Are You Fully Vaccinated Without the Booster?
From eNewsletter 8/23/2021
DID YOU KNOW that in a new study from American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers acknowledge that the recommended daily vitamin C needs required by the World Health Organization is 50% lower than it should be? The authors created this study not for an updated look at scurvy prevention, but because of the critical value vitamin C presents for collagen production for supple skin, wound healing, scar prevention, tissue integrity, strong ligaments and tendons, and more. We have stated for years that the path to skin, and all tissue integrity for that matter, is to consume optimal amounts of vitamin C. Moreover, the authors state that vitamin C deficiency takes a long time to treat and requires high levels of vitamin C.
Are You Fully Vaccinated Without the Booster? A number of clients were concerned that they will not be considered fully vaccinated if they don't get the booster. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said last Wednesday that people who received two Moderna or Pfizer shots are considered fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, even though federal officials will encourage third shots to bolster immunity to the disease.
Steve's Niacinamide Review For those of you who like to read research reviews, Steve just finished reviewing the evidence for niacinamide (also known as nicotinamide) for its efficacy as a treatment and preventive for certain types of skin cancer. Bottom line: niacinamide is effective. Here is the paper in its entirety Niacinamide is an Effective Chemopreventive.
Food Intolerance Blood Draw Update Our next available Saturday blood draw date for the Biotrition food intolerance test is October 23rd.
Text Us If It Is Convenient! We now accept text messages at (847) 498-3422.
Our COVID-19 Vaccine Opinion The document at this link was updated August 23rd.
Virus Prevention And Treatment Vaccines will minimize COVID-19 related mortality and hospitalizations, but SARS-CoV-2 is not going away. Moreover, SARS-CoV-2 is not the only virus we fight. There are influenza (flu), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. We highly recommend continuing your immune support. See our Prevent and Fight Viruses 2.0 Protocol.
COVID-19 Condition Monograph For those interested in conventional and integrative treatments for COVID-19 with over 250 references, this is our COVID-19 Condition Monograph.
Post-COVID Syndrome (PCS) If you, or someone you know, has PCS, we provide individualized consultation or our Post-COVID Syndrome Action Plan. Paid yearly NCI Well Connect members can access it for free here.
Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky
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Lifestyle Linked to COVID Severity
Steve and Bonnie: A study just published in Medrxiv accentuated the fact that countries with better lifestyle habits have much lower illness severity and deaths from COVID-19. The joint study from University of Chicago and Japanese researchers shed light on a subject that is rarely uttered from our public health and political officials. COVID-19 mortality was significantly associated with overweight, insufficient physical activity, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), and those age 65 and over. Countries with more risk factors demonstrated greater COVID-19 mortality. According to the authors, "A global effort to reduce the burden of lifestyle related factors may help reduce COVID-19 mortality." This should have been the focus of our public health messaging over recommending a third booster shot.