Volume 11, Letter 18

April 19th, 2021

Compromise comes from understanding multiple points of view.

 Have you heard of Sublingual immune therapy for allergy resolution?

54% say yes

Do you take allergy relief medicines?

48% say yes

This is a larger than expected number as statistically only 1/7 Americans is said to suffer from allergic symptoms. This is likely a selection bias as the sufferers are more likely to respond. Or the stats are wrong or somewhere in the middle.

 

Theory of SARSCOVID 19

April 12th 2021 

For the Unifying Theory of SARS2COVID19 pathology that was published in September, please follow this link. In this piece, I lay out what appears to be the pathway to infection and subsequent significant illness. It will be updated in the coming months.

 

Dr. M

Simplistic Lifestyle Roadmap for Post Covid healing

 

April 12th, 2021

1) Most Important - consume an anti-inflammatory diet devoid of processed foods. Avoid refined sugars, flours and highly processed fats. Link. Eat only twice a day if possible and safe per your provider.

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Coronavirus Update 33

April 12th, 2021

What will we need post COVID to be ready for the tide of mental and physical health issues that are sure to wash ashore?

The simple answer is personal accountability. This is the only piece of the puzzle that is within our control and completely modifiable. Whether you have cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, fatigue, etc...., you have the ability to follow a simple lifestyle roadmap to healing that will alter your outcome for the positive. See Section II.

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Volume 11, Letter 17

 

Coronavirus Update 33

 April 12th, 2021

Latest numbers google/CDC show that cases peaked in early January and have plateaued in many areas while rising in some. Death numbers continue to decline on a 7 day moving average.

The United States is now likely past 45% of its population having been vaccinated or previously infected. Couple this with warming weather patterns, effective social distancing and we are still in better shape every day.

We are currently vaccinating 3 plus million people per day. Just under 82 million Americans are fully or partially vaccinated. The vaccines continue to be effective against the variants.

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Pollen Food/fruit or Oral Allergy Syndrome

 

 April 5th, 2021

Pollen Food Allergy Syndrome or oral allergy syndrome, is caused by a cross-reaction between allergens from a type of tree or grass pollen and raw fruits, vegetables or tree nuts. The immune system in allergic patients wrongly attacks a tree, grass or weed pollen upon ingestion or inhalation causing congestion, sneezing, itchy eyes and general malaise.

In a subset of allergy sufferers, the immune system also inappropriately recognizes the proteins in foods that have similar structures to the pollen. The food in the raw form is the culprit as the cooked variety has altered the offensive protein.

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Over Scheduled Kids Repost

April 5th, 2021

A parent's ultimate goal is to raise a capable, energy filled and happy child into a responsible, honorable and successful young adult. Historically in the 60's and 70's, parents mostly just let their children play while focusing on one instrument and random recreational sports or clubs. They were not pushy. There was ample time for family, friends and achievement. Dinners were eaten together. Parents did not drive all over the place for activities of each child.
 Fast forward to today's reality of the over scheduled parent and child. The knowledge that a higher education and hard work are very necessary for economic advancement in America has borne this change.

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Volume 11, Letter 16 Allergy Season

April 5th, 2021

To be annoyed by the grass and trees
Makes one fall to their knees
Looking skyward in prayer for resolution
Awaiting a response or absolution
A sniffle, an itch or a sneeze
Followed by an irritating wheeze
We know that allergy season is here
Despite our protests and fear
Thus, we sit and postulate a plan
To remove our sneeze where we can

Nutrition is the key

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Section III -

 

For the Unifying Theory of SARS2COVID19 pathology that was published in September, please follow this link. In this piece, I lay out what appears to be the pathway to infection and subsequent significant illness. It will be updated in the coming months.

 

Dr. M

SECTION 2.0

March 29th, 2021

Looking at over 31,000 antibody samples from children and adults during the pandemic led to findings of a negative correlation between age and antibody response. Interestingly, individuals between the ages of 19 and 30 had the weakest antibody response of all groups. The reasons for this are unknown.

The very young had the most robust immune adaptive antibody response correlating with the least COVID19 disease risk.

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Volume 11, Letter 15 Coronavirus Update 32  

 

 March 29th, 2021

Latest numbers google/CDC show that cases peaked in early January and have plateaued in many areas while rising in some. Death numbers continue to decline.

The United States is now likely past 45% of its population having been vaccinated or previously infected. Couple this with warming weather patterns, effective social distancing and we are still in better shape every day.

We are currently vaccinating 3 million people per day. Just under 50 million Americans are fully vaccinated with an additional percentage one dose in. The vaccines continue to be effective against the variants.

As it stands today, the United States has had 31 million cases and almost 548,000 deaths.

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Early Puberty

March 22nd, 2021

Girls who enter puberty earlier have higher rates of depressive symptoms and antisocial behaviors in early to mid adulthood. The article published in Pediatrics states that the behavioral difficulties began early and did not attenuate over time.

Couple this data with the fact that girls are entering puberty 12-18 months earlier now than 4 decades ago and we have another compounded problem in adolescence.

Pediatrics review from 1999 noted: The primary conclusions of this review are:

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To weigh or not to weigh?

March 22nd, 2021

Focusing on obesity and the scale has not proven to be useful over the past 2 decades. Rather, focusing on healthy lifestyle habits is making some inroads toward a healthier life. In Scientific American from July 2020, an article entitled Treating Patients Without the Scale from July 2020, Virginia Sole-Smith takes us on a journey that should change our scale centric behavior.

The scale has given people anxiety over weight where what we really need is a focus on healthy lifestyle choices. Weight and body mass index are useful only in the context of the habits.

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INSULIN RESISTANCE Part III

 

 March 22nd, 2021

Recap: Over many thousands of years, our metabolic biology learned to store excess calories as fat for a rainy day otherwise known as a famine. These genetic changes served humans admirably until we developed farming and distribution techniques to make food affordable, accessible and omnipresent. Since the early 1970's, the governmental/food industrial complex began to flood the human food market with highly processed products that were primarily made up of refined grains and poor quality fats. This combination of volume food distribution coupled to poor quality high calorie types brought humans to their knees metabolically.

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Volume 11, Letter 14 Insulin resistance questions answered

March 22nd, 2021

We are polar bears in the desert!

 After reading this newsletter, do you have a better grasp on the path to diabetes?

86% say Yes

After reading this newsletter, are you going to dramatically reduce your processed food intake?

88% say Yes

Slight improvement.

There were requests for visuals of the IR process. There are three drawings below.

Dr. M

 

Section 3 Unifying Theory of SARSCOVID19

March 15th, 2021

For the Unifying Theory of SARS2COVID19 pathology that was published in September, please follow this link. In this piece, I lay out what appears to be the pathway to infection and subsequent significant illness. It will be updated in the coming months.

 

Dr. M

Pneumonia information

March 15th, 2021

Community acquired pneumonia can now safely be treated with 5 days of antibiotics as opposed to 10 days. This is great news as the less time the human microbiome sees antimicrobial medicines, the less the risk of biodiversity microbial damage.

The group compared 5 versus 10 days of medicine head to head in 281 children with community acquired pneumonia. The results are equal efficacy in the two groups allowing us to heavily consider reducing total length of antimicrobial therapy for all children over 1 year of age.

Dr. M

Pernica JAMA Pediatrics

 

Volume 11, Letter 13 Coronavirus Update 31

 

 March 15th, 2021

COVID newsletter number 1 was this time last year. So much has transpired in the last 12 months. So many thoughts. Silver linings. Frustrating negatives. Children left behind. Too many deaths.

Alas, this is exactly what life is. Events in time. We must view life from the present and not dwell on the past while we earnestly prepare for the future learning from the past.

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INSULIN RESISTANCE Part II

March 8TH, 2021

It is time for part II of the most important article of the year.

Same as last week. Read to the depth that you prefer. The end has the most important part - the to do!

Recap from last week: So, here we are, over ingested fats are causing insulin to not trigger the signal for glucose to enter the liver or muscle cell to be stored as glycogen and or burned as fuel. The combination of excess sugar and fat ingestion simultaneously has provided a nutrient gradient with glucose levels rising in the blood forcing the pancreas to pump out more insulin which in turn forces the liver

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Insulin resistance is one of the most important preventable human diseases.

Volume 11, Letter 12

March 8th, 2021

We evolved to protect ourselves through periods of famine by becoming insulin resistant. That beautiful advantage has now become a curse during the endless summer of food excess.

Dr. M

After reading this newsletter, do you have a better grasp on the path to diabetes?

81% say Yes

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