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FEATURE

Immune Health and Nutrition

PERSPECTIVE

Viral Nutraceutical Support

PERSPECTIVE

Stop the Drugs and Surgery

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FEATURE

Immune Health and Nutrition

The immune system involves a complex network of organs, tissues, cells, and molecules in the human body. It is the defense department that is constantly working to protect the body from infection and disease. People are constantly exposed to potentially harmful invaders (also called antigens) such as bacteria, fungi, virus, toxins and other foreign materials daily.

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PERSPECTIVE

Viral Nutraceutical Support

Some viruses, such as the current one we are all dealing with, are known to inhibit the induction of interferon and interferon signaling pathways (Interferons are immune-stimulating compounds that suppress viral attack.) The name interferon is derived from the interference it provides with respect to a virus’s ability to infect or replicate.

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PERSPECTIVE

Stop the Drugs and Surgery

Opioid addiction is usually a result of pain, which is often associated with back pain, the number one cause of disability in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “The number of drug overdose deaths decreased by 4% from 2017 to 2018, but the number of drug overdose deaths was still four times higher in 2018 than in 1999.

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ERGONOMICS

Looking at Posture From the Ground Up

Because so many of our patients are working from home over the past year, we’ve seen a surge in homebased occupational stresses manifesting in physical symptoms. Many members of the global workforce were relegated to their homes when the coronavirus pandemic first began.

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INFLAMMATION

Avoid the Lethal COVID Cytokine Storm

The term “cytokine storm” emerged in news in the context of those people who developed a severe case of COVID-19 and required hospitalization. I have been studying cytokines for many years, but I had not read about the cytokine storm until COVID-19 emerged.

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AROUND THE WORLD CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractor Practice Settle Civil Fraud Suit

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SPOTLIGHT

Benefits of Eucalyptus Oil A Remarkable Gift from Nature

As a chiropractor, you may want to use Eucalyptus oil to soothe your patients’ tense muscles, but know this, you’re following a line of practice that goes back centuries by varied cultures and civilizations throughout the world for its health benefit.

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From the Director’s Desk

From the Director’s Desk

In this issue, we focus on improving patient response to COVID, and especially COVID 19. Reading from the front to back, beginning with neutraceutical support that one can do to enhance viral response, Dr. Lynn Toohey’s article titled “Viral Neutraceutical Support” begins on page 16.

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