Archives for January 2021

Covid-19 Update: Vit. D Finally Making Headlines

Hello again friends: If you have been following my blog, you know how vitally important it is to keep your Vitamin D levels in the optimal zone. Now there is mounting evidence that can no longer be ignored and finally the medical world is speaking out a bit more loudly. In an Op-Ed piece on MedPage Today, doctors plead “Don’t Let Covid-19 Patients Die with a Vitamin D Deficiency”! (1)  In another letter signed by over 100 medical physicians, the following compelling data is presented (2) “Research shows low vitamin D levels almost certainly promote COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. Given its safety, we call for immediate widespread increased vitamin D intakes. Vitamin D modulates thousands of genes and many aspects of immune function, both innate and adaptive. The scientific evidence1 shows that:

  • Higher vitamin D blood levels are ... Read more

COVID-19 Update : Newly Released Updated Guidelines

Hello everyone: In two previous Covid Updates, I posted several links with the related caption about what to do if you need to go to the hospital due to infection with SARS CoV-2, and what do to if you are diagnosed with it and are becoming sick, as well as preventive measures. The good news is that as these medical physicians (from the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance) continue to see Covid-19 patients, they are refining their methods to achieve improved outcomes for all of us. They now have two protocols: one is called MATH+ and is for hospitalized patients (1) & (2), and the new one is called the I-MASK+ Prophylaxis & Early Outpatient Treatment Protocol for COVID-19 (3) & (4). So, here are four important links to have on hand where they offer their information freely. (1)    Read more

Covid-19 Update: Stronger Muscles Make for a Stronger Immune System

Hello everyone:  As we move into the new year with this ongoing pandemic, it continues to be important to maintain a robust immune system and to lower, get rid of, or optimally manage any co-morbidities one may have. One way to accomplish all of these goals is with exercises that help create muscle strength. However, loss of muscle mass and strength is called sarcopenia, and while it is most common in those over 50, it is unfortunately common in all age groups. Think not only of the younger people that are absorbed in screen time to the exclusion of exercise, as well as the middle-aged and elderly that just do not move enough to maintain health. Lack of muscle strength is seen in all age groups, so this information is widely applicable. Now the research is showing that muscle strength is related to immune senescence, which refers to the gradual deterioration of the immune system ... Read more

COVID-19 Update : New Year and New Opportunities

Hello everyone, and Happiest of New Year's Wishes for a Healthy and Prosperous 2021! As we watch this incredible past year fade into history, we are still faced with many challenges for the foreseeable future. As I reported in an earlier blog, the U.S. is the most co-morbid country in the world, with only 1 out of every 10 of us being metabolically fit and healthy. This is largely due to our dietary choices as food has been recognized as the leading cause of death and disability in America, and this fact that is reported regularly in the scientific press is not widely known or acted upon. “Specific diseases and risk factors, such as drug use disorders, high BMI, poor diet, high fasting plasma glucose level, and alcohol use disorders are increasing and warrant increased attention. These data can be used to inform national health priorities for research, clinical care, and ... Read more