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Milk With Your Coffee or Tea?

From eNewsletter 10/25/2021

DID YOU KNOW that a study in Advanced Materials investigated whether electrical therapy, coupled with exercise, would show promise in treating tendon disease or ruptures? The discovery shows that an electrical charge is produced in the treatment target area, the damaged or injured tendon, when an implanted device is stretched during walking. The potential game changer here is like a power switch in a cell - the electrical stimulus turns on tendon - specific regenerative processes in the damaged tendon. Tendon disease and ruptures have increased as obesity and use of quinonlone class of antibiotics have increased. Genetic testing can discern if you are more prone to tendon rupture, as we have found it to be very common in clients who have done Pure Genomics screenings.

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Action Plan Update The following self-help Action Plans have been updated:

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NCI Well Connect Members have access to our entire Action Plan library as part of their paid membership. For non-paid members, they can be ordered at our shopsite.

Food Intolerance Blood Draw Update Our next available Saturday blood draw date for the Biotrition food intolerance test is November 20th.

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Our COVID-19 Vaccine Opinion The document at this link was updated October 25th.

Virus Prevention And Treatment Vaccines will minimize COVID-19 related mortality and hospitalizations, but SARS-CoV-2 is not going away. Moreover, SARS-CoV-2 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. We highly recommend continuing your immune support. See 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 (PCS) If you, or someone you know, has PCS, we provide individualized consultation or our Post-COVID Syndrome Action Plan. Paid yearly NCI Well Connect members can access it for free here.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky

In Today's Issue

  • PAID Member Content

  • Well Connect Feature: Diet and Testosterone

  • Menu Savvy: Insect Versus Whey Protein

  • Smart Food: Lowering Processed Meat Carcinogenicity

  • Brand Buzz: Breakfast Bar / Chickpea Couscous

  • Aesthetically Speaking: Protective Skin Aging Nutrient

  • Your Healthy Kitchen: Six Ways to Preserve Ginger

  • Wild Card: Forecasting Health From a Baby's Gut

  • eInspire: Max De Pree

  • FREE Member Content

  • Did You Know?

  • Milk With Your Coffee and Tea?

  • October 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Pure Genomics 2.0

  • Watch - Classical Music for Autumn

  • Loyalty Program

  • Well Connect Member Benefits

Milk With Your Coffee and Tea?

Steve and Bonnie: For years, we have urged you to eschew milk, creamer, and sweeteners, and artificial sweeteners for your coffee and tea. Simply, they negate the antioxidant benefits of the beverages. A fascinating Biorxiv study performed because of the pandemic reaffirmed our recommendation. The researchers were examining the neutralizing effectiveness of antioxidants derived from coffee and tea against SARS-CoV-2. In an earlier study, the same researchers reported that SARS-CoV-2 is rapidly and remarkably inactivated by treatment in vitro with tea including green tea, roasted green tea, oolong tea and black tea, as well as coffee. But it has not been determined whether sugar, milk, lemon juice, and so on may influence the inactivation effect of black tea against SARS-CoV-2. They confirmed that tea and coffee can assist with inactivating alpha, gamma, delta and kappa SARS-CoV-2 variants. Intriguingly, the addition of milk completely prevented these beverages from inactivating the variants. The suppressive effect was also exerted by milk casein. This adds to the evidence that suggests consuming coffee and tea without milk, sweeteners, and artificial sweeteners allow you to reap all of the health benefits.