Dr. Gina was on The List yesterday speaking about how to select a quality nutritional supplement and she talked about integrative medicine and being cautious of having tunnel vision with your healthcare.
LDN stands for Low Dose Naltrexone that is used off label for a variety of inflammatory conditions. There is a small but growing group of doctors who report seeing good results using this therapy for symptoms that linger once a patient has had Covid -19 (“Post Covid Syndrome”).
Something to consider…I and many of my trusted colleagues have seen great results using LDN in the field.
Everyone is hearing about taking some form of a nutritional supplement these days to stay healthy. The problem…there are so many supplements on the market. How do you know what to take, what is safe, and what will actually help and is worth your investment? I can help you navigate the supplement world with ease. It is my passion!
A recent study points to the connection between vitamin D3 deficiency and treatment, and Covid-19 infection. At my medical practice, we test the blood for Vitamin D3 levels in nearly every one of our patients as it is associated with inflammation, immune function and even mood.
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New research published in the journal Gut is pointing to the role the gut microbiome plays in overall immune system health but also in preventing a severe reaction to Covid-19. In my practice we use the GI Map test by Diagnostic Labs to pinpoint exactly what microorganisms are causing dysbiosis and the best approach to treating it.
Our group 21 Day Purification Program is kicking off in January! Get the support you need to succeed. Everyone that completes the program receives a free bottle of physician recommended vitamin D3 5000 IU! Lower inflammation, get healthy and get strong in 2021!!!!!
Hang in there,
Glutathione (GSH) has gained massive popularity because of its benefits that involve every organ system. Most notably, Glutathione is associated with the respiratory system and its effects on upper and lower respiratory infections.
Let’s take a look at Glutathione and its connection with respiratory health.
Glutathione is a potent antioxidant that reduces oxidative stress by neutralizing reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are known to cause tissue damage and increase the risk of a wide range of diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and neurocognitive illnesses. This compound is produced by the cell using three main amino acids; glutamine, glycine, and cysteine.
Glutathione is found in plants, animals, and even microbes (e.g. fungi, bacteria).
Glutathione has recently surfaced as a potential treatment for multiple respiratory conditions, including chronic diseases. In one paper published by Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, scientists reviewed a large database of studies and clinical trials from reputable sources, such as Biomedical Reference Collection, MEDLINE, and Nursing and Allied Health Collection.
They concluded that Glutathione offers positive results to patients with respiratory diseases, stating that “GSH inhalation is an effective treatment for a variety of pulmonary diseases and respiratory-related conditions. Even very serious and difficult-to-treat diseases (e.g., CF, IPF) yielded benefits from this novel treatment.”
These findings suggest that even chronic diseases such as cystic fibrosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis can benefit from glutathione.
Glutathione works in these cases by eradicating free radicals intracellularly, and reducing inflammation.
Another recent study found that a variety of potent antioxidants (e.g. Glutathione) could be implemented to reduce the severity and duration of viral infections.
These results suggest that glutathione may be effective in the treatment of several respiratory conditions, which is not the case for every drug out there.
COVID-19 causes acute severe respiratory distress in a small subset of patients, leading to the following symptoms:
– Severe dyspnea (shortness of breath)
– Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle)
– Organ failure
The pathophysiology behind this presentation is thought to be the result of a “cytokine storm syndrome.“
In two case studies, experts tried the inhaled and oral forms of glutathione to treat two COVID-19 positive patients from New York.
Patients’ symptoms improved after one hour of administration, and succeeding doses gave similar results.
These findings are preliminary, but may offer a clue towards finding medicines that will work to help patients suffering from COVID-19.
Glutathione is a tripeptide that offers several health benefits due to its antioxidant properties.
In our medical practice I use glutathione regularly to treat patients.
If you have any questions about this compound, feel free to ask in the comment section below!
An interesting article was published this week in Psychology Today that talks about how inflammation in the body not only causes depression but also alters our mood and even decision making.
About 15 years ago I began to study this link. I even purchased the domain address inflamedbrain.com because I felt that one day this information would become mainstream.
And here we are!
The approach I take to treating patients often involves recommendations that lower inflammation in the body.
The fields of psychology and even sociology will likely evolve to incorporate this new information about how to help people lead more focused and clear lives.