Use of Vitamin C in the Treatment of COVID-19 and Other Viruses

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Vitamin C in Treatment of COVID-19 and Other Viruses

The Orthomolecular Medicine News Service points out that epidemics seem to be on the rise. In a total of 98 epidemics in the 200 years of 19th and 20th centuries, there were 14 epidemics with 1000 or more deaths. However, in the last 20 years, in a total of 63 epidemics, there have already been 11 epidemics with more than 1,000 deaths. 

Be safe, stay well, and be sure to share the important information in this article.

Orthomolecular Medicine Rationale for Vitamin C Treatment of COVID-19 and Other Viruses

Growth Hormone – Essential to Health – Declines With Age

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Growth hormone (GH) is involved in a wide variety of activities essential to health, including the repair of damaged tissue in bones, organs and muscles; maintaining muscle mass; insulin sensitivity and burning fat; promoting strong immune defenses; and supporting healthy blood vessels, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

GH is produced by the pituitary gland, which secretes tiny amounts throughout the day and night in a series of pulses. Total daily GH secretion peaks around puberty and begins to decline by age 21, until, by age 60, most adults, despite the fact that their pituitary is still producing GH, have total 24-hour GH secretion rates indistinguishable from those of younger patients with severely compromised pituitary function.1

Why restore GH secretion to more youthful levels?

Aging adults, even those receiving hormone replacement therapy with DHEA, thyroid, estrogen and/or testosterone, still frequently report fatigue, lethargy, and decreased strength and exercise tolerance. Plus, several recent large population studies show the risk of cardiovascular disease and death is significantly increased in adults whose circulating levels of GH are very low.

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Have You Heard of Metabolic Syndrome?

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If you have not yet heard of Metabolic Syndrome, there is an article on the website that very well might save your life.  Metabolic Syndrome is a combination of four conditions.  Having any one of these conditions alone is a threat to your health.   Having two, three or all four conditions – full blown Metabolic Syndrome – could be disastrous!  But there is hope for those who suffer from Metabolic Syndrome.  I like to think of it as “Metabolic Rescue” and I detail the conditions and the natural solutions in the article… Metabolic Rescue: Breaking the Epidemic of the Metabolic Syndrome Cycle!

To your health,

Us Smart Publications

Health Care Needs to be About Us!

For all of us!

Not about profits and market expansion

In today’s political environment, we the people are losing ground. Whether you’re on the right or left, up or down on where we are heading, or have chosen to withdraw from any part of the conversation, it’s hard not to notice. We’re losing focus on individuals, losing focus on us.

Nowhere is this more obvious than health care, or more specifically, the pharmaceutical markets. What we are told and prescribed is first dictated by financial projection, and then by investment, in support of capitalism. And while this is a great system supporting industrial advancement, it can leave some good ideas, and some of us good people behind.

Many natural methods we once used to support health have been replaced with synthetic patented drugs. The once valid argument of protecting and supporting investment in research to supply the masses with needed medicines is now overshadowed with the cost of patent protection and government oversight, as well as the need to meet market expectations.

As drug patents expire, so does the incentive to manufacture, promote, and distribute. The profits will be in what’s next, not what is – or was.

Here are a few things to consider:

  • Did the drugs of yesteryear stop working?
    • Usually not.
  • Will the drugs of tomorrow out perform the drugs of today?
    • Maybe . . . most likely from an investor standpoint.
  • Has the idea of continuous improvement moved away from the product to focus only on the money?
    • Not completely, but it is the money that is the first consideration. And without a windfall in that consideration, the product simply won’t follow.

Here are parts of a conversation once overheard:

“We have developed a cure for XXXXXXXX which is a rare crippling disease”
“You said rare, how rare?”
“XXXXXXX people contract this annually”
“Not enough, what else do you have?”

Was this a greedy entrepreneur with no morals? No, just a knowledgeable business person that knows the cost of FDA approval and current patent laws do not allow for a compassionate approach.

We’ve all heard the expression “money makes the world go round.” How about a new phrase “big money brings our health care down?”

The goal of Us Smart Publications is to provide alternative health care information for us – for all of us.

Best in health,
Us Smart Publications

Taurine – The Amino Acids That Roars!

Dear Reader,

If you have a cat, you may be familiar with taurine. This amino acid is added to your pet’s food because without it cats develop dramatic health problems, including reproductive failure, growth retardation, retinal degeneration and heart failure.

But whether you have a cat or not, you’ll definitely want to learn how the amino acid that improves the nutritional health of our feline friends can help us humans live a life with added protection from:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • High blood pressure
  • Brain aging
  • Muscle damage (due to strenuous activity)
  • Diabetes
  • Retinal damage

Additionaly, regular users of taurine report that:

  • It is relaxing
  • It improves sleep
  • It regulates the heartbeat and eliminates palpitations
  • It helps detoxify the body

While we may not gain nine lives from taurine supplements, it seems certain—based on new and continuing research into this remarkable amino acid—that it can improve the health of our one life.

Taurine is much more than “the cat’s meow” of amino acids—it is a powerful addition to your supplement program. To learn more about the health benefits of taurine, please read the article Taurine Protects Heart, Eyes and Improves Glucose Tolerance.

To your health,

 

Us Smart Publications

Knowing The Different Forms Of Vitamin E Is The Key To Good Health!

Dear Reader,

You’ve heard about the numerous benefits of vitamin E supplements.  But you won’t reap those benefits unless you’re taking high amounts of a particular subtype of vitamin E called gamma tocopherol.

Most progressive nutritional supplement companies offer vitamin E supplements that claim to contain “Mixed tocopherols” or “Full Spectrum” tocopherols.

But these terms don’t mean much in and of themselves, because they don’t tell you exactly how much gamma tocopherol is in the product.

Furthermore, we know for a fact that the raw materials market offers many so called “mixed tocopherol” products that contain only small amounts of the rather expensive gamma tocopherol. They are in fact “mixed” … they just don’t contain a meaningful amount of the stuff you really want!

To set the record straight regarding  exactly what to look for in a superb vitamin E supplement,  please read the article, Are You Taking the Wrong Vitamin E? Get the Facts on Vitamin E Tocopherols!

To your health,

Us Smart Publications

Brain Nutrition Update: Choline + Uridine Builds New Neurons!

Dear Reader,

Scientists continue to vigorously explore the frontier of cognitive enhancement.  In this special update on brain nutrition, you’ll learn about two remarkable “next generation” nutrients, and why scientists are especially excited about their ability to protect and repair delicate brain cells and membranes, slow down brain aging, and support memory and cognitive function.

These two nutrients, choline and uridine, work together to repair, maintain, and build neuro-pathways.  Please read
Choline + Uridine Builds New Neurons!
To your health,

Us Smart Publications

Adrenal Glands Play an Important Role in Allergic Response

Dear Reader,

Allergic reactions are one of the most typical signs of an imbalanced immune system. And an overly sensitive immune system may be the result of weakened adrenal glands.

According to adrenal health expert  Dr. James L. Wilson, author of Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome,  most allergies involve the release of histamine and other substances that produce inflammation. In his book, Dr. Wilson writes that, “Cortisol is a strong anti-inflammatory. Your circulating level of cortisol is the key factor in the level of inflammatory reactions in your body. For this reason your adrenal glands play an important role in mediating the histamine release and inflammatory reactions that produce the symptoms experienced with allergies. It is therefore not surprising that people with food and environmental allergies commonly have weak adrenal function.”

Dr. Wilson, who also holds a Ph.D. in human nutrition, continues:

•The more histamine that is released, the more cortisol it takes to control the inflammatory response and the harder the adrenals have to work to produce more cortisol.

• The harder the adrenals have to work the more fatigued they become and the less cortisol they produce, allowing histamine to inflame the tissues more.

• The vicious circle can lead to progressively deeper adrenal fatigue as well as to larger allergic reactions.

• Anything that you can do to break this cycle will help your adrenal glands and reduce the effects of allergies.

How do you break the cycle in order to help your adrenal glands and get relief from allergies? To find out, please read Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome.

To your health,

US Smart Publications