Archives for February 2022

Covid-19 & Health Update: Chronic Stress = Inflammation & Illness

Hello again everyone: Stress is an inevitable part of life, and we do need some stress to function optimally. Without any stress we would atrophy and wither across all of our systems including muscular, bone, brain, heart, immune etc. However, too much stress for too long is degenerative across all systems as well. We can measure our stress response to see if it is normal by looking at the normal ups and downs of the primary stress hormone, cortisol. This hormone is highest in the morning and lowest at night. When this normal up and down curve happens, researchers find we have the fewest health problems…yet when the curve is flattened or reversed, we have the most health problems. Highlights

  • Meta-analysis shows flatter diurnal cortisol slopes are associated with worse health
  • Results are significant for 10 out of 12 health outcomes and across multiple age ... Read more

Covid-19 & Health Update: Food as Medicine Gains Momentum

Hello again:  If you have read my blog posts in the past, you will see that I will frequently say that inflammation causes, perpetuates, or aggravates virtually every human ailment. I also go on to elaborate on the primary causes of inflammation, such as latent or active infection, gut dysbiosis, toxin exposure, stress chemistry, allergies, dental health issues, detoxification pathway problems, air pollution and more…but the greatest single contributor is the diet. The foods we choose to eat can either help us keep a balance between purposeful and non-purposeful inflammation or create massive inflammation that leads to illness of all types. When we are in a state of chronic low-grade inflammation, it is like we have placed our body into a slow cooker Crock Pot to let it simmer till it falls apart. It turns out that food choices really turn up the heat on the cooking process. Here ... Read more

Covid-19 & Health Update: Diet Lowers Risk of Moderate to Severe Covid

Hello everyone and Happy Valentine’s Day! Here is some great news that shows that diet can be an effective strategy to reduce the risk of moderate to severe Covid infection. Many people know that the level of comorbidities that we carry can significantly increase our risk of severity and death from SARS-CoV2 infection and illness. Few know that 80% of those comorbidities are a direct cause of food choices and thus if we upgrade our food choices, we not only can reduce our comorbidities, but we can also reduce our risk of progressing into moderate to severe Covid infection. Here is what the researchers have to say: What This Paper Adds:  In 2884 front-line healthcare workers from six countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, USA), individuals who reported following plant-based diets and plant-based diets or pescatarian diets that were higher in vegetables, legumes, and nuts, ... Read more

Covid-19 & health Update: Long-Covid Reduced with Probiotics

Hello everyone: Data shows that over 50% of those with Covid-19 who were hospitalized are now suffering with Long-Covid symptoms such as fatigue, fog, muscle aches and fatigue, and cognitive disturbances or fog. There is also the issue that post-Covid can cause the re-emergence of old infection issues like Epstein-Barr (mono), shingles, and Lyme’s. So, anything that can help has the potential to assist a lot of our community as about 30% of those that had Covid who were not hospitalized are reporting some Long-Covid issues. Here is a hopeful article demonstrating how probiotics and systemic enzymes can help to alleviate some symptoms to some degree. “This study demonstrates that a 14 days supplementation of ImmunoSEB + ProbioSEB CSC3 resolves post-COVID-19 fatigue. The proposed supplement regimen significantly reduces the burden of both, physical and mental fatigue and is ... Read more