Vitamin D and Immunity

Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data
BMJ 2017; 356 (Published 15 February 2017)
https://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.i6583
doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6583

25 mcg = 1,000 IU

Safety:
hypercalcemia: 0.5% same in placebo group
renal stones: 0.2% same in placebo group

How To Boost Immune System Against Coronavirus Infection (Abazar Habibinia, MD, Director of CAASN)
CANADIAN ACADEMY OF SPORT NUTRITION, January 28, 2020

macrophages
– vitamin D 10,000 IU
– zinc 50 – 100 mg/day

neutrophils
– avoid sugars
– vitamin C > 3,000 mg/day
– flavonoids > 200 mg/day (enhance the function of vitamin C)

WBCs production
– vitamin A 10,000 – 20,000 IU/day
– vitamin E 800/day
– vitamin B6 100 mg/day

Nutrition > Starches

The food we were born to eat: John McDougall
TEDxFremont
Dec 4, 2012

http://www.tedxfremont.com What food habits do all great civilizations have in common? John McDougall suggests that starch-based diets are the foods humans were born to eat. He has been studying, writing, and speaking out about the effects of nutrition on disease for over 40 years and is a bestselling author of several titles, including The Starch Solution.
http://www.drmcdougall.com

Prebiotics

Food for thought: How your belly controls your brain
Ruairi Robertson
TEDxFulbrightSantaMonica
December 2015

prebiotics