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Omega-3, Zinc Shield us from COVID

From eNewsletter 2/16/2022

DID YOU KNOW there is a dietary supplement you need to be aware of? Urolithin A (UA) is a phytochemical found most predominately in pomegranates and berries, but to be effective therapeutically, a higher supplemental dose may be necessary, according to a study from European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In addition, because UA is dependent upon gut bacteria to be conjugated, its availability is often compromised by compromised gastrointestinal function. As alluded to in a Nutrients study, Urolithin A has been found to be diabetes and cancer protective through inhibiting inflammatory response and lowering triglycerides. A Nutrients study suggests UA slows down the aging process and encourages brain protection by optimizing mitochondrial function. Mitochondria energize the cell, thus is critical for every bodily function. Additionally, a study in JAMA Network Open suggests supplemental UA may help improve or prolong muscle activity in people who are aging or who have diseases that make exercise difficult. If you're interested in learning more about Urolithin A, email or text Steve.


New Products

Carlson Liquid Cod Liver Oil Green Apple Flavor For those who cannot tolerate lemon or do not care for natural cod liver flavor, we now carry the delicious green apple flavor. It only comes in the small bottle for now, but is on sale this month! Pure Encapsulations CaffPhenol Safer option for those who need to focus better. Especially geared to college students who need heightened cognitive function, balanced energy, alertness and reaction time! This product does contain naturally-occurring caffeine.

Food Intolerance Test Blood Draw Options to set up a Biotrition food intolerance test blood draw. By appointment only:

  1. One Saturday per month at Biotrition in Glenview - March 12th & April 23rd

  2. Tue, Wed, TH 9AM-3PM at NICL Labs in Northbrook

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information We updated this document Monday, February 7th.

Virus Prevention And Treatment Vaccines minimize COVID-19 related mortality and hospitalizations, but SARS-CoV-2 is here to stay. Moreover, it 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. Continue your immune support year-round. For more information, refer to 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 2.0 The official diagnosis for post-COVID syndrome (PCS) are symptoms that last for 12 weeks or more. If you, a family member, friend, coworker, or neighbor is suffering from PCS, diligently following our Post-COVID Syndrome 2.0 Action Plan for purchase, or free to paid members here (must use the password), can bring measurable improvement.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky

In Today's Issue...

  • Well Connect Feature: Vitamin K: To Supplement or Not To Supplement?*

  • COVID-19 Update

  • February 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Chiro Corner NEW!

  • Pure Genomics

  • Blog Briefs

  • Well Connect Member Benefits

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Steve: Many states have removed, or are close to removing, indoor mask mandates. This is a good first step for getting back to normalcy. Once Illinois' state indoor mask mandate is removed, our office will not require those to wear masks when entering our office. We fully support your decision to still wear a mask if you so choose. And now for the latest on the endemic... Omega-3 Fish Oil A study published last week from Medrxiv confirmed why omega-3 fish oil has been part of our COVID-19 preventive AND treatment protocol. Results showed that higher circulating blood omega-3 levels were protective against severe COVID-19, as well as, reducing COVID-19 susceptibility. Zinc is Neuroprotective Against COVID-19 Effects A study from this month's Advances in Nutrition states that owing to its neuroprotective properties, zinc supplementation may be effective not only for COVID‐19-related symptoms, but also on virus replication, as well as on COVID-19-related inflammation and neurological damage. Lockdowns Were Ineffective An impactful study from Studies in Applied Economics was grossly underreported. An analysis from a trio of economists report pandemic lockdowns during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and Europe reduced COVID-related deaths by only 0.2%, and shelter-in-placed orders reduced deaths by 2.9%. Quote from the authors: "They [lockdowns] have contributed to reducing economic activity, raising unemployment, reducing schooling, causing political unrest, contributing to domestic violence, and undermining liberal democracy. These costs to society must be compared to the benefits of lockdowns, which our meta-analysis has shown are marginal at best. Such a standard benefit-cost calculation leads to a strong conclusion: lockdowns should be rejected out of hand as a pandemic policy instrument." Interval Between mRNA Doses Should Have Always Been Longer It seems U.S. public officials are coming around to what we have been suggesting since mRNA vaccines were approved. We recommended spacing out the time between doses of mRNA vaccines for as long as possible (6-12 weeks), not only to enhance immunity, but to limit side effects. During a recent meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, a CDC official said the agency should consider lengthening the interval between doses to 8 weeks to lower the risk of heart inflammation and improve effectiveness. We hope this happens sooner than later! Long Lasting Immunity From Reinfection in Those Who Had COVID-19 A new study from Nature Microbiology found that those who already had COVID-19 infection exhibited long lasting antibodies that protect from severe illness for 16 months and counting. Another study from JAMA found that unvaccinated persons who survived COVID-19 exhibited antibodies 20 months after infection and counting. Study Confirms Antihistamine Therapy for Long-COVID A case study published in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners found several patients achieved full remission from Post-COVID Syndrome (PCS) by taking daily over-the-counter antihistamines. For those who have read our Post-COVID Syndrome Action Plan, this is one of the therapies we recommend. While excess histamine is not the only reason for PCS, using OTC antihistamines is a simple, safe option for most. However, we never recommend self-prescribing.

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