Coronavirus and nutrition
Episode 15: In this episode, Angie Gust goes over information from nutrition experts in relation to the coronavirus. One such expert, Dr. T. Colin Campbell posed the question, "Does a whole food, plant-based diet – known to prevent, and even reverse a broad range of chronic degenerative diseases – act in a similar way to minimize viral diseases?” Based on his studies with the hepatitis B virus, he says that a whole food plant based diet might offer an important path to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The important UN climate meeting, COP 26, that was supposed to convene this November, will take place between Nov 1 and 12, 2021. References Akhtar, A. Our Symphony With Animals ~ On Health, Empathy & Our Shared Destiny With Animals. Pegasus Books, NY, 2019. Borenstein, S. May 19, 2020. World carbon pollution falls 17% during pandemic peak. US News and World Report. https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2020-05-19/study-world-carbon-pollution-falls-17-during-pandemic-peak Campbell, TC. Apr 27, 2020.The Path to Recovery through Nutrition: Our Most Important Defense Against COVID-19. https://plantpurecommunities.org/the-path-to-recovery/ Campbell, T. C., Chen, J., Liu, C., Li, J. & Parpia, B. Non-association of aflatoxin with primary liver cancer in a cross-sectional ecologic survey in the People’s Republic of China. Cancer Res. 50, 6882-6893 (1990). Campbell, T. C., and Howard Jacobson. Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition. BenBella Books. 2014. Campbell, T. C. & Campbell, T. M. I. The China Study, startling implications for diet, weight loss and long-term health. pp. 184-187, 2006. Campbell, T. C., Chen, J., Liu, C., Li, J. & Parpia, B. Non-association of aflatoxin with primary liver cancer in a cross-sectional ecologic survey in the People’s Republic of China. Cancer Res. 50, 6882-6893 (1990). Campbell, T. C. Nutrition renaissance and public health policy. J. Nutr. Biology 3(1), 124-138 (2017). J Nutr Biol. 2017;3(1):124-138. doi:10.1080/01635581.2017.1339094 (2017). Campbell, T. C. The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health. 2016. Print. CDC. 2020. COVID-19 Forecasts. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/forecasting-us.html#anchor_1587397564229 Chen, J., Campbell, T. C., Li, B. & Peto, R. Diet, life-style and mortality in mainland China and Taiwan. A study of the characteristics of 85 Chinese counties. (Harvard University, 1998). Chen, J., Campbell, T. C., Li, B. & Peto, R. Diet, life-style and mortality in mainland China and Taiwan. A study of the characteristics of 85 Chinese counties. (Harvard University, 1998). Ferris, D. May 14, 2020. How lockdowns boost renewables and harm coal. , E&E News reporter Energywire. https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063130269 Hickman, M. 2009. Study claims meat creates half of all greenhouse gases. Independent. https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/study-claims-meat-creates-half-of-all-greenhouse-gases-1812909.html Goodland, R and Anhang, J. 2009. Livestock and climate change: What is the key actors in climate change are...cows, pigs and chickens? World Watch. https://awellfedworld.org/wp-content/uploads/Livestock-Climate-Change-Anhang-Goodland.pdf Le Quéré, C., Jackson, R.B., Jones, M.W. et al. Temporary reduction in daily global CO2 emissions during the COVID-19 forced confinement. Nat. Clim. Chang. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-0797-x Pollan, M. June, 2020. “The Sickness in Our Food Supply”. The New York Review of Books. https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2020/06/11/covid-19-sickness-food-supply/ Rowling, M.Vulnerable nations say delayed summit should not mean delayed climate actionThomson Reuters Foundation. https://news.trust.org/item/20200529132518-m7487/?utm_campaign=trending&utm_medium=trendingWebWidget&utm_source=detailPage&utm_content=link2 Shikha G. et al. Hospitalization rates and characteristics of patients hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-NET, 14 States, March 1–30, 2020,” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Vol. 69, No. 15 (April 17, 2020). Singhal, T. A Review of Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19). Indian J Pediatr. 2020 Apr;87(4):281-286. doi: 10.1007/s12098-020-03263-6. Epub 2020 Mar 13. Slisco, A. 5/7/2020. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker Join Forces on Bill to Ban Most Factory Farming by 2040. Newsweek. https://www.newsweek.com/elizabeth-warren-cory-booker-join-forces-bill-ban-most-factory-farming-2040-1502699 Woodend, D. May 15, 2020. Are we ready to “Meat the Future?”TheTyee.ca. https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2020/05/15/Ready-Meat-Future/ Xiaomin Luo et al. Prognostic Value of C-Reactive Protein in Patients with COVID-19,” medRxiv, March 23, 2020. The study has not yet been peer-reviewed.