Vitamin D and COVID-19 misinformation

At the end of June 2020, various news outlets reported that taking vitamin D has no benefit for COVID-19. To see this for yourself, do an internet search with the following phrase: no evidence to support vitamin D for COVID-19. You will see that multiple articles appear in America and in the UK. The information originated in the National Health […]

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How the Coronavirus Infects Human Cells

The novel coronavirus that emerged in late 2019 called SARS-CoV-2 enters cells by binding to an enzyme called angiotensin converting enzyme-2 (ACE2). I have noticed that this enzyme is referred to by many as the ACE2 receptor. You should understand that ACE2 is not a receptor, it is an enzyme. The primary function of ACE2 is to convert a pro-inflammatory […]

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The cumulative nature of chronic inflammation and what to do about it

Acute and chronic inflammation are very different things. Acute inflammation typically occurs in response to a traumatic or infectious event. It manifests as redness, swelling, heat, and pain, which means that acute inflammation is noticeable and obvious. In contrast, chronic inflammation can be silent for years before manifesting as pain, depression and chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and […]

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Why you should assure an adequate iodine intake

Iodine is most known for its relationship to the production of thyroid hormones. Not well known is that iodine also functions as a key antioxidant that protects cell membrane fatty acids from free radical attack. This is important for all cell membranes, however, in the context of disease risk, it is especially important for protection against breast cancer and prostate […]

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