Do you know what sparks a cytokine storm and how it can wreak havoc on your health? A cytokine storm occurs when the body’s attempt to fight off an infection leads to an uncontrolled inflammatory response. This response harms cells and tissues and can lead to organ damage and even death. It has been estimated that 28% of deaths from Covid-19 have been due to cytokine storm.1 If you eat a poor diet or are overweight, the associated chronic inflammation may lead to a heightened risk of developing this dangerous immune response. Following a nutrient-dense, plant-rich Nutritarian diet strengthens your immune response so you won’t be a victim of a cytokine storm.
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What are Cytokines?
Cytokines are a category of proteins that play an important role in cell signaling. They are produced in response to an antigen and function as chemical messengers for regulating our immunity. They are produced by virtually all cells involved in our immune response.