This Week On The Health Hub…Covid-19 Disparities & The Importance of Vitamin D with Dr. Kenneth Redcross

Dr. Redcross is a board-certified practicing physician who uses nutrition as an important component of his Internal Medicine practice. He completed his medical training at the prestigious Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and has practiced at the renowned Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills. Dr. Ken Redcross, MD, author of, “Bond: The 4 Cornerstones of a Lasting and Caring Relationship with Your Doctor,” runs his own concierge personalized medical practice designed to enhance the patient-doctor relationship while providing convenient access to a full spectrum of healthcare services and holistic and wellness counseling.

Learning Points:

  • What are some current theories on why COVID-19 might be affecting more African Americans than any other population?
  • What are some recommended health changes that can help disproportionately affected communities?
  • Why is vitamin D so important in the coronavirus conversation?

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Inflammation and vitamin D: the infection connection

This is a very interesting study that brings to light a possible connection between inflammation and our chronic deficiency of Vitamin D.  Up until now we have assumed that it has been our chronic deficit of Vitamin D intake weakening our immune system.  This study suggests the possibility that inflammation may impede our ability to metabolize Vitamin D adequately.

“Some authorities now believe that low 25(OH)D is a consequence of chronic inflammation rather than the cause. Research points to a bacterial etiology pathogenesis for an inflammatory disease process which results in high 1,25(OH)2D and low 25(OH)D. Immunotherapy, directed at eradicating persistent intracellular pathogens, corrects dysregulated vitamin D metabolism and resolves inflammatory symptoms.”

Should the findings of this study bear merit, the importance of paying heed to our microbiome is once again brought and front and underlying the importance of striving for good gut health.

Here is the link to the study:

Inflammation and vitamin D: the infection connection


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