From eNewsletter 6/13/2022
DID YOU KNOW that yet again, research is going against conventional wisdom with egg consumption? A new study from eLife purports that not only are eggs NOT detrimental to your health, but in the 4,778 participants, those who ate fewer eggs had lower levels of beneficial metabolites and higher levels of harmful ones in their blood, compared to those who ate eggs more regularly. Specifically, those who ate a moderate amount of eggs had higher levels of a protein in their blood called apolipoprotein A1- a building-block of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as "good cholesterol". Specifically, these individuals had more large HDL molecules in their blood, which help clear cholesterol from the blood vessels. "Moderate amount" of egg consumption is considered no more than one egg per day.
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Virus Prevention And Treatment Vaccines minimize COVID-19 related mortality and hospitalizations, but SARS-CoV-2 is here to stay. Moreover, it 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. Continue your immune support year-round. For more information, refer to our Prevent and Fight Viruses 2.0 Protocol.
Post-COVID Syndrome 2.0 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 2.0 Action Plan for purchase, or free to paid members here (must use the password), can bring measurable improvement.
Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky
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Study: Revise Sunlight Exposure Guidelines
Steve: Previous sun exposure guidelines for optimal vitamin D synthesis may need to be revised, according to new research published in PNAS. The study from British researchers, who have been way more progressive than the U.S. revising the vitamin D needs of its citizens, has tested the optimum ultraviolet radiation (UVR) wavelengths for human skin production of vitamin D in sunlight. UVR from sunlight can cause sunburn and skin cancer, however, it is the most important source of vitamin D that is essential for myriad bodily functions. The association between specific UVB wavelengths and vitamin D production was determined more than thirty years ago and there have been doubts about its accuracy. These doubts compromise risk/benefit calculations for optimal solar exposure. In the new study, researchers measured blood vitamin D levels in healthy young volunteers, before, during, and after partial or full body exposure to five different artificial UVR sources with different amounts of UVB radiation, to weigh the trade-off between the benefits of solar exposure, which include vitamin D synthesis, versus the risks of sunburn and skin cancer. They then compared their results with those that would be predicted from the old vitamin D study and found the previous study is not an accurate predictor of benefit from UVR exposure. Until new guidelines are in place here and from across the pond, we recommend, if possible, no less than five days a week of sun exposure without sunscreen for 15 minutes per day. Of course, this is not possible depending upon certain lifestyles and locations during large portions of the year. That is why we have vitamin D3 supplements. Please note even with adequate sun exposure, vitamin D levels can still be low if you have mutations of genes associated with vitamin D production and absorption. We can screen for this.