From eNewsletter 8/15/2022
DID YOU KNOW that a study in the July issue of The Journal of Nutrition found that in predominantly older adult males with cardiovascular disease or heart failure, CoQ10 supplementation added to conventional therapy was safe and offered significant benefits clinically and at the cellular level? Subjects supplementing with CoQ10 showed improved functional capacity, had fewer major adverse cardiovascular events, and showed positive, quantifiable effects on inflammatory markers. The shame of it all, which we have discussed numerous times over the last 30 years, is that CoQ10 was included in the original patent of the first statin drug because scientists knew statins depleted CoQ10. Prior to production however, it was dropped from the formula because it was deemed too expensive.
Update to Long COVID Action Plan! Steve: Based upon an extensive literature review of studies on complementary and alternative therapies for Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection or "Long COVID," as well as drawing upon the successes of clients we have worked with, I have updated our Action Plan. See below for details.
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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), monkeypox, 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.
NEW! Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection or "Long COVID" Action Plan 3.0 Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) or "Long COVID" includes symptoms that can last for 12 weeks or more. If you, a family member, friend, coworker, or neighbor are suffering from PASC, follow our Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Action Plan 3.0. It is available for purchase here (password: discount2018).
Our COVID-19 Vaccine Opinion The document can be found at this link.
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Steve: COVID-19 is still presenting as a serious issue just about everywhere in the U.S. This is why I continue to update you on new developments. Biden and Fauci Got the Paxlovid Rebound Effect Joe Biden and Anthony Fauci both got COVID-19 recently. Like many Americans who were prescribed the antiviral Paxlovid, Biden and Fauci experienced the rebound effect. Soon after stopping Paxlovid, they tested positive for COVID-19 again. In Fauci's case, it came back much worse. This should prove a cautionary tale about Paxlovid. Flu Shot Does Not Lower Risk of Getting COVID-19 Despite what you may here, a new study from Medrxiv found that those who get the flu shot have a 6% increased risk of getting COVID-19 compared to those who did not get the flu shot. Allergy Test for COVID-19 Vaccine Two new studies from Allergy brings some clarity for those who are worried they may be allergic to the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Both studies suggest that a Basophil Activation Test (BAT) and skin tests can be used as diagnostic tools for confirming allergy to the polyethylene glycol (PEG) excipient in the vaccine. COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects All the side effects reported here have been noted as having the potential to emerge after COVID-19 vaccine administration. Following provides further confirmation. The Lancet reported an increased risk of myocarditis or pericarditis after COVID-19 mRNA vaccination and was highest in men aged 18-25 years after a second dose of the vaccine. However, the incidence was rare. A study in JAMA Network Open found an increased rate of hospital contacts because of coagulation disorders and cerebrovascular disease, especially for thrombocytopenia and cerebral venous thrombosis, following vaccination with Johnson & Johnson, but less so with Pfizer and Moderna. A study in British Journal of Dermatology confirmed six types of skin reactions following administration of COVID-19 vaccines. A study in Science Advances suggests heavier menstrual bleeding may occur if their period is close to getting a COVID-19 vaccine. The authors suggest getting a vaccine further away from menses. Diet and Lifestyle Choices Matter Saliva and oral cells are critical routes for transmission and infection by the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus, according to a study in The Journal of Biochemistry. Thus, an oral probiotic can be very helpful to prevent transmission orally. According to a study in Food and Function, polyphenols found in coffee, tea, cruciferous vegetables, berries, and as supplements like quercetin, may help impede the spike protein of SARS-COV-2 from binding to its human targets. Four new studies, three from Nutrients and one from Medrxiv, laud the impact vitamin D has in neutralizing the impact of COVID-19 at all stages. The studies found positive results from either vitamin D supplements or optimal vitamin D levels to tamper inflammation, protect the endocrine system, lower infection rates among health workers, and preventing hospitalization of those infected. A study from BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health found that intermittent fasting was associated with a lower risk of hospitalization or mortality in patients with COVID-19. The authors suggest that for certain individuals, fasting may be a complementary therapy that could provide immune support and hyperinflammation control during and beyond the pandemic.