December 2020 / 60 posts found

COVID and Vitamin D3 | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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As every potential therapy is being tried against COVID in a widespread rock-paper-scissors game of what can beat COVID, one notable vitamin stands out as a rather consistent winner against COVID 19.  “And the winner is Vitamin D3” can be heard nearly every week in various medical research reports.  The following studies offer three examples of contests in which D3 bested COVID 19 to some degree. One would think that D3 would be stockpiled and pumped into everyone rather than locking them up in their houses where they cannot get any sunlight, therefore dropping their internal vitamin D production. Vitamin […]

29 Years Ago: Chili Peppers Drop ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’

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After enjoying breakthrough success with Mother’s Milk and keeping the same lineup intact, Red Hot Chili Peppers were poised for a breakout and it came in the form of the 1991 album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. But while the band was on top of their game, behind the scenes storm clouds were brewing. Before starting work on their new album, the band wanted to free themselves of their label EMI and sought other labels to buy out their deal. While initially dealing with Sony/Epic, a phone call from Mo Ostin eventually led the to Warner Bros. Once there, the group […]

Infected after 5 minutes, from 20 feet away: South Korea study shows coronavirus’ spread indoors

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Dr. Lee Ju-hyung has largely avoided restaurants in recent months, but on the few occasions he’s dined out, he’s developed a strange, if sensible, habit: whipping out a small anemometer to check the airflow. It’s a precaution he has been taking since a June experiment when he and colleagues recreated the conditions at a restaurant in Jeonju, a city in the southwest of South Korea, where diners contracted COVID-19 from an out-of-town visitor. Among them was a high school student who was infected with the coronavirus after five minutes of exposure from more than 20 feet away. The results of […]

Trump and Friends Got Coronavirus Care Many Others Couldn’t – The New York Times

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In fact, the antibody treatments are so scarce that officials in Utah have developed a ranking system to determine who is most likely to benefit from the drugs, while Colorado is using a lottery system. Dr. Matthew Wynia, director of the Center of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado, said that giving the powerful access was patently unfair. “That’s one of the reasons why we decided that we would allocate this only through the state and only through this random allocation process,” he said, “so that no one could get a leg up by virtue of their special […]

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Nearly Everyone Should Take

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Are there nutritional supplements that everyone should consider taking? We posed that question to five nutrition-savvy doctors who have served as experts for Bottom Line Personal for years. Surprisingly, they not only all said “yes,” but they all generally agreed on what these nutritional supplements are. That consensus is even more surprising given the negative attention that multivitamin/mineral supplements have gotten lately. Some studies have failed to find that they protect against heart disease, for example. But that’s not why most people even take ­multis—or should, our experts say. Better reason: To ensure that you are getting adequate amounts of […]

A Functional Medicine Guide To Iron Deficiency | Dr. Will Cole

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What is an iron deficiency?  Iron is a mineral that’s found on earth and in certain foods. Our bodies don’t make iron, so we have to get it through the foods we eat. Like the name suggests, an iron deficiency occurs when your body doesn’t have enough iron through our diet. This is a problem for many reasons but the most important is the fact that iron is required to make hemoglobin — an important protein in red blood cells that helps carry oxygen around the body. When iron deficiency is left unchecked, it can lead to iron-deficiency anemia.  As […]

Visual Guide to Type 2 Diabetes

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Reports

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The Weekly Epidemiological Update provides an overview of the global, regional and country-level COVID-19 cases and deaths, highlighting key data and trends; as well as other pertinent epidemiological information concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Weekly Operational Update reports on WHO and partners’ actions in response to the pandemic. Weekly Epidemiological and Operational updates December 2020 Situation report – 209Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) 16 August 2020 Situation report – 208Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) 15 August 2020 Situation report – 207Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) 14 August 2020 Situation report – 206Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) 13 August 2020 Situation report – 205Coronavirus disease…

Firm Co-Owned By Ilhan Omar’s Husband Got $635k Coronavirus Relief Bailout | Dan Bongino

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Once again some people did something – and it’s all about the Benjamins. From the 2019-2020 election cycle, Ilhan Omar’s campaign paid nearly $2.8 million to the consulting firm E Street Group, which is co-owned by her husband. In the third quarter of 2020 payments to the group accounted for 70% of total disbursements. While her husband was being enriched by Omar’s campaign donors, we the taxpayer were unknowingly giving him a helping hand too. According to the New York Post: “Tim Mynett’s E Street Group LLC was given $134,800 this year as part of the Paycheck Protection Program; he […]

Yale Prof Denounces Trump’s Handling of Coronavirus as ‘Awfully Close to Genocide’ | National Review

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A Yale University professor said the Trump administration’s mishandling of the coronavirus resembled “genocide” and questioned whether officials could be held responsible under international law. “What else do you call mass death by public policy?” Dr. Gregg Gonsalves, a professor of law and epidemiology at Yale, asked in a tweet last week. “So, what does it mean to let thousands die by negligence, omission, failure to act, in a legal sense under international law?” Gonsalves continued. “And I am being serious here. What is happening in the U.S. is purposeful, considered negligence, omission, failure to act by our leaders. Can they […]