State and local governments are starting to force many stores to close—let’s make sure those that protect our health stay open. Action Alert!
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, local governments are putting restrictions on businesses in order to prevent the virus’ spread. In many cases this is appropriate, but it is equally important that essential businesses, such as health food stores, stay open. These stores carry products such as dietary supplements, healthy food options, products to replenish electrolytes, and many other such products that can help us stay healthy and boost our immune systems during the pandemic. This is especially true since major online retailers, like Amazon, are running out of items and experiencing substantial delays. We need health food stores to stay open.
Click the button at the bottom of the page to send a message to your state legislators emphasizing the importance of health food stores in providing consumers with essential products to keep healthy during this difficult time.
Our friends at ANH-International put together a list of immune boosting nutrients as part of their coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak. The piece is called “Build your immune resilience—as nature intended,” and we encourage all of our readers to read the full article. Their list includes:
- Fresh, preferably whole, unprocessed or minimally processed plant foods
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Nucleotides (can be found in organ meats and fermented foods)
- Andrographis paniculata(an herb with a long history of use in both Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine)
- Beta-glucans (found in brewer’s yeast as well as shiitake and maitake mushrooms)
- Curcumin from turmeric
Our international counterparts also note:
A recent systematic review on alternate COVID-19 treatment strategies in China has found that the immune response is weakened by inadequate nutrition and they are proposing that the nutritional status of patients should be assessed before any drug treatment begins.
All of this underscores the necessity of keeping health food products available to consumers during this pandemic.
Action Alert! Write to your state legislators and tell them to keep health food stores open during the pandemic. Please send your message immediately.