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From eNewsletter 12/13/2021
DID YOU KNOW there has been a flood of positive fish oil research recently? A study from European Respiratory Journal concluded that children eating the most fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines can decrease the risk of developing asthma in half compared to kids eating the least. Data from American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest habitual fish oil supplement use is associated with lower risks of bone fractures, especially among individuals at higher genetic risk of fractures than those with lower genetic risk. Not only did researchers in Molecular Psychiatry confirm the antidepressive effects of therapeutic doses of fish oil with a 64-71% reduction in symptoms, but they also exhibited how it works at a cellular level. A study from Cell Metabolism elucidated the effect that fish oil has on cancer tumors. Hungry for fatty acids, tumor cells gorge themselves on the omega-3 DHA but are unable to store it correctly and literally poison themselves. The result? They die. Based upon the incredible findings above, the impetus for knowing your genetic capability for turning oils into omega-3's, making sure your fatty acid balance is 2:1 omega-6 to omega-3, eating a minimum two servings weekly of fatty fish per week, and supplementing with fish oil when necessary, are all important for optimal health.
Food Intolerance Blood Draw Options to set up a Biotrition food intolerance test blood draw. By appointment only:
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UPDATE - Our COVID-19 Vaccine Opinion The document at this link was updated December 13th.
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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Stress Management Works Diet, exercise, sleep, and supplements are critical for overall wellbeing. Stress management must also be part of the equation. Until recently, it has been difficult to quantify the effect of stress management in research. Now, the studies are starting to emerge and cannot be ignored. Recent data from Kaiser Permanente Health System, the largest in the United States, finds the stress of the public health crisis has inspired members to practice self-care more than they had before. Meditation, in particular, is proving to be quite beneficial to people who practice it regularly. Among the tools respondents find most effective for improving their mental well-being are self-care videos and channels on streaming services (42%), hobby-related programs like online yoga classes or art tools (33%), and use of mental health apps (33%). 48 percent who practice mental health self-care are seeking ways to positively cope with emotional distress related to loneliness, anxiety, depression, and anger, as well as financial challenges, health concerns, and difficulties with family and friends. To help manage their mental load, 57 percent meditate regularly as part of their self-care routine, for an average of two hours a week. Respondents cited numerous benefits from these meditation sessions, including improved focus, improved sleep, better emotional control, and better sex.