More Useful Back-to-School Tips… Especially for this Novel Season

back-to-school from homeIt’s back-to-school like never before. For so many of us, this September is like no other. Instead of driving our kids to the classroom, we’re walking them to the kitchen table, trusting them to work in their bedrooms, or dropping them into the playpen.

Now more than ever, parents are being asked to take their children’s education into their own hands and be parent, teacher, babysitter, chef and sports coach all in one. Move over, Sisyphus! Continue reading “More Useful Back-to-School Tips… Especially for this Novel Season”

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Update on Most Important Nutrients for Building Immune Strength During the Pandemic

virusOur team of nutrition experts is working hard to stay abreast of all of the rapidly emerging information on COVID-19. As new recommendations are made about best practices to reduce your exposure to the virus and ways to optimize your immune function, we are doing our best to share these important updates with you.

This complex and deadly virus has scientists and the medical community racing to understand the mechanisms of this virus and find possible treatments. It is critical that we all adhere to the recommendations from health officials to help decrease transmission. Continue reading “Update on Most Important Nutrients for Building Immune Strength During the Pandemic”

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Coronavirus Nutrition Tips – A Deeper Dive

coronavirus covid 19 LJFaGuest blog by Lisa Jo Finstrom, MS, CNS, LDN. Lisa Jo is a nutritionist at Village Green Apothecary.

As a licensed nutritionist in the state of Maryland, I would like to share some basic tips on boosting the immune system, especially during the coronavirus crisis.

First of all, I’d like to clarify a few terms. The novel coronavirus we are dealing with is called SARS-CoV2, which stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2. The infectious disease we are trying to avoid is called COVID-19. Continue reading “Coronavirus Nutrition Tips – A Deeper Dive”

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Use of Intravenous Vitamin C to Fight COVID-19

research labThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) just launched a new trial of a common vitamin being used in some hospitals to treat the coronavirus, COVID-19. One of the potentially deadly complications of this coronavirus is severe acute respiratory infection, or pneumonia. NIH is looking to find out if intravenous vitamin C may play a significant role in fighting it.

High-dose IV vitamin C was being tested in China as a possible treatment for COVID-19. The findings of the study have not been released. However, we might assume that something positive has come from the early part of the study Continue reading “Use of Intravenous Vitamin C to Fight COVID-19”

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Healthy Foods & Nutrients to Optimize Your Immune System During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus covid19aAs the number of coronavirus (COVID-­‐19) cases continue to rise, there is growing concern over public health and safety. Global efforts are being made to help contain the spread and impact of the virus, as direct contact with infected individuals is believed to be the most likely route of transmission. While people of all ages can be infected by the coronavirus, the most vulnerable population appears to be older individuals as well as people with pre-­existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease). It is advised that people of all ages take important protective measures to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-­19 and other viral respiratory infections. Continue reading “Healthy Foods & Nutrients to Optimize Your Immune System During the Coronavirus Outbreak”

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