Salam A Ibrahim1*, Rabin Gyawali1 and Hafize Fidan2*
1Food Microbiology and Biotechnology Laboratory, North Carolina Agricultural and
Technical State University, Greensboro, NC, USA
2Department of Nutrition and Tourism, University of Food Technologies, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
*Corresponding Author: Salam A Ibrahim, Food Microbiology and Biotechnology Laboratory, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC, USA.
Received: May 11, 2020; Published: June 08, 2020
In order to elucidate the importance of the immune system with regard to the spread, diagnosis, and treatment of the novel COVID- 19, this paper aims to emphasize the need for a more holistic approach to understand and treat the COVID-19. We have provided an overview of why high quality nutrition is important for the immune system to function properly. To do this, we have summarized the current evidence available from information being reported by the health authorities and studies in human subjects, to support this opinion. Though the available data in the literature is relatively scarce, we also offer our own informed opinions on the role of human microbiota (probiotics) in creating a natural immunological defense system for combating COVID-19. We thus hope that this paper will help to inspire scientists from other fields such as nutrition immunology to be involved in order to provide consumers with a more global approach to fighting this epidemic. If we want to eliminate the threat of this novel coronavirus pneumonia, we must practically address this issue itself.
Keywords: Self-Defense; SARS-CoV-2; Nutrition; Human Microbiota; Practical Approach
Citation: Salam A Ibrahim., et al. “Self-Defense: A Practical Approach to Combatting COVID-19". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.7 (2020): 33-37.
Copyright: © 2020 Salam A Ibrahim., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.