From eNewsletter 8/10/2020
DID YOU KNOW that in every email email response and eNewsletter, we end with the phrase, "Have a happy, healthy day"? We understand the link between health and happiness and want to remind you of it as much as possible. New research from the journal Psychological Science bolsters our notion that a happy outlook can have a very real impact on your physical well-being. Results show that both online and in-person psychological interventions, tactics specifically designed to boost subjective well-being (i.e., a weekly writing assignment such as journaling and an active behavioral component, such as guided meditation), both have positive effects on self-reported physical health. This research is one of the first randomized controlled trials to suggest that increasing the psychological well-being even of generally healthy adults can have benefits to their physical health. Better still, it can be accomplished remotely!
STAYING SAFE AMIDST A PANDEMIC
Continue with extra immune support until summer of 2021. SARS-CoV-2 knows no boundaries and does not discriminate. Besides, SARS-CoV-2 is not the only virus we fight. There is influenza (flu), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Prevent and Fight Coronavirus 2.0 is our must-read protocol.
SUPER NUTRIENT QUERCETIN
Steve and Bonnie: Many of you have taken quercetin for years as a way to mitigate allergic symptoms to outdoor allergens. However, the research on quercetin's viability as a multi-use supplement has risen dramatically.
If you have read our Prevent and Fight Coronavirus 2.0, you know about quercetin's ability to give zinc easier entry into infected cells to stop SARS-CoV-2 replication. Quercetin's antioxidant action tampers down COVID-related hyper-inflammation.
Another recent study brings more of quercetin's abilities to light. A study in this month's Nutrition Reviews examined of the effects of quercetin supplementation on plasma lipid profiles, blood pressure (BP), and glucose levels in humans. Quercetin intake resulted in significantly decreased BP. Moreover, participants who consumed quercetin for eight weeks or more showed significantly changed levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides. It is recommended that quercetin be taken with vitamin C because they work synergistically, thus enhancing antiviral and immune actions. Vitamin C also assures that quercetin is utilized in the body properly. As we referenced above, taking quercetin with zinc during the pandemic is important for enhancing zinc's ability to halt SARS-CoV-2 replication. Viruses infect and devastate the human body by replicating from cell to cell.