• Dr. Kate Henry

Evidence for Nutrients in Preventing Severe Illness in COVID-19

Updated: Mar 15

With COVID-19 infection rates on the rise, I'm asking all of my clients (and loved ones),


"How prepared do you want your immune system to be when you are (re)exposed to COVID?"


Their answers:


"I want to be the most protected I possible can be, and I'd like to use my diet to help with that."

"I want my immune system to be working at it's peak because I know I'll be exposed soon."

"My kids are almost certainly going to be exposed. How do I help them fight this virus with all of their might?"


Nutrition-wise, we now know that these nutrients appear to be among the most effective chemical compounds on earth when it comes to preventing severe illness in people exposed to a wide variety of viruses, including COVID-19.





Many Americans think they consume enough of these vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and polyphenols. As you'll see, however, it's actually far more common than not to have a diet that's deficient in more than a few of them (even if you're overweight).



For reference, MOST of the clients who walk into my clinic are barely getting about 3% RDI of vitamin D.


It's rare to see anyone who meets more than 40% RDI of Vitamin A or vitamin C.


Iron is the #2 nutrient deficiency in the U.S.


Do I have to go on?


Having a "healthy, balanced" diet that's still low in these nutrients is not only possible, it's common.




If you don't check, you don't know.


If you don't make (and stick to) a plan that ensures that you get you enough of these nutrients every day, then you are making a choice to neglect this part of your immunity.


When it comes to your high-risk family members, these numbers become even more important.


So please, don't guess about whether or not your diet provides you with enough of these nutrients.


Measure what you're eating.

Check your blood / urine levels of these nutrients (depending on how the NIH recommends testing) for them.

Design a plan to get these nutrients from food or supplement intelligently so that your immune system can be operating at its peak when you're exposed to pathogens.


I don't expect most of you to be able to do this on your own. It's why I run the type of practice that I do; to help you. To make it easy and fun and to take the stress out of eating a nutrient-replete diet. I have years of graduate-level nutrition, biochemistry and botanical medicine training that has helped me learn to do this.


This is a sample of the nutrient intake an average client comes into my office eating versus what they leave with after they've gotten their custom plan from me.





Let me help you eat more healthfully in a way that's easy and fun.


Let's pack more medicinal lunches for your kids that they'll actually eat and that will help protect them from viruses this cold and flu seasons.


Schedule your free Discovery Call to get started today.


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p.s. It should explicitly stated that good nutrition is not a substitute for other health practices like physical distancing, mask-wearing, hand-washing, vaccinations and more. Nutrition is a vital part of any natural immunity plan, but it's not the only part. When you are my client, we talk about every aspect of immunity in depth, and you should listen to the other providers on your healthcare team about the illness-prevention approach that works best for you. This post does not contain medical advice and is for general information purposes only.