Face masks (at best) ineffective against SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 and flu

A series of studies, some of them covering viruses other than SARS-CoV-2, yet the findings of all of them are the same – no statistically significant protective effect of face masks, and, in some cases, possibly increased rates of infection (see first study below). https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-facemasks-idUSKBN27Y1YW https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-6817 “…A total of 3030 participants were randomly assigned to … Read more Face masks (at best) ineffective against SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 and flu

Glycine has a universal anti-viral effect

While the study below does not go as far as to say that glycine would be an appropriate intervention for the current COVID-19 pandemic, it does describe an anti-viral mechanism for glycine that is (at least in theory) applicable to ALL viruses. Namely, glycine prevents for formation of capsids, without which viruses are unstable and … Read more Glycine has a universal anti-viral effect

Obesity “paradox” strikes again – protection against COVID-19

I suspect this one will not go down will with the “lean is always good” crowd, which consists predominantly of members of the medical profession. Aside from all the health risks of obesity for pretty much any chronic disease, the news over the last 6 months have been replete with warning from all kinds of … Read more Obesity “paradox” strikes again – protection against COVID-19

Suppressed immunity, not viruses (HPV), may be the cause of (skin) cancer

Recently, I posted some threads in regards to immunosuppression and cancer. Here are two that provide a good overview and tie together the immunosuppressive effects of PUFA, estrogen, and cortisol with the protective effects of vitamin A, E, D, progesterone, etc. PUFA are immunosuppressive, fasting and protein restriction (possibly) even more so Vitamin D may … Read more Suppressed immunity, not viruses (HPV), may be the cause of (skin) cancer