From eNewsletter 8/22/2022
DID YOU KNOW that the position of a group of authors in a new study from Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews are suggesting medical reimbursement for exercise? I left this quote in tact because it is so on point. "The volume of data demonstrating the undeniable benefits of targeted therapeutic exercise for chronic disease, the paucity of adverse effects, and the myriad of ancillary benefits suggest exercise is a veritable panacea for the innumerable diseases and conditions attributed to sedentary lifestyles in the 21st century. Some conditions respond to exercise programs that require no supervision and few require no resources, such as walking. Others, including osteoporosis, require a much higher-intensity exercise protocol that is inherently hazardous unless expertly supervised. Access to evidence-based therapy, be it exercise or medication, is an egalitarian issue. That is, government medical reimbursement schemes have been established on the grounds that treatment should not be based on whether or not a person can afford it. Inclusion of evidence-based exercise therapy in such schemes is long overdue for many chronic diseases, to which we now confidently can add osteoporosis."
Update to Long COVID Action Plan! Steve: Based upon an extensive literature review of studies on complementary and alternative therapies for Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection or "Long COVID," as well as drawing upon the successes of clients we have worked with, I have updated our Action Plan. See below for details.
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NEW! Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection or "Long COVID" Action Plan 3.0 Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) or "Long COVID" includes symptoms that can last for 12 weeks or more. If you, a family member, friend, coworker, or neighbor are suffering from PASC, follow our Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Action Plan 3.0. It is available for purchase here (password: discount2018).
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Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky
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Vitamin D Update
Steve: Due to one misinterpreted vitamin D study regarding bone fracture, the media ran with headlines such as "has vitamin D lost its luster"? Of course, we know better. That said, if you had doubts about the significance of keeping your vitamin D levels optimal and supplementing when necessary, check out these studies just from the last few weeks. Chronic Inflammatory Disease Genetic research shows a direct link between low levels of vitamin D and high levels of the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein, providing an important biomarker to identify people at higher risk of or severity of chronic inflammatory illness. The authors of the groundbreaking study from International Journal of Epidemiology suggest having adequate vitamin D concentrations may mitigate complications arising from obesity and reduce the risk or severity of chronic illnesses with an inflammatory component, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases. Mortality Risk Vitamin D3 supplementation is a cost-effective way of reducing deficiency later in life, and thus mortality, particularly among the most at-risk 70-plus age group, according to a study in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health. Cancer An exhaustive review study in Nutrients concluded: "In sum, the available mechanistic data support the global protective action of vitamin D against several important types of cancer". Depression The results of a study from Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition show that vitamin D supplementation is more effective than a placebo in alleviating depressive symptoms in people with depression. The typical vitamin D supplement dose was 50-100 micrograms (2,000-4,000 IU) per day. Eczema Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy could substantially reduce the chances of babies up to a year old suffering from atopic eczema, according to a new study in British Journal of Dermatology. Has vitamin D really lost its luster? I think not.