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Bromelain, Whey, Xylitol for COVID

From eNewsletter 8/26/2020

DID YOU KNOW that eating while doing something perceptually demanding makes it more difficult to notice when you feel full, according to a new study from Appetite? When your senses are taken up by an engaging task, you are less likely to be able to adjust how much extra food or drink you consume. Participants who were engaged in a task which demanded less of them ate 45% fewer snacks than those with demanding tasks.

All the more reason to allay tasks while you eat and concentrate on your chewing to achieve satiety at a normal rate. BACK TO SCHOOL SALE UNTIL AUGUST 31! Between now and the end of day on August 31st, you can order September and August sale items. Join our eNewsletter to see what is on sale.

STAYING SAFE DURING RE-OPENING Continue with extra immune support until summer of 2021. SARS-CoV-2 is not going away anytime soon. 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. Prevent and Fight Coronavirus 2.0 is our must-read protocol. For detailed advice about conventional, as well as integrative treatments, read Steve Minsky's COVID-19 Condition Monograph.


Bonnie and Steve: Here's the latest research since last week we thought you would be interested in!


We are happy to announce that Australian researchers are testing the proteolytic enzyme bromelain, an extract from pineapple, as a treatment for COVID-19. For those who read Steve's COVID-19 Condition Monograph, you will see supplemental bromelain recommended to be taken during the Escalation and Recovery phases.

COVID Reinfections

While there have been anecdotal accounts of COVID patient reinfections, the first documented accounts have been confirmed for patients in Hong Kong, Belgium, and Netherlands, all who previously had severe cases. The Hong Kong case appeared last week in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The two European cases were reported by the countries' respective health governmental bodies. The good news is that the patients were able to fight off the infection better the second time around with noticeable antibodies!

Vitamin D

Add Germany to the list of countries that are advocating testing for vitamin D deficiency as well as population-based supplementation, after a study appeared in Nutrients showing a 41% reduced risk for respiratory infections in those with optimal vitamin D levels.

Whey Protein

The first study to document the benefits of whey protein for COVID protection appeared in a study last week from Medrxiv. Researchers found that whey protein inhibited viral replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.


In some our first COVID-19 prevention and treatment recommendations in February, we suggested chewing xylitol gum or candies as an option. A new study from Medrxiv confirmed this recommendation, as well as suggested that using xylitol nasal spray can also an effective viricidil. As long as you tolerate xylitol, ideally sourced from birch bark, and limit your consumption to avoid digestive disturbance, it can certainly be helpful.


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