Long Covid Vasculitis

This post was was started a few hours after listening to a webinar on “COVID-19 Year Two: Looking Back/Looking Forward” presented May 20, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). Diana Berrent, founder of Survivor Corps Dr. Harlan Krumholz, cardiologist and scientist at Yale University and Yale New Haven Hospital and co-founder of HugoContinue reading “Long Covid Vasculitis”

Copper and red light therapy

What is red light therapy? Why would you or your patient want to take a copper supplement if you are using red light therapy? This post is intended for physicians or for patients to share with their physicians. What is red light therapy according to Amazon.com? Red light therapy comes in two wavelengths of LEDContinue reading “Copper and red light therapy”

Copper and the AIP diet

The AIP diet was originally formulated to treat patients with Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). IBD includes Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). [1] T-cell “dysregulation”, diet, and intestinal micro flora are factors. [1] Patients saw improvements in various aspects of bowel movements, less abdominal pain and rectal bleeding, and general improvements in well -being.Continue reading “Copper and the AIP diet”

Covid Proteins and Mitochondria

Covid proteins and mitochondria complex 1? Browsing a January 2021 review on endothelial dysfunction and a potential role of chronic oxidative stress [1] that echoed much of what we’ve had to say about Cu/Zn turning on and off inflammasomes that produce IL1β. They discussed loss of Covid-19 receptor ACE2,more angiotensin II and more super oxideContinue reading “Covid Proteins and Mitochondria”

NMDA receptor Autoantibodies

Encephalitis is the inflammation of the brain usually brought on by a viral infection. The N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor is an ion channel for Na+ and Ca2+ that is gated by the synthetic ligand NMDA. Its natural ligands are glycine/D-serine and glutamate. Influx of Na+ and Ca2+ into the cell causes the neuron to depolarize sending anContinue reading “NMDA receptor Autoantibodies”

Niacin in the Covid news

This post reviews a few recent reports in the literature concerning niacin, the other two thirds of CopperOne, and Covid. Most of the latest are nice reviews and novel ideas. Then there is a review that forces us to say, “Wow! CopperOne may modulate our immune response to more infections than Covid-19. Some very niceContinue reading “Niacin in the Covid news”

Copper and Vaccine

The importance of Zn and Cu in this age of Covid has recently been reviewed. [1] Supplementation with Cu, Zn and other minerals has been recommended for nutrient deficient elderly patients receiving Covid vaccines. [2] Calder PC. (2020) Nutrition, immunity and COVID-19. BMJ Nutr Prev Health. 2020 May 20;3(1):74-92. doi: 10.1136/bmjnph-2020-000085. PMC free article Rayman,Continue reading “Copper and Vaccine”