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Mar 20, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Scott and Tommy discuss the benefits of fasting and a caloric deficit in supporting your immune function. They discuss the benefits of other modalities that can help support the immune system and slow the spread of infectious diseases. These are simple things you can do at home to help regain some control and decrease stressors, which can be especially helpful during times like these. The tone of this episode is slightly different than usual but they felt it was important considering the fear and uncertainty of our day to day lives. *Disclaimer - we are not immunologists (just hoping to spread some encouragement and simple action steps to help)



1. Prolonged Fasting reduces IGF-1/PKA to promote hematopoietic stem cell-based regeneration and reverse immunosuppression

2. Intermittent fasting during Ramadan attenuates proinflammatory cytokines and immune cells in healthy subjects.

3. Intermittent fasting attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced neuroinflammation and memory impairment.

4. Interleukin-6, C-reactive protein and biochemical parameters during prolonged intermittent fasting.

5. The possible roles of solar ultraviolet-B radiation and vitamin D in reducing case-fatality rates from the 1918–1919 influenza pandemic in the United States

6. Vitamin D and Immune Function

7. Humidity and Health: Respiratory Infections as a Result of the "Dry Building Syndrome"

8. Effects of Air Temperature and Relative Humidity on Coronavirus Survival on Surfaces

9. 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak: A Review of the Current Literature and Built Environment Considerations to Reduce Transmission


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