The National Institutes of Health (NIH) just launched a new trial of a common vitamin being used in some hospitals to treat the coronavirus, COVID-19. One of the potentially deadly complications of this coronavirus is severe acute respiratory infection, or pneumonia. NIH is looking to find out if intravenous vitamin C may play a significant role in fighting it.
High-dose IV vitamin C was being tested in China as a possible treatment for COVID-19. The findings of the study have not been released. However, we might assume that something positive has come from the early part of the study Continue reading “Use of Intravenous Vitamin C to Fight COVID-19”
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released their list for the dirtiest produce on the market. And by dirtiest, they are referring to fruits and vegetables that have the most pesticide residue, also known as the Dirty Dozen™. According to EWG’s analysis of test data from the Department of Agriculture, nearly 70% of produce sold in the United States comes with pesticide residue. Consuming foods that contain pesticides has been linked to a myriad of health issues, including cancer and fertility issues.
The report also includes a list of the cleanest produce – that which contains Continue reading “EWG Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen 2020”
Over the next number of weeks we will be posting a pantry-friendly meal, thanks to Dr. Neal Barnard. Today we’ll begin with Berry Overnight Oats!
Eating plant-based meals – rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes – is a powerful way to boost your immune system and overall health. If you’ve recently stocked up on plant-based pantry staples and freezer favorites and are looking for recipes that incorporate these foods, we have you covered!
Whole grains: Whole grains are packed with fiber, protein, B vitamins and zinc. Continue reading “Plant-Based Pantry-Staple Meals: Berry Overnight Oats”
With more people working from home and kids home from school, now more than ever we are in front of some sort of screen for a good part of the day. From the moment we open our eyes in the morning until the time we close them at night, we’re glued to our smartphones, tablets, televisions, computer screens, or other digital devices. In fact, according to a Nielsen report published in March 2019, US adults spent an average of 10.5 hours per day in 2018 interacting with digital media on an increasing number of different platforms. I bet the numbers are even higher now.
One problem that comes with being on a screen for so long is the risk of digital eye strain, Continue reading “Help for Digital Eye Strain”
In recent years, vitamin D has received a lot of attention for its important role in health and wellness. From bone support, cognitive function, inflammation support to immune system optimization, vitamin D is a vital player in many aspects of health. Low levels of vitamin D has been linked to autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cognitive disorders, cancer, obesity and more. Data shows that most people are deficient in vitamin D. Fortunately, the majority of doctors are now routinely testing vitamin D status and advising supplementation.
Newer research is focusing on the synergistic relationship that vitamin D has with vitamin K2, another essential fat-soluble vitamin. Continue reading “The Synergistic Relationship of Vitamins D and K”