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Pfizer Vaccine Thoughts | Flu or COVID-19?

From eNewsletter 11/11/2020

DID YOU KNOW that a study from Heart and Vessels revealed an association between increased long-term mortality risk and lower levels of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)?

The study examined men and women admitted to coronary care units in Japan over a three year period. Those with average or above average CoQ10 had a 52% lower risk of dying from any cause.

It should be noted that patients in the low CoQ10 group were found to be receiving higher doses of statins than those in the normal CoQ10 group. And those who had high levels of CoQ10 levels had much lower C-Reactive Protein, associated with inflammation, compared to those with low levels.

NEXT BIOTRITION FOOD INTOLERANCE TEST DAY - Saturday, 11/14 If you would like to get your blood drawn for the Biotrition Food Intolerance Test, the next scheduled date is Saturday, November 14th. Unless Bonnie has already given you authorization, you need to email her first for permission to get the test.   COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment Continue with extra immune support until summer of 2021. SARS-CoV-2 is not going away anytime soon. 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 is our must-read protocol. COVID-19 Condition Monograph For those interested in conventional and integrative treatments for COVID-19, Steve has written COVID-19 Condition Monograph.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie


Steve and Bonnie: The early returns on Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine efficacy is encouraging. We welcome successful, safe vaccines. That said, it may not be until fall of 2021 until a vaccine is distributed to every American. In addition, research shows that SARS-CoV-2 is mutating and scientists are unsure how COVID-19 vaccines will respond. Finally, this vaccine, as well as many others in the pipeline, is introducing an entirely new technology, one in which messenger RNA teaches our immune system to make antibodies to specifically repel SARS-CoV-2. While an incredible feat of science, safety of new technology such as this is paramount. 

Hence, this news should in no way lessen the obligation you have during the pandemic to yourself, family, friends, coworkers, and the public by adhering to optimal diet, physical activity, sleep, stress management, and supplement intake. 

Here's more new research that you need to be aware of!

Zinc as Preventive and Treatment A study published last week in Medrxiv found zinc as a therapeutic candidate for preventing and treating SARS-CoV-2, including older adults and adults without zinc deficiency. Zinc also helped to prevent other viral respiratory tract infections during the pandemic and reduced the severity and duration of symptoms. Nanobodies Researchers in Science published an exciting study last week describing a new method to extract tiny but extremely powerful SARS-CoV-2 antibody fragments from llamas, which could be fashioned into inhalable therapeutics with the potential to prevent and treat COVID-19. The special llama antibodies, called "nanobodies," are much smaller than human antibodies and many times more effective at neutralizing the SARS-CoV-2 virus. They're also much more stable (six weeks at room temperature), allowing for wider and safer transmission than vaccines. PPI Use Again Linked to Severe or Fatal COVID A study from Journal of Internal Medicine demonstrated a significantly increased likelihood for a severe or fatal course of COVID-19 with PPI use relative to nonuse. Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) is used to treat gastrointestinal reflux (GERD).

Mouthwashes A new study from Journal of Dental Research has found seven substances used in mouthwash to be effective at reducing the viral load of SARS-CoV-2 in the oral cavity: povidone-iodine, chlorhexidine, hydrogen peroxide, cyclodextrin, Citrox, cetylpyridinium chloride, and essential oils. Because SARS-CoV-2 is an enveloped virus, many of these target the outer lipid membrane, like monolaurin does. Return to Sports Guidance Many of you have questions about when is the right time for your child/teen to return to sport after getting COVID-19. The American Academy of Pediatrics released these guidelines at the end of October. Vitamin D A huge study just published in Medrxiv of almost 5,000 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital showed that every one of them had clinically low vitamin D  levels. A separate study from Medxriv of almost 400,000 patients found low vitamin D levels connected to increased risk of infection and hospitalization. A smaller study done for Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that 80% of admitted COVID-19 patients had low vitamin D levels. Maybe U.S. officials should authorize free vitamin D3 supplements for the population, like the UK just did! COVID-19 Can Cause Body to Attack Itself Similar to what happens when you develop an autoimmune disorder, getting COVID-19 can cause immune systems to attack healthy tissue instead of just the virus itself. The alarming finding in Medrxiv states that "autoantibody" production is common and has a major impact on both acute patient care and infection recovery. High levels of C-reactive protein in the blood is a major indicator that this is possible. This is why the steroid dexamethasone has been found to be so helpful. The fear is that many of these "long hauler" patients who recover will be saddled with a new form of autoimmune disorder. Find Meaning One way to repel the anxiety and depression from a seemingly never ending pandemic is to find meaning in life. A study in Frontiers in Psychiatry states that those with a strong sense of meaning in their lives have coped better during the pandemic.


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