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Vitamin D and COVID-19 Risk

There’s new information on Vitamin D.  The first-ever study to examine the association between vitamin D status and testing positive for COVID-19 was just published in the esteemed medical journal JAMA! Now that’s something to take seriously. Here’s what the study found… The study looked at 489 patients who had been tested for vitamin D …

Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) and Weight Loss

There’s a lot of hype around dietary supplements. There’s also a lot of hype around weight loss. I’m not about hype, but I am about results. If you can use supplements to support a healthier metabolism and make it easier for you to lose weight….I’m all for that. Also, new research out of Oregon State University …

Blood Sugar and Immune Response

Why would high blood sugar be linked to more severe cases of COVID? That’s a question researchers at the University of Michigan are attempting to explain. Here’s what they think so far: Elevated blood sugars create low-grade inflammation Existing low-grade inflammation leads to an even stronger inflammatory surge in response to infection When the body …

Stress, Cortisol, and COVID

What puts some people at a higher risk of severe COVID infection than others? It’s the million-dollar question that we don’t fully understand yet.  A new study published in the Lancet found that higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol were a marker of more severe illness from COVID-19.  That does NOT mean stress causes …