This year has already been one of a couple of firsts for me and Total Health.
1. Contracting a novel virus has been interesting, and 2, taking an enforced break from the shop is not something I would like to do again in a hurry.
Image of cells infected with SARSCoV2
To address the elephant in the room, no matter what your opinion is regarding CoVid19, this is a bug that we need to watch out for. Please keep your preparations up and look after your immune systems as best as you are able.
If you have Mucus build up, stop Dairy products temporarily
Watch the Gluten load from foods – CoVid19 is shown to increase IBS symptoms – both C and D
Include lots of fresh foods in the diet – seasonal is alway best, and plenty of colour – thereby increasing your intake of dietary antioxidants
WATER WATER WATER – I can’t emphasize this enough. Even if you don’t feel like eating, please keep your fluids and electrolytes up. They are vital for healthy cell functionality. Remember the most vital electrolyte is Salt, however, it must be used sparingly.
In order of descending importance, and I have worked with a significant number of clients with this formula – not to stop CoVid, but to reduce the damage the virus can do:
Vitamin C (lipospheric or not – just important to get some high quality C in),
Quercetin (and Bromelain – but not so vital),
N Acetyl Cysteine (NAC for short)
Co Enzyme Q10 (careful on country of origin) and
Black Cumin Seed oil
The second phase of this newsletter also in part is related to CoVid19, but more especially the detrimental after effects of the infection.
One of the fastest growing groups of illnesses are the diseases causing Dementia.
Long tail CoVid – infections that continue well after the initial disease is over, has now been directly attributed to a significant elevation in Dementia risk.
Supplements that may be of benefit in the fight against Neurodegenerative diseases are numerous and have a variety of actions. From reduced plaque formation to increasing circulatory, mitochondrial function and microglia.
Here is a link to an article that I found very interesting, using a derivative of Vitamin B3, called NAD/NAD+. Put simply, this compound is being looked at from a number of aspects, the first being its effect on microglia – microglia are resident cells of the brain that regulate brain development, maintenance of neuronal networks, and injury repair.
We have worked with this supplement for a number of years now, so it is nice for it to start to finally receive the attention it deserves.
This may be one of the most effective tools that we have to slow this process down.
There is a lot of information available on this subject. Often you will hear the term
NEUROPLASTICITY being used. This refers to the ability of the brain to create new neurons and neuronal pathways. It is not limited by our age, as once was thought.
Feel free to get in touch if there is any information here, that you would like me to expand on.
Thanks for reading and as always, this information is not intended as Professional Medical Advice.
John, Jenny and John Snr