All we hear from the news media is wash your hands, wear a mask, social distance. Is that really a long term solution for supporting your immune system?
Dr. Chad Edwards is a former army surgeon and currently works as an Emergency Physician. He is the founder and director of Revolution Health and Wellness Clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Here, he pays special attention to sports medicine and health and wellness as a preventive strategy to optimize health, minimize injury risk, and decrease disease. Viewing his patients through a holistic approach helps identify subtleties in their function that are beginning to show signs of dysregulation.
This interview is a very balanced and informative take on the current pandemic, what we currently know, and what we can do to support our immune function.
Key topics include:
- His experience with Covid patients
- What the current numbers of deaths and infections tell us, according to CDC data
- The data on wearing masks
- The issue of asymptomatic carriers
- Common sense precautions to take
- Practical steps to support immune health via gut health and supplementation
- The magic of vitamin c and nitric oxide (and why you want to avoid mouthwash and proton pump inhibitors)
- The importance of glutathione, n acetyl cysteine and nitric oxide
- Should we run out to get the Covid vaccine?
For CDC data mentioned in the episode, click here.
For more information on Dr. Edwards and his work, click here.
It’s that time of year – some like to call it Cold and Flu Season, but some of us in the nutrition world call it Sugar and Lack of Sun Season. Recently I wrote all about sugar cravings, but what I failed to mention is that sugar suppresses the immune system. As days get shorter and colder, we get less sunlight… meaning less vitamin D which our immune systems need as well.
So what to do to strengthen our bodies this time of year?
Here are 5 ways to boost your immune system for fall and winter (to see more tips in more detail, check out last year’s immune boosting tips here). Continue reading “Immune Boosting Tips for 2019”
Almost 3 years ago, my third child was born. It was my best pregnancy and easiest labor and delivery. The recovery was a walk in the park. I thought for sure that adding on a third kid would be no problem.
I was wrong. At 8 weeks old, Rhett was admitted to Children’s Hospital due to RSV. His little body fought to breathe. He was congested and had to be suctioned out frequently in order to get oxygen and when that didn’t work, he needed an oxygen mask. It was terrifying.
He developed an ear infection, so he received antibiotics.
He developed thrush and a yeast infection from the antibiotics.
He got better, then developed another ear infection.
Then breathing treatments. Albuterol.
Reflux and spit-up and projectile vomiting.
Do you get the picture? Do you see the cycle? We were on a cycle of insanity. After the 8th round of antibiotics, he got ear tubes and that seemed to lessen the frequency of the ear infections… but it didn’t heal him. Continue reading “Rhett’s Story – How Treating the Root of Illness Changed Everything”