From eNewsletter 10/12/2020
DID YOU KNOW that exposing teeth to excessive fluoride alters calcium signaling, mitochondrial function, and gene expression in the cells forming tooth enamel, an explanation for how dental fluorosis, a condition caused by overexposure to fluoride during childhood, arises? According to the study in Science Signaling, while low levels of fluoride help strengthen and protect tooth enamel, too much fluoride can cause dental fluorosis, a discoloration of teeth, usually with opaque white marks, lines, or mottled enamel and poor mineralization. The CDC found that roughly 25 percent of the U.S. population examined (ages 6 to 49) show some degree of dental fluorosis. WE ARE OPEN FOR COLUMBUS DAY! 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.
PUBLIC HEALTH ALERTS
Steve and Bonnie: Believe it or not, there are public health developments since our last alert (July) that do not concern COVID-19!
According to a study from the September issue of JAMA Pediatrics, there are adverse neurodevelopments associated with prenatal acetaminophen exposure. Caution should be used in administering acetaminophen during pregnancy.
Acid Reflux Medication
Regular use of acid reflux drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI), is linked to a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research in Gut. The longer they are taken, the greater the risk seems to be, prompting the researchers to advise that people taking these drugs for 2 or more years should have regular blood glucose check-ups to screen for diabetes.