From eNewsletter 8/8/2022
DID YOU KNOW that a group of highly specialized T cells (immune cells), designed to facilitate elimination of SARS-CoV-2-infected cells, remained active in the blood of previously COVID-19-infected patients? Even more exciting, these T cells did not disappear or wane even at long follow-up (the study is at 21 months and counting). So for those who don't want multiple booster shots, this new study from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences should give those who already had COVID-19 piece of mind. Furthermore, these specialized immune cells explain the significantly reduced risk of severe disease and mortality among those who have become re-infected with SARS-CoV-2. The results of this study also show why taking COVID-19 antibody tests do not provide the complete picture. The immune cells screened in this study are not included in current antibody tests.
Action Plan Updates There have been significant menu changes to Jump-Start PaleoMediterranean Action Plan. Prostate Cancer Support & Proactive Surveillance has been updated. We have added the title: Superfoods to Prevent Cachexia During Chemotherapy Treatments. Action Plans are self-help protocols that can be purchased a la carte. Paid NCI Well Connect Members can access the entire library for free here.
Steve Minsky Shines at USATF Masters National Championships At the end of July, Steve traveled to University of Kentucky to participate in his second USATF Masters National Championship. He ran the 400 meter and 200 meter dash in the 50-54 age group. The best masters athletes from around the country (and world) gather each year for this prized four day track and field event. For the second straight year, Steve took 5th overall in the 400 meter dash! In his first effort in the 200 meter dash, Steve came in 11th. The entire Nutritional Concepts community congratulates you on this amazing accomplishment!
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Our COVID-19 Vaccine Opinion The document can be found at this link.
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.
Post-COVID Syndrome 2.0 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
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Blood Type in the News Again
Steve: Remember as little as five years ago the medical community utterly disregarded the importance of blood type for our health? It seems their thinking has changed. Now, researchers say that your blood type may be a map to your heart health, among other things. Unless you've donated blood, were given a transfusion or found out during pregnancy, or have had a consultation with us, you've never thought twice about your blood type and what it means for your health. People with type A, type B or type AB blood are more likely than people with type O to have a heart attack or experience heart failure, according to the American Heart Association. While the increased risk is small (types A or B had a combined 8% higher risk of heart attack and 10% increased risk of heart failure), the difference in blood clotting rates is much higher, per the AHA. People in the same study with type A and B blood were 51% more likely to develop deep vein thrombosis and 47% more likely to develop a pulmonary embolism, which are severe blood clotting disorders which can also increase the risk of heart failure. A reason for this increased risk might have to do with inflammation that happens in people with type A, type B or type AB blood. The proteins present in type A and type B blood may cause more "blockage" or "thickening" in the veins and arteries, leading to an increased risk of clotting and heart disease. Hence, this explains why O blood types also seem to be more protected from severe COVID-19. However, people with type O blood may fare worse after a traumatic injury due to increased blood loss, according to a study in Critical Care. Other research has found people with type AB blood might be at an increased risk for cognitive impairment when compared to people with type O. Consequently, it should now come as no surprise that blood type is inextricably linked with food, as we have said for over 30 years!