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Infection Update | The Best Snack

From eNewsletter 11/9/2022

DID YOU KNOW that the best snacks, exercise snacks are backed by research? We often recommend them to clients, especially if they are trying to reduce body mass. Exercise snacks are short bursts of exercise when you are hungry in between meals or 30 minutes prior to a meal to balance blood sugar, lessen food consumption, and improve satiety. Exercise snacking provides breaks in sedentary time. A new study from Journal of Applied Physiology found that short bouts of activity, as little as two minutes of walking or rising and lowering 15 times from a chair, allow the body to use more amino acids from meals to build muscle proteins and improve the way our body clears sugar from our meals. Just a brisk 7 minute walk as an exercise snack can reduce heart disease risk, according to a new study from European Heart Journal. 4 Minute Workouts If you work from home, the following are easy to follow. If it is not appropriate to do a 4 minute workout at work, the image above shows six inconspicuous exercises you can do at the office. Here are three workout videos with varying levels of intensity. Low Impact - Medium Impact - High Impact


Services Update

Holiday Gift of Wellness As we approach the holiday season, there is no better way to show how much you love your family and pets or appreciate your friends and coworkers by giving them the gift of wellness. Consultation gift cards and supplement care packages for humans and pets are just a few of the many examples of how to gift wellness. Pet Wellness We now have a dietary supplement line for dogs and cats! ThorneVet has an impeccable reputation among veterinarians. To order from our wellness shop, please visit here (for prices, enter the Guest Area password: discount2018). Carolyn Martinelli a.k.a. "Coach Care" will be available to answer your questions about ThorneVet pet supplements at Please leave detailed contact information as well as the name, age, sex, breed, and/or health issue(s) and med(s) of your pet so Carolyn can respond accordingly.

Steve Minsky MS, HWC The clinician of the future is here now. As a Health and Wellness Counselor, he will analyzes and offer solutions to optimize not only the food you eat, but every aspect of your lifestyle, whether for prevention or healing. More information on Steve's services.

Online Gift Cards Giving the gift of wellness has never been easier. Order your gift cards here. Loyalty Rewards Reset in 2023 3 months left to use your accrued loyalty rewards for 2022. We keep track with every supplement order you place, including those for pets. Text Us If It Is Convenient We accept text messages. Type (847) 498-3422 and text away!

US Postal Service Holiday Shipping Rate Increase For the second consecutive year, the US Postal Service will be temporarily raising their shipping rates from October 2 until January 22, 2023. For the second consecutive year, we will NOT be temporarily increasing your holiday shipping rates. They will be staying at the current pricing :)

Infection Support

Prevention ur During Infection COVID-19 is endemic, meaning it is here to stay. Moreover, we are exposed to many other endemic viruses including influenza (flu), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), monkeypox, and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Support your immune system year-round with our Free Prevent and Fight Viruses 2.0 Protocol here. Long COVID 25 to 40% of COVID patients develop Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) or "Long COVID". If you, a family member, friend, coworker, or neighbor are suffering from PASC, schedule an appointment with Steve or purchase our self-help Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Action Plan 3.0 (password: discount2018). COVID-19 Vaccines Our opinion can be found at this link and is continually updated.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky

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Infection Update

Steve: Many of the post-pandemic studies are now being published regarding the effect diet and lifestyle choices had on COVID outcomes. Why Were We So Incessant About Optimizing Diet and Lifestyle During the Pandemic? Following a healthy, balanced diet and avoiding excessive consumption of stressful news helped prevent anxiety and depressive symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research presented at the 35th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress. A new study in Frontiers in Nutrition found fruit and vegetable intake correlated with wellbeing, even when controlling for all lifestyle factors. The results emphasize the importance of diet contributing to individual wellbeing, even in the challenging times of a pandemic. A healthy lifestyle was associated with a substantially lower risk of post-COVID-19 atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, and ischemic stroke compared with an unhealthy lifestyle, according to a new study in Medrxiv. Shame on US decision makers for not promoting optimal diet and lifestyle as much as other public health measures. Vitamin D In the largest study to date involving nearly 2 million adults, authors publishing in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism purport that vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency increases susceptibility to COVID-19 and severe COVID-19. Unlike the Flu, COVID-19 a Mitochondrial and Immune Dysregulator We know that many infections create immune dysfunction, including COVID-19. But what is unique to COVID-19 is how it affects the heart and body-wide vasculature via mitochondrial disruption, according to two studies in Immune and Biorxiv. This is why during infection, in recovering individuals, and especially in those who have long COVID, we have emphasize treatments that focus on maintaining, detoxifying, and building back mitochondria (the energy center of the cells). Gut Serotonin A new study in Gut echoes what we have said for those who contract COVID-19: gut serotonin levels can spike and exacerbate the condition, especially digestively. While optimal serotonin is critical for normal gut and brain function, too little or too much can be problematic. SARS-CoV-2 triggers excessive gut serotonin production in some, so it may be a good idea to minimize serotonin-producing foods and supplements during the infection. Unlike what was initially thought by some, serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Fluvoxamine do not increase COVID recovery. Netipot or Saline Spray Twice daily flushing of the mucus-lined nasal cavity with a mild saline solution soon after testing positive for COVID-19 can significantly reduce hospitalization and death, according to a new study from Ear, Nose, and Throat Journal. This also goes for other nasal cavity and upper respiratory infections. Make sure that the saline spray is thimerosal-free. COVID-19 Vaccines A study in BMC Medicine reports that hybrid immunity, or vaccination plus infection, is the longest-lasting avenue toward robust COVID-19 protection. A study from Medrxiv found impaired vaccine response in those over 70 years of age getting booster shots. The polyethylene-glycol (PEG)-containing COVID-19 vaccines (original Pfizer) can cause hypersensitivity reactions, or rarely, life-threatening anaphylaxis. A study in Medrxiv also finds that these reactions may cause the vaccine to be less effective in generating the proper immune response. A new study published in BMJ Medicine states that vaccinated females had an adjusted increase in menstrual cycle length of less than 1 day with both the first and second vaccine doses. The increase wasn't associated with a change in the number of days of menses, or bleeding. A study in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that breastfeeding mothers who get an mRNA COVID vaccine wait at least 48 hours to breastfeed because spike protein nanoparticles were found. After 48 hours, there were none detected. Paxlovid Contraindications The COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid can have dangerous interactions with some of the most common medications for cardiovascular disease, including certain statins. The new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology lists dozens of cardiovascular medications and whether they are safe to give along with Paxlovid or whether they could have interactions. Ivermectin A study funded by the manufacturer of Ivermectin and appearing in JAMA on October 21st, among outpatients with mild to moderate COVID-19, treatment with ivermectin, compared with placebo, did not improve time to recovery.


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