COVID Booster Shot?
From eNewsletter 7/19/2021
DID YOU KNOW that a new study in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition suggests some women may be more vulnerable to breast cancer than others from endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)? The reason we cite this study is that it did not involve the well-known BRCA genes. The researchers only looked at genes related to estrogen metabolism. These are genes that can be manipulated positively or negatively depending upon diet and lifestyle choices. Estrogene-mimicking EDCs, also called xenoestrogens, comprise a broad range of pesticides, synthetic chemicals, phytoestrogens and mycotoxins (molds and fungi). Researchers found that phytoestrogens (from plants) exhibited a predominately positive effect on estrogen-metabolizing genes. All the other EDCs, such as mycotoxins (i.e. aflatoxin) pesticides (i.e. atrazine), plasticizers (i.e. phthalates) and other industrial (i.e. PCBs) and pharmaceutical chemicals (i.e oral contraceptives), had a negative impact on estrogen-metabolizing genes with polymorphisms (defects). We were thrilled that they mentioned the importance of CYP1A1, a gene responsible for estrogen metabolism that appears in our supplemental Pure Genomics report. Two other genes in our Pure Genomics report, COMT, and GSTP1 to a lesser degree, give us a idea how well you detoxify estrogen. We have numerous preventive diet and lifestyle choices to promote optimal metabolizing of not only xenoestrogens, but your own estrogens.
Food Intolerance Blood Draw Update Our next available Saturday blood draw date for the Biotrition food intolerance test is September 18th.
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Our COVID-19 Vaccine Opinion The document at this link was updated July 19th.
Virus Prevention And Treatment Vaccines will minimize COVID-19 related mortality and hospitalizations, but SARS-CoV-2 is not going away. Moreover, SARS-CoV-2 is not the only virus we fight. There are influenza (flu), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. We highly recommend continuing your immune support. See our Prevent and Fight Viruses 2.0 Protocol.
COVID-19 Condition Monograph For those interested in conventional and integrative treatments for COVID-19 with over 250 references, this is our COVID-19 Condition Monograph.
Post-COVID Syndrome (PCS) If you, or someone you know, has PCS, we provide individualized consultation or our Post-COVID Syndrome Action Plan. Paid yearly NCI Well Connect members can access it for free here.
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