COVID 19: The Elephant In The Room
SARS-COV-2 (COVID 19) is a widespread and potentially deadly virus. Today I am here to talk about what makes this virus even more deadly– the Elephant in the Room: Metabolic Disease.
According to a recent article in The Lancet based on data from Chinese hospitals who cared for COVID 19 ICU patients, those at risk of severe COVID 19 disease are more likely to have three diseases related to metabolic dysfunction–
2. Heart Disease
3. High Blood Sugar (Diabetes)
According to NHANES data, we know that only 12% of Americans are metabolically healthy. This means that 12% of Americans over the age of 18 do not have a marker of metabolic disease. This means that 88% of Americans have some level of metabolic derangement. Just let that one sink in.
88% of Americans over the age of 18 have at least one marker of Metabolic Disease. This is calamitous. Metabolic disease is connected to diet and lifestyle. Most Americans are getting the wrong information about what to do about these things and don’t know how to reverse this situation for themselves without the right support.