Dermatologists are reporting an increase of a skin symptom affecting extremities such as hands and feet.
“Skinny fat”, otherwise known as ‘normal-weight obesity’ (NWO), describes the condition of having excess body fat, as a percentage of body mass, even as body-mass index (BMI) is normal.
Recently, we discussed the role of zinc in optimizing hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) antiviral benefit. We’ve also been talking about profound potassium (K+) deficiency (hypokalemia) apparently being caused by CoV-2 hijacking of ACE2 receptors.
A new Harvard-led analysis finds that COVID-19 patients that live in areas with higher air pollution, such as New York City, have experienced a higher death-rate from the infection than those who lived in areas with cleaner air.
Ketones (spefically beta-hydroxybutyrate) have shown to inhibit NLRP3 inflammasome activation, which is a key pathological mechanism in COVID-19.
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.
Quercetin is a great flavonoid for many reasons: It’s a known anti-histamine. It’s considered essential in anti-aging protocols.
The nose and sinuses are designed to protect us from viruses using small, finger-like projections called cilia that literally beat back infections. Cilia love humidity; when your sinuses and nasal passages get too dry, the cilia have a hard time doing their job and microbes get stuck in there. This is why pediatricians love humidifiers…