From eNewsletter 1/22/2020
DID YOU KNOW the flu strain that is wreaking havoc hasn't been virulent for 27 years? Unfortunately, the flu shot is not a good match. We have received numerous requests about what else you can do to keep your immune system strong. Aside from taking monolaurin daily, which is a natural antiviral derived from coconut, our Cold and Flu Action Plan provides just about every precaution you can take beyond living in a bubble :) CHINA CORONAVIRUS CONFIRMED IN THE US The Chinese coronoavirus strain making news was confirmed in a person in Washington state. The person had travelled to Wuhan, China, the source of the outbreak. Coronavirus is a virus that causes the common cold in the form of an upper respiratory infection. The reason this coronavirus is making news is that it has never been transmitted from animals to humans before, and it seems to be more virulent. Because like the flu, coronavirus is a virus, the same recommendations we made for the aforementioned flu strain should be adhered to until we understand this virus more. NCI WELL CONNECT MEMBERSHIP UPDATE Members, the following Action Plans have been updated on our library: Blood Sugar Balance, Candida, Healthy Bones, Heart Health, Optimal Pregnancy, Reverse Reflux
HYDRATION FOR COGNITION
Steve & Bonnie: Not getting enough water is enough to make you feel sluggish and give you a headache, but a new study from European Journal of Nutrition suggests it may also relate to cognitive performance.
Researchers investigated whether hydration levels and water intake among older adults was related with their scores on several tests designed to measure cognitive function. They found that among women, lower hydration levels were associated with lower scores on a task designed to measure motor speed, sustained attention, and working memory. They did not find the same result for men.
This is important because older adults already face increased risk of cognitive decline with advancing age and are often less likely than younger adults to meet daily recommendations on water intake.
As we age, our water reserves decline due to reductions in muscle mass, our kidneys become less effective at retaining water, and hormonal signals that trigger thirst and motivate water intake become blunted.
It is a good idea to speak with your health professional about hydration because getting too much fluid can be as detrimental as not enough. You must take into account how much water and other beverages you drink, fruit and vegetable consumption (there's a lot of fluid in them), how much you sweat, and medications you take that have a diuretic effect.
PROTECT YOUR FLU IMMUNITY
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