From eNewsletter 11/3/2021
DID YOU KNOW that your mood is often related to what you eat and drink? In a new study, researchers in Nutrients found that your diet is just as important for your mental health as it is your physical health. Currently, most diet recommendations are only based on a person’s physical health, not mental health. According to the lead author, “I hope to see more people doing research in this area and publishing on the customization of a diet based on age and gender. I hope that one day, institutions and governments will create dietary recommendations for brain health, not just physical health." Well, we know of at least one group of professionals that take mental health and diet seriously. Who would that be? ;)
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UPDATE - COVID-19 Vaccine Information We updated this document Monday, November 1st.
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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MATH+ Protocol Change For those not familiar with MATH+ Protocol, it has been a very effective COVID-19 hospital treatment protocol, developed by several doctors early on in the pandemic. They have tweaked the protocol several times, and the newest tweak should not surprise you. The initial treatment protocol included the medication hydroxychloroquine, a medication used because of its ionophoric ability to help zinc enter the cell. We pointed out early in the pandemic that quercetin was a safer ionophore and just as effective. The MATH+ Protocol has now dropped hydroxychloroquine in favor of quercetin. Vaccination Rate Linked to Zodiac Sign? COVID-19 vaccination rates vary dramatically by astrological sign, with Leos at the top of the list and Scorpios at the bottom, according to The Salt Lake County Health Department. They calculated the rates based on anonymous birth dates from the county's vaccination data and then compared those figures to national estimates for the overall population represented by each sign. According to the graphic, 70% of those with the Leo sign are fully vaccinated, followed by Aquarius at 67%, and Aries and Sagittarius both at 59%. The other signs range from 58% to 50%, in descending order: Cancer, Taurus, Gemini, Libra, Pisces, Capricorn, and Virgo. Scorpio sits at the bottom of the list, with 46% fully vaccinated. Can Essential Oils Bring Back Smell? A new study in American Journal of Otolaryngology reveals those who sniff essential oils are more likely to get their sense of smell and taste back after contracting COVID-19, especially if they’re under 40 years-old. According to scientists, smell training using potent essential oils may help recover the lost senses. It’s low cost and low risk. The Clinical Olfactory Working Group, made up of an international group of physicians with a strong research interest in the sense of smell, recommended essential oils as a treatment option earlier this year. The group found that when a person loses their sense of smell (olfactory dysfunction), smelling essential oils could help foster the recovery of the damaged nerves. It also may get people a little bit more tuned into whatever level of function they have left so it might make them more sensitive and better able to use the remaining sensors and neurons that are working. Gut Microbiome Protection against severe SARS-CoV-2 infection requires well-coordinated metabolic and immune responses that limit viral spread and promote recovery of damaged systems. Researchers in Biorxiv performed a multi-omics analysis on hospitalized COVID-19 patients and compared those with the most severe outcome (i.e. death) to those with severe non-fatal disease, or mild/moderate disease, that recovered. Lower levels of protective or anti-inflammatory microbes were observed in the fecal microbiome of those with the poorest clinical outcomes. In contrast, less severe clinical outcomes associated with clusters of anti-inflammatory microbes such as Bifidobacterium or Ruminococcus, and short chain fatty acids (SCFAs). The study is one of the first to link microbiome processes with fatal outcomes to SARS-CoV-2 infection. As we mentioned last week, gut and microbiome integrity is critical to staving off infection, especially COVID-19. Vaccine Safety Data According to the latest government statistics, 415 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the United States as of last week. The most up-to-date safety data was just published in Medrxiv by the CDC, derived from the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) and V-safe data spanning the first six months of vaccine administration: December 14, 2020-June 14, 2021. 298,792,852 doses of mRNA vaccines were administered in the United States during this period. VAERS processed 340,522 injury reports - 92.1% were non-serious; 6.6%, serious, non-death; and 1.3%, death. Over half of 7,914,583 V-safe participants self-reported local and systemic reactogenicity, more frequently after dose 2. Injection-site pain, fatigue, and headache were commonly reported during days 0-7 following vaccination. Reactogenicity was reported most frequently one day after vaccination; most reactions were mild. More reports of being unable to work or do normal activities occurred after dose 2 (32.1%) than dose 1 (11.9%); less than 1% of participants reported seeking medical care after vaccination.