Vitamin D Deficiency Studies and COVID-19

Vitamin D Deficiency Studies and COVID-19

Story Highlights During the COVID-19 pandemic, medical scientists have been closely examining the effects of vitamin D deficiency. Meta-analyses of data from 45 studies have shown a significant correlation between vitamin D deficiency and more severe symptoms, complications and death from COVID-19. Although laboratory studies on the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 are […]

Study: Melatonin May Help Moderate COVID-19 Cytokine Storm

Study: Melatonin May Help Moderate  COVID-19 Cytokine Storm

Story Highlights Many of the serious side effects of COVID-19, including high fever, cough, shortness of breath, lung injuries and long-term lung fibrosis are symptoms of a cytokine storm, which is a hyper-inflammatory response to infection. Melatonin, a hormone produced in the mitochondria and existing in almost all cells in all organisms, has been investigated […]

Vitamin D Benefits Confirmed by New COVID-19 Research

Vitamin D Benefits Confirmed by New COVID-19 Research

Vitamin D, the fat-soluble hormone produced in the body when sunlight hits the skin, is responsible not only for bone health but is also believed to help regulate the immune and neuromuscular systems. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease, depression, weight gain and other maladies.1 Research […]

High Doses of Vitamin C Used to Prevent and Treat Coronavirus Infections in China

High Doses of Vitamin C Used to Prevent and Treat Coronavirus Infections in China

As reported by Orthomolecular Medicine News Service on Mar. 3, 2020, the government of Shanghai in China announced that it is recommending that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) be treated with high amounts of intravenous vitamin C, with dosage recommendations varying from 50 to 200 milligrams per kilogram of body weight to up to 200 mg […]

Vitamin A Shipped to Samoa 

Vitamin A Shipped to Samoa 

Health officials in Samoa, assisted by international health organizations, have struggled to manage a surge in measles and apparent deaths from measles on the impoverished island since the first laboratory confirmed cases were reported in September 2019.  A state of emergency was declared on November 15, and by December 11, 4995 measles cases had been recorded, […]

Bacteria: Misunderstood Yet Needed for Human Health

Bacteria: Misunderstood Yet Needed for Human Health

Many of the products on the market indicate we are under a full-scale war with bacteria. Everything from our antibiotic-rich food supply, soaps and detergents, hand sanitizers, disinfectants, mouthwashes, and even garbage bags tout their anti-bacterial properties. Seeing this, one could be left with the impression that bacteria are bad for our health and must […]

Milk: Does It Really Do a Body Good?

Milk: Does It Really Do a Body Good?

Alone among mammals, only humans continue to drink milk into adulthood, and only humans purposely drink the milk of other mammals. As a rule, adult humans don’t drink human milk but continue to consume milk and dairy products made from the milk of other species. Traditionally, nutritionists have strongly…

Global Breastfeeding Policy Challenged by Some Scientists

Global Breastfeeding Policy Challenged by Some Scientists

Citing the latest “systemic review of the evidence, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reiterated its 2001 recommendations for “mothers worldwide to exclusively breastfeed infants for the child’s first six months to achieve optimal growth, development and health,” adding, “Thereafter, they should be given…

Water: The Essence of Life

Water: The Essence of Life

Water is the essence of life. The human body cannot survive without water because it is so critical for all bodily functions. In fact, on average, the body of an adult human being contains 60 percent of water. Not drinking adequate amounts of water can have such a detrimental effect on overall health that a reduction in 10 percent of your normal body water percentage…

Science Says Antioxidant Foods Are Protective

Science Says Antioxidant Foods Are Protective

One of the tools which can help our immune system be as strong and resilient as possible, as well as avoid use of unnecessary pharmaceutical products, is our diet. Since the 1990s, foods “high in antioxidants” have been promoted as super foods that will do everything from keeping us young to preventing cancer. We are told that a diet rich in berries, kale, and dark chocolate…