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Heart Health Special Issue

From eNewsletter 2/14/2022

DID YOU KNOW that it is Valentine's Day? It would be a missed opportunity if we did not focus on all things heart. Let's begin with new threats to heart health as a result of the pandemic. New research suggests that those who contracted COVID-19 are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular complications within the first month to a year after infection. Such problems occur even among previously healthy individuals and those who have had mild COVID-19 infections, according to the study in Nature Medicine. Monitoring your health after contracting COVID-19, as well as adhering to your optimal diet, supplement, and lifestyle choices, is paramount for optimal healing and recovery. It seems U.S. public officials may be coming around to what we have been suggesting since mRNA vaccines were approved. We recommended spacing out the time between doses of mRNA vaccines for as long as possible (6-12 weeks), not only to enhance immunity, but to limit side effects. During a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices last week, a CDC official said the agency was considering lengthening the interval between doses to 8 weeks to lower the risk of heart inflammation and improve their effectiveness. We hope this happens sooner than later!

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UPDATE - Our COVID-19 Vaccine Opinion The document at this link was updated February 7th.

Virus Prevention And Treatment Vaccines minimize COVID-19 related mortality and hospitalizations, but SARS-CoV-2 is here to stay. Moreover, it 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. Continue your immune support year-round. 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 2.0 (updated November 2021) 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 2.0 Action Plan for purchase, or free to paid members here (must use the password), can bring measurable improvement.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky

In Today's Issue

  • Paid Member Content

  • Well Connect Feature: Heart Healthy Dinner Recipe

  • Did You Know? Supplements: Urolithin A

  • Mythbuster: Can a Single Drink Really Be Bad for Me?

  • Brand Buzz: Urolithin A | Nicotinamide Riboside

  • Intelligently Active: Exercise and Mortality Risk

  • Mental Minute: Chronic Stress and Coping Strategies

  • Wild Card: Combatting Chemo-Related Heart Issue

  • eInspire: Blaise Pascal

  • Free Member Content

  • Did You Know?

  • Best Predictor for Who Should Take Statins?

  • February 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Pure Genomics

  • Watch - Carlson Fish Oils

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  • Well Connect Member Benefits

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Best Predictor for Who Should Take Statins?

Coronary artery calcium (CAC) scanning has the potential to better target patients who truly need statin therapy, reduce unnecessary statin prescriptions, and improve medication adherence than the current standard of using pooled cohort equations (PCEs) to determine atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk. Pooling data from a network of 25 hospitals in Utah, researchers reported in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging that the rate of statin usage in patients evaluated with CAC was 25% lower than in those whose treatment decisions were based on PCE. This would represent a huge number of Americans who would not have to needlessly take a class of medication associated with a litany of side effects. Please note that it is incumbent upon all medical professionals to work tirelessly with their patients to lower cardiovascular disease risk through diet, supplements, and lifestyle before considering statin therapy. Unfortunately, we have seen too many clients come to us after going on statins first, getting adverse effects, and then trying to work on diet and lifestyle. Moreover, it is critical for anyone taking a statin drug to supplement with at least 100 mg. of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). The first statin patent included CoQ10 because scientists knew statins depleted CoQ10 stores (which provide energy to the cell). However, pharmaceutical manufacturers decided to remove it at the eleventh hour because it was too costly. This fateful move has caused thousands of injuries and adverse effects over the years.