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Avoid New Year's Quick Fixes

From eNewsletter 1/6/2021

DID YOU KNOW that a study presented at the end of 2020 for the ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease reported COVID-19 patients with low levels of zinc suffered from poorer health outcomes and a higher risk of death? This confirms yet again that zinc impedes the replication and reproduction of multiple viruses, including SARS-CoV-2. The authors warn that zinc can literally mean the difference between life and death for COVID patients, as plasma zinc level lower than 50mcg/dl upon hospital admission increased the risk of in-hospital death by 2.3 times.


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Steve and Bonnie: According to scientists, it’s not that we purposely take the path of least resistance ("quick fix") when it comes to making decisions, we are just hard-wired this way. This, of course, is not a positive trait when it comes to keeping ourselves optimally healthy. However, there are several ways we can change our mindset to take the road less traveled.

A study in the November issue of Nutrients showed that with high personalized nutrition and wellness advice from a health professional either in-person or remote, coupled with the incorporation of web and mobile-based technologies (such as newsletters, texts, emails, and individualized genetic screenings), participants showed significantly more positive changes in behavior and habits compared with standard, low-personalized dietitian screenings. Most importantly, the changes were not just quick fixes. Participants made changes for the long-term.

In short, the study reaffirms that when you learn about your individual needs not just for short-term, but are lead through the journey of discovery via your past (history), present (current bloodwork, diet, lifestyle), and future (genetics), you have the deepest level of understanding of yourself, making it easier to apply good habits for the long-term.

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