A Supercomputer crunched data for a week in order to better understand Covid-19. The computer revealed a new theory about how Covid-19 impacts the body called: ‘The Bradykinin Hypothesis. Excess of the inflammatory molecule bradykinin may explain the fluid build-up in the lungs of patients with coronavirus infections. They believe that a dysregulated bradykinin system […]

I recently attended the Plant Based Prevention of Disease (P-POD) virtual conference. Much of the information presented was what I was mostly familiar with as a plant-based nutrition science addict! I was pleased to listen to presentations on Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease by Dr. Dean and Dr. Ayesha Sherzai (a.k.a. ‘Team Sherzai’); Preventing Heart Disease with […]

Guest Post by Alejandra Roca from Porch.com Living a vegan lifestyle can be challenging, yet it’s also extremely rewarding. When you think of being vegan, your mind likely goes immediately to your diet and the things your body consumes. However, in order to be truly vegan, the same principles should be put into practice at […]

I speculated many weeks ago that perhaps the reason why we saw such a high COVID-19 mortality rate among nursing homes residents, African Americans, darker skinned individuals, and those with comorbidities – was likely due to a Vitamin D deficiency. The evidence of this was become very clear to me that this is indeed the […]

As New York City hires laborers to bury the dead on Hart Island, the media and social media has unleashed a fury of drone footage and photos of the effort. Along with with the ever-seeing-eyes and horrific images, comes blame that is put on government officials, and speculation that these are just mass graves and […]

Due to the massive shortage of N95 masks and personal protection equipment (PPE) that protect us – and especially healthcare workers – against the COVID-19 Coronavirus, I thought I would share with you a little research that I think is plausible for a DIY face mask. It is important to note that I am not […]

I recently watched a documentary on ‘Earthing’ called ‘The Earthing Movie: The Remarkable Science of Grounding‘. (Below if you care to watch it.) The documentary had plenty of anecdotal stories about children being able to accomplish more while ‘grounded’, as well as helping behavioral issues, and even autism. It also featured several doctors and researches […]

I get this question often – “How long does it take to rebuild your gut microbiome after antibiotics?” While almost all gut bacteria will recover after exposure to antibiotics within perhaps 1.5 months (given an optimal diet – NOT the Standard American Diet – SAD). However, at 6 months the gut still lacks nine common […]

Fermented foods have played a very important role in human health. Fermentation predates modern human history. Not only is fermentation good for the preservation of foodstuffs, but is also good for the commensal bacteria strains found in fermented foods. Modern Refrigeration Modern Refrigeration has only been around for 100 years. 1854 was the beginning of […]

Do vegans need to supplement with DHA and EPA Omega 3’s? Short answer is NO! This study in the The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that non-meat or fish eaters convert ALA to EPA/DHA more efficiently despite less intake of these Omega 3’s: Dietary intake and status of n–3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in a […]