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Resolving Infections Is Paramount

From eNewsletter 1/9/2023

DID YOU KNOW that according to a new study from Nature Communications, consuming the artificial color FD&C Red 40 and Food Red 17 may lead to inflammatory bowel disease?

While I would not expect you to be consuming this given our repeated warnings over the years, the color is especially appealing to children, who of course are the most vulnerable.

Researchers found that long-term ingestion of the dye disrupts gut function, causing a series of changes that lead to a higher risk of colitis, Crohn's disease, and more.

Please eschew anything that contains artificial colors, flavors, and any preservatives whenever possible.


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Infection Section


COVID-19 is endemic, meaning it is here to stay. Moreover, we are exposed to many other endemic viruses including influenza (flu), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), monkeypox, and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Support your immune system year-round with our Free Prevent and Fight Viruses 2.0 Protocol here.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky

In Today's Issue

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  • WC Feature: Autoimmune Update

  • Smart Food: Nuts on the Brain

  • Mythbuster: Can You Eat Just One Potato Chip?

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  • FoodQ: College Stress

  • Green Lifestyle: Minimize Plastic Use in Young Women

  • Wild Card: Air Filtration

  • eInspire: Fergus Henderson

  • Action Plan of the Month: Smart Detox 2-Week

  • Free Member Content

  • Did You Know?

  • Resolving Infections Is Paramount

  • January 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Pure Genomics

  • Watch - Lactose Intolerance

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Resolving Infections Is Paramount

Steve: As if you needed more of a reason to prevent, safely treat, and resolve infections whether bacterial, fungal, or viral, this may convince you.

According to numerous studies, unresolved infection, especially of the viral origin, greatly increase the risk of autoimmune disorders. When I speak of "unresolved," this means that after the infection has been successfully neutralized, your immune system does not go back into balance. It continues to be hyper-excited, which can lead to your immune system attacking your own tissue. Your immune system will tend to attack areas of weakness depending upon the individual. This is why the list of autoimmune disorders, or also known as inflammatory disorders, is vast.

The most recent example of an autoimmune/inflammatory disorder that is caused by an hyper-excited immune system is Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection, or "Long COVID". Either because the SARS-CoV-2 virus itself is still in tissue or the bloodstream, or your overheated immune system that is unable to resolve, those with long COVID have deleterious symptoms that present in myriad ways.

If you have a diagnosed autoimmune disorder that is not resolved or you suspect that your immune system has run amok, we have many ways to support you based upon individual needs. For this type of analysis, we would highly recommend raw genomic data in addition to everything else we ask for, as our Pure Genomics platform provides numerous value-added clues to help your immune system resolve.


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