The Mystery of Long COVID

Fatigue. Brain fog. Sensory deficits like smell and taste. Muscle and joint pain. Heart palpitations. Difficulty breathing. Sleep disturbances. Can anything help these and other symptoms of long COVID?

 

The Mystery of Long COVID

So much was unknown during the COVID-19 pandemic that started in November 2019 and left Americans defenseless during its devastating duration. How did the pandemic start? When will it end? How will it affect me?  Are the vaccines safe and should I get one?  What do I do if I get sick? Almost four years later,as the masks slowly come off, families and businesses pick up the pieces and move on to find normalcy.


Some, however, are left in. the wake, fighting symptoms that still dominate their lives in what is being called long COVID. For them, the mystery continues. 

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Why YOU Need Alpha Lipoic Acid to Live Well

Biking CoupleBack when we first wrote about alpha lipoic acid (ALA), it was considered the new kid on the supplement block. Since then, countless research studies show how valuable ALA is to your health, yet few seem to know this supplement's name. With its wide range of  benefits, ALA should be on everyone's supplement program. So keep reading. You'll find out why YOU need ALA too!

According to research, taking ALA makes a difference in the health of your heart, liver, blood sugar levels, weight, brain and indirectly on neuropathic pain. So, how long  do you want to live healthy?

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Could Quercetin Help with Inflammation?

Quercetin for Health
Decades of dedicated research, studies show quercetin could make a difference in your health. It appears that this colorful pigment found in fruits and veggies has a positive effect on the inflammatory response by its influence as an antioxidant, antiviral and on gut health, too.

Let’s be honest. Not all inflammation is “bad”. During an injury, inflammation is a necessary result of your body’s efforts to foster healing and fight infection However, prolonged inflammation is a threat to every cell everywhere in your body. When inflammation lingers, often so does the pain, long after the injury heals.

What causes inflammation besides bodily injury? Scientist have determined that free radicals are one known mediator. Bad news is free radicals are unavoidable. In fact, day to day body functions – like breathing and digesting food – create free radicals via normal biochemical pathways.  There are, however, steps you can take to minimize the damage that free radicals cause. Good news is that quercetin is one of those steps.

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Probiotics, Healthy Planting for Immunity

PROBIOTICS, Healthy Planting for Immunity 

There’s a whole lot of activity going on hidden inside your gastrointestinal (GI) tract Once a mystery, this microbiome of trillions of microorganisms exists to perform multiple tasks beyond digestion and elimination. Along came the Microbiome Project to map the DNA sequences. Scientists learned what the DNA in those tiny GI organisms were programming the cell to do, how they do it and their interactions within the microbiome. It was a giant undertaking since there are more than 500 different microorganisms! That is like trying to know your 500 neighbors, their kids, grandkids and so on! What did they find? It gets a bit complicated to explain but here goes! 
 
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Medicinal Mushrooms for Immunity

Immune Support & More from Fungi!

Are you afraid of medicinal mushrooms?Forest Mushrooms
Talk about mushrooms and some people conjure up an image of plucking strange, poisonous plants in the woods while others see a plate of edible delicacies. Thankfully, you can reap mushrooms; medicinal bounty  without the worry  or the work by simply picking a supplement at the store instead of in the forest!  

Mushrooms aren’t really plants since they lack chlorophyll and a plant structure of leaves, stem and roots. They belong to the fungus family of organisms. There are more than 10,000 kinds and several different categories, one of which is medicinal. Notable examples  are reishi. , lion’s mane turkey tail, cordyceps and shitake. 
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