From eNewsletter 9/8/2021
DID YOU KNOW that in a JAMA Network Open study of women aged 40-49 evaluated for breast cancer detection, researchers concluded that mammography screening alone demonstrated low sensitivity of detection, whereas ultrasound significantly improved sensitivity of detection in both dense and nondense breasts?
Food Intolerance Test Blood Draw Update Next available Saturday blood draw date for the Biotrition food intolerance test is October 23rd.
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UPDATE - COVID-19 Vaccine Information We updated this document Monday, September 6th.
Virus Prevention And Treatment Vaccines will minimize COVID-19 related mortality and hospitalizations, but SARS-CoV-2 is not going away, as evidenced by its ever-mutating variants. 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. For more information, refer to 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 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 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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Steve and Bonnie: More great data regarding nutrition's positive effect on COVID-19 infection outcomes! Excluding vaccinations, a study in Medrxiv examined 105 factors positively or negatively affecting the probability of infection or of a severe course of COVID-19. As expected, male sex, younger age, overweight and obese, blood group B, and larger household size, increased the risk of infection. Other than mask wearing, guess what was the strongest protector from COVID-19 infection? Vitamins and supplements, especially vitamin D3. Sauna therapy, forest bathing/nature walking, and surprisingly those with Lyme disease were also found to be protective. A study in JAMA Network Open purports that CBD (cannabadiol) therapy reduced symptoms of burnout and emotional exhaustion among health care professionals working with patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to an upcoming study in Appetite, the COVID-19 pandemic might have encouraged U.S. adults to engage in at least one health-promoting behavior: increasing fruit and vegetable intake by 1/4 cup on average per person. It's not much, but we'll take what we can get. A study from BMJ Nutrition, Prevention, and Health found that 32% of ICU patients with low vitamin D died, compared with 13% of patients with adequate (but not optimal) vitamin D levels. 46% of those with low serum zinc and selenium, and vitamin B12 and folate levels died versus 26% with adequate levels. Another study in Nutrients concurs, noting that in cases of COVID-19 patients that are hospitalized, in critical condition, and in intensive care units, adequate intake of all nutrients, especially proteins, omega-3 fatty acids, micronutrients (selenium and zinc), and vitamins, especially D and C, and a caloric value adjusted to the patient’s needs are critical. Yet another three studies, one from Nutrients, and two from Journal of the American College of Nutrition, found that most COVID-19 patients have vitamin D deficiency and severe vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased risk of COVID-19 severity and fatal outcome. Finally, a new study published this week from Medrxiv states that the more optimal your vitamin D level, the higher amount of COVID-19 antibodies you have after full vaccination.