like AscencioDx are coming on the market and will continue to do so.

People in protective suits and masks delivering vaccine of coronavirus.

MIT researchers developed a test that measures immune protection against COVID-19. The test works by measuring the level of neutralizing antibodies in a blood sample utilizing similar technology found in antigen tests. This test would be helpful for the public to understand their level of immunity/risk as we progress and learn to live with the virus. While the immunity test could resolve a lot of unanswered questions about COVID-19, it is still in the early stages of development. However, the utility of such a test to the public will have to be validated in a very large clinical study, which is yet to be performed.