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Forget a Covid-19 vaccine; scientists are working on a vaccine for all coronaviruses according to the NY Times.

Forget a Covid-19 vaccine; scientists are working on a vaccine for all coronaviruses according to the NY Times. Covid-19 is a huge problem even as vaccines are slowly rolling out to help us build immunity to it.   The goal is herd immunity meaning if enough of us have immunity, the virus will have little if any impact on society. The problem is, your immunity may not work against the next variant and you may need a booster shot to get additional immunity. Covid-19 is also known as SARS-2, since twenty years ago, SARS-1 was a serious concern yet it never Read More »

Coconut oil; A health food or an overly hyped product?

Coconut oil; A health food or an overly hyped product? Coconut oil has been advertised as a healthy oil with benefits that it promotes weight loss, lowers blood pressure and blood glucose, protects against heart disease, increases energy, reduces inflammation, erases wrinkles, and even counters Alzheimer’s disease. With all those benefits, why wouldn’t you want to always use this in your regular cooking? According to the NY Times in a recent article, when something sounds this good, it may be too good to be true. Coconut oil is higher in calories than butter, and it also raises the level of Read More »

Eat these foods for a healthier gut according to the NY Times.

Eat these foods for a healthier gut according to the NY Times. Science shows us that many of the diseases doctors treat medicinally begin in the gut. If you want to be healthier, you need to have a healthier gut. Food is medicine, and unhealthy foods over time can make us ill resulting in autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular problems, and more. It is more expensive and less effective in treating diseases caused by unhealthy life practices medically, than feeding people better. Unfortunately, many of the ideas people relied on such as the food pyramid have often done more harm than good. Read More »

Running a fever is beneficial when we are ill, so why are we are we so afraid of it?

Running a fever is beneficial when we are ill, so why are we so afraid of it? When I was young, we were always told to take Tylenol or some other medication to reduce our fever. Running a fever was something we were always treated for. Body temperature is controlled by the hypothalamus and the new normal is about 97.5, rather than 98.6 which many of us grew up believing. During this time of covid-19, many of us can have numbers that are lower or higher depending on the temperature outside, and our activity levels.  I know this because we Read More »

While the world waits for a covid19 vaccine, a nasal spray may also prevent infection according to the NY Times.

While the world waits for a covid19 vaccine, a nasal spray may also prevent infection according to the NY Times. Unless you have been living under a rock, you may have heard that both Pfizer and Moderna have a covid 19 vaccine that is being shown to be at least 90 percent effective at preventing covid19 infection. It is estimated that these vaccines may take months to produce and distribute, with the Pfizer vaccine also requiring a negative 75 degrees Celcius storage component.  This can be a problem as most placed that would administer the vaccine do not have this Read More »