From eNewsletter 8/2/2021
DID YOU KNOW that chlorine, and more importantly its interaction with bodily fluids, create a host of issues for swimmers? A study in Environment and Technology states that chlorine reacts badly with organic matter introduced by swimmers like sweat, urine, suntan lotion, or cosmetics and create disinfection byproducts (DBPs). Other studies have linked DBPs to health problems including respiratory, gastrointestinal, and skin issues, among others. We have seen numerous clients over the years, especially young persons who are competitive swimmers, having to retire because DBPs were having such a deleterious effect on their health. There are other treatments besides chlorine used in pools such as bromine (a cousin of fluoride, so not much better) and salt water. Many of these are expensive and not practical for most pools. However, the researchers point to a process known as copper-silver ionization (CSI) as a way to ensure safe levels of chlorine in a pool. The process could reduce DBPs by up to 80 percent.
Steve Minsky Shines at USATF Masters National Championships
Steve recently traveled to Iowa State University to participate in his first USATF Masters National Championship 400 meter dash in the 50-54 age group.
The best masters athletes from around the country (and world) gather each year for this prized track and field event.
After running a personal best 59:43 in the prelims to make it to the final, he ran a blistering 57:87 to take 5th overall.
The entire Nutritional Concepts community congratulates you on this amazing accomplishment.
He will soon share details on his athletic and nutritional preparation!
Food Intolerance Blood Draw Update Our next available Saturday blood draw date for the Biotrition food intolerance test is September 18th.
Text Us If It Is Convenient! We now accept text messages at (847) 498-3422.
Our COVID-19 Vaccine Opinion The document at this link was updated August 2nd.
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
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YES, YES, EMPHATICALLY YES TO VITAMIN C Steve and Bonnie: A study presented by the vaunted La Jolla Institute for Immunology and published in EMBO Reports states that you cannot regulate immunity without vitamin C. The authors specifically state that T cells, which you are probably familiar with because they have been discussed so much during the pandemic, cannot be stabilized without optimal vitamin C. And what do we know about destabilized T cells? They create hyper-inflammation and can lead to things like severe COVID-19, autoimmune disorders, and much more. The researchers studied the effects of vitamin C all the way down to the genetic level. This confirms once again why vitamin C is so important take for immune support, especially when presented with a pathogen such as SARS-CoV-2.