From eNewsletter 2/28/2022
DID YOU KNOW that a new study from Journal of Internal Medicine supports the use of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and other micronutrients for the recovery of mitochondria after a heart attack? Mitochondria power every cell in our body. It's not even the mention of CoQ10 we're most excited about. The acknowledgement of the importance of regenerating mitochondria is huge. The irony is that the most commonly taken class of drugs to "protect" the heart, statins, deplete mitochondria. This is why we always recommend CoQ10 for those taking statin drugs. For your information, the supplements used in the study were a combination of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), zinc, copper, selenium, and iron. These should always be taken under the supervision of a knowledgable professional.
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UPDATE - Our COVID-19 Vaccine Opinion The document at this link was updated February 22nd.
Virus Prevention And Treatment Vaccines minimize COVID-19 related mortality and hospitalizations, but SARS-CoV-2 is here to stay. Moreover, it 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. Continue your immune support year-round. 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 2.0 (updated November 2021) 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 2.0 Action Plan for purchase, or free to paid members here (must use the password), can bring measurable improvement.
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Integrative Health = Better Cancer Outcome Women receiving conventional medical therapy for breast cancer fare better when they have access to integrative health services, which include complementary and lifestyle therapies such as nutrition and exercise advice, dietary supplements, meditation/mindfulness, and psycho-oncology support. The key author takeaway Journal of Oncology study: "Access to basic integrative healthcare services in cancer care not only supports a higher quality of life, but this study also shows that these services increase a patient's chance of survival". The analysis included women newly diagnosed with breast cancer treated at 103 institutions with conventional medical treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Institutions were scored as providing low to high levels of education and support for 12 complementary and lifestyle therapies. Low-scoring institutions had a "notably" lower five-year overall survival rate compared with mid and high scoring institutions. The core six services in the study were nutrition and dietary supplement counseling, exercise counseling, psycho-oncology support, spiritual services, patient support groups, and meditation. Prevention We would be remiss if we did not mention new findings about alcohol as a direct cause of cancer, especially since the pandemic has accelerated these trends. A first-of-its-kind study from American Journal of Preventive Medicine found most Americans are not even aware that alcohol consumption causes a variety of cancers, and especially do not consider wine and beer to have a link with cancer. This must change, given recent findings from a study in International Journal of Cancer, where researchers followed more than half a million people for 11 years. What was intriguing about this study is researchers looked at alcohol tolerability from a genetic perspective. This is a perfect example of how sometimes genetic mutations can be beneficial. Subjects with two specific genetic mutations had lower cancer risk because they drank less alcohol overall. Why did they drink less? They had low alcohol tolerability, which means they felt the unpleasant side effect of flushing and did not want to drink because of it. These genes are not widely tested as of yet, but we hope they will be soon. In the meantime, consider yourself lucky if you drink less because of the flushing effect. For those who have these genetic mutations of low tolerability but still drink a lot? The study results suggest a greatly increased cancer risk. Until more data becomes available, the key is to consume alcohol mildly, on occasion, and avoid bingeing as much as possible.