From eNewsletter 8/4/2021
DID YOU KNOW that a recent review in Experimental Physiology suggests sauna therapy helps lower blood pressure and improves blood vessel dilation? The authors note that people with a lifelong sauna habit are at lower risk for cardiovascular disease. Another review in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health reports that sauna bathing reduces cardiometabolic disorders and recommends the practice for people in high-stress occupations such as first responders. Finally, a sauna session also improves blood flow for people with stable coronary artery disease, according to a study from Canadian Journal of Cardiology.
Wellness First Aid Kit for College Students College students should have these on hand. These are general recommendations and should be individualized. For Every Day Use
Intestinal and Oral Probiotic (to balance gut and nasopharynx microflora)
Magnesium Glycinate (anxiety and stress)
Monolaurin 600 mg (infection preventive)
Vitamin D3 1000 - 5000IU (immune system support)
Vitamin C (with flavanoids optional)
Zinc (15-30 mg)
Take As Needed
Andrographis (to be taken at first hint of infection to limit severity and reduce duration of illness)
Grapefruit Seed Extract Throat Spray (soothe sore throat, respiratory issue)
Zinc Sulfate Solution (soothe sore throat, respiratory issue)
Melatonin 0.5 - 3 mg. (sleep support)
Alka Support (sour, upset stomach)
Rhodiola rosea (stress, mood support)
Food Intolerance Test Blood Draw Update Next available Saturday blood draw date for the Biotrition food intolerance test is September 18th.
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UPDATE - COVID-19 Vaccine Information We updated this document Monday, August 2nd.
Virus Prevention And Treatment Vaccines will minimize COVID-19 related mortality and hospitalizations, but SARS-CoV-2 is not going away, as evidenced by its ever-mutating variants. 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. For more information, refer to 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 The official diagnosis for post-COVID syndrome (PCS) are symptoms that last for 12 weeks or more. If you, a family member, friend, coworker, or neighbor is suffering from PCS, diligently following our Post-COVID Syndrome Action Plan for purchase, or free to paid members here, can bring measurable improvement.
Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky
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Junk Food: Winning or Losing?
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Pure Genomics 2.0
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JUNK FOOD: ARE WE WINNING OR LOSING? Steve and Bonnie: Two new studies highlight ominous trends regarding sugar and junk food. The first study from Frontiers in Neuroscience found children, adolescents, and adults in more than 60 countries have a diet consisting of more than four times the sugar (100 grams) recommended by the World Health Organization (25 grams per person per day). Moreover, this amount of consumption significantly boosts weight gain, which elicits an abnormal and excessive stimulation of the nervous system in response to the sugar, similar to symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders. While the concept of "sugar addiction" and the classification of sugar as a substance of abuse are still being debated, we don't need to see anything more. The evidence of overlap in the brain circuitry and molecular signaling pathways involved in sugar consumption and drug abuse is inextricable. The hedonistic desire for palatable food is reward-driven and overeating can impact upon and even override our ability to regulate it even further. Taken together, these data suggest that sugar-induced obesity may participate to the developing pathogenesis of ADHD-like symptoms. In children, high sugar consumption correlates with hyperactivity and in adults, with inattention and impulsivity. In the US, a new study from American Journal of Clinical Nutrition does not show any progress reigning in junk food consumption. Researchers gathered junk food consumption data from a large pool of Americans from 2001 to 2018. At the completion of the study, junk food represented nearly 1 in 5 calories among children, and nearly 1 in 7 calories among adults.