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T-Cells Are Finally Getting the Attention They Deserve, In the Era of COVID

  Research confirms that T-cells hold the key to lasting immunity against COVID.  While most of us are familiar with the notion that antibodies protect us against a specific virus, it is not as well known that antibodies can fade, sometimes even after just a few months.  T-cells, however, hold a cellular memory of infection for years, sometimes decades.   Further, T-cells are the cells responsible for telling the other immune cells what to do and coordinating a full-... Read More
at Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Glutathione: The Powerhouse Nutrient Purported to Protect Against Severe COVID Symptoms

  Could this powerhouse nutrient be the reason some people fare well while others get really sick from COVID?  One doctor has a theory.   A doctor at the Research Institute for Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology in Russia proposes a viewpoint that glutathione – known sometimes as the master antioxidant of the body – holds the answer to why so many people have different clinical courses of COVID.  Some mild, some severe, some short-term, some for mo... Read More
at Monday, May 3, 2021

Deficiency in This Vitamin is Linked to "Brain Clumps" Seen in Neurodegenerative Conditions

A unique feature in many diseases marked by declining brain function, such as Alzheimer’s, is the development over time of what is sometimes colloquially called “brain clumps” which are really tangles of proteins that physically get in the way of nerve communication.  Called tauopathy, this term refers to neurodegenerative disease marked by tangles of structural proteins (tau protein) that impair nerve cell function in the brain.  New research suggests biotin defic... Read More
at Monday, March 29, 2021

Micronutrient Status Gaining Attention in Post-Pandemic World

Now more than ever, Americans are taking a closer look at the health of their immune system.  Micronutrients – the vitamins, minerals, and molecules that regulate everything in biology – which are needed to launch a massive attack against the COVID virus are the same micronutrients needed to calm the storm once the threat subsides.  Assessing micronutrient status is a key step in staying healthy during this pandemic. A research paper from the medical journal Clinical Im... Read More
at Monday, March 29, 2021

T-Cells Trump Antibodies for Long-Term Immunity to the COVID Virus

In fact, people who get mild cases of COVID often don’t even have enough antibodies in their bloodstream to be detected by lab tests, yet they have long-lasting immunity to the virus.  The reason: Their T-cells – which are a type of white blood cell called T-lymphocytes – carry a much more detailed and complete memory of the shape of the virus compared to antibodies.  A recent study from Sweden, which has experienced more open spread of COVID-19 than other Europea... Read More
at Monday, March 29, 2021

Not All Telomere Tests Are Created Equal: Here’s What You Need to Know

Telomeres are the quintessential lab test for quantifying biological age.  But not all telomere tests are created equal as some disparity exists between labs.  Measuring small amounts of DNA in a telomere takes some skill so it is imperative to use a lab that is experienced in telomere testing.  SpectraCell was the first lab to commercialize telomere testing in the United States, back in 2010.  With over a decade of samples, our reference population is well over 15,000 pa... Read More
at Tuesday, September 22, 2020

How SpectraCell's Micronutrient Test is Changing the Game

The one-size-fits-all approach to health is outdated. So too is having to estimate nutrient adequacy, thanks to SpectraCell’s lab test. Our proprietary technology takes the guesswork out by offering a comprehensive intracellular micronutrient evaluation you won't find anywhere else. SpectraCell ALONE offers the technology that provides information about your personal micronutrient profile. It is NOT based on: Algorithms Assumptions Estimates Food diaries or food recalls So ... Read More
at Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Could Vitamin K Deficiency Increase COVID-19 Complications?

  Consider this—over 8000 medical papers on COVID-19 have been published in 2020 alone—the majority of which have been published just in March and April. As the amount of clinical data grows, we will learn more nuanced aspects of this novel pandemic—one of which will be how micronutrient status may impact COVID-19.  In a recently e-published paper, a team from the Netherlands studied the level of vitamin K in over a hundred people admitted to the hospital wi... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Monday, May 4, 2020

Feeling Fabulous or Fatigued? (Hint – it’s all in your cells!)

Cellular health – whether referring to brain cells, bone cells, or fat cells – impacts the health of the entire body. Health issues may arise and manifest differently for each person depending on one’s unique biochemistry. Some common examples of these manifestations include excess weight, headaches, and dry skin, driven by poor cellular metabolism. Quite literally, health and wellness begin at the cellular level.  A paradigm shift in women’s healthcare is happening right now.  You ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, March 28, 2017