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Default Dr Aseem Malhotra's 'life-saving' guide on building immunity against Covid-19

Yellow Kite drops in 'life-saving' guide on building immunity against Covid-19

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Yellow Kite is publishing The 21 Day Immunity Plan: How to Rapidly Improve Your Metabolic Health and Resilience to Covid-19 by Dr Aseem Malhotra this August.

World rights were aquired from Rory Scarfe at the Blair Partnership.

Dr Malhotra is an NHS consultant cardiologist, member of the Kings Fund board of trustees, and co-author of The Pioppi Diet (Penguin).

In his new book, according to Yellow Kite, Dr Malhotra will "show that our metabolic health and resilience to infection by Covid-19 can be rapidly improved in just 21 days through simple lifestyle changes to our diet, exercise, sleep and stress control", promising readers "a highly accessible, scientifically proven plan by a leader in lifestyle medicine to set you on the road to higher immunity and better health for life".

Most recently he made headlines in the UK and internationally for citing Boris Johnsons obesity as a factor in his battle with coronavirus and, the publisher states, he is now being consulted on new policy-making by health secretary Matt Hancock.

Publisher Rowena Webb said: "Im thrilled to be publishing this important, even life-saving book by Dr Malhotra and hope, as he does, that it can spearhead a revolution now in public policy on diet and health."

Dr Malhotra said: "Im delighted to be writing this timely book on an extremely important subject. One thing is clear from what we know about Covid-19 that poor metabolic health equals poor immune health. The positive news is that we can rapidly improve these within a few weeks of following a specific evidence-based lifestyle plan as I see with my own patients. Ive written this book to help individuals as well as to widen our knowledge of fundamental health issues which will improve all our quality of life and save as many as possible from unnecessary suffering."


https://www.amazon.co.uk/21-Day-Imm.../dp/B089Q81QQ1/

https://www.amazon.com/21-Day-Immun.../dp/B089Q81QQ1/

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A simple, clear, scientifically proven plan to boost metabolic health and help our immunity to the virus Covid-19 by one of the world's most influential cardiologists.

Dr Aseem Malhotra, a leading NHS cardiologist, has led the way in citing obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease as frequent factors in those hospitalised with coronavirus. He shows how they result from poor metabolic health, including an over-dependence on ultra-processed foods, which seriously affects our immune response. In this life-changing 21 Day Plan he brings us the good news that we can reverse our health and rapidly improve our resilience to infection and disease through just a few simple lifestyle changes - to our diet, how we exercise and sleep, and reduce stress.

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Im praying this information can reach mainstream media. As of this morning the ladies of The View could only see a world of lockdown in our future. I actually felt sorry for their limited understanding of how to fight this disease: with good metabolic health.

Im letting my youngest go to a birthday party this week. He is in good health, and has lost 5 pounds recently....all that farm work.
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It is eerie how this pandemic seems targeted at metabolic health. And now there's so much science to support this diet switch. Plus our own considerable experience.
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Not to veer off into the crazy world of dueling statistics on Covid and lockdowns, but check Ivor Cummins work for the past month, the charts on excess deaths, previous winter flus, etc. Last winter was very mild, some at risk with poor metabolic health survived, but this year with Covid was deadly. With more actual data in the US, median age of death is 80, 95%+ have at least one co-moridity, 60%+ in NC and other states lived in nursing homes. Sad, severe but not that different from other bad flu seasons. The tragedy is the loss of younger people with poor metabolic health. The UK and Dr Malhotra are doing a much better job than in US Getting the message out about the diet connection.
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The British Medical Journal has an article that says they have found Dexamethazone effective against CO VID 19
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The British Medical Journal has an article that says they have found Dexamethazone effective against CO VID 19

Here's the story:

'Major breakthrough' as NHS rolls out 5 steroid that reduces deaths for most severe Covid-19 cases
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...virus-patients/

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The world's first coronavirus treatment that significantly reduces the risk of death is being given to NHS patients following groundbreaking trials by British scientists.

In a breakthrough described by Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, as a "remarkable achievement", the common steroid dexamethasone was shown to radically improve the chances of survival for the most ill patients.

Mr Johnson hailed the result as the "biggest breakthrough yet" in the treatment of coronavirus, both in Britain and globally.

"We are seeing the first chink of light," he told the daily Downing Street news briefing. "There is a genuine cause to celebrate a remarkable British scientific achievement. We have turned the tide on the virus."

The Government has been stockpiling dexamethasone since March in case the trials were successful. There are already supplies for 200,000 patients, and enough to cope with any second wave of the virus.

Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, confirmed that NHS patients on ventilators or oxygen would receive the drug immediately, saying he hoped it would save thousands of lives.

"This astounding breakthrough is testament to the incredible work being done by our scientists behind the scenes," he said.

The drug commonly used to treat arthritis, severe allergies and asthma costs just 5 for a full course of treatment and is expected to have a major impact on the coronavirus pandemic.

Scientists at Oxford University, who have been conducting trials on a number of drugs since March, announced on Tuesday that a 10-day course of dexamethasone lowers the risk of death for people on ventilators by one third.

Currently, 40 percent of patients with the most severe form of Covid-19 die. That means that, for every eight patients placed on ventilators, three will lose their lives. With the steroid, two will now die.

The drug, which can be taken orally or as an injection, also cuts the death rate of people needing oxygen by one fifth.

Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government's chief scientific adviser, said: "This is a ground-breaking development in our fight against the disease, and the speed at which researchers have progressed finding an effective treatment is truly remarkable."

Scientists said up to 5,000 lives could have been saved in Britain if they had known how effective the drug was at the beginning of the epidemic.

Martin Landray, the deputy chief investigator from the University of Oxford, said: "Since the advent of this disease less than six months ago, the search has been on for a treatment that actually reduces the risk of dying, and there hasn't been one until today. Now there is one.

"The results are sufficiently clear, and people can be treated this evening.

That's a major, major step forward.

"This is not an expensive drug, this is not a drug where there are supply chain issues or manufacturing issues. This is a drug that is globally available so that is enormously important."

Dexamethasone has also been added to the Government's parallel export list, which bans companies from buying medicines meant for UK patients and selling them on for a higher price.

Professor Stephen Powis, the NHS medical director, said: "This is a huge breakthrough in our search for new ways to successfully treat patients with Covid, both in the UK and across the world.

"It is thanks to NHS staff and patients who participated in the trial that, from now, we are able to use this drug to dramatically improve Covid-19 survival for people in hospital who require oxygen or ventilation."

The results are part of the Recovery (Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY) trial, set up in March to test a range of potential treatments for Covid-19, including low-dose dexamethasone. More than 11,500 patients have been enrolled from over 175 NHS hospitals in the UK, including 2,100 on the dexamethasone trial.

The researchers said the drug should become the standard of care in the most sick patients.

Peter Horby, Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health in the Nuffield Department of Medicine and the chief investigator of the Recovery trial, said: "This is the only drug that has so far been shown to reduce mortality and it reduces it significantly.

"It is a major breakthrough, and it's already in every pharmacy in every hospital.

"The survival benefit is clear and large in those patients who are sick enough to require oxygen treatment, so dexamethasone should now become standard of care in these patients.

"We have spoken to the NHS, and advice will be going out in 24 hours. Those 400 patients still on ventilators should be placed on this drug unless there is a clear reason not to."

Simon Stevens, the NHS chief executive, said: "NHS hospitals, researchers and clinicians have worked together at breakneck speed to test new treatments for Covid-19, and it is amazing to see work that would normally take years bear fruit in just a matter of months.

"This research agility is not only important for coronavirus patients but also augurs well for the streamlined innovation that the NHS and the UK life sciences now must pioneer."

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Telegraph is behind a paywall. Here's another story from USA Today: https://www.indystar.com/story/news...val/3198841001/
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Telegraph is behind a paywall. Here's another story from USA Today: https://www.indystar.com/story/news...val/3198841001/
Not all Telegraph articles are behind a paywall, but I've now added the article above anyway.
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Dex is very cheap......that dex works is more evidence that inflamation is key to beating this.

Where did Ivor present his findings? Love his engineering angle and the facts that he presents.
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Government bodies to review if vitamin D can help protect against coronavirus

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...rotect-against/

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The government has ordered a review into whether vitamin D can help fight coronavirus amid growing evidence that people with chronically low levels are at greater risk.

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has been asked to look at the latest research linking vitamin deficiencies with poor outcomes.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) is also carrying out its own review with help from Public Health England (PHE) to help doctors decide the best course of treatment.

A spokesman for Nice said: I can confirm that we are currently working on this review. We are aiming to publish the document in the coming weeks.

There has been growing speculation that one of the reasons why Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities are so disproportionately impacted by coronavirus is due to endemic low levels of the vitamin D in BAME populations.

The vitamin is produced naturally in the body when skin comes into contact with sunshine, and is vital for healthy bones, strong muscles and a good immune system. But not as much sunlight can penetrate darker skins meaning less of the vitamin is produced.

The NHS currently recommends people should take vitamin D supplements in the winter and this month the Scottish government has recommended people from BAME groups with dark skin take the supplement.

Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University recently published a study showing a significant correlation between the number of coronavirus cases compared to average population levels of vitamin D.

Italy and Spain have both experienced high mortality rates, and scientists found both countries have lower than average vitamin D levels.

This is partly because people in southern Europe, particularly the elderly, avoid strong sun, while their darker skin pigmentation also reduces the body's ability to produce natural vitamin D.

In contrast, the highest average levels of vitamin D are found in northern Europe, due to high consumption of cod liver oil and vitamin D supplements, and possibly less sun avoidance.

Scandinavian nations are among the countries with the lowest number of Covid-19 cases and mortality rates per head of population in Europe.

Vitamin D has been shown to protect against acute respiratory infections. It also regulates the response of white blood cells, preventing them from releasing too many inflammatory cells which may stop the body overreacting to the virus.

A study by Trinity College Dublin and University of Liverpool has shown that vitamin D helps reduce serious complications in coronavirus patients.
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Thanks Demi...I think The Telegraph has "my number" and blocks me every chance I try to read it for free

This is a new study on Vit D,

Vitamin D and the Hepatitis B Vaccine Response: A Prospective Cohort Study and a Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Oral Vitamin D 3 and Simulated Sunlight Supplementation Trial in Healthy Adults

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32390123/

And an older review of the topic.

Is There an Optimal Vitamin D Status for Immunity in Athletes and Military Personnel?

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26853300/

These two links shared by author Prof Neil Walsh on Twitter.
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I think picking countries to prove an assertion is more Ancel Keys cherry-picking than anything. COVID hits older populations harder. Sweden isn't following best practices with social distancing, but the other Scandinavian countries are. In some Asian countries, they're used to masks (Thanks to SARS and MERS) and just about everyone wears them in public. So it really is difficult to pick out one thing and make an accurate assessment based on a few countries. You can find any answer you want in the data.
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So it really is difficult to pick out one thing and make an accurate assessment based on a few countries. You can find any answer you want in the data.


Yes, and with so many things in upheaval it can be difficult to sort through the chaos.

I had to study the whole inflammation issue to figure out my autoimmune illness, and from MY angle, this is all about diet & D & stress & sleep.

Because all of those things influence each other to an incredible degree, and all are explained by the body's immune system via both the brain and the gut biome.

Every solid medical trend line that gets reinforced seems to feed back into this same paradigm. I follow news items that dispute it... and seen them fade out as further study is done.

We also have the advantage of seeing the entire world working on this; which helps extinguish known bad actors on the field, the ones who pay for research which benefits their profit motive.

It helps that my own thinking matches up with DietDoctor's
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Imo ALL countries are evaluated, abd the article picked prime examples to explain the vit D connection.

In my reading across many unrelated sources Vit D has a remarkable role in preventing the cytokine storm. In an indepth biochemical presentation, the role of vitD made sense.

Other sources point out who in the world is high...or low. Canadians supplement regularly. When my kids visited FL , they noticed everyone lives inside in the AC.

Vit D makes sense.....though it may not be the only factor.....

On this forum, we are aware that eating the SAD results in total body inflammation, and eating a diet without sugar and limiting high carb foods corrects the inflammation.

Eating correctly and supplementing with Vit D3 has its supporters.
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From the above mentioned PubMed article studying Military

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Immune cells express the vitamin D receptor, including antigen presenting cells, T cells and B cells, and these cells are all capable of synthesizing the biologically active vitamin D metabolite, 1, 25 hydroxy vitamin D.There has been growing interest in the benefits of supplementing vitamin D as studies report vitamin D insufficiency (circulating 25(OH)D < 50 nmol/L) in more than half of all athletes and military personnel tested during the winter, when skin sunlight UVB is negligible. The overwhelming evidence supports avoiding vitamin D deficiency (25(OH)D< 30 nmol/L)to maintain immunity and prevent upper respiratory illness (URI) in athletes and military personnel.Recent evidence supports an optimal circulating 25(OH)D of 75 nmol/L to prevent URI and enhance innate immunity and mucosal immunity and bring about anti-inflammatory actions through the induction of regulatory T cells and the inhibition of pro-inflammatory cytokine production.



75 is 2-3 times the acceptable 30. My sons doc thought 27 was just fine but the ortho was very concerned about the lack of bone density( there for knee injury) but said nothing about vit D. Said eat more calcium. When asked about K 2, he confused it with K 1. So I did a bit of searching for info...... son was getting enough calcium as he us a yogurt hog, so added VIT D 10,000 units and about 200 mg , or is it umg, of K2.

IMO children should be annually tested for Vit D levels. In my son's case , pediatrician knew he did not drink fluid milk, but only ate cheese and yogurt.

The plus side is this happened a couple years ago, and in my family we all supplement with D, and K, and more.

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