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Viruses vs. Immune System

Viruses vs. Immune System

Never underestimate the little opponents:

you see a lion, no a virus

We are called to respect life.

We are called to respect nature, to others and to ourselves.

And I feel called to do my part and inform.

The only thing we can do right now? Eat better.

Right in respect of ourselves and of our concerns which are not currently good food for thought (and for the immune system) is good to remember that what we eat and digest will be for us a right fuel, a just healing energy or a product and toxic waste which over time can ruin our health.

In the automotive field, for example, we are called mechanical breakdown, electrical, electronics, and it comes to repairing the body while we talk about the disease and treatment or support to health.

We know that the gastrointestinal system extracts (if we give them to him) micronutrients from food.

We know that the intestine of a healthy individual is populated largely by different bacterial strains defined diners or "good bacteria", lactobacilli and bifidobacteria in particular. These, in their entirety, go to form the bacterial flora interacting not only among themselves but also with other microorganisms (fungi, archaea etc.) And with the host, for example by influencing the metabolism of certain nutrients, the production of certain neurotransmitters (serotonin etc.), the activity and the expression of agents involved in the immune response (cytokines, lymphocytes, dendritic cells, pro / anti-inflammatory agents etc.).

You can make continuous research in books, specialized sites and not, for aware of the existence of a continuous relationship and unity between every existing pathology and bacterial intestinal flora because an alteration of the latter is able to maintain state individual's health or cause disease.

There is also a clear relationship with the mood to the point that many neurotransmitters are produced in the gut including serotonin. Moreover, relations between the nutrients we eat, between the intestinal flora and the human body are not limited to general immune system, but on almost all other systems and devices.

Every disease receives from the food aid budget that is active during the pathological state in different ways.

Know some nutritional information allows us to face any acute or chronic psychophysical problem with science and common sense.

Worrying means taking care of something that might not happen and often does not happen, however preattivarsi allows us to precisely take action earlier to avoid and prevent problems such as those that we face today as against coronavirus infection COVID-19.

How Marche doctor with national and international regional offices that is at this time an ugly reality that is spreading throughout Italy and the world relentlessly, I dedicate to his friend Antonio Ruggio President of the International Association of Masseurs I belong and her friend Tamila Rzaeva President of the Ukrainian Union of spa professionals, resorts and wellness facilities of Ukraine, founder and teacher of the International SPA Academy, head of the Global Event SPA in Ukraine and all his working group of the Grand Massage & Wellness Congress, these precautions some healthy rules to find out if we are eating foods with micronutrients inside useful to our immune system, or if we are activating energy wasted by the gastrointestinal tract to absorb little or nothing.

The energies they need and they know it, for example, my cancer patients because of cancer and therapies have many problems including digestive difficulties of absorption and immune system weaknesses that need to be built with the diet and nutrition.

What are the 'friends' foods that can boost immunity, and preferred in this time of medical emergency coronavirus? To answer this I provide some rules to support the immune system so that everyone, families and friends can use them in remembering to follow proper infection anti behavioral norms that the virus is necessary but not sufficient condition to infection.

As it takes two to make a quarrel, so it takes two to make a disease, virus and its host.

The host immune system must fail and allow the virus to infect the body, most difficult for the latter to children and young people feel that as well by the statistics having a good immune system or not contract the virus or are asymptomatic or have milder symptoms.

For this reason, strengthening the immune system with the right style food, the right advice, the right information and the right recognized functional foods from the scientific point of view and not advertising but on their proven effectiveness, is a further important antiviral weapon for us all.

The strongest and most important defense we have today against viruses, in the absence of drugs is our immune system.

As mentioned nutrition plays an essential role in the development and maintenance of the immune system. On the one hand the nutritional deficiencies can impair the immune response and make us more vulnerable to infections. On the other hand, a good nutritional status can prevent the onset of disease (not only infectious) and the immunosuppression. The resistance to infection (which can be caused by viruses or bacteria) - can be improved by providing vitamins and minerals the body functional food antioxidants. These are molecules that help to defend themselves from pests and the state of oxidative stress. Often with a type of diet that I eat << >> there's no rules and no clear information is the danger of micronutrient malnutrition.

One day broke out a huge forest fire. All the animals came out of their holes and ran away scared. As if gave legs like everyone else, the lion, the king of the forest, he saw a small hummingbird flying in the opposite direction. << But where are you going? >> he asked the Lion to hummingbirds << There is a huge fire we have to run away >>.

The hummingbird replied

<< I go to the lake to collect water with its beak to throw it over the fire >>.

Then the lion snapped:

<< Are you completely mad? You do not think you can put out a huge fire with 4 drops of water ...... >>. The

hummingbird replied << I just do my part >>.

With love

Dott.Gerlando David Schembri





Water and lemon with honey or honeydew, one or two teaspoons

Hiring a centrifuged or extracted on an empty stomach:

celery and carrot apple ginger

(About 1 cup to drink at least 2 times per day or sip throughout the day with added lemon in this case as a preservative)

During the morning, eat snacks with one or more

Fruits such as apple Kiwi avocado mandarin mandarancio plums bananas currant pears more raspberries


Mixed Nuts:

(Example of quantity of dried fruits: 3 dates to the natural, 3 nuts 5 hazelnuts 5 almonds cashews 4) Yogurt entire sugarless or even better Yogurt kefir which is naturally lactose


CARROT, ROCKET with teaspoons of ground seeds mixed at will, for example, sunflower sesame linseed chia pumpkin etc and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil or tamari 2-3 teaspoons or pink or sea salt salt

LUNCH diversify during the week following carbohydrates:

Choose from Brown Rice, Rice Venus, spelled, buckwheat, millet, quinoa, legumes,

Even in soup or pasta with SAUCE OR VEGETABLES WITH MUSHROOMS or WITH SEAFOOD (all vegetables are fine, limiting eggplant peppers and tomatoes or solanaceous)

(If you can add 2-3 teaspoons nutritional yeast (buy into Bio products) shop on corn flakes instead of cheese that you should avoid

During the afternoon, an afternoon snack at least three hours from lunch one or more times with 1 fruit or mixed dried fruit as in mid-morning or 1 yogurt kefir


GREEN CARROT SALAD ROCKET with teaspoons to taste of ground seeds mixed sunflower sesame chia flax pumpkin etc and season with 2-3 teaspoons tamari or pink or sea salt salt

Both the ground seeds, which tamari (which replaces salt) can be bought in a store products bio


On seven days spaced so as not to eat two consecutive days the same thing:

1 sometimes fish

1 time preferably white meat

1 times Fresh Eggs in bull's eye so as not to overcook the red to not lose the minerals and heat-sensitive vitamins and does not alter the omega 3 found

1 buffalo mozzarella or ricotta naturally lactose-free and with little casein

2 times only raw or cooked vegetables or vegetable soup without flour

1 free time assuming carbohydrate or protein without mixing them in the same dish

Limiting CARBOHYDRATE DINNER and use daily about 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil raw

Enter sauerkraut with meals whenever possible.

Sip water during the day kefir (Preparation at home to see on youtube)

Do not take lemon and tomato vinegar with meals because the acidity of these foods limits the gastric activity during meals. Take herbal teas made from echinacea and elderberry.

If you are not hungry or tired or you are very happy or agitated not eat.

Pets and children in nature when they are sick do not eat or eat less, and the same thing happens to us all.

Also if you can limit your intake of paracetamol under 38 degrees around 38.5 ° C because the fever is an ally.


Functional Foods / Nutraceuticals

Aloe Vera Gel

Milk enzymes or probiotics

C vitamin

Antioxidant vitamins minerals extracted from fruit and vegetables

Garlic and thyme

Omega 3 and Omega 6

Zinc and Selenium





The pharmacological activity of Aloe vera is very complex because the chemical constituents of the plant are very numerous, he Aloe synergistic therapeutic effects are the result of the interaction of the active ingredients with receptive molecules of the human organism. Even scientific publications and clinical studies, are many and continuous. In the market, however, it is often sold the juice and do not gel even when sometimes it is written in the gel pack then in the ingredients is written juice or pulp at most but not gel.

Why. What is the difference?

Answering this question is crucial to be able to better choose the product best suited to our needs and characteristics, yet the topic is very superficially or even is not treated, but not in this case. The aloe vera juice is extracted from the leaves. After its extraction, the Aloe juice (yellow) is condensed with the heat and transformed into a shiny mass (similar to the broken glass) with shades of color ranging from greenish-yellow to red-black. To obtain the juice is used the most superficial part of the leaf. In fact, just below the epidermis are the tubules periciclici (specialized cells) that contain it. The remaining part of the leaf, in particular the gel which is located in the central part, It is used to derive the Aloe Vera gel. The real Aloe Vera juice, then, is a vitreous mass and is used in small quantities (a few milligrams) to combat constipation. In fact, this juice shows an important laxative activity, due to its anthraquinone glycosides (Aloin A and B, and calls barbaloin isobarbalina respectively). 0.025 grams are enough to produce a strong laxative action after 6/12 hours after ingestion. To date, the use of pure Aloe Vera juice is limited, both because it can cause important abdominal pain, both for the stringency of its effect. Use it or recommending it can cause several problems to the digestive tract: It is a vitreous mass and is used in very small amounts (a few milligrams) to combat constipation. In fact, this juice shows an important laxative activity, due to its anthraquinone glycosides (Aloin A and B, and calls barbaloin isobarbalina respectively). 0.025 grams are enough to produce a strong laxative action after 6/12 hours after ingestion. To date, the use of pure Aloe Vera juice is limited, both because it can cause important abdominal pain, both for the stringency of its effect. Use it or recommending it can cause several problems to the digestive tract: It is a vitreous mass and is used in very small amounts (a few milligrams) to combat constipation. In fact, this juice shows an important laxative activity, due to its anthraquinone glycosides (Aloin A and B, and calls barbaloin isobarbalina respectively). 0.025 grams are enough to produce a strong laxative action after 6/12 hours after ingestion. To date, the use of pure Aloe Vera juice is limited, both because it can cause important abdominal pain, both for the stringency of its effect. Use it or recommending it can cause several problems to the digestive tract: 025 grams to produce a strong laxative action after 6/12 hours after ingestion. To date, the use of pure Aloe Vera juice is limited, both because it can cause important abdominal pain, both for the stringency of its effect. Use it or recommending it can cause several problems to the digestive tract: 025 grams to produce a strong laxative action after 6/12 hours after ingestion. To date, the use of pure Aloe Vera juice is limited, both because it can cause important abdominal pain, both for the stringency of its effect. Use it or recommending it can cause several problems to the digestive tract:



He retched



Ejecting rich mucus or feces with traces of blood Risk of Nephritis

Not only that, the long period of service (4/12 months) can also lead to the occurrence of melanosis of the colon.

That's because they often can not be taken for extended periods.

The use of aloe juice is recommended especially so for:

Who takes drugs in particular potassiurici, such as thiazide diuretics, licorice and cortisone etc

Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding, since the anthraquinones are absorbed and may pass into the milk and during menstrual flow


Who has problems such as gastritis, colitis, generalized gastrointestinal inflammation, varicose veins, anal fistulas, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, appendicitis

The Aloe Vera gel instead, particularly rich in mucilage, has an entirely different therapeutic applications of those of juice. In fact, a beverage Aloe Vera gel, is used for internal use in the case in which it circles the lenitive and protective action of mucilage (gastritis, colitis, esophagitis, etc.). In the case in which there are of particular pathologies, there are no negative interactions with drugs or also the gel is used daily as a multivitamin, natural moisturizing and mineralizing, immunomodulatory etc. It is the gel that has active role.

At the conclusion of this speech, we understand very well that over time even the companies producing products with Aloe Vera have begun to use the terms juice and improperly gel. Because? Why beverages that are referred to as Aloe Vera juice are simply made from Aloe vera gel which is diluted. The consistency of the product, then, varies depending on the percentage of pure gel which is used. The main difference is merely a corporate marketing policy. So we do not underestimate the importance of the labels and the list of ingredients that are shown. The label (and the study of the components), is currently the only way to find out how natural and beneficial is the product we have bought or recommended.

The therapeutic properties

Antioxidant and anti-aging aloe vera gel:

The minerals (especially manganese, copper, selenium) contained in the Aloe gel are the constituents of the enzymes superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase, two important antioxidant and anti-aging agents phone. The nonessential amino acid proline, is a constituent part of the much collagen in the skin. The saponins also promote better and faster cellular exfoliation. The vitamins (especially vitamin C, E, B2, B6) and non-essential amino acid, cysteine, are powerful antioxidants thus able to fight the cellular damage caused by free radicals and particularly by superoxide. In particular, the cysteine ​​and the vitamins of the B group are able to bind to toxic molecules arising from pathological processes to form inert compounds. IS' now it is known that oxidative stress is favored by chemical, physical, biological, mental and nutritional; It accelerates the physiological process of cellular aging and is responsible for several degenerative diseases. It can therefore understand how important the constant intake of Aloe gel in the diet: the recommended daily dose should not be less than 100 ml of pure gel

healing and skin restoring activity of Aloe vera gel:

It is an activity directly related to the anti-inflammatory. The Aloe vera stimulates the formation of fibroblasts, precursors of skin epithelial cells, and connective tissue. In this process of repair and epithelial tissue formation, intervene definitely polysaccharides as primary factors; the latter factors seem to be plant hormones, gibberellins and auxins. Studies show the ability of Aloe gel in preventing progressive dermal ischemia caused by radiation and burns, and the effectiveness of the gel in the treatment of diabetic ulcers, chronic ulcers and psoriasis. Aloe vera is effective for topical use and for internal use, in the treatment of diabetic leg ulcers. In addition to facilitating wound healing (9), Aloe vera also has a hypoglycemic effect. In a double-blind study it was evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of a Aloe vera gel 0.5% in a hydrophilic cream in the treatment of patients with Psoriasis vulgaris. Sixty patients (36 males and 24 females) aged between 18 and 50 years with mild to moderate plaque psoriasis, they were included in the study and distributed in random mode into two groups. Patients a cream packaging has been provided by 100g containing placebo or active ingredients (Aloe vera gel 0.5%); they had to apply the product (without occlusion) 3 times a day, five consecutive days per week, for no more than four weeks. The follow-up of patients took place on a monthly basis for 12 months. The treatment did not show any side effects.

Results are also reported for dermatitis, acne and seborrhea, and aphthous stomatitis.

antibacterial and antifungal activity of Aloe vera gel:

The antimicrobial effects of aloe vera are comparable to those of silver sulfadiazine, a sulfa antibiotic family very often used topically to prevent skin infections in burn patients. E 'was shown that the bactericidal action of Aloe is directly proportional to its concentration; in particular, extracts to 60% were active against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes; extracts to 70% of Staphylococcus aureus, extracts to 80% of Escherichia coli and extracts to 90% of Candida albicans. It seems to have bactericidal action even towards Mycobacterium tubercolosise Bacillus subtilis. We mention only the fact that some glycosides contained in the Aloe vera gel also they exhibit antibiotic properties and that '

Antiviral activity of Aloe vera gel:

The acemannan in particular isolated in Aloe vera gel, presents significant antiviral activity against various viruses, for example HIV-1 and the Paramyxovirus (the measles virus) etc. In vitro studies have demonstrated that acemannan, in combination with sub-optimal concentrations of azidothymidina (ie AZT antiviral drug used for the treatment of AIDS) or acyclovir, acts synergistically inhibiting HIV and Herpes simplex replication. On the basis of these studies, it is therefore assumed to be able to use the acemannan to lower the concentration of AZT in the treatment of early stages of AIDS and thus reduce the severe side effects caused by the drug.

immunomodulatory activity of Aloe vera gel:

The acemannan, in aloe vera gel, is a powerful physiological stimulant of the immune system. It acts by stimulating the activity of macrophages, and with it the production of cytokines by macrophages themselves; It promotes the release of substances that enhance the immune system (such as nitric oxide that is to say nitrogen monoxide); It causes cellular morphological changes especially intervenes in the expression of surface antigens. The acemannan is able to enhance the activity of cellute T and to increase the production of interferon even if these actions may be related to the activity stimulation of macrophages. Dell'acemannano immunostimulatory activity was dose-dependent.

anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of Aloe vera gel:

The Aloe vera plays a significant anti-inflammatory and analgesic action, for either topical application or oral, and its anti-inflammatory activity is mediated by inhibition of the production: of prostaglandins by the enzyme bradichinasi; of histamine by the magnesium lactate; and leukotrienes by particular glycoproteins such as aloctina A. The enzyme bradichinasi in aloe content, is capable of hydrolyzing bradykinin, an endogenous substance of polypeptide structure, responsible for numerous events characteristic of the inflammatory process: vasodilatation, increased vascular permeability, contractant action on the muscles, sensation of warmth, pain, redness, swelling; We may therefore say that Aloe vera is a great remedy anti-inflammatory and painkiller, thanks to its intense activity antibradichininica The magnesium lactate present in aloe, is capable of inhibiting the enzyme involved in the production of histamine, vasoactive substance involved in the inflammatory process. Even the aloctina A isolated in aloe, has proved to have good anti-inflammatory edema induced by carrageenan in rats reduces the swelling of the treated leg, the action is fast (about three hours after injection), dose-dependent and free of side effects. A similar result in the experimental model of arthritis induced in rats. Another component of Aloe vera with good anti-inflammatory properties is the C-glycosyl-cromone: the compound exhibits anti-inflammatory activity equivalent to that of hydrocortisone in the same dose and, unlike the drug,

gastrointestinal tonic and gastroprotective activity of Aloe vera gel:

The Aloe vera gel helps you troubleshoot the most common gastrointestinal disorders such as abdominal cramps, heartburn, pain and swelling; Aloe gel normalizes the intestinal secretions, influence of the intestinal bacterial flora, stabilizes the pH level of the stomach and intestines, improves the functionality of the pancreas and colon limits the proliferation of pathogens reducing putrefactive phenomena.

The aloe gel can improve some forms of gastritis (peptic ulcers) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBS); the effectiveness of the gel is due to its healing, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and ability to coat and protect the stomach lining. Numerous scientific studies demonstrate the gastroprotective activity of aloe gel. On the basis of this and other experimental evidence, we can affirm that the Aloe vera gel inactivates the pepsin in a reversible manner: fasting pepsin is inhibited by the gel while in the presence of food pepsin is released and intervenes in digestion; Aloe gel inhibits the release of hydrochloric acid by interfering in the binding of histamine with parietal cells; Aloe gel is an excellent emollient and soothing of the gastrointestinal mucosa and prevents irritating substances to reach the ulcers. These activities are attributable to the polysaccharide component, glycoprotein, enzyme (especially the bradichinasi enzyme), to plant hormones (auxins and gibberellins) and acid derivatives deidroabietico isolated recently in Aloe vera gel and capable of inhibiting the secretion of hydrochloric acid .

anti-asthma activity of Aloe vera gel:

Oral administration of Aloe vera extract for 6 months has shown good results in treating asthma. It is believed by the results of the studies that the anti-asthma action is related to a protective and anti-inflammatory activity and the strengthening of the immune system.

purifying activities and regularize bowel Aloe vera gel:

The Aloe vera gel performs its detoxifying action in the gastrointestinal tract which represents a particularly suitable to the accumulation of toxins district. The purifying activity is mainly linked to polysaccharides, capable, thanks to the particular composition and viscous consistency, to bind and remove the toxic substances produced in the course of metabolic processes, thus reducing the contact time of the slag with the mucous membranes. It promotes liver function and kidney for elimination of metabolic wastes.


ALOE VERA GEL 100 cc or 150 cc per day per day divided in 2 or 3 times 5 minutes before 2 or 3 meals Main inhibit COX-2, so it is useful in reducing the swelling caused by the inflammation without producing unwanted side effects of anti COX-2 drugs. (1) The plant Aloe Vera Gel contains 75 elements including minerals, vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, phytonutrients, glyconutrients, glycoproteins and polysaccharides. The bradykinin is a peptide that is involved in many physiological processes in the body, such as pain, allergies, chronic and acute inflammation. One of the enzymes contained in Aloe Vera is the Bradykinase that breaks the bradykinin. (2) (3) The Lupeol, one of plant sterols contained in aloe vera is an antimicrobial, anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties and is also known for its ability to block the absorption of cholesterol in the blood. (4) The matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are enzymes involved in many physiological and pathological conditions, including inflammation and arthritis. The MMP-9 is an important secretion of white blood cells linked to cell damage and tissue degenerative inflammatory diseases. The anti-inflammatory activity of Aloe Vera has been tested through MMP inhibition studies and the results have shown that this plant significantly reduces the production of MMP-9. (5) Salicylic acid is able to relieve pain and reduce inflammation by inhibiting the formation of prostaglandins. Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is a chemical derivative natural salicylic acid. Aloe vera contains salicylic acid. (6) To conclude we can say that Aloe Vera is a good choice as a natural anti-inflammatory and very versatile. It can be used internally and externally, by reducing inflammation and inhibiting various aspects of the inflammatory process. It helps repair mechanisms of the tissues by reducing inflammation.

Bibliographical references

Vazquez B, Avila G, et al. Anti-inflammatory activity of Aloe Vera Gel extracts. J Ethnopharmacol. 1996; 55 (1): 69-75

Bradykinase activity in Aloe Extract: Fujita, K., Teradaira, R. & Nagatsu, T., 1976. Biochemical Pharmacology 25 205 Bautista-Perez R, Segura-Cobos D, Vasquez-Cruz antibradykinin B. In vitro activities of Aloe Gel Barbadensis. J Ethnopharmacol. July 2004; 93 (1): 89-92

Davis, R, S Donato, et al. anti-inflammatory and wound healing activities of a substance grow aloe vera. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 1994; 84 (2): 77-81

Vijayalakshmi, D, et. to the. anti-inflammatory activity of Aloe Vera in vitro with MMP-9 regulation in mononuclear cells of peripheral blood. J Ethnopharmacol. May 7, 2012 (1): 542-546.

Moghaddasi, S, Kumar Verma, S. - Aloe Vera: its chemical composition and applications: a review. Int J Med Biol Res.

2011; 2 (1): 466-471


The role of probiotics to regulate the immune system and mood

probiotics are "living microorganisms capable of giving, when taken at the right dose, guest benefits in terms of health 8000000000 6 different strains of bacteria Of strong immune system also went from a healthy gut:" Last but not least - Looks at the doctor - it is important to keep the gut healthy. It's long been known the relationship between the effective response of the immune system and the state of health of the intestinal microbiota. To maintain balance (eubiosis) the intestine is necessary to regularly assume so-called probiotic foods (microorganisms, especially bacteria, living and active). Until a few years ago it was hard to believe that altering the bacteria in the gut, they could better manage stress, improve mood, and even cure anxiety or depression or improve their immune system. Yet today are really countless scientific studies published by various researchers around the world that affect the gut-brain connection and / or immune system, and who demonstrate and prove just that. Now then we know that you can change the intestinal bacteria in order to positively affect mood and brain function as well as the immune system and searches are available to everyone.


favoring the balance of intestinal flora (Therefore useful both in case of occasional or chronic constipation is constipation of diarrhea, especially antibiotic-associated or for simple maintenance and protection from external insults such as: poor nutrition or the simple passing of years etc

support the immune system (By the common cold to more serious pathologies)

stimulate the lymphoid apparatus associated with the intestinal mucosa and, consequently, local and systemic defense mechanisms

promote the effectiveness of some treatments vaccine (Against influenza for example)

regulate cholesterol levels blood acting in the intestine

improve the symptoms of diseases and inflammatory bowel diseases that affect the stomach (abdominal bloating, gastro-oesophageal reflux, diverticulitis, colitis, etc.), thus favoring the digestion and absorption

help fight infectious diseases (Respiratory and urinary infections especially)

reduce the risk of intolerances and / or allergiesFood and non food (lactose, dermatitis etc.)

They have detoxifying action, Useful support in case of liver disease

They act indirectly on the health and trophic skin beauty and hair

Used in combination, improve the effectiveness of sleep promoters (melatonin).

  1. OMEGA 3 EPA / DHA ...

Famous for their anti-inflammatory activity and the reduction of LDL cholesterol in favor of HDL but are also useful for symptoms of anxiety and depression and here I would like to explain the use. There are countless studies on usage and anxiety and depression or mood disorders such as a meta-analysis and review of 16 clinical studies, recently published in JAMA Network Open, suggests that supplementation with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) Omega 3 may be useful to control anxiety states. The possible use of these substances in the prevention of mood disorders is based on the presence of PUFAs in the cerebral membrane, which suggests a possible interference of these substances with the neurotransmission systems, neuroplasticity and inflammation. There are also some clinical evidence of the relationship between PUFAs and mood disorders. For example, a study on laboratory animals showed that a diet rich in Omega-3 EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) can improve anxiety symptoms. Another study of people with depression and anxiety-related comorbidity detected in these patients low levels of Omega-3 in the blood, in another study supplementation of Omega-3 reduced inflammation and anxiety in medical students before exams. In the new research, the authors took data from 19 clinical trials, with a total of 1,203 participants, and evaluated the anxiolytic effects of omega-3 PUFAs in participants with high anxiety symptoms, regardless of the clinical diagnosis. Although it is different studies with each other for the type of participants, and the ways in which it was measured anxiety, in any case we saw a significant reduction in anxiety in the groups treated with Omega-3 compared to the placebo groups . Interestingly, the positive effects of omega-3 were particularly pronounced for people who had been diagnosed with psychiatric illness.


On Facebook, the network, through whatsapp circulate hoaxes and fake news. One of those who is most widespread is the news that vitamin C would be highly effective against the new coronavirus, to the point of being used as a drug in some hospitals, denied news with great firmness hospitals mentioned in the fake news. This does not mean that vitamin C is a substance that can help keep your immune system efficient indeed. Numerous scientific studies have shown that some active ingredients extracted from plants, such as fermented Papaya and precisely vitamin C may modulate and stimulate the immune system. There are about 625 scientific citations between the correlation between vitamin C and viruses, see here:

One could write many things, but in this situation I would like to bring the translation of a collection of independent studies on the relationship between vitamin C and viruses. This is from "The antiviral properties of vitamin C," published in February 2020 in the "Journal Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy" see here:


Garlic is a source of antioxidants and precursors of a molecule, allicin, has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. Allicin is also an ally of cardiovascular health because it reduces the stiffness of the blood vessels helps to lower blood pressure. Some studies also suggest that garlic may help reduce the incidence of stomach cancer. The elements present in garlic counteract bacteria and fungi, making it very effective as adjuvants in the treatment of certain physical conditions such as influenza, the common cold, high blood pressure and the candida balanitis, but are also excellent for fighting free radicals and is this that garlic is considered an anti-oxidant for excellence. Among the elements contained in garlic there are also germanium, a mineral that can strengthen the immune system and selenium, a powerful antioxidant. Finally, garlic is also a natural decongestant. Thyme contains Tannin, Phenol and Thymol (saponins) that counteract bacteria and fungi. The elements present in the thymus are able to soothe coughs and promote good digestive functioning The thymus has remarkable antiseptic properties at the gastrointestinal level, known since ancient times. It constituted, with other essential oils, a basic substance used by the Ancient Egyptians in the embalming process. Until the end of World War I, with the thymus they were realized the most common disinfectants. It is effective in urinary tract infections. The antibacterial properties are due to a phenol, thymol, contained in all parts of the plant and responsible for the strong scent. Its use is recommended in respiratory disorders, such as cough or asthma, since it plays an expectorant function, increasing the production of bronchial secretion and facilitating their expulsion.


  1. It 'a natural decongestant

  2. Adjuvant in respiratory infections including those

  1. Adjuvant renal activity, lung, skin

  2. Cholesterol Modulation


The vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are useful micronutrients to maintain efficient immune system and ready to respond to "aggression" external. Vitamin E Beta Carotene specia vitamin C, selenium zinc are all useful, provided they are extracted and not synthetic because it has a higher bioavailability for the organism. Also on these studies it is varied to support the immune system.

All substances and cited molecules can definitely help the immune system, but they can not protect us and give us a guarantee absolutely from the risk of viral infection covid-19 type. The information will also provide general guidelines.

Affectionately heard'm available with my general secretariat for information and / or advice

Dott. David Schembri Gerlando

Dott. Gerlando David Schembri


Expert in Nutrition in Pathological Conditions

Integration Expert in Oncology, Sports and Cosmetic

Doctor Nutritionist Head of UOC Complex Operative Unit of Oncology Senigallia AN

Doctor Nutritionist of 'ANDOS National Association of Women breast surgery Ancona Senigallia Marche Region

Nutritionist AOS Medical Oncology Association Senigallia

Doctor Nutritionist Coordinator for the Order of Doctors and Dentists Province of Pesaro and Urbino

Commission Physician Health and Environment Order of Physicians and Dentists Province of Pesaro and Urbino

Medical ISDE International Society of Doctors for the Environment ITALY

Medical Tutor UNIURB University of Urbino

Academic of 'Italian Academy of Cuisine Cultural Institution of the Italian Republic

Responsible Physician Territorial Federal Center FIGC Italian Football Federation Marche Region

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Medical and Scientific Director FELCON European Federation Graduates of Chiropractic Osteopathy Naturopathy

Medical Scientific Manager AFI Association Fibromyalgia Italy

Health Director AVIS Italian Association of Blood



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