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Colonoscopy or At-Home Kit?

From eNewsletter 10/31/2022

DID YOU KNOW that public health advocates arepushing to increase the minimum daily value of zinc because of its importance for blood sugar, mood, immunity, and myriad other functions?

Moreover, they understand that our increased exposure to copper (mainly from copper pipes that provide water in most homes) can lower zinc levels. A study from American Journal of Epidemiology found that high amounts of copper can lead to cognitive impairment.

As for other studies that published recently:

A study from Blood explains what zinc is actually doing in the immune system and why it is so successful. Zinc is critical for T-cell development and thymus gland regeneration. Without zinc, T-cells cannot fully mature.

Zinc may reverse lung damage and improve survival for patients with a deadly age-related condition known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, according to The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

A study in Antioxidants suggests zinc acts an anti-viral agent in addition to its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties fortherapeutic intervention of COVID-19.


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We now have a dietary supplement line for dogs and cats! ThorneVet has an impeccable reputation among veterinarians. To order from our wellness shop, please visit here (for prices, enter the Guest Area password: discount2018).

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Infection Section


COVID-19 is endemic, meaning it is here to stay. Moreover, we are exposed to many other endemic viruses including influenza (flu), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), monkeypox, and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Support your immune system year-round with our Free Prevent and Fight Viruses 2.0 Protocol here.


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Public Health Update

Steve: The colonoscopy study below should convince you in terms of using at-home colorectal cancer kits for prevention first instead of colonoscopy.


A study in The New England Journal of Medicine marks the first time colonoscopies have been compared head-to-head to no cancer screening in a randomized trial. The study found only meager benefits: an 18% lower risk of getting colorectal cancer, and no significant reduction in the risk of cancer death.

Children Learn From What Their Parents Eat

Parents who involve their child in their meals helps with emotional regulation and therefore makes teens less likely to emotionally eat, a study from Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found. A parent’s positive eating behavior also displayed a link to less emotional eating in adolescents. Alternatively, parents who reward children with food run the risk of their kids becoming “emotional eaters”.

Older Adult Habit

Older adults who lead a carefree, unhealthy lifestyle are twice as likely to end up needing a nursing home in comparison to their more active peers, a new study presented at at the International Conference on Obesity revealed.


After decades of study, there remains no clear evidence that serotonin levels or serotonin activity are responsible for depression, and calls into question what antidepressants do, according to a major review of in Molecular Psychiatry.

This is especially prescient given a new study from British Journal of Psychiatry Open purports that long-term antidepressant use is tied to an increase in cardiovascular disease and mortality risk.

Mobile Devices

Not that this should surprise anybody, but according to data presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, devices like smart phones and tablets appear to induce compulsive or even addictive use in many individuals, leading to adverse health consequences that are likely to be curtailed only through often difficult behavior modification.


No less than 5 studies in recent months recommend against daily aspirin use unless in very specific instances.

Hearing Aids

People will now be able to buy hearing aids without a doctor's prescription. The White House announced that the FDA will move forward with plans to make hearing aids available over the counter in pharmacies, other retail locations, and online.

No Cholesterol Meds Over Age 76

The US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation recommends that those aged 76 or older should not take the class of cholesterol drugs called statins unless under very specific instances.

Oral and Inhaled Steroids

Taking oral or inhaled glucocorticoids, a type of steroid used to curb inflammation in asthma and other autoimmune disorders, may be linked to damaging changes in the white matter of the brain, a new study in BMJ Open found.


During a median follow-up of 11.8 years in 400,000 subjects, 31 medical conditions were found to be associated with coffee intake, among which 30 showed a beneficial association, especially for women, as reported in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers identified 4 major clusters of medical conditions, mainly in the cardiometabolic and gastrointestinal systems, alcohol-related disorders, and estrogen-related conditions among women.

Breastfeeding Is Best

A Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology study supports a protective role of exclusive breast-feeding for the risk of developing a lower respiratory tract infection in infancy and asthma and allergic rhinitis in childhood.


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