Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are illnesses caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. These illnesses can be passed from person to person or can be contracted through contact with infected animals or insects. Other infectious illnesses can be transmitted the contamination through food or water. Nutrition plays an important role in the management of infectious diseases; a balanced diet is vital to the strengthening the immune system. A strong immune system is essential for the body to better defend itself against infectious diseases and significantly improve health in those living with chronic infectious diseases.


SARS-CoV-2 Nutrition

SARS-CoV-2 Nutrition: An Evolving Perspective

Dr. Juan Ochoa reviews evidence for feeding the critically ill patient and shares his experience in providing treatment to ICU patients seriously compromised by the novel coronavirus.

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