Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a leading cardiologist with the U.K.’s National Health Service, has led the way in citing obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease as frequent factors contributing to hospitalization among those with COVID-19.
He is the author of The 21-Day Immunity Plan: How to Rapidly Improve Your Metabolic Health and Resilience to Fight Infection.
Malhotra’s 21-day plan offers “a simple, clear, scientifically proven plan to boost metabolic health and help our immunity to the virus COVID-19.” He “brings us the good news that we can reverse our [ill] health and rapidly improve our resilience to infection and disease through just a few simple lifestyle changes — to our diet, how we exercise, sleep and reduce stress.”
In this interview with CrossFit Health’s Karen Thomson, Malhotra explains why COVID-19 is a “diet-related disease.” He then unpacks the three-fold aim of his book:
- Highlighting how conditions related to excess body fat affect the immune system and explaining why poor metabolic health can be equated with poor immune health.
- Giving people something positive they can act upon so they know they can reverse health conditions associated with the worst COVID-19 outcomes within 21 days.
- Emphasizing that in order to fix the health-care system, we need to fix our relationship with food.