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Secondary Immunity

 

I just recently recovered from COVID-19, and am starting to get back my energy & feeling good.

I'm down here in the gym working out, and started thinking about the things that  we're missing out on, for people that are post viral infection...how they need to recover and things they need to look for in the future.

I know that out there in the world they're talking about you may not have immunity, you may catch it again, and that type of thing, but really, if you understand immunology, you understand that there's a primary response and a secondary response.

The primary response happens when you first get the virus.  Your immune system comes out, attacks it, kills it, and makes some short term antibodies, usually for 30 to 90 days.  This is a primary immune response.

The immune response that you want, is the one that is a secondary response.  It's the one that lasts you up to 10 years.  This is what you get if you've had a secondary exposure, or if...

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Zinc - Too Much Is Too Much

 

Dr. Thoma here to talk to you about zinc.

Lately, I'm having a lot of patients that are having neuropathies and stomach issues because they're getting too much zinc.  The upper limits of zinc should be about 40 milligrams, maximum 80 milligrams, in special situations.  

I see a lot of individuals taking multiple zinc supplements along with zinc lozenges, and it's causing quite a bit of distress. They're coming in with feet they can't feel, tingling in the hands, and they don't realize they're getting as much zinc as they are.  

Primarily, this is because they are not adding up what they're getting in one segment and another, or they're popping zinc lozenges as candy, all day long, thinking that they're protecting themselves from viruses, and yet they're causing themselves a lot more problems.

Zinc also takes the place of copper in our body and causes some hemoglobin issues, which makes us tired and sluggish.

So, if you're getting zinc from multiple...

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Stop Touching Your Face!

 

Dr. Thoma explains how he is protecting and caring for his family during this pandemic situation.

His primary advice...keep your hands off your face! 

This is a primary habit that we can all create now, or in a normal situation, to keep you and your family safe from even the simple cold or flu.

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Properly Wearing a Face Mask

 

Wearing a face mask has become a normal part of our everyday lives for a lot of people these days.  

In this video, Dr. Thoma shares how to properly wear your mask for maximum protection.  He also shares tips on putting your mask on and off properly to reduce contamination.

Your overall health is important to us.  Learn how to use your mask effectively and stay healthy.

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