First, I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV. Talk to your doctor about anything below. What I CAN offer you is some lifelong experience where I had lost 175 pounds a variety of ways. And – I had a 7 month old baby with COVID in February 2021 sneezing and coughing in my eyes for 3 days crying as his mom was wrapped up in a ball in bed for those three days with COVID. And I didn’t get as much as a tickle in my throat. To me, this reduced my anxiety about COVID. Edit – I just got a COVID test for antibodies to see what my risk level is and am awaiting results.
You need to see this through your glasses – whatever color they may be. While this is undoubtedly a dangerous disease, I feel what I do can SUPPLEMENT what you do, NOT REPLACE IT.
In this piece, I will present a way to SUPPLEMENT what you are doing to protect yourself from COVID, not offer medical advice. I will present data and logic – and support my thesis. Again – you need to speak with your doctor.
Observation: 78% of patients that die from COVID are obese. In the US, the average age of death is 75 and I have heard up to 6 co-morbidities exist with these patients, on average. This article has the specifics of where I got the data.
Theory: by eating a low carb, high fat diet with fasting protocols, you reduce your likelihood of obesity as well as your co-morbidities. Additionally, within this diet is a low inflammatory diet – which ultimately may be the key many don’t consider with creating co-morbidities. Adding exercise and outdoor activities can add another level of protection to the diet.
This piece does not discuss the vaccine, nor is it intended to provide medical advice. That is a decision between you and your medical professional. This argument is a THEORY based on my personal experiences which, through evidence, COULD support another level of protection from COVID. This is about LAYERING your defenses. The idea here is to add another layer, not REPLACE what you are doing.
Let’s unpack three distinct arguments –
- Losing weight will reduce your risk of dying from COVID and potentially reduce your co-morbidities
- Using a Low Carb High Fat diet is the superior way to do this, while also reducing inflammation in the body. This method of eating suppresses the appetite and allows for easy means of doing fasting protocols
- Exercise and outdoor activities add additional layers of protection
Weight Loss to protect from COVID
I did some data digging recently, and as much as I love numbers and charts, I love analysis of these charts. As you can see with the article above, about 78% of people who have negative experiences have obesity. If you check the charts, you find that 42.4% of adults are obese. This number has only gone up and up over the last 40 years, so obviously the calorie counting isn’t working. More on that in the second argument.
On that page above linked, they discuss that heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancers are an obesity-related condition. Meaning, it’s sort of the gateway to bad health. In my circles of my research over the last 5 years, they’d call it “metabolic disease”.
However, you see 22% of people must NOT be obese that had a bad time from COVID. Still, the average age of death is 75, and I listed above you are talking about 6 co-morbidities. So maybe you have a trim 92 year old where age is the major problem, averaged out with a 400 pound 52 year old with heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Let’s put the age of death into perspective. I’m 45 now.
I was doing this for a Facebook chat and what I found is that I’m around the cutoff where 14,423 had died. You can make the argument of 37,451 – but you will see most of them are skewed towards the older end of that. Point is, in my age bracket-ish, you are dealing with 14,423 of 658,649 deaths or about 2.2% of all COVID deaths. This is not your COVID survival rate, this is the percentage of COVID deaths that were in my age group.
So all of these people that keep dying, 2.2% of them are in my age group. You can see that 91.02% of them are over the age of 55. So right now, like about 1 in 50 who die are in my age group, and 9 out of 10 are 55 and above.
Of those that die, you have to look around at 330m people. Maybe 10% of the people are in my age group? That’s 33m people. If 14k of these died this last year from COVID, you are looking at 0.044% of my age group died of COVID. By my rough numbers, that looks to be one in 2500.
If I look around the room, that means I have to be healthier than 2499 of those souls. Steve from accounting is unlucky 2500.
So right now I’m playing a stats game against others. I’m sorry, but you cannot really prevent getting exposed to the damn thing these days unless you live in a cabin in Montana 25 miles from civilization. While there are layers to this defense like masks, vaccines, and social distancing – no one is addressing how to potentially protect you more IF you get infected.
Metabolic disease is also longer term effects of obesity. You see things above like type 2 diabetes is the result of obesity, but I will show you in the next section how punishing your body with carbs for years leads to insulin resistance and pre-diabetes (and that middle age weight gain) which then makes you obese. It’s chicken or the egg here. They tell you to lose weight to treat your diabetes, but don’t realize the way in which you ate that gave you diabetes made you obese. Point is, if you could stay trim, you would thus perhaps reduce the amount of co-morbidities you have.
Conclusion – if you are not obese, and do not have co-morbidities, your odds of not being Steve from accounting improve significantly. Age is against everyone here, but has anyone really seen a 90 year 300 pound man? No – because the average age of death in the US is 76, and most of Steves out there from accounting perish well before the age of 76. COVID sort of nudges this along.
Low Carb High Fat diet
There are two elements I’d like to address with this approach:
- Hormonal approach to losing weight
- Reduced inflammation and how that makes you feel better and keeps you healthier
As mentioned, I lost 175 pounds over 3 years. I started 5 years ago, and took off this weight over 3 years. The first year was about 75 pounds and I did the whole calorie counting thing. Do-able with 40 percent carbs, 30% protein, and 30% fats – just ungodly amounts of weighing each morsel of food for a year. The last 2 years and 100 pounds was the low carb high fat (LCHF) approach. Both work for an end result of losing weight. But 98% of the people reading this don’t REALLY understand why LCHF approach wins out. They simply go to the end result that “it’s physics, stupid – they both restrict calories”. Well, as someone who actually has been obese most of his life – I can tell you that “it’s physics stupid” is muttered by someone with a very low IQ that is parroting what other people have said, and have no real understanding of what is going on UNDER THE HOOD of obese people.
See, if they can just spout off that you have no control and eat donuts all day, it fits nicely into their narrative. The TRUTH may shock you.
With a calorie counting approach, this is the PHYSICS means of weight loss. You count 2200 calories a day (depending on your situation), exercise for 200-300 calories a day, and you create a gap in calories your body needs to survive. Perhaps your body needed 2500 calories to survive. After exercise, you consume 1900 and create a 600 calorie difference. You then “lose weight”. some of the problems with this approach are:
- How do you know, for a fact, how many calories your body needs a day? Would it be fair to assume different ages, BMIs, body compositions, and hormone levels might vary from person to person? How much of a deficit is too much? How do you know?
- In that steak you just ate out at the restaurant with the mashed potatoes, exactly how many calories was that? If you make a lot of food at home, you can mostly control calories, to an extent – but it’s hard to understand calories at restaurants. So tell me, with 1% accuracy, how many calories you had?
- Tell me, precisely, how many calories you burned in exercise. Your muscle and fat mass may vary from person to person. Your age may play a factor. How hard you did it could matter. Did you use elevation on your walk?
- If you do the math on this, and the scale doesn’t go down in a month, are the calories wrong? Does your body burn less than you think it does? Did you not weigh and measure everything properly?
- For 50,000 years of humankind, obesity has not been an issue until the last 40 years in this country. More on that below. But our diets changed to a higher-carb diet with the food pyramid to help fight inflation in the 1970s.
- You would think with all of the awareness of obesity in this country and all of the calorie information on everything, with all of the calorie counting apps, that we would have driven obesity down
What the PHYSICS approach says, is, “I don’t care what your food is made of, you cannot have over X amount of calories or you will gain weight”.
What if the TYPE of food you ate, made you hungry? Would you not think you could solve over-eating if you removed hunger?
In the HORMONAL approach to weight loss, you are looking at satiety. Getting the right combination of foods so you don’t get really hungry. For the last 100 pounds I lost, over 2 years, I didn’t count calories one damn day.
Why? Because I ate when I was hungry. And due to this approach, my body understood it had a spare tire and could take the energy it needed from there. With a high carb approach which drives up insulin, your body is trapped in a loop where it feeds its calories from the dinner table rather than the 100,000 calories you may have stored on you. If you are 100 pounds overweight, you are storing 350,000 calories extra. Why would your body get hungry at 2200 calories consumed?
If you fix the hunger, you don’t need to count calories. Why? Hormones are what regulate your systems. Think of a system in your body, I’m sure there are hormones that regulate it. One system deals with your blood glucose levels.
When you have glucose levels that are too high, your body secretes insulin from your pancreas to then pull the glucose out of your bloodstream and shuttle into to cells. As your insulin levels crash, they send hunger signals to your body that it’s time for another dose of carbohydrates.
But you need to ask yourself. IF you have 100 pounds on your body, and all of this energy, why on god’s earth would your body send hunger signals? I mean really, you need to ask yourself that question.
One other fun factoid. For those 2 years, I did mostly One Meal a Day (OMAD) on M-Th, fasted on Friday, and then had 2 decent sized meals on Saturday and Sunday. This was what I ate a lot of during the weekdays. 3 giant stalks of romaine, almost a pound of chicken breast, 2 oz cheese, an avocado, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, and avocado-oil based Italian dressing. This was about 1,000 calories and stuffed me. Maybe some dark chocolate after dinner for dessert and a magnesium fix.
I did a taco version of this as well with 12 oz grass fed beef taco meat, 2 oz cheese, avocado, hot sauce, salsa, tomatoes, sour cream, and iceberg lettuce. It also was about 1,000 calories. I cannot stress how big these salads are. They are the largest mixing bowl size I have.
During the weekdays, I’d have that and coffee with heavy whipping cream. Maybe 1300-1500 calories a day. Meanwhile, I was biking and running in zone 2 training, lifting once a week, and swimming. All the while, I wasn’t hungry once I adapted to the OMAD. I first did keto for 1-2 months a few meals a day, then when I switched to OMAD I was drinking some green hot tea over lunch with some erythritol in it. After 2-3 weeks I didn’t need that anymore. So my body was perhaps burning 3000-3200 calories a day and I wasn’t hungry while I took in 1500 and was never REALLY hungry. Huh?
Once you adapt to low carb, you body can quite easily break down fats in a process called gluconeogenesis to get you glucose and ketones. However, you aren’t getting that carb hit with the insulin spike and crash afterwards that leaves you sleepy, then hungry. After a few weeks doing low carb (maybe 40g per day), you adapt and you do get hungry…but it’s a much different hungry. Maybe the hungry I’d get 7 years ago was needing to destroy a McDonald’s meal, this type of hunger just needed a handful of nuts.
People need to look in the mirror and really ask themselves where ancient man got 300g of carbs per day before modern agriculture. The answer is, they didn’t. They were nomadic and ate berries. They lived near water and ate a lot of fish.
In the 1970s, we were facing high levels of inflation (like now, but for 9 years). Food was costing more. By a lot. Every month. The government thus felt they needed to replace calories for cheaper (solving the hunger problem with PHYSICS). If you look at the food pyramid, you can see the cheapest foods on the bottom and most expensive at the top. What I’d argue is they caused a HORMONAL problem by making the population eat foods which made them more hungry and consume more calories.
This is what I tried to do for 30 years losing weight. I followed the guide. I would be 300 pounds running 2-3 miles a few times a week and eat 2,000 calories eating breads and pastas for “complex carbs” and energy. I’d be starving for weeks or months on end and couldn’t take it anymore. I would then get injured. Cycle repeated hundreds of times. I never gave up.
Until I did this.
So why did the keto (less than x grams of carbs) work for me? Because it cleaned up my diet to the above and fixed my HORMONES. I never felt hungry. And all people think of with low carb is some 400 pound guy eating plates of bacon and butter with a side of a box of donuts. It’s LOTS of green veggies, salads, meats, and yes – FATS!
But fat will kill you!!! Here’s an audio book by Gary Taubes which might change your life. I own the hard cover. The overarching concepts deal with a hormonal approach to weight gain (he was a physicist who graduated from Harvard).
I am not going to get into this here with fats, simply because I have 135 health blogs here I wrote over 3 years to help you if you want all of that detail. At 40 I was 372 pounds and I felt sick and dying. At 43 I did a triathlon at 197 pounds. The truth is, your body desperately needs fats and proteins to live. Fats help make all of those hormones that regulate all of your systems. And in the 1990s, they said “fat free”. Yeah, that ended well. Imagine what happens when all the hormones you need to regulate all of your systems cannot be produced. Proteins are needed to make all of your muscle, bone, and cartilage. And, guess what. You can go your entire life without eating another gram of carbohydrate and all will be well with you. Not one problem nutritionally.
And then look at the bottom of the food pyramid. Ask yourself why you are being told to eat 12 servings of something our body does not need – which makes you hungry?
So I advocate this way of losing weight, and the science is clear TO ME that you need to understand how our bodies work with hormones and the physics back end is the math. Hormones are the cause, physics are the effect.
Studies show that meat is bad for you!!! Yeah. Have at that buddy. Remember, we need fats and proteins to live. What most don’t tell you is that ancient man would prefer the fattiest meat and give the lean scraps of meat to the dogs. Think about ancient man for a minute. He wasn’t eating 3 meals a day. He didn’t have a supermarket. Calories were hard to come by, and when an animal was killed – the fats had the most calories and helped them go much longer without eating. You can’t make it past 9AM without a snack. I’ve fasted for 3 days with little issue. The fat provides the energy you need, but it also provides a lot of satiety.
So why does meat overall get a bad rap? Keep the below in mind when you look at “studies” from academics.
Have you heard of the organic chicken or grass fed/finished beef or free range eggs?
Let me ask you a question. If you want to fatten up a cow, what do you do? You give him feed with grains and corns. A cow’s natural diet is grass. When you add these things to the cow’s diet, he gets fat. This helps marble the meat and make it taste great. The feed is also a lot cheaper than having thousands of acres for cows to roam on. This type of cow is much cheaper to produce meat with, and has fattier meat which helps flavor.
So you buy meat at Walmart. I buy grass fed/grass finished from a certified farm. What’s the difference? I’m not going to go nuts on this, but it’s the omega 6:3 ratios in the meats. Omega 6’s are meant to be inflammatory. Think about cuts and scraps and how your body has inflammation to stop bleeding. Omega 3’s are anti-inflammatory. Your body needs both at a ratio of about 4:1. In charts like the below, you might then be able to see the differences…
So you may be getting 8x the omega 6s I am getting – this is inflammatory. I would imagine literally every study you have ever seen on meat and consumption associated with heart disease and cancers were the results of eating the shitty meats on the right. Grass fed/organic stuff costs a LOT more. But – think about where we were in the 1970s as well with inflation – everyone needed cheaper and cheaper foods.
Everyone looked at health from a calorie (physics) perspective rather than a hormonal perspective. If you tell people they need to eat these meats, and the price goes up a lot, your population can fall into caloric deficits and starve – like in Venezuela. And, with costs rising – you could not feed a population with expensive cuts of meat that have good omega 6:3 ratios.
So what’s the big deal with inflammation? Many feel this is a catalyst to a lot of diseases. I want you to think about the chart below, and where mankind originated. Also keep in the back of your mind the Mediterranean diet where they have a lot of fish and omega 3s. And the Japanese with lots of omega 3s with their fish and how half of them live to 100 years old (slightly exaggerating here).
Consider this- Joe eats foods that are highly inflammatory, like vegetable oil (700:1 omega 6:3) lathering your corn-fed ribeye and then washes down that fried food with alcohol (inflammatory) while smoking a cigarette or cigar (also inflammatory).
But Bob eats a grass fed/grass fed ribeye with grass fed butter and broccoli. He drinks water and consumes no cigar. The chart above says meat is inflammatory. However, take a look at the grass fed beef above. This depends on if your meat is eating its natural diet OR if they recommended to food pyramid to chickens and cows and made them eat grains when it was not their natural diets.
If you are an epidemiologist, you are asking a massive population of Joes how often they eat steak. This then leads to studies that state that ribeye can get you a heart attack. Did they have the understanding that this question should be separate for the Bobs out there? Can they understand that Bob’s grass fed ribeye with a little olive oil comes in at 2:1 with omega 6:3 where Joe’s is 17:1 with vegetable oil at 700:1? These two people have completely different inflammation profiles – yet had the same amount of calories. One’s causes heart disease, and the other has no effect.
The big deal with inflammation is this concept – it causes like fires inside of your body, and you may, for example, get tiny cracks inside of your arteries. To repair them, your body deploys cholesterol. This is like spackle, and then it hardens up. Don’t take my word on this, see what Hopkins says about high inflammation diets and their link to heart disease. My blogs probably have another few dozens sources, so check them out.
Your body naturally produces a ton of cholesterol a day, and your brain is made of it. So are eggs bad? I get the free range eggs where chickens are eating bugs, worms, etc. Their yolks are orange. You buy Walmart eggs where the chicken is packed in a giant building and never sees grass in his life and is fed “feed”. It’s cheaper to make – but you have yellow yolk eggs. This orange is the omega 3 and those are what my eggs look like.
So this begs the question about all of the science you learned growing up why eggs are bad for you. Or good for you. Or bad for you. Depends on the omega 6:3 ration in your overall diet, ultimately. not the cholesterol. Your body makes massive amounts of cholesterol. Also, the cholesterol in there passes harmlessly through your system when you are on a low inflammation diet.
Again, I have 135 blogs on all of this stuff you can check out in much greater detail!
I’m not going to add a ton here, but there was a Nobel prize given out in 2016 for work on something called “autophagy”, where when you fast – whether it is OMAD, a day long fast, or 72 hours – your body can shed weak cells and regenerate new. Fasting is represented in just about every religion and may have been a way many of them stayed healthy. Also, consider ancient man died of tooth aches and tigers, not heart disease or cancer. In fact, 100 years ago, 1 in 30 people got cancer. Today it is 1 in 3. 1 in 5000 would get diabetes in 1890, and today it’s almost everyone you know over 50 has a doctor “watching” their Hba1c for pre-diabetes.
The point here is that with LCHF, you drain your glycogen store already – and when you fast for 24 hours or 72, you already have the pump primed. Your hunger is already dealt with hormonally. Many of you get anxiety at 4 hours after a meal. 2 days in to a 3 day fast, I have to really think about the last time I had food and am pretty good to go. The idea is that autophagy may starve off cancer cells, etc.
So – I wrote a bunch about a lot of this in my blogs, I just wanted to give it a quick mention about how this may also fight off viruses or some other nasty things.
This is sort of a no brainer. By moving around a lot more, you tend to burn more calories to make the physic people happy. But this is when you start off some plan and want to go to the gym every day. If you can stomach that, so be it. When I went to a trainer for those three years, she mentioned you only have to work out each muscle group 1-2 times a week. I lifted every Saturday morning, and sometimes Wednesdays. At my best bench at like 42 years old, I was benching 225 three times. Nothing crazy. Nice on leg presses. But a funny thing happened once I got to 225. Those last 27 pounds I lost seemed to be mostly muscle getting to 197. As I was approaching 200, I would cut back on my foods more, run a lot more, bike a lot more, and when I hit 197, I could not bench 95 pounds one time. Yeah. So I achieved a WEIGHT goal, but sacrificed a lot of muscle and power in doing so.
So with exercise, you are looking to build or maintain lean body mass. You aren’t going for the muscles bulging look, as most people cannot get that look without…”assistance”. Here’s the physics talk again….muscle burns more calories than fat. It takes awhile to build muscle, and lifting weights – no one really knows how many calories it burns unless you are a PhD in physics, with all kinds of fancy machines in lab settings.
I did really good to get down to 225 with weight training, but I loved to run. I was training for a triathlon that I did. What I didn’t realize was that my hour long runs 3 times a week and my 3 hour bike rides 2 times a weekend and a one hour bike ride during the week would absolutely destroy my lean body mass (muscle). Why?
I did so much exercise that my body would also sacrifice the muscle. It said, “dude, you want to run for an hour, we need to take everything off”. Muscle is dense, and well, you don’t need this big bulky muscle over here, so we’ll break that down into glucose with gluconeogenesis. That’s what that ammonia smell I would have after those long duration runs and rides.
I bring this up because once I hit 197 and life handed me a back issue for 4 months which kept me from running, then a mother dying, then a new baby boy – I couldn’t run and bike like I did, and weight came back on. I’ve put about 50 pounds back on over 2 years. Not bad, if you REALLY think about the numbers. We now turn to physics to see the after effects over the last 2 years.
And before you talk about calorie counting, stupid, please consider this. 50 pounds over 2 years is 25 pounds a year. Or, about .48 pounds per week. If each pound is 3500 calories, then that is 1,680 more calories per week, or 240 more calories per day. Or, about what I would do exercising each day. During this time, I went “low carb” and had 100-125g of carbs, per day. So this had me more hungry. Working from home, I no longer did OMAD and ate a lunch, but cut back on my giant salads for dinner.
The below was what I was going for. What ultimately happened was my body at 100-150g of carbs tended to have me want to eat a little more. It would NOT have been a problem had I kept up with my exercise.
I also bring this up because using the food above – when I DID have fruits before, it was almost immediately before a hard run or bike. Now, I was having a smoothie every morning with half a banana and a cup of strawberries. IF you put that fuel in you, you should be doing HARD runs or HARD workouts. That’s the only reason I used to add carbs to my plan certain days.
I say this in a bigger context because you have to find the right exercises for you – and you can see how eating relatively the same diet but removing exercise can have an effect on you over time to the tune of 50 pounds. I love running more than anything. Biking a close second. Lifting I did to lose weight, but I don’t really like it. But I need to do it. I loved hiking for 4 hours. Swimming. Walking the dog.
So exercise in conjunction with eating healthy can make you more trim and even strengthen your cardiovascular system. To LOSE weight, I have to say hiking, walking, and weight training are the best, by far. To achieve cardio health, once lean, add running and biking and the list of things to do – but know very long duration runs/bikes WILL take muscle mass off of you. So maybe I hit 190 and have a low lean body mass – at THAT time introducing serious running again will be where I’m at.
Above all – if you have fats, and IF you are getting sunshine, your body can produce the hormone vitamin D, which is critical for your immune system.
Don’t take my word for it, why not take the voice of the pandemic itself – Dr. Fauci?
While a low inflammatory diet may not ward off COVID, the idea is if your body is in really good shape, you are lean, eat healthy (low carb), and exercise – you may have a great chance of fighting off COVID without all of those co-morbidities. Or cancer. Or heart disease. Or stroke. Or type 2 diabetes. Most of those dying at 75 have many of those co-morbidities.
We all hear of the young couple who are in their late 20s who died from COVID, leaving 3 children as orphans. These stories are horrible, but when you digest the numbers – it could have the same statistical odds of them winning $1m in the lottery – but these are not provided in the articles. Meaning, at 45, I have a 1 in 2500 chance of dying from COVID. The numbers from above show that to die in your 20s, it’s 1/3rd as likely. Meaning, each one of them had a 1/7500 chance of dying. Multiple that and you get 1 in 56,250,000 for this event to happen. So there may be a dozen couples, at most, in this country who die in their late 20s. The news wants you to think this is happening in every neighborhood in America. They WANT you to feel powerless and scare you. “If it bleeds, it leads”.
You then compare that with telling them to eat the food pyramid – a life of calorie counting, high inflammation (gluten in inflammatory, and in all pastas/breads they tell you to eat), type 2 diabetes from too much carbs (you can make a strong argument most if not all type 2 diabetes is from constant bashing of insulin into your system which creates insulin resistance. Ancient man didn’t eat these foods, and type 2 diabetes was rare up until sugar became relatively inexpensive around the year 1900 with the advent of coca cola). Because of the diet they are told to eat, they will suffer a life of obesity, pharm dependency on pills, constant medical tests, and dying young. And, perhaps if they are in their 40s and lived this life – they are far, far, far more likely to have severe impacts from COVID.
One can see that the food they have recommended you eat is:
- cost effective and gets you the calories you need so the population doesn’t starve
- highly inflammatory with all of the gluten
- produces massive insulin spikes when you eat this food, causing you to be hungry all the time and causes insulin resistance over many years, and eventually type 2 diabetes. 65% of Americans over 45 are diabetic or pre-diabetic. I’d like to know the HbA1C levels of those in the hospital because of COVID is (a recent study from Harvard showed about half those in the hospitals with COVID are there WITH COVID and not BECAUSE of COVID – so they go in with a broken hand, are swabbed, and found to have COVID – asymptomatically).
- causing you to become chronically ill over time, forcing you to have dependence on the medical establishment and pharm companies
While not the magic bullet, one can see the foods I eat:
- Are not cost effective, but are low in omega 6s and do not cause inflammation in the system. All studies you read how BAD this stuff is, is going after what Joe ate, not what Bob ate. Massive food studies with epidemiologists do not break these foods down, and 99% of the country doesn’t eat what meats I do.
- Do not produce insulin spikes, and prevents insulin resistance
- Prevents you from becoming chronically ill and reducing your likelihood for obesity, heart disease, cancers, diabetes, stroke, and alzheimers.
- Keeps your hunger in check, causing you to consume less calories and skip meals with ease.
While this is not a peer reviewed study, the idea is that over the last 18 months, and perhaps in the coming 18 months, people can significantly reduce their probability of winding up in the hospital or dying from COVID if they reduce their co-morbidities with a proper diet and exercise. It could help save your life.