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COVID-19 is, in the end, an endothelial disease

Excerpt: “This essay explores the hypothesis that COVID-19, particularly in the later complicated stages, represents an endothelial disease. Cytokines, protein pro-inflammatory mediators, serve as key danger signals that shift endothelial functions from the homeostatic into the defensive mode. The endgame of COVID-19 usually involves a cytokine storm, a phlogistic phenomenon fed by well-understood positive feedback...

Nutrition Supplements and Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy: Can dietary supplements help? (from the Mayo Clinic) A healthy diet is a critical factor in controlling blood sugar, which is key in managing diabetes and preventing or slowing the progression of diabetes complications such as diabetic neuropathy. Dietary supplements also may play a role. Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can happen if you have diabetes. This condition can cause pain and...

Wildfires, Nutrition and Respiratory Health

I live in New York, about an hour north of New York City, so my exposure to the wildfires in California, Colorado and other areas out West are solely through the images on TV and online.  In addition to the terrible loss of forests and property, people (and animals) are left dealing with tremendous environmental pollution. The gases and particles that the wildfires produce can be extremely irritating to the sensitive musosal...

Umbrellux DAO2 (Histamine Digest) Helps Clear Mosq...

Mosquitos love me. If you want to avoid getting bitten by a mosquito, just sit next to me at a barbecue:) Recently I made the discovery that Umbrellux DAO2 (Histamine Digest), one of the key histamine clearing enzymes (Diamine Oxidase), helps clear the itching and resolves the puffy bumps from my mosquito bites much more quickly. Here’s what happened: I got bitten by mosquitos, started to itch and the swelling...

When Coronavirus “Quiets Down” –...

The coronavirus pandemic of winter/spring 2020 has been a life-changing event for most of us. And the full cycle of the virus has not ended. I hope you and your families are staying healthy and safe. At the very least, staying in place in your home for 2 plus months has been a challenge. Now that most States are opening up and the weather is warming, many of us are getting outside for some sunshine, exercise and social...