A very useful write-up on COVID-19 testing from the IFM
Dermatologists are reporting an increase of a skin symptom affecting extremities such as hands and feet.
A great resource for tracking the evolution of new clinical trials related to COVID-19. Drill down by intervention type, trial status, and more.
Join Dr Kara Fitzgerald and Dr Brent Dorval PhD, KBMO Diagnostic’s Chief Scientific Officer, to learn about KBMO’s new COVID-19 Antibody Test. Dr. Dorval previously served as an advisor on the WHO Vaccines and Diagnostics Committee.
In my recent podcast with Dr. John Chen, PharmD, PhD, Dr. Chen pointed us in the direction of this invaluable Handbook put together from the experience of staff at the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine. Even though our understanding of Sars-CoV-2 continues to evolve, this is still a useful starting point for…
Excellent resources from the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), regularly updated, including foundational and straightforward strategies to support sleep and stress, ways to boost immunity, and virus-specific nutraceutical and botanical agents. From the IFM: “IFM is creating a series of position papers for practitioners on how to help their patients prevent and treat infection and…
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In a study of 175 COVID-positive patients in collaboration with Wenzhou Hospital in China, nearly all were identified as having hypokalemia (low serum potassium), likely due to the mechanisms of COVID-19 on ACE2 receptors and the renin-angiotensin system.
There has been quite a bit of kerfuffle about the workhorse nutrient vitamin D. We are getting pinged daily on whether it should be used or avoided in the COVID19 pandemic. I believe this question was fueled by a recent write-up mentioning an in vitro study showing that D can up-regulate certain cytokines.
Zinc is needed to slow viral RNA replication and it also regulates inflammatory cytokines. Anosmia and ageusia, as reported in COVID-19 and also common symptoms of flu, are classic signs of zinc defficiency.