From eNewsletter 6/23/2021
DID YOU KNOW there is copious new data describing how we can best ameliorate high blood pressure naturally, and in turn, lower our cardiovascular disease risk? A new study from European Journal of Epidemiology states that over a span of 23 years, people who regularly ate higher quantities of nitrate-rich vegetables (approximately one serving daily), such as leafy greens and beetroot, had lower blood pressure, thus lower their risk of heart disease between 12 to 26 percent? A study from European Journal of Preventive Cardiology presented the first study to recommend personalized exercise regimens that are dependent upon the type of high blood pressure. An optimal first step to address mild to moderately elevated blood pressure and cholesterol in otherwise healthy adults is a "prescription" to sit less and move more, the American Heart Association (AHA) said in a new scientific statement. Finally, one little discussed aggravator of blood pressure are other prescription medications. According to a study presented at the annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology, nearly one out of five American adults with hypertension is on a prescription drug known to raise blood pressure. The most widely used class of agents with this effect was antidepressants, followed by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), steroids, and synthetic estrogens.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Information We updated this document Monday, June 21st.
Virus Prevention And Treatment Vaccines will minimize COVID-19 related mortality and hospitalizations, but SARS-CoV-2 is not going away, as evidenced by its ever-mutating variants. 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. For more information, refer to 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 The official diagnosis for post-COVID syndrome (PCS) are symptoms that last for 12 weeks or more. If you, a family member, friend, coworker, or neighbor is suffering from PCS, diligently following our Post-COVID Syndrome Action Plan for purchase, or free to paid members here, can bring measurable improvement.
Steve and Bonnie: We found another silver lining from the pandemic. It seems that a majority of young Americans (7 in 10 from a recent poll) are making self-care a priority. Let's hope this trend continues!
A new study from Medrxiv found a markedly high number of COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital entering with zinc deficiency. While the researchers could not associate with length of hospital say, they do encourage further research into the role zinc plays in mitigating the effects of COVID-19.
Another new study appearing in Medxriv can explain the importance of zinc, at least when done in a test tube. In the study, scientists found zinc ions inhibit SARS-CoV-2 virus from replicating.
A study from Food and Chemical Toxicology states that higher selenium status is linked to better outcomes from not only COVID-19, but other viral infections. SARS-CoV-2 and similar coronaviruses attack selenium proteins, so if selenium deficient, the infection could be worse. Thus, making sure you get selenium dietarily and at least in a multivitamin, is warranted.
Cleveland Clinic Vaccine Study
In a study appearing in Medrxiv, performed by Cleveland Clinic on its healthcare workers, found those who had a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection were unlikely to benefit from COVID-19 vaccination, so vaccines should be safely prioritized to those who have not been infected before. The researchers do mention that there are many in the general public who may have thought they had COVID-19 but really did not, so the directive should only be for those who had confirmed cases of COVID-19.
A new Medrxiv study suggests that the average length of time for those who contracted either a mild or moderate case of COVID-19 should expect to have immune dysfunction for a minimum of eight months, regardless if they have symptoms or not.
Can Non-Vaccinated Count on Herd Immunity?
According to a real world study published in Medrxiv, COVID-19 vaccination did not exhibit indirect protection to non-vaccinated individuals.
Another Call for Single Dose COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines in Certain Groups
We fervently call upon the CDC and FDA to change their stance on the two dose protocol for certain groups, especially in light of myocarditis cases in young men after the second dose. Two more studies from Medrxiv echo this.
In the first study of those with previous natural COVID-19 infection, a single dose of Pfizer mRNA vaccine up to 15 months after SARS-CoV-2 infection provides neutralizing titers, exceeding even two vaccine doses in previously uninfected individuals.
The second study shows that 10 months after the disease has passed, the immune system is capable of producing a rapid and powerful secondary antibody response after one single dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine.
For more information on who should only receive one dose, refer to Our COVID-19 Vaccine Opinion.
We know that some of you who have chosen not to vaccinate are using, or thinking of using, Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic medication. We have seen data for and against for treatment COVID-19 infection or Post-COVID Syndrome.
One Medrxiv study found that Ivermectin did not reduce all-cause mortality, length of stay or viral clearance even in COVID-19 patients with mostly mild disease and does not recommend its use. However, another Medxriv study found there were significantly lower viral loads and viable cultures in an Ivermectin group compared to placebo, which could lead to shortening isolation time in a hospitalized setting.
One thing we can say is that Ivermectin should be allowed to be physician-prescribed, which the FDA has finally agreed to. Moreover, there should be much more resources allocated to researching this medication because it would be an extremely economical therapy.
We do not agree with anecdotal reports of citizens buying Ivermectin at pet stores, where it is available over-the-counter for horses, and using it for themselves prophylactically. Please consult with your physician.
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