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Coronavirus Infection and Gastrointestinal Tract

Posted on Mar 31, 2020 | in immune health, respiratory health

Coronavirus Infection and Gastrointestinal Tract

The coronavirus and COVID-19 weighs upon all of our minds. What concerns us most about getting COVID-19 is developing life threatening complications — like pneumonia and extreme difficulty breathing. But what does gut health have to do with COVID-19 and the respiratory complications? According to this recent editorial,”2019 Novel coronavirus infection and gastrointestinal tract,” in Journal of Digestive Diseases: “In early February [2020], the guidance (version 5) established by the China’s National Health...

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MyCommunity Mushrooms Are Back in Stock!

Posted on Mar 16, 2020 | in immune health, mushrooms, Uncategorized

MyCommunity Mushrooms Are Back in Stock!

With all the concern about supporting the immune system during these COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) days, there has been a spiked interest in MyCommunity medicinal mushrooms from Host Defense. The popularity of MyCommunity as a strategy for defense against COVID-19 has led to a backorder situation which is now resolved. I have started to receive shipments of my wholesale orders for MyCommunity. I am gettin them to clients as soon as possible. COVID-19 is such a novel virus that there is so much we don’t know about it. There are no...

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Coronavirus – Can Nutrition Help Protect You?

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 | in boswellia, coronavirus, immune health, respiratory health

Coronavirus – Can Nutrition Help Protect You?

Good hygiene and hand scrubbing with soap is the commonsense first line of defense against coronavirus (COVID-19 infection). But, nutritionally speaking, is there anything you can do to protect yourself against coronavirus? In my view, for coronavirus as well as for other infections, using nutrition and healthy lifestyle are the best ways to support your immune system and build up your resistance. In response to many inquiries, I now offer Telenutrition Info Session for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support. Medical professionals believe that there...

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Robert Rountree, MD on Immune Modulators

Posted on Jan 16, 2020 | in botanicals and herbs, immune health, integrative nutrition, nutrition supplements, probiotics, tumeric/curcumin

Robert Rountree, MD on Immune Modulators

In this brief video Dr Rountree describes his 4 favorite nutrition supplements for immune modulation: NAC – N-acetylcysteine – which activates immune cells as well as regulates the immune system so that it’s less likely to contribute to an auto-immune process. NAC is a procursor to glutathione, the body’s master antioxidant. Probiotic – to help suppress unhealthy bacteria and promote growth of healthy commensal bacteria Curcumin (key component of turmeric) – immunomodulator and anti-inflammatory Medicinal...

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Today’s Dietitian: Janet Zarowitz on ‘Mushrooms as Medicine’

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 | in botanicals and herbs, cancer thriver health, functional medicine, integrative nutrition, mushrooms, nutrition supplements

Today’s Dietitian: Janet Zarowitz on ‘Mushrooms as Medicine’

“Integrative Nutrition: Mushrooms as Medicine”Today’s Dietitian, March 2020 issue, by Jamie Santa Cruz I was excited to be interviewed for Today’s Dietitian magazine how I use clinically studied medicinal mushrooms in my nutrition practice. Mushrooms have unique properties that support the immune system. In my practice I use Turkey Tail mushroom supplements with clients who have a strong family history of cancer or who have (or have had) cancer themselves. March 2020 Issue Today’s Dietitian “Integrative Nutrition:...

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