From eNewsletter 10/6/2021
DID YOU KNOW that some countries like Singapore have already made the decision to live with SARS-CoV-2? This decision was made even though Singapore has their highest positivity rates since the pandemic began. When you live with a pathogen, such as SARS-CoV-2 or influenza, it is considered endemic. We've said from the beginning that we'd ultimately have to live with SARS-CoV-2, but the difference between Singapore and the United States is that currently, their population is 80% fully immunized and ours is only 56% fully immunized. Their population also has vey low rates of obesity and diabetes, thus their cases of severe illness and death are minuscule, so they can much more easily live with SARS-CoV-2 without stressing their hospital systems. It seems the US may be in a pandemic until at least next summer, unless we get the population to 70% fully immunized minimum, or we start a major public health initiative to remit COVID-19 comorbidities, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, which is unlikely to happen.
Food Intolerance Test Blood Draw Update Next available Saturday blood draw date for the Biotrition food intolerance test is November 20th.
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UPDATE - COVID-19 Vaccine Information We updated this document Monday, October 4th.
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.
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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: The most extensive review ever performed, appearing in British Journal of Nutrition, highlights the positive impacts of flavonoid consumption through enriching potentially beneficial members of the gut microbioata. Here's a reminder of flavonoid classes that can be ingested via food or supplements. Anthocyanins Abundant in cranberries, blueberries, black current, strawberries, red grapes, and raspberries to name only a few; as well as in numerous vegetables. Anthocyanin-rich foods are be considered valuable prebiotic modulators, that can change the gut community towards higher levels of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species. Flavan-3-ols or catechins Abundant in fruit, tea, and wine, they include a wide variety of compounds such as catechin, epigallocatechin, and epicatechin. When large amounts of catechins (especially in green tea) come in contact with the colon’s microbiota, they inhibit growth of pathogenic and opportunistic microorganisms such as S. aureus, E. coli, S. typhimurium, Helicobacter pylori, Listeria monocytogenes, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Flavanones An important flavonoid subclass that is widely distributed in all citrus fruits such as orange, grapefruit, lime, and lemon. Flavonones have a strong impact on increasing beneficial probiotic bacteria in the colon. Flavones Dietary sources include celery, parsley, red peppers, chamomile, mint, passion fruit, and Ginkgo biloba. This subgroup has been found to encourage glutathione expression, which enhances detoxification. Flavonols Distributed in several foods, particularly onions, broccoli, tea, apples, tomatoes, grapes, berries, red wine, among other fruit varieties and vegetables. The most commonly known flavonols are quercetin and rutin. Of the many benefits of this subgroup, flavonols inhibit bacteria that promote obesity. Specifically, quercetin can prevent body weight gain, reduced serum insulin level, insulin resistance, and reduced high fat/carbohydrate-diet-induced gut microbiota dysbiosis. Isoflavones A unique ability to bind to estrogen receptors, hence their classification as natural phytoestrogens. Soy is a rich source of isoflavonoids, with genistein, daidzein and glycitein as the major forms. Isoflavones such as genistein and daidzein are commonly utilized as selective estrogen receptor modulators because of their mild estrogenic activity, so should only be consumed regularly under the supervision of your health professional.