'; Weekly Health Quiz: Avocados, Curcumin and Fluoride – Dr Fundile Nyati

Weekly Health Quiz: Avocados, Curcumin and Fluoride

Weekly Health Quiz: Avocados, Curcumin and Fluoride

1 Which of the following supplements may be of particular benefit in the treatment of COVID-19, thanks to its ability to improve pneumonia, modulate immune responses and inhibit virus-induced cytokine storms?

  • Vitamin B12
  • Ashwagandha
  • St. John’s wort
  • Curcumin

    Curcumin inhibits virus-induced cytokine storms and modulates immune responses. According to a recent scientific review, curcumin can be used as a therapeutic agent against pneumonia, acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome resulting from coronavirus infection. Learn more.

2 Which of the following substances was recently found to pose an unnecessary risk to vulnerable subpopulations, especially children, in a landmark trial?

  • Fluoride

    After a four-year process, a landmark fluoridation trial was held in federal court, and fluoridation’s neurotoxic risk to vulnerable subpopulations was confirmed, along with the U.S. EPA’s failure to take action to protect citizens from these risks. Learn more.

  • Glyphosate
  • Particle pollution
  • Nonorganic cotton

3 Which of the following edible oil industries has recently been identified as being rife with food fraud?

  • Sunflower oil
  • Avocado oil

    A new report warns that the purity and quality of avocado oil sold in the U.S. is questionable at best, and that standards to protect consumers and genuine producers are urgently needed. Learn more.

  • Canola oil
  • Almond oil

4 Which of the following strategies appear to be the most effective for lowering your risk of severe COVID-19 infection and death?

  • Magnesium supplementation
  • Exercise
  • Vitamin D optimization

    The COVID-19 pandemic could be resolved in 30 days for about $2 per person, simply by taking affirmative action to raise vitamin D levels among the general public. Data suggests optimizing your vitamin D could reduce your risk of severe COVID-19 by 90% and your risk of dying from it by 96%. Learn more.

  • Weight loss

5 What percentage of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have occurred in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities for the elderly?

  • None
  • Less than 10%
  • 20% to 35%
  • Over 40%

    An average of 42.1% of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have occurred in nursing homes, assisted living and other long-term care facilities — a population that accounts for just 0.62% of the population. Some states have nursing home mortality rates that are significantly higher than the national average. In Minnesota, 81.4% of all COVID-19 deaths have occurred in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Learn more.

6 Which of the following is essential for proper nutrition, including vitamins and minerals?

  • Saturated animal fats

    When you avoid saturated animal fats, you can easily end up with nutritional deficiencies, as animal foods and fats are also rich in nutrients, including vitamins and minerals. These nutrients are also highly bioavailable. Learn more.

  • Trans fat
  • Polyunsaturated fats such as linoleic acid
  • Fructose

7 Which of the following substances has been shown to increase the risk of ADHD in children by nearly 300%?

  • Manganese
  • Fluoride

    Animal and human studies have linked fluoride exposure in utero and/or in early childhood to the disruption of various aspects of brain function. A 2019 study found a nearly 300% increase in ADHD prevalence in adolescents in Canadian communities with fluoridated water supplies, compared to those living in non-fluoridated communities. Learn more.

  • Vitamin D
  • Omega-6

 

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