viral infection

  1. cs3000

    Immunity restoring effect of DHEA (fixing low levels restores immune system activity)

    DHEA levels are low in people hospitalized with covid (when controlled for age group - so its not just that people older aged have lower DHEA levels, but within the age group also DHEA levels are ~50% less in people hospitalized vs controls, and the drop in DHEA levels correlates with severity)...
  2. cs3000

    L-Citrulline restores immunity & T Cell mitochondria function acutely

    Citrulline looks like the best amino acid for acute use in infections to replenish immune markers A lot of viruses try to upregulate arginase in our bodies to shift more arginine into ornithine & urea - to lower protective immunity of the host . which is also seen in covid where Arginase...
  3. cs3000

    What's your protocol for when you get sick with a cold / flu infection?

    What supplements / foods do you find helps to recover faster or ease symptoms?
  4. miquelangeles

    Effects of DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) on Host Virus Interactions

    Abstract: A significant protective effect of a native adrenal steroid, dehydroepiandrosterone DHEA was demonstrated in studies of two lethal viral infection models in mice, systemic coxsackievirus B4 and herpes simplex type 2 encephalitis. The steroid was active either by long-term feeding or by...
  5. E

    Research Reveals Heart Complications In COVID-19 Patients

    Research reveals heart complications in COVID-19 patients
  6. berk

    Aspirin Is Counterproductive Against Viral Infections Like Spanish Flu And Covid-19

    The human body can tolerate higher temperatures than viruses, so fever is not simply an unpleasant symptom of flu, it is a vital part of the body’s defence mechanism. Taking antipyretics (like ibuprofen or aspirin) to reduce fever, could be counterproductive against viral infections like...
  7. haidut

    Morphostasis Theory Of Immunity Confirmed - Body Treats Heart Attack Like Viral Infection

    Peat has touched upon his views of the immune system in several articles, mostly related to autoimmune disease. In his view, the role of the immune system is not so much to "attack" foreign pathogens that threaten the organism, but is more akin to sanitation workers who clean up trash and other...
  8. haidut

    Self-reported Health Much Better Predictor Than "objective" Tests

    I like this study for a number of reasons. First, it validates the idea that the patient knows quite well when something is plaguing them despite the current approach to ignore completely self-reported symptoms. Second, it confirms the connection between stress and inflammation, and viral...
  9. haidut

    Higher levels of cholesterol in cells block viral infection

    Another example of the countless beneficial functions the "bad" cholesterol has in the human body. USC scientists discover process that blocks viruses "...We showed how this occurs,” Jung said. “When a virus tries to enter, the immune system gets stimulated by interferon, which produces almost...