Major Boost in COVID-19 Protective Antibodies Seen in Breast Milk after Vaccination

COVID protective antibodies, nursing mothers

Nursing mothers who receive a COVID-19 vaccine may pass protective antibodies to their babies through breast milk for at least 80 days following vaccination, suggests new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “Our study showed a huge boost in antibodies against the COVID-19 virus in breastRead …

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Paper Suggests Vitamin B6 May Calm Cytokine Storms Linked to COVID-19

B Vitamins and Erectile Dysfunction

Studies have so far explored the benefits of vitamins D and C and minerals like zinc and magnesium in fortifying immune response against COVID-19 (read more on that here). But research on vitamin B6 has been mostly missing. Food scientist Thanutchaporn Kumrungsee hopes a paper published in Frontiers in NutritionRead …

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Tissue Stiffness Contributes to Immune Responses & Chronic Aging Diseases

A new study shows that tissue stiffness causes tension in cells, which likely drives immune responses in many chronic diseases. The findings suggest the cellular tension likely sets off an inflammatory loop that contributes to the development of chronic diseases of aging. Research from the Buck Institute, the University HealthRead …

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New Immune Resource Center

Even before COVID-19, immunity was a top 3 search word on Google. More recent events place it as a growing category with no end in sight. As your patients seek ways to support immune function, we offer an entire resource center dedicated to the topic. Our thanks to Allergy ResearchRead …

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Inflammatory Cytokine Markers Predict COVID Severity and Survival

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Mount Sinai scientists have identified primary markers of inflammation IL-6 and TNF-α reliably predict COVID severity and likelihood of survival. This is providing a foundation for a diagnostic platform and therapeutic targets, according to a study published in Nature Medicine. The researchers studied four proteins serum interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8, tumorRead …

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Pistachio Hull Essential Oil May Combat Candida sp.

In immunocompetent subjects, Candida sp. are generally responsible for mucosal infections, including thrush and vaginitis, which can lead to invasive candidiasis in immunocompromised patients, with emerging species becoming multi-drug resistant. Candida sp. represent the most common cause of fungal infections worldwide. In this work, researchers evaluated the activity of anRead …

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Webinar: Medical Food for Pediatric Asthma, by Dr. Julienne Lindemann

Children shouldn’t be sidelined by asthma. Today’s Practitioner is offering a free webinar for licensed practitioners on leukotriene management in pediatric asthma. Leukotrienes can exacerbate asthma by sustaining inflammatory reactions. This webinar will discuss the clinical benefits of the medical food, Lunglaid,™ which provides the nutritional support to manage leukotrieneRead …

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