The first randomized controlled trial of vitamin D in COVID-19 has just been published. The results are astounding: vitamin D nearly abolished the odds of requiring treatment in ICU. Although the number of deaths was too small to say for sure, vitamin D may actually abolish the risk of death from COVID-19.
We have been traveling for three weeks in Oregon and California, visiting family and good friends. We obviously have been exposed to more people than normal staying in motels and eating (outside) at restaurants. Once reaching our destinations we stayed around our friends and family and enjoyed outdoor activities. But, masks were mandatory everywhere we went.
Have you or someone you know been infected with an active case of COVID? I hope not. We are fortunate to not have had a family member or friend come down with it. The interesting information now coming out about “post COVID” residual problems is concerning though, and I wanted to share this with you.
One of the findings that have come out of the COVID-19 studies, is the need for Zinc. One of the first symptoms of COVID is the loss of taste and smell. That is a sign of low Zinc. All viruses deplete our bodies of Zinc. What we are discovering is COVID is particularly good at this.
Even though we are at 4,500ft elevation in Arizona it’s running in the high 90’s during the day. We do not have an air-conditioner, we have a “swamp cooler!” This is our first experience with this, and apparently it’s very common at this elevation, as it does create some humidity in the house. It’s not as efficient as an air-conditioner, so it runs constantly to keep the house at 75 degrees during the day. That means cooking with the oven is limited and salads are on the menu!
I have had many emails and phone calls over the last couple of weeks. Many of you are asking for a list of things you should be taking for protection against COVID-19. It’s been many months since I put together a suggested list so I decided to create something I could share with everyone.