There was a study in France that showed the patients that were taking Hydroxychloroquine along with the well-known antibiotic Z-pack showed faster recovery and stopped shedding the virus in less than one week. The problem with the study was that it was too small and too short of duration and the patient’s in the different arms of the study were not carefully evaluated for other medical conditions. However, this study is the reason that suddenly there is so much renewed interest in Hydroxychloroquine.
While we are quarantined to our homes it is likely we are consuming more canned or processed meals than usual. It is important to supplement with vitamins to get nutrients that we aren’t getting from our food. Vitamin C 1000mg daily has shown in some studies to help decrease rate and duration of viral colds. It is always important to hydrate along with Vitamin C intake. Side effects from too much vitamin C are rare but some studies have shown nausea and vomiting from taking vitamin C at 2000mg daily on a continuous basis and possibly produce calcium oxalate renal stones in susceptible individuals.
Doctors now link chronic iron deficiency to an increased risk of cancer. According to a 2015 study, people with iron deficiency anemia face a significantly higher chance of being diagnosed for cancer versus those that don’t. Even worse: the risk of developing cancer - including breast cancer - remains high even five years after the original iron deficiency is diagnosed. Find out more about the relationship with iron deficiency and cancer on our blog.
Iron is a mineral that our body needs to perform many of its functions such as transportation of oxygen by the red blood cells, fighting off infections in infants, children, women, and men, improvement in muscle function and recovery, and improved memory, focus and ability to learn. It is incredibly important to watch your iron levels and make sure you are not deficient. If you are deficient, this quick guide will give you all the information you need to treat your iron deficiency.
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