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.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is used in all settings in China for COVID19, with preliminary outcome data very, very strong. Indeed, outcome data using TCM for prevention and treatment of SARS Cov1 was equally strong. Listen to one of the most important and timely conversations I’ve had to date on New Frontiers with Dr. John Chen, one of the world’s leading experts in TCM (with western pharma training).
Coronavirus testing is providing a fundamental lesson for all of us about how medical lab testing works – there are no tests that are 100 percent accurate.
Let’s take a quick look at what we know about COVID-19. Then I’ll talk about what it means for us all, how we can best support ourselves and our communities, some novel treatments, and some specific techniques for reducing stress and boosting immunity in this incredibly stressful time.
“It’s essential that natural approaches for patients with SARS-Cov2 do two things: support efficient anti-viral immune surveillance and also quiet inflammation, so there’s enough room for the inherently inflammatory process of killing pathogens to take place without moving the patient too close to the threshold of ARDS manifestation.” – Dr. Yanuck COVID-19 solutions are an…
As he often does, Dr. Bland contextualizes COVID-19 in a way that brings clarity and renewed purpose. Having originally shared these thoughts via email, Dr. Bland kindly approved us to share them here for others too. “I think that it is important for us to remember that COVID-19 is a lifestyle disease that is remediated…
Helping Adolescents Through the Emotional Challenges of COVID-19 Are your kids feeling anxious or unsettled by COVID-19 and the changes to their routine and social relationships? This is a practical, useful article, put out by UNICEF, from an expert adolescent psychologist that gives you simple recommendations to help them:
Scientific collaboration is at an all-time high. That’s appreciated. Scientists are working OVERTIME on every angle of COVID19 and across the globe. There is tons of collaboration happening, some competition (which I appreciate- it moves science forward faster). It’s pretty extraordinary to witness, and I like being able to easily access and think through the…