From eNewsletter 11/16/2020
DID YOU KNOW that junk food marketers have moved from television to YouTube and social media? This insidious pivot was prompted by the fact that most young children spend their time on YouTube and other social media instead of television. Junk food is expertly crafted to trigger spatial memory that was embedded in our genetic code thousands of years ago when as foragers, we had to recall where the most nutrient-dense foods were. As evidenced in a new study from Scientific Reports, human minds are little changed, which Big Food understands and exploits in the most impressionable: children, teens, and young adults. According to a Pediatrics study, child social media influencers generate millions of impressions for unhealthy food and drink. The authors suggest the Federal Trade Commission strengthen regulations on these mediums. It is incumbent upon parents to monitor exposure to these ads, as well as discuss with your children what is behind junk food marketing. When you explain the process from a scientific perspective, they find it fascinating, even at a young age. VIRUS PREVENTION
Continue with extra immune support until at least summer of 2021. SARS-CoV-2 knows no boundaries and does not discriminate. 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. For detailed advice about conventional, as well as integrative treatments, read Steve Minsky's COVID-19 Condition Monograph.
COVID-19 LONG HAULERS
Steve and Bonnie: Luckily, we have heard very few accounts of clients who have gotten COVID-19, and even less accounts of severe COVID-19. That said, we have heard about more cases in the last two weeks than in the past 9 months. This warrants an urgent call for continued vigilance in adhering to our COVID-19 Condition Monograph. If you get COVID-19, along with our COVID-19 Condition Monograph, here are a few things you must understand.
You're on our protocol not only for COVID-19 prevention, but to lessen the severity if you get COVID-19. Our COVID-19 Condition Monograph elucidates the four phases of COVID-19 and what to do during each phase.
If you get COVID-19 and you think you are out of the woods because you had mild symptoms or it didn't last very long, think again. Even a week or two after you're feeling somewhat normal, COVID-19 can come back with a vengeance. This is why you must not let your guard down and follow the four phases in or COVID-19 Condition Monograph to the letter.
Even after doing everything to the letter, while unusual, some of you may have lingering symptoms for weeks or months. There are many things we can do to help accelerate your recovery. For this, however, we would need an appointment, because it is similar to treating an autoimmune disorder.
Here are some of the difficulties those with lingering symptoms, or "COVID Long-Haulers," are dealing with.
One in 20 people with COVID-19 are likely to suffer symptoms for 8 weeks or more. According to a study in Medrxiv, older people, women and those with a greater number of different symptoms in the first week of their illness were more likely to develop long COVID.
In a young, low-risk population with ongoing COVID-19 symptoms, researchers in Medrxiv found almost 70% of them have impairment in one or more organs four months after initial symptoms. Specifically, there was evidence of mild organ impairment in heart (32%), lungs (33%), kidneys (12%), liver (10%), pancreas (17%), and spleen (6%). Single (66%) and multi-organ (25%) impairment was observed.
More than half of people with COVID-19 infection continue to have persistent fatigue 10 weeks after their initial illness, according to a study from PLoS One. Importantly, there was no association between COVID-19 severity, need for hospital admission, or routine laboratory markers of inflammation with the likelihood of experiencing persistent fatigue after infection.
There can be chronic cognitive consequences of having COVID-19, according to a study from Medrxiv. Those who have recovered, including those no longer reporting symptoms, may exhibit significant cognitive deficits, especially among those who were hospitalized.
It seems one of the reasons why there are cases of long COVID is because there is vast destruction of lung tissue, according to a study in EBioMedicine. Some lung cells were found to be abnormally large - a process known as syncytia. When this occurs, it can take weeks or months for the lung tissue to regenerate and heal.
COVID-19-related skin symptoms may endure for more than 150 days depending on the severity of the disease, a new analysis revealed at European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology 2020 Congress.
If you, or someone you know, are dealing with lingering symptoms from COVID-19, it is absolutely critical that you optimize your lifestyle in every way possible. In addition, you will need to bring in outside nutrient assistance, and most importantly, have patience. While recovery may take a while, your body will recover and regenerate. Just know that we see you, understand you, and are here for you if you need us.
TRUTH ABOUT ANTI-NUTRIENTS
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