Wed, 16 September 2020
Dr. Robert Silverman: Understanding The Covid-19 Immune Response, And The Importance of the Gut-Brain Connection
Host Brad Kearns catches up with New York Chiropractor and Functional Physician Dr. Robert Silverman, author of the upcoming book, "The Superhighway To Health." Dr Robert is the stat king, firing off a number of interesting and memorable stats about Covid-19 immune response and risk factors, ketogenic eating patterns, and the inner-workings of the gut microbiome and the gut-brain connection. Covid-19 symptoms take 5 days to appear, 35% of people have no symptoms, one type of antibody kicks in around day 7, another around day 14. You excrete the virus in stool after 28 days. Diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity are major co-morbidity factors, and the vast majority of Covid-19 victims present with co-morbidity factors.
Covid-19 has exposed America as an unhealthy nation, with 75% of citizens classified as overweight or obese and only 12% considered entirely metabolically healthy. Eighty percent of our immune response is in the gut, 93 percent of serotonin is made in the gut. Sugar is the big enemy here, as it inflames the delicate gut lining and promotes leaky gut syndrome. The strong connection between gut and brain (the Vagas nerve connects the two so they are in constant communication.) means that leaky gut can be a major risk factor for the diseases of cognitive decline that are so prevalent. Enjoy the show and learn more at DrRobertSilverman.com