Virtual Learning Continues to Come with a Cost

January 18th, 2021

Wang and colleagues looked at over 120,000 children during a 5 year period including the home confinement of the pandemic this year. They found that during the home confinement of the COVID-19 pandemic there appears to be a significant myopic or nearsighted shift for children aged 6 to 8 years of age. It has been well known that a lack of focus on the distant horizon coupled with a persistent focus on a close screen or book will promote myopia and the need for glasses or contacts.

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How much can influence your children's eating habits?

January 18th, 2021

A recent publication in Nutrition looked at parental influence on a child's nutritional choices. Dr. Thomson and colleagues not surprisingly found that parents are very influential in the child's decision making process. Modeling healthy behavior around food choices more often than not led to improved child eating behaviors.

They noted that there are 6 major parenting styles around food with parent child dyads. They are negative emotion, restriction, monitoring, availability, modeling and child involvement. Structure, autonomy and modeling around eating vastly outperformed coercive eating styles with pressure to eat x, restriction of x or food rewards.

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Volume 11, Letter 5

January 18th, 2021

The responses to the questions from 2 weeks ago are emblematic of
the difficulty that we all face. 2/3 of respondents state that they do not consume 20 grams of fiber a day or do not know because they do not count. This is a root cause of gut health dysfunction and one that we need to spotlight for change. The second question is an unknown at this point but is leaning toward individual bacterial extinction events based on antibiotic use and dietary influences.

Targeted therapy in the coming years will be to replace these friends via supplementation. There is still much to learn.

 Do you consume 20 grams of fiber daily? Do you count fiber grams?
66% Say no

If a species of microbe dies out because of a lifestyle choice , it is gone for good? 96% Say no

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Section III SARS

January 11th, 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.

SECTION II - SARS2

January 11th, 2021 

SARS2 lasts longer in cold and dry air. This is an expected result and has been true for most respiratory viral particles. The lower the ambient temperature and lower the ambient humidity the more likely SARS2 will be able to survive and infect.

The only real benefit to knowing this piece of data is that during the winter months viral transmission off of a surface is more likely only if you touch your face and do a poor job of washing your hands.

Dr. M

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What did we learn in 2020?

January 11th, 2021 

Sars2/Covid19 is neither predictable nor ordinary. Many specialists and leaders predicted all kinds of realities that never came to pass which should have been expected in the chaotic world of a viral pandemic. Predicting outcomes was and is impossible. We learned that a pandemic is a lose lose situation, end of story. We learned that media on both sides are hell bent on swaying opinion to the path that they prescribe using x expert to push x agenda.

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Volume 11, Letter 4 Coronavirus Update 27

 January 11th, 2021

Best Covid related video of 2020
Link

September 2020's Unifying Theory of COVID Pathogenesis is in section III below.

Very little has changed on the risk front: The combination of colder weather, more indoor activity and pandemic fatigue continues. Some people are wearing masks effectively, some are using them as chin straps. Social distancing remains group and person dependent. California is the new poster child for the ineffectiveness of lockdowns unless they last for a very long time, i.e. many months. Humans are still very social creatures. Vaccinations are going smoothly in some locales and not so well in others. The elderly are getting in line for vaccination in droves.

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How to fix American food Problem

 

January 4th,2021

This is a "how to fix the American food problem" book for all Americans. You will get a complete breakdown of how our food is linked to disease followed by a step by step plan that empowers parents to nourish their tribe in order to grow children with optimal physical and mental health.

Dr. M

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Nicole Magryta

 

Fast food Experiment 2014

January 4th, 2021

The fast food experiment persists! July 2014 was the inception date of this in office food visual. No changes have occurred since the food dried out and hardened 6 plus years ago. The second experiment that took place in my humid summer garage the following year went into the trash a few years ago. Both experiments were resounding successes in understanding the chemical laden food preservation fast food model. Organic minimally processed non chemically laden foods rotted rapidly while their processed preservation based brethren did and do not.

As we start this new year, recognize the dysfunction of the fast food American system.

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Nature Reboot

January 4th, 2021

Nature Deprivation Disorder is thought to be a serious problem for humans. Nature deficit disorder is a phrase coined by Richard Louv in his 2005 book Last Child in the Wood . He thought that human beings, especially children, were spending less time outdoors resulting in a wide range of behavioral problems.

What is the reality of this perceived condition? If you believe the contention put forth by Mr. Louv, humans are less exposed to the natural world and are also exposed to constant negative media influences that let them feel unsafe about the outside world causing them to shun imaginative and exploratory activity outside in nature.

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Damaging Your Biome

January 4th, 2021

What are the risks if we do not tend to our garden in appropriate ways?If we submit that the microbiome is necessary for quality human health, then what are the break points for causing dysfunction? As you would expect, the break points are all associated with lifestyle decisions that are anti-natural.

1) Vaginal deliveries are better for the child’s microbial development than C-sections
2) Breast feeding is the best choice for new moms that are capable of nursing. Formula is associated with a vastly different microbial makeup.

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Volume 11, Letter 3

January 4th, 2021

This year we are going to look at the microbiome and the metabolic nature of human physiology as it relates to lifestyle choices. The early newsletters will cover the microbiome as we lead into the very deep dive of insulin resistance.

This set of newsletters may be the most important that I ever write as they appear to be the headwaters of most if not all chronic diseases of aging.

Let's Go....

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Section III - 25

December 28th, 2020

Hospital based health care workers are unfortunately 3 to 7 times more likely to get infected depending on the study. This is likely a function of exposure frequency to early infected patients and a lack of effective PPE utilization. ICU's do not appear to be a location of rapid spread despite the highest disease burden. Most ICU patients, by the point of needing critical care, are less infectious despite the level of illness.

The simple safety answer for all of us falls back on the basics of hand washing, mask wearing and using appropriate PPE in clinic settings.

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Quick Hits 25

December 28th, 2020

1) New strains of SARS2 - Recent data has shown that there are new circulating strains of the SARS2 virus in Europe and Asia. It appears that the newer versions have slight genetic modifications to the spike protein on the viral surface that is increasing the infectivity. In the UK, the new strain started showing up in September. The good news is that there has not been a change in the morbidity or mortality related to the mutation and it is not on our shores yet.

2) COVID prevention strategies may be putting off influenza and viral upper respiratory season. (Jones et. al. 2020) The Southern Hemisphere did not have a significant upper respiratory viral season this past winter. As the Northern Hemisphere follows suit now with winter,

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Volume 11, Letter 2

 

 December 28th, 2020

Good riddance to 2020. Hello 2021.
Here is to hoping for a fabulous 2021.
Happy New Year to all.
May many blessings come your way this new year.

 

Coronavirus Update 26

Very little has changed on the risk front: The combination of colder weather, more indoor activity and pandemic fatigue continues. Some people are wearing masks effectively, some are using them as chin straps.

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Insulin Resistance

December 21st, 2020

This 2021 theme of chronic disease prevention will begin with a deep and multi newsletter dive into the world of insulin resistance. The science has become ever more clear on the etiology of this disorder that affects the majority of our society. It will be eyeopening to say the least.

Continuing the theme that the everlasting summer is the problem, we will see where the process is breaking down. The answer is profound.

Fats tee up the ball for the refined sugars to put us into outer orbit. Hence, the combination of refined carbohydrates and fats is the route to accelerated aging and death.

To be continued.......

Dr. M

Lifestyle Choices and Ancestry

December 21st, 2020 

A recent publication in Science Advances looked at an ancestral community of Turkanans and their risk of cardiovascular disease based on the lifestyle choice of ancestral diet versus modern. The abstract from the paper states: "The “mismatch” between evolved human physiology and Western lifestyles is thought to explain the current epidemic of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in industrialized societies. However, this hypothesis has been difficult to test because few populations concurrently span ancestral and modern lifestyles.

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The Endless Summer

December 21st, 2020

The Endless Summer that is slowly killing us.

Humans are living an endless summer of caloric availability to their absolute detriment. For the better part of the last two decades I have poured over the literature regarding cardiac disease, immunity and the microbiome in an effort to heal my genetic and youthful transgressions in order to live long enough to be useful. A common thread of risk in most literature is the repeated theme of caloric excess in the face of genetic risk, sedentary behavior and toxin exposure.

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Volume 11, Letter 1

December 21st, 2020

It is hard to imagine that year 11 begins today. After 10 years of writing the world keeps changing for the better and worse. The science of health continues to become more clear and profound while the world of our youth seems to become more challenging as technology and society are at odds with a healthy childhood mental growth pattern.

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Section 3 School Losses

 December 14th, 2020

Spread is not common in schools and outpatient health care settings where people are following the guidelines. This is now very clear. We have been at this since March and we do not have a single documented SARS2 cluster or transmission from a staff member to another staff member or patient to staff member. Almost all cases that we are aware of came from outside activities and had a documented case exposure outside of clinic.

This experience echoes the school's experiences based on the study data. The massive spread continues to come from indoor, unmasked, close interactive experiences of adults and college age students during their leisure time.

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