From eNewsletter 8/7/2019
DID YOU KNOW that new research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology has demonstrated the presence of Staphylococcus aureus in 40% of the cell phones of students sampled at a university? S. aureus is a common cause of hospital and community-based infections and is currently considered an important pathogen because of its level of antibiotic resistance. Of the bacteria isolated, 85% were resistant to the antibiotic penicillin and 50% had the ability to adhere to surfaces. In addition, the presence of genes related to adhesion, antimicrobial resistance and toxins were present a high level.
The safest and most effective way to clean your screen is with a microfiber cloth. Use distilled water to dampen the microfiber cloth and then wipe down your screen. Avoid squirting the water directly on the screen.
If you're really OCD, there are UV light devices you can use strictly for your phones.
JAMA Study Links B-Vitamin Levels to Decreased Dementia Risk
Steve & Bonnie: A major study published July 24th in JAMA Psychiatry flew under the media radar, but is very significant for you to learn about.
Researchers examined methylation, as well as vitamin B12 and folate status in dementia-free older adults over six years.
Those with higher methylation function, meaning higher methionine to homocysteine ratio, as well as higher vitamin B12 and folate levels, had significantly less risk of developing dementia compared to those with higher homocysteine to methionine ratio, and lower vitamin B12 and folate levels.
The researchers also state that maintaining optimal methylation function and B-vitamin levels retard the progression of brain atrophy.
Some of the aforementioned scientific buzzwords you've read about in our newsletter are intertwined with our practice. Methylation was our first genetic analysis panel. Homocysteine is something that we check not only by blood, but now through genetic analysis.
We have all the tools to help you methylate and maintain B12 and folate levels!
Non-Medical Mono Protocol
Bonnie: With school fast approaching, we are often asked if there is anything you can do to prevent the extreme symptoms of mononucleosis...This article is reserved for NCI Well Connect Members. You can get this article by signing up here. You can get our free eNewsletter by signing up at the top of our website.