“One of our lead nutritionists, Janine Henkel, is a former first responder. This blog, written “from the heart” by Janine is for anyone on today’s front lines, including those working in healthcare and essential services through these challenging times. We appreciate you so much. It’s also for anyone who needs their brain and body to function to its highest level at a moment’s notice and, as Janine likes to say – “anyone who isn’t guaranteed a bathroom break.” Moms of young kids included (we know what you have to do!). Truth is, there is wisdom here for all of us, even those of us at home day in, day out, trying not to make too many trips to the refrigerator. Tuck in…”
Licorice-packed with flavonoids and other active constituents-it’s a potent antiviral worthy of your consideration
Licorice has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) since time immemorial as a key ingredient for pandemic formulas. It was a component in TCM formulas for SARS Cov-1 prevention and treatment. Along with astragalus, it is the most frequently used botanical in TCM formulas for SARS Cov-2 prevention in China. Multiple clinical trials have…
Butternut squash is also high in fiber and antioxidants such as beta-carotene aka pro-vitamin A. Did you know that 1 cup of diced butternut squash has more potassium than a banana and provides 50% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C? Consuming foods these delicious, nutrient-dense foods may lower cholesterol levels and improve immune function.
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Strategies for getting the country back to work while minimizing harm – Smart thinking from Dr. David Katz
If I could choose the path that balances the opposing economic and health drivers of social distancing and isolation, this would probably be it. Dr. David Katz outlines a very smart approach that could at least be applied to future pandemics, if not also to our planning for COVID-19 relaxation of lockdown measures.
From DrKF – What’s especially interesting in this case is the less common symptom of oral ulcerations, responded well to frequent saline/iodine gargles. We are seeing several cases like this demonstrating a rapid resolution of symptoms and no complications in healthy individuals. Case clinician: Romilly Hodges CNS Presentation: 45 y/o F in good general…
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A very useful write-up on COVID-19 testing from the IFM