Why immunity foods are pandemic-proof
9 Nov 2020
Why immunity foods are pandemic-proof

As COVID-19 swept across the globe, health-conscious individuals sought out ways of protecting themselves from the virus. For some, a lack of treatment options from mainstream medicine meant the adoption of preventative measures. So, how have Americans been eating themselves to good health?

Laura Pumillo

Laura Pumillo has been a practicing dietitian in the New York City area for more than 20 years, with a special interest in intuitive eating. Before she started her private practice. Nutrition for Every-Body, she worked on inpatient and outpatient eating disorder treatment programs, including at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Hospital and Joy Bauer Nutrition in Manhattan.

Calloway Cook

Calloway Cook is the founder and president of Illuminate Labs, the only dietary supplement company in the US to independently test its products against European Union contaminant benchmarks. He is an entrepreneur who frequently speaks on issues arising from a lack of federal regulation around dietary supplements in America.

Jay Owens

Jay Owens is a freelance trend and innovation researcher who studies and writes about technology, data, and social media for a variety of outlets including The Guardian, >Vice, and Wired. She is currently researching food and drink innovation for Black Swan and is the director of New River Insight.

Kelsey Osgood

Kelsey Osgood is a New York City-based writer who often covers religion, literature, and health. She’s the author of the memoir How to Disappear Completely: On Modern Anorexia, and has contributed pieces online or in print to Time, Harper’s, The New Yorker, and New York magazine, among other outlets.