From eNewsletter 2/8/2021
DID YOU KNOW that in a new, sweeping review of thousands of phytonutrients and nutraceuticals, two of our "go-to's" were found to have the strongest action against COVID-19? Monolaurin and Quercetin were two of the five most effective. Moreover, the authors in the Nutrients study remarked that they are not just effective against SARS-CoV-2, but many other viruses as well.
Our COVID-19 Vaccine Opinion
We updated this document for today's issue.
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.
Virus Prevention And Treatment
Continue extra immune support until summer of 2021. 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. Prevent and Fight Coronavirus 2.0 Protocol.
WOW FACTOR STUDIES NOURISH GENETIC NUTRITION
Steve and Bonnie: We explained last week our belief in the importance of genetic data that companies such as 23andMe provide for the health and wellbeing of our population. The following recent studies echo this.
A study from this month's British Journal of Nutrition explained the importance of understanding the genetic capability of SLC30A8, the zinc gene we screen for in our Pure Genomics screening. Simply, the authors purport that knowing a mutation exists in a patient allows the health professional to better track zinc status over a lifetime.
In another study from British Journal of Nutrition, researchers found that in children with mutations of the FADS and PPARG genes, optimal levels of omega-3 fatty acids beneficially affect their cardiometabolic profiles, including cholesterol and triglycerides. Both of these genes are included in our Pure Genomics platform.
Overweight & Obesity
We have consistently cited studies on the importance of FTO, the overweight and obesity. A study from the November issue of Nutrients found that those with mutations who overconsume carbohydrates are at much greater risk for overweight and obesity.
In a study from Journal of Physiology & Behavior, researchers indicate that supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin led to increases in both macula pigment optical density, a measure of lutein levels in the eye and brain, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which has been described as an important
neurotrophic factor participating in memory and learning.
BDNF is a critical gene that we screen for in Pure Genomics. In those with low blood levels due to genetic mutation or low dietary intake, lutein and zeaxanthin supplementation was associated with improvements in composite and verbal memory, psychomotor and processing speed, and/or sustained attention.
A study in the November issue of Nutrients confirmed that genetically tailored lifestyle information and advice lead to improvements in lifestyle behavior change.
According to the authors, it has to do with the Theory of Planned Behavior, one of the most widely accepted behavioral theories, and suggests that attitudes, subjective norms and perceived behavioral control are significant predictors of one’s intention to engage in behaviors.
Knowing the deepest inner workings of ourselves, and for that matter, future generations, can have a major impact on our lifestyle behavior.
SWEET TASTE BEHAVIOR
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