From eNewsletter 7/15/2020
DID YOU KNOW that last week, six medical societies from across the globe emphasized the importance of individuals obtaining the daily recommended dose of vitamin D3, especially given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on outdoor time?
The statement, "Joint Guidance on Vitamin D in the Era of COVID-19," is supported by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), the Endocrine Society, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS), the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), and the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF).
In consecutive weeks, one study calls for universal screening for vitamin D deficiency and now this. When will government and public health leaders heed the call?
Steve & Bonnie: Here's the latest research you may find fascinating!
Two new studies emphasize the importance of keeping a proper acid-alkaline balance in your body. One study from last week's Biorxiv found that the more acidic you are at the cellular level, the easier it is for SARS-CoV2 to proliferate. Another study from the British Pharmacological Society found that antiviral agents work to reduce the acidification from the SARS-CoV2 virus. The ideal would be to eat 60 percent alkaline and 40 percent acid.
Critical Care Protocol
If you know anyone who has COVID-19, this integrative critical care protocol being used by Eastern Virginia Medical School is fabulous and should be presented to the medical professionals they are working with.
PPIs and COVID Risk
People who use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for acid reflux may be more likely to get COVID-19. In light of this finding, published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, the lead author suggests speaking with your physician to ascertain if you truly need the PPI.
Never-before-seen images published recently in Cell show that the SARS-CoV-2 hijacks proteins in our cells called kinase pathways to create monstrous tentacles that branch out and transmit infection to neighboring cells.
While researchers are just looking at drugs that can thwart the damage to these kinase pathways, we of course, looked at research on natural substances that can also thwart the damage to kinase pathways.
A study from Current Genomics in 2017 found several plant substances that were highly effective at protecting kinase pathways, none better than quercetin, which is in our Prevent and Fight Coronavirus 2.0 protocol! Moreover, a new study from Frontiers in Immunology recommend quercetin and vitamin C not only as preventives, but adjunct treatments for severe cases.
Saliva COVID Test
The first study to report on saliva samples were found to be consistent, and in some cases superior, when compared to healthcare worker collected nasal swabs from COVID-19 suspected participants. The Medrxiv study states that saliva is a easily self-collected, highly sensitive specimen for the detection of SARS-CoV-2. Certainly more comfortable than the long nasal swabs!
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