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International Health News
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CONTENTS OF CURRENT ISSUE

Number 312
November 2020
29th Year


Bullet Issue 312....November 2020....29th Year

EDITORIAL
THIS MONTH's TOPICS

ZINC, IMMUNITY AND COVID-19
  • Basic information
  • Zinc and immunity
  • Poor outcome in COVID-19 patients with zinc deficiency
  • Zinc levels and COVID-19 in the elderly
  • Problems with zinc studies - risks of overdose and drug interactions
  • Possible health benefits of zinc supplements
  • Foods high in zinc
  • Enhancing zinc absorption
  • Conclusion
EXCESS STOMACH ACID MYTH - THE HEALTH RISKS IT CREATES AND WHAT TO DO
  • What is really going on when people need anti-acids and are told they need PPIs?
  • Causes of low stomach acid
  • Overprescribing and overuse of PPIs
  • Adverse effects and risks of long-term PPI use
  • What can one do?
  • Conclusion
  • One basic protocol for using betaine HCl

REFERENCES

BOOK REVIEW
Life without Diabetes. A Definitive Guide to Understanding and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes.
By Roy Taylor, MD
Harper One, 2020

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