From e Newsletter 9/7/2020
DID YOU KNOW that gastrointestinal mucositis, a painful inflammation and ulceration of the digestive tract, is one adverse outcome of chemotherapy that has plagued cancer sufferers for years, and for which no effective treatment was thought to exist? As many cancer patients will confirm, the chemotherapy prescribed to kill the disease is often more debilitating than the cancer itself, with a range of horrendous side effects. This bleak outlook is about to change, according to a study in Supportive and Palliative Care, which found that vitamin D mitigates inflamed intestinal tracts and provided relief to cancer patients. Specifically, vitamin D helps suppress inflammation and enhances the function of T-cells which boosts immunity. Vitamin D also improved the efficacy of certain anti-cancer drugs. Probiotics were also found to be very promising for reducing the severity of diarrhea and abdominal pain. FLASH SALE TODAY ONLY 20% OFF! We are closed today. Please place your orders at our website, voice mail, or email. All sizes of magnesium glycinate are 20% OFF today only until 11:59PM. WE ARE CLOSED TODAY FOR LABOR DAY Calls, emails, and orders placed Monday will be addressed on Tuesday.
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Continue with extra immune support until summer of 2021. SARS-CoV-2 knows no boundaries and does not discriminate. Besides, SARS-CoV-2 is not the only virus we fight. There is influenza (flu), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Prevent and Fight Coronavirus 2.0 is our must-read protocol. For detailed advice about conventional, as well as integrative treatments, read Steve Minsky's COVID-19 Condition Monograph.
Steve and Bonnie: We often wax poetic about the myriad benefits of magnesium, and this segment is no different! Several new studies shed even more light onto why this mineral is so critical.
Menopause A study examining the influence of a magnesium intervention upon vitamin D status in a postmenopausal population was published in the August issue of Nutrients. Healthy postmenopausal women between 44-76 years of age received magnesium supplements (500 mg/day) or placebo for eight weeks. Initial vitamin D testing proved deficient in over 80% of the subjects. The administration of magnesium resulted in significantly increased vitamin D levels in the supplemented group versus the placebo. Pain Relief Nociception is the action of nerve cells that sense pain and transmit pain signals. Thus, antinociceptive actions from substances such as NSAIDs block pain signals. A new study from Nutrients lauds magnesium for its antinociceptive actions. While still not knowing exactly how it occurs, the authors are calling for more research because the oral and parenteral administration of magnesium via the intravenous, intrathecal, or epidural route may alleviate pain and perioperative anesthetic and analgesic requirements. Beneficial effects of magnesium therapy have also been reported in patients with neuropathic pain, such as malignancy-related neurologic symptoms, diabetic neuropathy, neuralgia, and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. In addition, magnesium treatment has been shown to alleviate fibromyalgia, dysmenorrhea, headaches, and acute migraine attacks. Athletics Magnesium plays a critical role in athlete health and performance. It is involved in numerous physiological mechanisms that support energy production, immune function, pain modulation, muscle function and bone health. Athletes may be susceptible to magnesium deficiency due to an increased utilization during exercise. A study from the July issue of Journal of the American College of Nutrition reported that 22% of Olympic and Paralympic athletes screened over eight years were found to be deficient. This study highlights the importance of investigating magnesium levels in elite athletes. Conclusion Supplementation is often warranted because it is difficult to get sufficient amounts of magnesium in food. For example, the top ten magnesium foods are not exactly thrilling for most: spinach, chard, pumpkin seed, lima bean, black bean, quinoa, tuna, almonds, cashews, brown rice.
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