Spring is sunshine, outdoor activities and ticks.
A tick bite has the potential to ruin the fun-filled, careless days of summertime. Increasing your tick IQ can protect your much needed outdoor time this summer. Outlined below are some tips that can help you enjoy outdoor activities while employing some protection from ticks. Tick Habitat: Know your Enemy Ticks are active when the temperature is 28 degrees Fahrenheit and higher. So, in most southern states, ticks are active year-round. Ticks gravitate toward moist and shady
Promising Study of Zinc and COVID-19 in Human Trial.
Several physicians from New York University (NYU) just released a very noteworthy preprint study focusing on the role of zinc and COVID-19 outcomes. This is one of only a few trials looking at the role of zinc in humans. This is a retrospective study rather than a randomized, controlled study, so it does not provide clear cause-and-effect evidence. The authors analyzed two different groups at NYU. One group was treated with hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin and zinc and the se
Suffering from Chronic Lyme? Genetics may hold the key.
Genetic testing may reveal the cause and potentially a path to restore health. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, approximately 10-20% of patients treated with antibiotics for Lyme infection will have symptoms that persist after completion of treatment. Symptoms can include fatigue, joint or muscle aches, anxiety, sleep disorders and cognitive dysfunction and may last up to six months or longer. While most patients' symptoms improve after six months to a year,