Episode 236

How Poor Metabolic Health Allows Covid-19 to Hijack Our System

With Dr. Ronesh Sinha

When we think about Covid-19 and our health and well-being, there are many factors to consider. It’s not just about the general idea of immunity; we need to understand that multiple processes within the body can either make us more resilient against or more susceptible to this specific virus. Metabolic health is a big part of this. 

When we look at who is most vulnerable to Covid-19, we see that among the immuno-compromised and elderly there is also a population with major metabolic risk factors. That means insulin resistance, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, obesity, hypertension, and more. 

Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, I talk to Dr. Ronesh Sinha about the key areas we can focus on to optimize our metabolic health and how they specifically relate to decreasing our risk of severe outcomes from Covid-19.

Dr. Sinha, author of The South Asian Health Solution, is an internal medicine physician who runs a lifestyle clinic in Silicon Valley focused on reversing insulin resistance in ethnically diverse patients. He is also an expert in corporate wellness and serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Silicon Valley Employer Forum where he serves as a global adviser to shape health benefits for over 55 major Silicon Valley companies.

His groundbreaking work in corporate wellness and raising awareness about insulin resistance in the Asian population has received global attention with front cover stories in Fortune Magazine and the LA Times. Dr. Sinha blogs actively on health at culturalhealthsolutions.com and recently launched the Meta Health podcast where he uses creative storytelling to teach listeners about health and metabolism.

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For more on Dr. Ronesh you can follow him on Instagram @roneshsinhamd, on Facebook @southasiansolution, on Twitter @roneshsinha, on YouTube @roneshsinha, and through his website https://www.culturalhealthsolutions.com/. Check out his podcast, The Meta Health Podcast at https://www.culturalhealthsolutions.com/podcast/. Get his book, The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy, and Avoid Disease at https://www.amazon.com/South-Asian-Health-Solution-Culturally/dp/1939563054.

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. How metabolic health relates to Covid-19
    (9:21)
  2. What is metabolic health
    (13:24)
  3. How Covid-19 can hijack metabolic health
    (15:41)
  4. How poor metabolic health and insulin resistance can make someone more likely to get Covid-19
    (19:57)
  5. Vaccination and severe Covid-19 risk
    (22:21)
  6. Children, metabolic health, and Covid-19
    (31:12)
  7. The ABCDS to better metabolic health
    (42:28)
  8. Lab tests for metabolic health
    (1:02:05)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Broken Brain Podcast, a top 20 health podcast with over 10 million downloads, that teaches listeners how to improve their brain performance and mental health through their diet, lifestyle and everyday biohacking.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Dr. Ronesh Sinha

Dr. Sinha, author of The South Asian Health Solution, is an internal medicine physician who runs a lifestyle clinic in Silicon Valley focused on reversing insulin resistance in ethnically diverse patients. He is also an expert in corporate wellness and serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Silicon Valley Employer Forum where he serves as a global adviser to shape health benefits for over 55 major Silicon Valley companies. His groundbreaking work in corporate wellness and raising awareness about insulin resistance in the Asian population has received global attention with front cover stories in Fortune Magazine and the LA Times. Dr. Sinha blogs actively on health at culturalhealthsolutions.com and recently launched the Meta Health podcast where he uses creative storytelling to teach listeners about health and metabolism.

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