From eNewsletter 8/16/2021
DID YOU KNOW that in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of obese subjects taking sacchromyces boulardii over a 60 day period, there was a significant decrease in fat mass, while also preserving muscle? Moreover, the subjects vitamin D levels increased, according to the Nutrients study. Sacchromyces boulardii is a supplement many of our clients take for intestinal health. This is the first study showing efficacy for weight-loss, however. The increase in vitamin D makes sense because as you lose weight, you are able to absorb vitamin D better.
Steve's Niacinamide Review For those of you who like to read research reviews, Steve just finished reviewing the evidence for niacinamide (also known as nicotinamide) for its efficacy as a treatment and preventive for certain types of skin cancer. Bottom line: niacinamide is effective. Here is the paper in its entirety Niacinamide is an Effective Chemopreventive.
Food Intolerance Blood Draw Update Our next available Saturday blood draw date for the Biotrition food intolerance test is October 23rd.
Text Us If It Is Convenient! We now accept text messages at (847) 498-3422.
Our COVID-19 Vaccine Opinion The document at this link was updated August 16th.
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 (PCS) If you, or someone you know, has PCS, we provide individualized consultation or our Post-COVID Syndrome Action Plan. Paid yearly NCI Well Connect members can access it for free here.
Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky
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Study Admits Yeast Is a Major Problem
Steve and Bonnie: In our area of the country, mold season is at its zenith. Aside from mold allergy being a problem for some, mold exacerbates symptoms for those with yeast overgrowth or candida. The image above is what an overgrowth of yeast looks like in the intestines. The mainstream medical community universally condemns discussion of yeast being adverse unless it affects gravely ill elderly patients in a hospital setting. This is categorically untrue. We have dealt with hundreds, if not thousands, of cases of yeast overgrowth and candida. A rare study just published on the subject acknowledges the link between the gut and yeast. Researchers publishing in Nature show that fungi, not just bacteria and viruses, may be equally important in health and disease. Fungi thrive in the healthy gut, but when interactions with the immune system are off-balance, they cause intestinal damage that may contribute to gastrointestinal disease. The authors admit that "fungi have been wholly understudied in part because they are vastly outnumbered by bacteria." The yeast Candida albicans, one of the main species of fungi that reside in the human gut, elicited the strongest immune response. When yeast is in its normal, rounded state, we remain healthy. In contrast, Candida in its invasive form causes intestinal damage resembling inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and vaginal yeast infections. We know that yeast overgrowth causes much more than just what these researchers discovered. Just like we need to balance good and bad bacteria, the same is true for fungi. Fungi are important for a healthy gut. The immune system's job is to clear infections by getting rid of invasive organisms. In this case, fungi benefit from their interaction with immune antibodies. The immune reaction prods fungi from their invasive state into their rounded, budding state, which improves their survival in the gut. When our guts are homeostatic, our immune systems constrain Candida to its least pathogenic form. If you want a compilation of the information we have gathered on yeast overgrowth and Candida, including a plan to follow, please refer to our Candida Action Plan.