Optimal - The Podcast: Episode 3 - Covid-19 Update, Fasting Blood Glucose and Cardiovascular Disease, TSH - Thyroid Dysfunction and Depression

Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio

Welcome to episode 3 of “Optimal – The Podcast” recorded April 29th, 2020. In this audio presentation we dove back into COVID-19 to give an update and then we dove into some research on Fasting Blood Glucose and TSH:

Here’s a breakdown of what we covered and timing:

  1. Introduction (0:00)
  2. COVID-19 Antibody Testing, (03:42)
  3. COVID-19 – Testing Overview (05:15)
  4. COVID-19 – New CDC Sx Guidelines (09:10)
  5. Dangerous COVID Complications (10:18)
  6. Nutrition and COVID-19 Support (11:23)
  7. Fasting Blood Glucose and CVD Risk (21:39)
  8. TSH, Optimal Range and Depression (30:10)

Research Studies and Links

Wilson NM, Norton A, Young FP, Collins DW. Airborne transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 to healthcare workers: a narrative review. Anaesthesia. 2020 Apr 20. [R]

NYT. Airborne Coronavirus Detected in Wuhan Hospitals [R] 

Butler MJ, Barrientos RM. The impact of nutrition on COVID-19 susceptibility and long-term consequences. Brain Behav Immun. 2020 Apr 18 [R] 

Romano, L., Bilotta, F., Dauri, M., et al. (2020). Short Report–Medical nutrition therapy for critically ill patients with COVID-19. European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, 24, 4035-4039. [R]

Caccialanza R, Laviano A, Lobascio F, et al. Early nutritional supplementation in non-critically ill patients hospitalized for the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Rationale and feasibility of a shared pragmatic protocol. Nutrition. 2020 Apr 3:110835. [R] 

Husson MO, Ley D, Portal C, et al. Modulation of host defence against bacterial and viral infections by omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. J Infect. 2016 Dec;73(6):523-535. [R]

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