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Sinus Issues | Choline's Emergence

From eNewsletter 12/5/2022

DID YOU KNOW that choline is an essential nutrient for methylation (gene expression), metabolism, cell integrity, and brain function?

We've noticed that since our Pure Genomics Wellness Screening added the choline gene about a year ago, we've found there to be more mutations on average than many other genes.

A major finding in a recent issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that low dietary choline intake was associated with increased risks of incident dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

This is yet another reason why we are so incessant with you about consuming optimal amounts of well-tolerated protein. Doing this helps you avoid any potential adverse effects from mutations of the choline gene. In some cases however, supplementation is warranted.


Services Update

Pet Wellness

We now have a dietary supplement line for dogs and cats! ThorneVet has an impeccable reputation among veterinarians. To order from our wellness shop, please visit here (for prices, enter the Guest Area password: discount2018).

Carolyn Martinelli a.k.a. "Coach Care" will be available to answer your questions about ThorneVet pet supplements at Please leave detailed contact information as well as the name, age, sex, breed, and/or health issue(s) and med(s) of your pet so Carolyn can respond accordingly.

Steve Minsky MS, HWC

The clinician of the future is here now. As a Health and Wellness Counselor, he analyzes and offer solutions to optimize not only the food you eat, but every aspect of your lifestyle, whether for prevention or healing. More info on Steve's services.

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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.


25 to 40% of COVID patients develop Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) or "Long COVID". If you, a family member, friend, coworker, or neighbor are suffering from PASC, schedule an appointment with Steve or purchase our self-help Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Action Plan 3.0 (password: discount2018).

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  • Recipe du Jour: Fall Brussels Sprout Salad

  • Intelligently Active: Eye Yoga

  • Wild Card: Birth Control in Teens

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  • Managing Sinus Issues

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Managing Sinus Issues

Steve: Sinus issues, especially sinusitis, have been treated improperly for as long as we can remember. Finally, it seems that the proper way to treat sinus issues is being acknowledged.

According to a recent study in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, the authors found that culture-directed therapy, which means taking a nasal sample and culturing it to discern if the sinus issue is bacterial, viral, fungal, or allergy, and then using the culture against all available treatments, is the smarter path.

However, the study stated in analysis of treating physicians, 75% patients were prescribed antibiotics and only 25% started with a culture. This is unconscionable given the issues we've had with antibiotic resistance.

One of the authors even said the key is to not give antibiotics right away because when it is viral or fungal sinusitis or simple allergies, antibiotics will do nothing. Moreover, the study purported that only 5% to 11% of people with acute rhinosinusitis would be cured faster if they received antibiotics instead of placebo or no treatment.

If you develop a sinus issue, please implore that your physician take a culture first. You will not only be helping yourself by not taking unnecessary antibiotics, but you will also be protecting your community.


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