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Chronic disease makes you vulnerable

The best plan of action now and into the future must be to do something constructive to reduce the likelihood of falling victim to any of the numerous chronic aliments.

By Andre Comrie

It has been noticed that the majority of people who have succumbed to the coronavirus have been in a particularly vulnerable group, namely, they were elderly AND they also had one or more previously diagnosed chronic conditions.

Statistics from Italy showed that more than 99% of the deceased had a serious health condition (hypertension being the most prevalent) and almost 50% had three or more chronic pathologies for which they were being medicated.

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So what does that tell you? That if you are already suffering from a chronic condition you are far more vulnerable to this infection, and indeed any infection.

Constructive action

For me, the best plan of action now and into the future must be to do something constructive to reduce the likelihood of falling victim to any of the numerous chronic aliments – heart and circulatory disease, cancer, diabetes, and the like. In addition, being spared from long-term illness and a decline in health is surely well worth investigation.

My message is not new. That’s both the good and the bad news. It’s good news because it’s really not rocket science, and it’s bad news because the onus rests squarely on our own shoulders – it’s not something somebody else can do for us.

Diabetes is one of the chronic diseases which makes one vulnerable to coronavirus.

On the other hand, I personally like to know that I have a degree of agency with this, and am not a helpless victim of circumstance.

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If you have the means, invest time and money into a well-thought out, balanced diet. Don’t fall into food traps.

Firstly, we need to clean up our act with our eating habit. This requires an honest look at what we do and do not eat. A casual “I eat a balanced diet” is almost always not true when you actually take stock of even one day’s intake. The reality is that it’s very hard to get proper nutrition in this fast-paced modern word, and we are regularly being seduced into eating the wrong things.

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Then we need to clean up our environment as best we can. We are constantly bombarded by toxins in the environment, and most of these have dire consequences for our health – maybe not immediately, but certainly over time, as the effect is cumulative. The one place where we do have control is our homes, so that’s where we need to act.

As my space is used up, I invite you to contact me and we can have a fuller conversation. I believe I can help you out.

André 084 506 3643

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