A crucial step in any skin care routine, a face serum is thinner than a traditional moisturizer and is the best way to deliver a highly concentrated dose of active Continue Reading

A crucial step in any skin care routine, a face serum is thinner than a traditional moisturizer and is the best way to deliver a highly concentrated dose of active ingredients, like deeply moisturizing hyaluronic acid, antioxidant vitamin C, and anti-aging retinol —all of which are good for your face. The book is in three sections. The first section covers how the mitochondria operates. Our cells have components or organs within their cells called the organelles with a specific purpose such as producing mitochondria. In more laymen terms, these organelles are really like factories that take food (nutrients) and oxygen to create energy. The first section is a technical one, more easily understood by anyone with a background in biochemistry, biology, and medicine. The second section covers the role of the mitochondria in a number of health issues and diseases. The third section covers in more detail about the role various nutrients play in supporting the mitochondria. I’m not saying you should take a lifelong pass on fitness, but what I am saying is that if you’re killing it on the cardio machine merely to burn calories and squeeze into your extra-skinny skinny jeans, you may need to re-think this strategy. When it comes to losing weight, it’s more about what you put in your mouth than what you’re burning off. Among participants in the Weight Control Registry, walking is the most frequent form of exercise, and there was no difference in weight maintenance after three years among people who participated in the most physical activity compared to those exercising the least. Coronaviruses are a large group of single-stranded RNA viruses that are common among mammals and birds. 5 6 Coronaviruses cause respiratory and, less frequently, gastrointestinal diseases. 5 The respiratory symptoms caused by coronaviruses can range from common cold-like or mild influenza-like symptoms to severe pneumonia. In December 2019, a new type of coronavirus causing pneumonia and death was identified in Wuhan, China 3 4 ; this new coronavirus is called SARS-CoV-2 because it is genetically similar to SARS-CoV which caused the 2002 outbreak of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In fact, SARS-CoV-2 is the seventh known human coronavirus. 7 However, SARS-CoV-2 is new to the human immune system and so there was no underlying existing natural immunity against it. This is probably why SARS-CoV-2 has spread so rapidly. SARS-CoV-2 infects respiratory epithelial cells causing the symptoms described above, and in severe cases requires ventilatory support. Older people, especially those with existing morbidities like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and hypertension, are particularly susceptible to severe symptoms and mortality, as are individuals with suppressed immune systems. 3 4 There is currently no treatment for infection with SARS-CoV-2 or for COVID-19. Current strategies aim to limit the spread of the virus by preventing contact between people. The search for vaccines to offer immune protection against SARS-CoV-2 and for pharmacological treatments to prevent the virus from replicating is underway. In the meantime, approaches to ensure that individuals’ immune systems are well supported should be taken. Nutrition should be at the forefront of these approaches.

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