Various studies have shown a correlation between ‘long covid’ symptoms and ongoing presence of spike proteins in the body. This article tracks the discovery of Sars Cov 2 spike proteins hiding in the intestines, the connections with ‘leaky gut’ & ‘gluten sensitivity’, and how to maintain gut health to support the body in its detoxification processes. Let’s deep dive and see what is going on with Long COVID.
In 2020 Center for Gut Microbiota Research in Hong Kong University published a finding that people living with long covid had distinct changes in their gut microbiota (intestinal flora, good bacteria). They discovered correlations between specific bacteria levels and different symptoms. Professor Siew C. Ng Ph D stated “our study demonstrated the association between [a persistently] altered gut microbiome and long COVID, which also suggests that there is an opportunity to ameliorate these symptoms by regulating the gut microbiome.”
Prof. Ng suggested measures including gut healthy diets, avoiding antibiotics and potentially probiotic supplements, but it would be some time before other researchers confirmed this idea.