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August 9, 2020 at 10:41 PM #5796
Sunshine is necessary to develop immunity
Vitamin D has proven to be a prophylactic in the fight against Covid-19
The journal, Nutrition, of the Swiss research publishing group, MDPI, carries a paper by Nipith Charoenngam and Michael F Holick, of the Boston University School of Medicine and the department of medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, which goes into the mechanism of the immune reaction and how it could be influenced. And, apart from several physiological benefits of adequate Vitamin D, the paper reports a positive indication that the vitamin could protect people from Covid -19.
An important point the paper makes is that with current lifestyles, there is widespread Vitamin D deficiency, the world over. Over 40 per cent of Americans, with 82 per cent Black Americans and 70 per cent Hispanics, the paper says, are Vitamin D deficient. And, apart from the poor bone health that is well known, Vitamin D deficiency is directly associated with a host of conditions, related to the immune system — psoriasis, or eruptions on the skin, Type 1 diabetes, paralysis, rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis, sepsis, or blood poisoning, respiratory infection and significantly, Covid-19.
The immune reaction of the body is brought about mainly by white blood cells, or lymphocytes, which arise in the bone marrow. Cells called monocytes lead to bodies called macrophages, which destroy particles or organisms that do not match cells that are native to the body, and this is the innate immune system. Monocytes also give rise to the adaptive immune system, through the dendritic cells, or Antigen Presenting Cells, that identify and hold out the active features of the virus to other cells.
The T helper cells carry this information to B cells, which give rise to antibodies, or agents that can attach to the features of the viruses and deactivate them. In short, there is a well-oiled system of identifying invaders and generating agents that can keep them under control.
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August 9, 2020 at 10:49 PM #5797
Can your Food Compromise your Immunity ?Recently researchers find more evidence on how T Cells play an important role in protecting us from the virus and explain why some people who catch the germ become very sick, while others are dealt only a glancing blow.Sadly the oil we use in our food impairs T Cell of its power to support our immune system. Other than cold pressed format, the food oil that comes in packets and containers has E319 or TBHQ or food additives which are messing with the body’s defense against flu. Maybe this could be a very important reason for severity.Likewise there is another study which linkens with sunlight exposure and corona severity.Lot of recent studies reveal that a large proportion of the population — 20 to 50 percent of people in some places — might harbor immunity assassins called T cells that recognize the new coronavirus despite having never encountered it before.Oil & Additives :The week ,https://www.eurekalert.org/
pub_releases/2019-04/eb- cfa032819.phpRef : Intelli0
August 9, 2020 at 10:52 PM #5798
Possible corona virus transmission through the eyes
When it comes to transmission through the eyes, the American Optometric Association (AOA) indicates the coronavirus might enter your body through the conjunctiva and then spread throughout your body through blood vessels within the conjunctiva.
The conjunctiva is the clear, thin membrane that covers part of the front of the eye as well as the inner part of the eyelids.
Some evidence suggests conjunctivitis, which most of us know as pink eye, could be a symptom of COVID-19. However, this is said to be rare, with pink eye developing in an estimated 1% to 3% of people with coronavirus0
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