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Fauci Said It! He Finally Said It!

From eNewsletter 9/16/2020

DID YOU KNOW that Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and media darling for all things COVID-19, finally said what we wanted him to say? He said it of all places, on actress Jennifer Garner's Instagram Live interview.

In the interview, Fauci said: "If you're deficient in vitamin D, that does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection. I would not mind recommending, and I do it myself, taking vitamin D supplements," he said. "The other vitamin that people take is vitamin C because it's a good antioxidant, so if people want to take a gram or so of vitamin C, that would be fine." Better late than never, especially after he said it a few years ago. Several news outlets picked up on his comments, but he should repeat this on all the media outlets he frequents. He owes it to the public because vitamins C and D are two of the most effective, economical ways to protect us from the effects of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment Continue with extra immune support until summer of 2021. SARS-CoV-2 is not going away anytime soon. 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. 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.


Steve and Bonnie: COVID-19 research that is relevant to you!

Zinc Deficiency A study in this month's Journal of Scientific Research suggests zinc deficiency may play a major role in COVID-19-related infections and deaths. What a surprise ;) Vitamin D Study as COVID Treatment  In a study to be published in the October issue of The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, researchers found that vitamin D3 nearly eliminated COVID hospitalizations in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia. The patients were split into two groups, and both received the same medical treatment based on hospital protocol. However, one group also received a daily vitamin D3 supplement. Only one patient of the supplement group was admitted to the ICU and all of the patients in the vitamin D group were discharged without complication or death from the virus. Half of the control group were admitted to the ICU and two patients died. In another study, researchers in Medrxiv observed a highly significant correlation between prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 incidence, and a significant protective effect was observed for members who acquired liquid vitamin D drops in the last four months. Counterfeit COVID-19 Products Rampant A new study in JMIR Public Health Surveillance concludes that counterfeit and misleading COVID-19 products and testing kits were rampant, especially on social media. The research team suggested that clinicians need to be armed with this information so that they can educate patients about the risks of shopping for COVID-19-related products promoted on social media. Sounds familiar? The study goes on to say that patients and consumers also need to understand that they shouldn't be using any products they find online without vetting these treatments or tests with a clinician or health professional. Moreover, your cookies files, platform algorithms and other tracking software often dictate what shows up on your social media feed and searches based on your preferences, and these are not prioritized based on veracity of information or quality. Immunomodulatory Foods A study from the August issue of Nutrients listed foods with antiviral properties, including fruits, vegetables, fermented foods and probiotics, olive oil, fish, nuts and seeds, herbs, roots, fungi, amino acids, peptides, and cyclotides. In addition, the authors state that regular, moderate exercise contributes to reduce viral risk and enhance sleep quality during the pandemic, in combination with appropriate dietary habits, functional foods, and dietary supplements. Melatonin Researchers in a Nutrients review are calling for more attention be paid to melatonin as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative molecule. It is effective by reducing vascular permeability and anxiety, inducing sedation, and improving quality of sleep. As melatonin shows no harmful adverse effects in humans, the authors suggest it is imperative to introduce it as an adjuvant treatment of COVID-19-infected patients.


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