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From eNewsletter 1/26/2022

DID YOU KNOW there is a correlation between a child’s cardiorespiratory health and their academic success, particularly in language and math, according to a study in Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise? The following intellectual qualities were improved by cardio exercises. The first is inhibition, i.e., our ability to inhibit intrusive or irrelevant behavior or thoughts. The second is cognitive flexibility, which is often called multitasking and refers to our ability to flexibly move between tasks or responses based on task demands. Finally, the third is working memory, which is our ability to maintain information in our minds and manipulate it.

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Double Sale Week! Starting today through January 31st, please take advantage of both February and January sale items. See below for details.

New Products Alert

Carlson Liquid Cod Liver Oil Green Apple Flavor For those who cannot tolerate lemon or do not care for natural cod liver flavor, we now carry a delicious green apple flavor. Pure Encapsulations CaffPhenol Safer option for those who need to focus better. Especially geared to college students who need heightened cognitive function, balanced energy, alertness and reaction time! This product does contain naturally-occurring caffeine.

Food Intolerance Test Blood Draw Update Options to set up a Biotrition food intolerance test blood draw. By appointment only:

  1. One Saturday per month at Biotrition in Glenview - next date February 12th

  2. Tue, Wed, TH 9AM-3PM at NICL Labs in Northbrook

Text, email, or call us to set up your appointment.

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UPDATE - COVID-19 Vaccine Information We updated this document Monday, January 24th.

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.

UPDATE - Post-COVID Syndrome 2.0 (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.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky

In Today's Issue...

  • Well Connect Feature: Juice Cleanse Alternative*

  • COVID-19 Update

  • Jan, Feb 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Chiro Corner NEW!

  • Pure Genomics

  • Blog Briefs

  • Well Connect Member Benefits *Paid Member Access Only

COVID-19 UPDATE

Steve: Omicron cases are dropping precipitously in some areas of the country. If you read the tea leaves, many public health officials think Omicron will transition us from deadly pandemic to endemic nuisance. We have much work to do to repair the well-being of the nation. It is imperative that we help those with lingering physical and mental scars get well. In addition, most now understand how important it is to maintain immune support year-round. And now for the latest on COVID-19... Long-COVID Symptom Similar to Chemo Brain The "brain fog" reported by some people after COVID-19 shows striking similarities to the condition known as "chemo brain" - the mental cloudiness some people experience during and after cancer treatment, according to new research in Biorxiv. People who had COVID-19 frequently experience lingering neurological symptoms, including impairment in attention, concentration, speed of information processing and memory, similar to patients with cancer therapy-related cognitive impairment that is known to involve inflammation of the brain. In the brains of patients who died of COVID-19, the researchers found evidence of inflammation along with high levels of inflammatory proteins, one of which, CCL11, is linked with impairments in nervous system health and cognitive function. Among patients with so-called long COVID, the researchers found high CCL11 levels in those with lingering cognitive symptoms, but not in those without cognitive issues. Long COVID and Probiotics A year-long probiotic trial on long COVID patients was undertaken by experts at the United Kingdom's National Health Service. They found that a blend of five different lactobacillus probiotic species, combined with inulin, helped with acute and long-term COVID symptoms. Cough, fatigue, gut and well-being scores all improved after 100 days of taking the probiotic. Vaccine Boosters The first trial from Israel on the fourth booster was underwhelming to say the least. According to Israeli health officials, the fourth dose "was not good enough." If you had any designs on getting a fourth dose, we do not recommend it. The World Health Organization said last week there’s no evidence that healthy children and adolescents need COVID boosters. A study in last week's The Lancet demonstrated insufficient prevention of symptomatic infection in otherwise healthy individuals who had received three doses of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. Unvaccinated Persons Nearly all teenagers admitted to pediatric intensive care units because of COVID-19 were unvaccinated, according to a new study from the New England Journal of Medicine. Two doses of the Pfizer vaccine prevented 94% of hospitalizations and was 98% effective in keeping the young patients out of the intensive care unit. Data out of South Africa found that the most serious cases during their Omicron outbreak were in unvaccinated persons, according to two studies from Medrxiv. However, Omicron symptoms were still less severe for unvaccinated persons overall compared with prior variants.