From eNewsletter 6/15/2020
DID YOU KNOW that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) markedly reduces multiple symptoms of persistent postconcussion syndrome, according to a study from Medical Gas Research? In civilians and military veterans, HBOT led to significant improvement in postconcussion symptoms, memory/cognition, behavioral/emotional problems, and sleep, resulting in significant improvement in patients' quality of life. FOOD INTOLERANCE TESTING NOW AVAILABLE! We are now able to perform food intolerance screenings again through our association with Biotrition Laboratory. Contact us by phone or email for details. ZINC LOZENGES Over last few months, there have been myriad requests for us to carry zinc lozenges. We have procured a shipment of Nature's Way Organic Sambucus Elderberry Zinc Lozenges and are available for purchase. STAYING SAFE AMIDST A PANDEMIC
Continue with extra immune support until summer of 2021. We don't know how virulent SARS-CoV-2 will be this summer or if there will be a second COVID wave during fall and winter. Besides, SARS-CoV-2 is not the only virus we fight. There is 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.
NUTRITIONAL CONCEPTS RE-OPENING PROCEDURE If you are local and would like to read our re-opening procedure starting today, please read our Re-Opening Procedure.
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CANCER PREVENTION HORMONE SPARKLES
Steve and Bonnie: Let's first remind you that vitamin D is not a vitamin, but a hormone. This status makes it a bit more important biochemically.
Optimal vitamin D status is beneficial both in cancer prevention and in the prognosis of several cancers, according to a new research from Seminars in Cancer Biology.
The anti-cancer effects of vitamin D are especially pronounced in the prevention and treatment of colon cancer and blood cancers. In addition, high vitamin D responsiveness can be linked to a smaller cancer risk.
Vitamin D is important both for the differentiation of blood cells during formation, as well as adult stem cells in rapidly regenerating tissues, such as colon or skin. Low vitamin D status leads to a suboptimal function of the several vitamin D genes, and in an increased risk that these cells are not fully differentiating, which could start to turn into uncontrolled growing cancer cells.
Even in other types of cancer, such as breast and prostate cancer, low vitamin D status, measured as the level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in the blood, is associated with a higher cancer incidence and a poorer prognosis.
A very important point made in this study is that individuals differ in their molecular response or sensitivity to vitamin D supplementation.
For example, 25% of the population studied seem to be low responders, needing a higher dose of vitamin D supplementation to reach the full clinical benefit. This has to do with genetic mutations.
We have found that many who have multiple genetic mutations which diminish their ability to fully utilize vitamin D need larger doses than those without mutations. In addition, overweight or obese individuals and those with darker skin warrant higher doses.
One thing is for sure. Vitamin D status is beneficial for general cancer prevention.