Some unconventional thoughts on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Public health authorities are advising frequent hand washing and social distancing, especially in the absence of confirmatory testing for COVID-19. I don’t have any wisdom to add to these practices. Vaccines are in the works, as are anti-viral drugs—nothing to add here, either. But let me reiterate what we do in the Wheat Belly and Undoctored lifestyles. In general, we do not treat diseases; we correct the factors that allow disease to emerge in the first place—a big difference. Take rheumatoid arthritis, for example. In conventional healthcare, the joint pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis are suppressed with anti-inflammatory agents to reduce the white blood cell infiltration of the joint, tumor necrosis factor-blocking agents to block inflammation, opiates to block the sensation of pain. In the Wheat Belly/Undoctored approach, we eliminate the gliadin protein that initiated autoimmunity in the intestine, we correct vitamin D deficiency that permits autoimmune phenomena to emerge, correct omega-3 fatty acid deficiency that allows prostaglandin-mediated inflammation to occur, address disrupted bowel flora that helps reduce inflammation. We also reduce visceral fat that amplifies inflammation. With the coronavirus, we are not going to “treat” the viral illness, but we can amplify or optimize your immune system response to provide increased protection to many viruses. Those of you already following the Wheat Belly lifestyle have th...
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: MycoscienceAuthor(s): Naozumi Kondo, Toshiyuki Tokiwa, Kotaro Sato, Satoshi Ōmura, Kenichi Nonaka
Publication date: Available online 2 June 2020Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Fereshteh Yazdanpanah, Michael R. Hamblin, Nima Rezaei
Publication date: 1 September 2020Source: Life Sciences, Volume 256Author(s): Fedor Simko, Russel J. Reiter
CONCLUSIONS: Opiate analgesia can disrupt performance on the Westmead PTA scale in school-aged children resulting in a high false-positive error rate. It is therefore important to record pain medication schedules and interpret results cautiously when opiate analgesia is used following a TBI. Alteration of the method of administration of the memory items should be researched as this may increase the validity of the scale for children with TBI treated with opiate analgesics. PMID: 32497441 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions The neuroprotective effect of doxycycline and tocopherol might be due to its anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenging mechanisms. Abbreviations TBI: Traumatic brain injury; Doxy: Doxycycline; Toco: Tocopherol; LPO: Lipid peroxidation; MDA: Malondialdehyde; TNF-α: Tumor necrosis factor-alpha; IL-1b: Interleukin-1 beta; GSH: Glutathione; GABA: gamma-Aminobutyric acid. PMID: 32493074 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Frost DW, Shah R, Melvin L, Galán de Juana M, MacMillan TE, Abdelhalim T, Lai A, Rawal S, Cavalcanti RB PMID: 32493744 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Jones E PMID: 32493743 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Mishra S, Kwong JC, Chan AK, Baral SD PMID: 32493741 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Liu W, Zhou P, Chen K, Ye Z, Liu F, Li X, He N, Wu Z, Zhang Q, Gong X, Tang Q, Du X, Ying Y, Xu X, Zhang Y, Liu J, Li Y, Shen N, Couban RJ, Ibrahim QI, Guyatt G, Zhai S Abstract BACKGROUND: Antiviral medications are being given empirically to some patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). To support the development of a COVID-19 management guideline, we conducted a systematic review that addressed the benefits and harms of 7 antiviral treatments for COVID-19. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), PubMed and 3 Chinese databases (CNKI, WA...
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2020Source: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and BiologyAuthor(s): Jing Huo, Taibin Liu, Yuchao Huan, Fenghua Li, Rui Wang
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