Padma P. Tadi Uppala Discussed Research Analyzing Natural Therapies to Combat COVID-19
Uppala, along with her research partners, performed an exploratory analysis about evidence-based natural therapies and foods that naturally enhance the immune system with the goal of combatting the SARS CoV-2 virus.
“It’s a systematic literature review of evidence-based natural therapies to prevent and treat COVID-19,” explained Uppala. “It’s based on the fact that SARS CoV-2 dysregulates the innate immune system, so I wanted to look at literature to find if natural therapies can strengthen the innate immune system.”
The results, which relied heavily on data about the 1918 Spanish Flu as well as existing literature, found that foods such as blueberries, garlic, and probiotics were shown to improve natural killer activity, while Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc, and selenium were integral in immunity.
Population Health, Nutrition & Wellness
Tadi Uppala, Padma P., "Padma P. Tadi Uppala Discussed Research Analyzing Natural Therapies to Combat COVID-19" (2021). Faculty Publications. 3310.