From eNewsletter 1/10/2022
DID YOU KNOW that children, adolescents, and young adults who spend 30 minutes outside in the sun daily may cut their risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) in half, new research from Neurology suggests? Young adults with MS aged 3-22 years who spent an average of 30 minutes to 1 hour outside daily during the previous summer had a 52% lower chance of developing MS compared with those who spent less than 30 minutes outdoors daily. Additionally, those who spent 1-2 hours outdoors daily had an 81% lower risk for MS. "The take-home message is that spending more time outdoors in the sun can be helpful to prevent an autoimmune disease like MS," the authors purport. They cite two possible reasons for these associations: the effect of sun exposure on vitamin D levels and the immunomodulating effect of ultraviolet light through the skin, which has an anti-inflammatory effect. While many climates cannot provide the outdoor sun exposure during part of the year, vitamin D supplementation can assure you are getting plenty of vitamin D!
Food Intolerance Blood Draw Options to set up a Biotrition food intolerance test blood draw. By appointment only:
One Saturday per month at Biotrition in Glenview - 1/22/22 and 2/12/2
Tue, Wed, TH 9AM-3PM at NICL Labs in Northbrook
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UPDATE - Our COVID-19 Vaccine Opinion The document at this link was updated January 10th.
Virus Prevention And Treatment Vaccines will minimize COVID-19 related mortality and hospitalizations, but SARS-CoV-2 is not going away. 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. We highly recommend continuing your immune support. See 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 (updated November 2021) 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, can bring measurable improvement.
Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky
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Well Connect Feature: Magnesium Update
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Social Impact of Magnesium Deficiency
A survey on the social impact of the principal diseases linked to magnesium deficiency was reported in a recent issue of Nutrients, focusing in particular on diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular, and neurological diseases and cancer. These are considered "social pathologies" because of the significant impact on the lives of people people affected and their families, but also on the community’s economy and social life. Unfortunately, world public health experts suggest that more than 75% of the human population do not get enough daily magnesium or are deficient. Even healthy people risk insufficient magnesium intake due to a decreased presence in the modern diet characterized by a wide use of demineralized water, processed foods, and agricultural practices that use soil deficient in magnesium for growing food. The conclusion of this study is that subclinical magnesium deficiency increases the burdens of nations around the world with incalculable healthcare costs and suffering, and should be considered a public health crisis. This why magnesium was, and will always be, one of the most important foundational nutrients requiring supplementation for almost all human beings.