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Naturopathic Therapy for Prevention and Support of Viral Illness: Part 2 – Zinc

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Tracy Tranchitella, ND, ZRT Laboratory. Following on from part 1 of this 3-part blog series discussing 3 important nutrients that can enhance our immune function against viral infection as well as regulate the inflammatory response to COVID-19, this second part of the series discusses the essential mineral zinc. The Many Roles of Zinc The body uses zinc in countless ways. After iron, zinc is the most abundant trace mineral in the body and is present in every cell. Zinc is necessary for the activity of over 50 enzymes that aid in metabolism, digestion, nerve function and many other processes. We need zinc...

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Naturopathic Therapy for Prevention and Support of Viral Illness: Part 1 – Quercetin

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By Tracy Tranchitella, ND ZRT Laboratory. The use of natural and alternative therapies for the prevention and treatment of viral infections focuses on key nutrients that inhibit viral entry, reduce viral replication and balance the inflammatory reaction to infection. While  avoiding exposure to SARS-CoV-2 is ideal, some may not be so lucky. Those who work with the public are at increased risk of contracting the virus; therefore, taking some reasonable precautions to decrease the chance of infection and reduce the severity if they do get the virus may be prudent. In this 3-part blog series, I will discuss 3 important...

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