Wellness Wednesday: The Coronavirus and Plant-Based Eating

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After having a heated conversation with a friend about the Covid vaccine I thought, “Who should you trust for health-related information?”

That’s a serious question because it could determine your existence. I’ve never been an anti-vaxxer, but I’m always leery about what I’m told to put in my body, whether it be food, drugs or vaccines. My view is heavily based on the fact that I’ve been vegan/plant-based for more than 30 years and I think that is the solution for most of our health woes and financial distress.


My problem with the release of information regarding the coronavirus and vaccine is that going vegan/plant-based has not been offered as an option to help our situation. That said, I find it difficult to trust the information that has been presented, which I believe will only cause most Americans to continue to be overweight, with high blood pressure and other illnesses.

Processed and animal-based food is dangled in front of us every minute of every day through advertising, but those cause the problems. Therefore, I sent my friend two articles regarding studies about plant-based eating and the coronavirus, Plant-based diets, pescatarian diets and COVID-19 severity: a population-based case-control study in six countries and diet may affect the risk and severity of COVID-19.

Those articles come from two supposedly reputable organizations, the British Medical Journal and the Harvard Gazette.

So, back to the point of who should we trust? I listen to many of the physicians involved with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Those physicians and doctors do promote plant-based eating as an option, if not a cure, for many metabolic illnesses we’re suffering from. Again, I don’t have a problem with vaccines, but when we’re beset by another killer virus, wouldn’t it be great to have the added protection of a healthy immune system to help fight it off?

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