Who are we? 

We are two citizen scientists—Victoria Jackson and Aparna Natarajan—who met in graduate school for Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine at the University of Western States. Aparna is a course facilitator for some classes in the program and Victoria is still a student. We are curious and have more questions than we have answers.

Who are we not? 

We’re not professional scientists. We don’t study the spread of disease in a population (epidemiology). We’re not virologists, and we’re not immunologists. 

Why are we writing this?

We are both using our time during this pandemic to study the novel SARS virus, SARS-CoV-2, and associated illnesses. Our goal is to ask meaningful, evidence-based questions to positively progress our collective knowledge of viral physiology, pathophysiology, and human physiology in association with the virus. Ultimately, we lean on a high benefit/low-risk model of application of any possible solutions.     

This pandemic has given us a unique, real-time opportunity to widen the lens on health and well-being, and we hope we might find some practical ways to help people around us. We believe that we might find some pieces of information that can help improve public policy around health care, nutrition, physical activity, early education, as well as work and social environments.


As stated above, we are not professional scientists.

Please do not mistake our blogs and associated questions as medical advice. It is not medical advice. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (Paradigm of Practice) is strictly at your own risk. All the information on this website—www.paradigofpractice.com—is published in good faith and for general information purposes only.  

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