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Fall COVID Booster: Our Opinion

From eNewsletter 9/14/2022

DID YOU KNOW that a new study from The Lancet's eClinicalMedicine gave coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) an 'A' grade for its positive effect on glycemic (blood sugar) control? Researchers found that CoQ10 significantly reduced the four main markers for blood sugar: fasting glucose, fasting insulin, HbA1c, and HOMA-IR. Even more exciting is the dosage that worked best was between 100-200 mg. daily!

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Virus Prevention and Support SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is here to stay. Moreover, we are exposed to many other viruses including influenza (flu), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), monkeypox, and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. We recommend supporting your immune system year-round. For more information, refer to our Prevent and Fight Viruses 2.0 Protocol here.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information Our opinion can be found at this link and is continually updated. NOTE ON FALL BOOSTERS - the FDA authorized new COVID boosters without testing them in people first. This lack of human data means we won’t know how effective the new shots are, if at all, and how safe they are, if at all, until the fall booster campaign is well underway. We have grave concerns about this tactic, especially for the safety of those getting their fourth, fifth, or sixth shot. Proceed with extreme caution in light of new Centers for Disease Control data which found that almost half the people who were hospitalized with COVID-19 last spring had been fully vaccinated and received a third dose or booster shot. Moreover, new research indicates the possibility that the virus is accumulating non-spike mutations in an attempt to gain some advantage over collective immunity, especially vaccine-induced immunity. While the new mutations may not make the virus more infectious the way spike mutations do, they could create longer infections.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky

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  • Urologists Support Prostate Health Supplement

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Saw Palmetto for Prostate Health

Steve: The Urology Care Foundation reports that an enlarged prostate impacts about half of men aged 50 to 60 and 90% of men over the age of 80. Many of these men will experience lower urinary tract symptoms, such as increased urination, sudden urgency and a weak stream. These symptoms can reduce overall quality of life, including disrupting sleep. An international panel of seven leading urologists from North America and Europe reviewed over 50 original clinical research studies about saw palmetto extract (pictured at top of newsletter) and developed seven consensus statements recently published in the journal Uro. The group concluded that a high-quality saw palmetto extract, also known as lipidosterolic extract of Serenoa repens and available as a dietary supplement, should be considered as an option for men with mild-to-moderate lower urinary tract symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. “This 2022 review suggests that a high-quality saw palmetto extract can play a positive role supporting the care physicians’ provide to aging men in the United States,” assert the authors. This is a huge, positive leap from past urologist dogma. We have always found a saw palmetto complex to be more effective than saw palmetto alone. We like a complex that contains standardized saw palmetto with pumpkin seed, pygeum, and nettle. We have much more information about prostate prevention in our Prostate Cancer Prevention Action Plan.