A recent Townsend Letter article by certified nutritional therapist Mary Budinger, NTP, notes that diseases related to our current diet is a large contributor to death rates for COVID-19. Only six percent of deaths attributed to the current coronavirus pandemic were blamed solely on COVID-19—the vast majority had other chronic issues that reduced their immunity.
Budinger warns that this is a growing problem with up to 83 million Americans developing three or more chronic diseases in the next decade. Her article summaries the history of this issue and provides strong recommendations to combat the problem: "The best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family is to change to a healthy diet. Now."