New Research Illuminates Polarizing Roles of IL-17 for Respiratory Distress and Mind-Body Connection

Commentary: COVID-19: a case for inhibiting IL-17? The cytokine, IL-17 has been in the news lately, but for very different reasons. We look at two areas of research: COVID-19 and the brain — one with a negative role the other positive. The cytokine’s predominant role is dependent on where itRead …

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It’s Not Kawasaki … It’s PIMS-TS in Children with COVID-19

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Researchers have uncovered how the immune system is altered in a rare coronavirus related illness in children with COVID-19 referred to as pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIMS-TS). PIMS-TS is a rare syndrome which has emerged in a small number of children during the COVID-19 pandemic. The condition causes severe inflammationRead …

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The Functional Medicine Approach to COVID-19: Virus Specific Nutraceutical and Botanical Agents

ABSTRACT/ In this article, The Functional Medicine Approach to COVID-19: Virus Specific Nutraceutical and Botanical Agents, from our partners at Integrative Medicine, a Clinician’s Journal, leading experts in functional medicine evaluate twelve interventions. By Evans JM, Luby R, Lukaczer D, Rountree R, Stone PM, Guilliams TG, Yanuck S, Messier H,Read …

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Low Plasma Vitamin D Associated with Increased Risk of COVID-19 Infection

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The collaborative group of scientists from the Leumit Health Services (LHS) and the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University aimed to determine associations of low plasma vitamin D with the risk of COVID-19 infection and hospitalization. Using the real-world data and Israeli cohort of 782 COVID-19 positive patients andRead …

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New Pathway & Bradykinin Storm Found in COVID-19 Inflammatory Response

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Analyses of lung fluid cells from COVID-19 patients conducted on the nation’s fastest supercomputer point to gene expression patterns that may explain the COVID-19 inflammatory response and runaway symptoms produced by the body’s response to SARS-CoV-2. A team led by Dan Jacobson of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge NationalRead …

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Extrapulmonary Manifestations of COVID-19

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ABSTRACT/ Although the coronavirus is most well known for causing substantial respiratory pathology, it can also result in several extrapulmonary manifestations of COVID-19. These conditions include thrombotic complications, myocardial dysfunction and arrhythmia, acute coronary syndromes, acute kidney injury, gastrointestinal symptoms, hepatocellular injury, hyperglycemia and ketosis, neurologic illnesses, ocular symptoms, andRead …

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The Path to a Virginia Medical Center’s COVID-19 Integrative Protocol Using Multiple Natural Agents: Interview with Paul Marik, MD

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Editor’s Note: Soon after publication of this interview between John Weeks and Paul Marik, MD, FCCP, FCCM, Medscape published a commentary, Doctors Say Their COVID-19 Protocol Saves Lives. Others Want Proof. We recommend you read this along with the interview and give us your opinion. The polarization in US medicineRead …

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