At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, I had a radical thought. What if people opened their eyes and finally realized it was time to take their health seriously.
So my question is–ARE YOU? Below is the latest information (as of April 14, 2020) out of New York. The stats to compare are “underlying health condition deaths (5151)” -v- “without underlying health condition deaths (137)”
|E||Number of Deaths||Share of deaths||With underlying conditions||Without underlying conditions||Unknown if with underlying cond.||Share of deaths|
of unknown + w/o cond.
|0 – 17 years old||3||0.04%||3||0||0||0%|
|18 – 44 years old||309||4.5%||244||25||40||1.0%|
|45 – 64 years old||1,581||23.1%||1,343||59||179||3.5%|
|65 – 74 years old||1,683||24.6%||1,272||26||385||6.0%|
|75+ years old||3,263||47.7%||2,289||27||947||14.2%|
 Underlying illnesses include Diabetes, Lung Disease, Cancer, Immunodeficiency, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Asthma, Kidney Disease, and GI/Liver Disease. [source]
The list directly above explains which underlying health conditions are a factor in death by COVID-19. It’s a scary reality and it may be more than you want to look at right now. The good news about most of the health conditions mentioned above is there is something you can do about it today!
When my husband and I started our journey, it took 10 days to make the change. Three of those days were bad and then something miraculous happened. We started feeling better. For my husband it was literally life-altering in three days. He did our juice fast (don’t let fasting scare you away, there’s a way around it, just takes extra time) and within three days, head fog and overall feeling badly went away and has never returned. Three months later we stopped checking is blood sugar. For me, at three days, I started having hope. I had a nasty infection in my belly and it took ten days before I knew I would live. After months of facing the reality of death, ten days was nothing.
The life-altering changes we made put me on the path to becoming a nutritionist. I literally live to make people healthy and I’ve been successful at it. My clients are healthy and happy. Once they make the changes needed, they no longer understand why it seemed so hard in the first place. Once their body starts working for them, they’re amazed at all the food they can eat. “Amazed” may not be the right word. I must start arguing with them to eat more. They are terrified of going back and struggle to put calories in their bodies. I literally force them to eat more and it’s a slow process as they come to terms with a new healthy lifestyle where food is their friend and not the enemy.
Bottom line, if health is your goal, you need a nutritionist. If you have a good doctor, he’ll tell you he received zero to two weeks of nutrition in medical school. Ask him or her, they won’t lie. If you trust your doctor and they do have extensive knowledge in nutrition, ask for help. If not, ask for a reference. I’m available in person, over the phone or even by Skype or other video chat. It’s time to put health first!
My next article will be about how to pick the right nutritionist for you!