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Medical Groups Unite to Fight COVID-19

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?


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Acid/Alkaline Balance

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.