We are living through a global pandemic that has been disproportionately affecting people with comorbidities. Meaning that if you have a chronic underlying condition, you are more likely to become severely ill or die from a COVID-19 infection. You have heard this on the news, I am sure.
According to the CDC, people with a pre-existing health condition are 6 times more likely to be hospitalized and 12 times more likely to die from COVID.
According to the CDC, you are at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 if you have chronic kidney disease, lung disease, immune compromised, heart conditions like congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, liver disease, obesity, smoking, and type II diabetes. That puts a lot of our population at risk for severe illness from COVID-19!
Most of these diseases are preventable. Many of them are even reversible.
Did you know that only 10% of human diseases are caused by genetics? That means that 90% come from the exposome, everything that you are exposed to from conception to death. The exposome can be divided into three different categories: environment, nutrition, and lifestyle.
It would make great sense, then, to focus your attention on learning how to better control your exposome in order to prevent and treat disease. We could potentially be preventing up to 90% of disease, and we could certainly reduce the risks of getting seriously sick from COVID.
Now is the time to learn, commit, and take control of your own health. We do not have to wait for a cure and a vaccine. We can get better now.
If you are ready, call me and let’s get started.
As your doctor, I will conduct an initial assessment, optimize your personalized treatment plan, provide your recommendations, and outline your options. Working together, I will only do what is right for you, specifically. Discussion of any specific disease or a treatment on this website does not mean it would be appropriate for your particular situation; medical decisions require evaluation and consideration of options for each patient’s specific situation and needs.