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The Virome: 10 Facts about Viruses You Might Not Know

By calinpop | June 19, 2020 | Comments Off on The Virome: 10 Facts about Viruses You Might Not Know

The COVID pandemic has put viruses and virology front and center in public consciousness. It has also triggered an unprecedented surge in viral research, with hundreds of new papers posting every day. All that we are now learning underscores how little we really know about the virome—the fascinating and vast world of viruses. What is…

Smothering the Fire: How Vitamin C Can Stop Viral Infections Quickly

By calinpop | May 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Smothering the Fire: How Vitamin C Can Stop Viral Infections Quickly

by Tom Taylor “Smothering the fire”? Do you remember the old forest fire fighting movies? Someone in a fire tower spots smoke and a plane load of fire jumpers go out and puts the fire out before it really gets going. Then occasionally, the fire gets too well established before the jumpers can get there…

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Vitamin D Supplements Could Reduce Risk of Influenza and COVID-19 Infection and Death

By calinpop | April 11, 2020 | Comments Off on Vitamin D Supplements Could Reduce Risk of Influenza and COVID-19 Infection and Death

by William B. Grant, PhD and Carole A. Baggerly   (OMNS Apr 9, 2020) There are two main reasons why respiratory tract infections such as influenza and COVID-19 occur in winter: winter sun and weather and low vitamin D status. Many viruses live longer outside the body when sunlight, temperature, and humidity levels are low…

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Are gut bacteria the key to healthy aging?

By calinpop | March 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Are gut bacteria the key to healthy aging?

An increasing number of recent studies are asking an important question: Do gut bacteria hold the key to healthy aging? New research, recently presented at the London Microbiome Meeting, brings us closer to the answer. Research presented at the London Microbiome Meeting zoomed in on the role of bacteria for human health and aging. In…

Does turmeric have anticancer properties?

By calinpop | March 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Does turmeric have anticancer properties?

A recent literature review investigates whether turmeric may be useful for treating cancer. The authors conclude that it might be but note that there are many challenges to overcome before it makes it to the clinic.   Turmeric is loved the world over, but can it help fight cancer?   Turmeric is a member of…

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The Importance of Food

By calinpop | June 15, 2019 |

The Importance of Food Beginning the day with healthy food is essential for a quality, healthy life. Breakfast refers to a breaking in our overnight fast, and it is crucially important. After sleep, as your body awakens, it needs energy to start working. In the morning, your body wants to be fed and energized. If…

Diet as Lifestyle

By calinpop | November 16, 2018 |

Diet as Lifestyle   Two of the most crucial lifestyle elements are diet and exercise. We must face this truth early on if we are to have any chance of fighting any chronic illness: If you want a permanent victory, you must cut all carbohydrates out of the diet. In spite of the conflicting reports…

Fluorescent Lights, Microwaves and Alcohol

By calinpop | November 16, 2018 |

Fluorescent Lights, Microwaves and Alcohol   Fluorescent Lights   Fluorescent lights are not good for us because they are not comprised of a natural spectrum of light. The light is bluer, and the frequencies of light are not balanced. On top of that, fluorescent light is not continuous light; it flickers at a rate of…

Exercise

By calinpop | November 16, 2018 |

Exercise   Exercise is vital, as our bodies are designed to move. Exercise is NOT optional. Our bodies were designed to move… well, every day, and many times. It is a ridiculous concept to say that our bodies are made to move about … three times a week?   If you consider the above concept,…

A Few Food Facts

By calinpop | November 16, 2018 |

A Few Food Facts   Concentrated Carbohydrates   Believe it or not, the amount of carbohydrates required by humans for health is ….. zero. This is the overwhelming consensus of scientific wisdom today. Proteins and fat are essential to life, but carbs are not.   Our body systems are well built. We do not need…