Containing Coronavirus:  Meet the Lamiaceae Family

Among the best herbs are rosemary, mint, basil and especially lemon balm –not pictured because it’s hard to find these days. A local grower promises he’ll have some in a few weeks.

But first, meet Dr. Jeanne M. Wallace– a PhD in nutrition specializing in diet and cancer and “among a small handful of gifted practitioners who has succeeded in synthesizing the complex and wide volume of available research in the field of integrative care.” (That’s Dr. Keith Block, MD, of Chicago’s Block Center for Integrative Cancer Care.)

Thankfully, Wallace is now turning her attention to synthesizing the research on nutrition and viral disease. Continue reading

Containing Coronavirus: Practical Advice from An Expert

Life is all about managing risks to protect ourselves and our loved ones– likelihood of risks? gravity of risks? consequences of taking or not taking actions?

I’m not one to be fearful–In fact, I think building your immune system by adopting a healthy whole foods plant-based diet tops the list of Best Practices for Protecting You and Your Loved Ones.

But I still think it’s important to listen to scientists like Dr. James Robb, coronovirus expert and consulting pathologist to the National Cancer Institute and the Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research.

Here are his practical tips and shopping list: Continue reading