In Episode 101 I was super fortunate to have the opportunity to sit down with well known National Geographic writer and author, David Quammen, to talk about zoonotic diseases and mitigating the risk of future pandemics. A fascinating area of science that gives birth to yet another reason to be mindful of our lifestyles. Given that predictions suggest there are over 1.5 million animal viruses yet to be discovered understanding what increases the likelihood that a virus passes from an animal to a human is incredibly important for human health. Within this episode we specifically cover:
What zoonotic diseases are
The origin of zoonotic diseases
What a ‘spillover’ means
What reservoir hosts are
HIV, Ebola and other Zoonotic Diseases
Transmissibility and fatality rate
The likely origin of COVID-19
How human activity affects the risk of these emerging novel diseases
From time to time I am asked what supplements I take. The only supplement I currently take is the Nutrikynd Essential 3 which combines B12, Omega 3 and Vitamin D.
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Simon is a qualified health professional having completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours in 2008, Plant Based Nutrition with Cornell University and is currently studying a Masters in Nutrition. With his experience of understanding the human body from the inside out and having worked closely with Professional Athletes he is well equipped to help you explore and adopt a plant based diet.