VIDEO: Cardiologist Explains Link Between a Healthy Lifestyle and Coronavirus Survival

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This could be the most important video you watch today.

99% of coronavirus patients who died in Italy suffered from other, pre-existing health issues, according to a study by the country’s health officials, and early half the COVID-19 victims suffered from at least one of the following conditions: high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease. More than 75% reported high blood pressure, while 35% had diabetes and 33% had heart disease, according to the study.

All of these conditions can be managed or reversed through lifestyle changes. According to Dr. Malhotra, to have the best chance of surviving if you contract the virus, being metabolically healthy is up there. There’s never been a better time to change your lifestyle, get in shape, and eat more healthily.

…metabolic health, in simple terms, is basically diet/lifestyle things that we do as part of our lifestyle that have adverse effects on conditions related to excess body fat. So high blood pressure, probably about 50% of high blood pressure is related to excess body fat. Type two diabetes is a conditioner, you know, I would call it “ultra-processed food disease” really too many refined carbohydrates and sugar in particular – and unhealthy fats [Factory made “Vegetable” Oils]. These contribute to that. And of course, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, which is obviously my area of expertise is related to these conditions or risk factors.

And smoking, let’s not forget smoking. There’s still a relatively high prevalence of smoking – it’s come down dramatically in this country over the last few decades. But if you smoke, then you’re much more likely to have complications from respiratory viruses. So this is the best time, the best time ever, there’s no better time than now to stop smoking as well. So if you combine all these conditions with obesity, then these are what we call the “chronic metabolic diseases”. [All these diseases relating to Insulin Resistance and Hyperinsulinemia]. And also, I know it’s, you know, a lot of people can’t do much about this now, but moving forward, we think there is very strong evidence to suggest that these chronic conditions relate to, you know, poor diet/lifestyle choices – also are a big contributing factor to the development of cancer too…

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