With OMICRON Threat, How Effective Are Mouthwashes and Nasal Sprays Against Covid 19 Infection?

January 10, 2022

COVID-19 infection especially now with the threat of Omicron variant poses a serious risk to patients and – due to its contagious nature – to those healthcare workers (HCWs) treating them. Even when vaccinated and we left ourselves off guard without a mask, transmission can still occur and vaccinated people get the breakthrough infection.

Theories abound that If the mouth and nose of patients with infection are irrigated with antimicrobial solutions, maybe transmission can be minimized or prevented and at the same time infection controlled on site.

However, no strong recommendation as yet from health authorities on the use of such antimicrobial solutions as there are no firm studies to support its use. So what are the date regarding the safety of the mouthwash and nasal spray for the prevention of Covid 19?


What NOT to Eat if You Have High Blood Sugar

October 15, 2022

When I see pt with diabetes, we establish a goal on how we should avoid the disease from progressing and what we should do to avoid the complications associated with poor control of blood sugar.

To answer the WHY is with WHAT!

Through medications But importantly also with good nutrition practice.

It’s the combo that works well long term and not soley rely on medications. What then are some fo the foods one should AVOID if you have high blood sugar.


Is It SAFE to Take Probiotics?

October 7, 2022

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts.

The problem is we always associate bacteira as germs that cause diseases.

However we have to understand that our own body is kept healthy by a balance of these bacteria, both good and bad.

So what then are Probiotics? Are they really good for my health?


What Are the Signs That One Has Uncontrolled Blood Sugar?

September 30, 2022

Annual Covid Vaccine Shot to End the Pandemic?

September 23, 2022

The COVID-19 vaccine is likely to become an annual shot that gets updated each year like the flu vaccine,…

As to How and Why?


Home Remedies for Mild Covid Infection

September 16, 2022

Boosting Saves Lives

September 9, 2022

A lot of patients haven’t gotten any booster dose as of yet. News about it no longer needed are overwhelming their mindset to put a brake at deciding for a booster dose. But Which Boosters save LIVES…


The Updated Omicron BA.5 Booster…

September 2, 2022

The Long Covid Syndrome Risk of Those Infected

August 26, 2022

After long years with COVID 19 Infection, we are now slowly gathering more data about the so called risk of LONG Covid for those who got infected with the Covid Virus..

The question is: Are you at Risk?

What are the Long Term consequences of Long Covid Syndrome that we now know of….


How To Live with Covid 19

August 19, 2022

How to Prevent Monkeypox Infection?

August 5, 2022

Nasal Spray for Covid 19

July 29, 2022

With Covid vaccines being given to most of us, but with more Covid strains developing, the risk of getting Covid infection with these new variants continue to hound us.

We know from previous studies that Due to its large accumulation in the nasopharyngeal region and transmission through respiratory fluids, its spread among people is extremely high.

The question therefore …how about using a nasal spray to help reduce the chances of getting Covid 19 infection as a barrier or to help decrease the viral load in the nasopharyngeal region, and thus prevent getting the infection and help prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2?


The Truth About Apple Cider

July 24, 2022

Apple cider vinegar has been used as a health tonic for thousands of years.

Research shows that true enough, apple cider has many health benefits, such as lowering blood sugar levels. Therefore it can be helpful for diabetic patients.

And As an endocrinologist, this has been a common question among my patients who are also trying to lose weight.

Can Apple Cider really help me lose weight?


What If You Get Positive for Omicron BA.5 Covid Infection

July 15, 2022

Common friends and relative including patients are again coming down with COVID-19.

Thankfully though, almost all are mild with one day spike of fever and occasional cough as symptoms. What is important is that most or all do not need hospitalization simply because they were vaccinated and recently boosted.

We know that once they get Covid Antigen (+) definitely they are infectious and contagious and therefore need to be isolated and those friends exposed to be quarantined.

What then are the guidelines for Isolation once Covid Positive…


Remedies for Mild Omicron Infection

July 8, 2022

Treating and tracking omicron symptoms will be something every family needs to be ready for the rest of 2022.

Chances are that in the foreseeable future, you or a family member will test positive or have symptoms of Covid-19.

But due to the vaccination status of each one of us including booster, try not to get too anxious about this, as it should be manageable at home.

Fortunately for most people, the Omicron variant presents as a mild illness that can be cared for at home.


The Threat of Omicron BA.5 Variant

July 1, 2022

https://youtu.be/qAGIvRoFTRE


The Need for a Second Booster….

June 25, 2022

And now comes news that there is a possibility of another wave of Covid 19 Infection in our country.

Increases in Covid 19 Infections have also been reported worldwide.

BUT Are the sharp increases in infections enough for the general population to get the second booster?


The Justin Bieber Syndrome

June 19, 2022

Everyone knows Justin Bieber.

He recently suffered from this facial drooping syndomre that caused a stir among his fans worldwide. Apparently suffering from Ramsey Hunt Syndrome.

So I have patients asking if they’re at risk and if this can spread like Covid and what needs to be done to avoid such a risk.

So what is Ramsey Hunt disease? Is it contagious? Can it be treated?


On Why Coconut Water is GOOD for YOU

June 10, 2022

Vitamin D and Vitamin K

June 3, 2022

Brain Loss Post Covid Syndrome

May 13, 2022

A new study from researchers in the United Kingdom has found that the coronavirus may cause long-term brain loss and that Comparison of the before-and-after brain scans found “significant effects of COVID-19 in the brain with a loss of gray matter” in parts of the brain connected to smell and taste.

In short, the study suggests that there could be some long-term loss of brain tissue from COVID, and that would have some long-term consequences. and could be the reason some COVID-19 patients lose their sense of smell and taste.

Now comes data to show that even moderate drinking can further enhance brain volume loss.

With less restrictions now in place, alcohol is now a plenty and available to most.

Whats the best advise to those who drink?