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Covid-19, African Americans, and Vitamin D Deficiency

Is there a link between the disproportionate incidence and severity of COVID-19 in African Americans and vitamin D insufficiency? Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN By the 20th of April 2020, over 2.5 million worldwide cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) had been attributed to the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Co-V-2). Characteristics of the disease were recognized in December of 2019 and a global pandemic was declared in March 2020.[1] As of June 14, 2020 7.98 million cases and 434,980 deaths have been reported worldwide.[2]

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June 26, 2020

Optimal - The Biomarkers: Apo B - Apo A1 Ratio

The Apo B to Apo A1 Ratio Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN There is so much more to cholesterol than meets the eye!

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June 23, 2020

Optimal - The Biomarkers: LDL - HDL Ratio

The LDL:HDL Ratio Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Calculation of the LDL-cholesterol to HDL-cholesterol ratio provides a better assessment of cardiovascular risk than measuring either biomarker alone.

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June 22, 2020

Optimal - The Biomarkers: Omega 3 Index

The Omega 3 Index (n-3 index) Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Omega-3s are important to maintaining the health of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, immune, endocrine, and nervous systems. Omega-3 DHA is especially important in vision. In general, omega-3s EPA and DHA help control inflammation, blood pressure, heart rate, and blood clotting, and they support immune and neurological function. [i] [ii] [iii] [iv] [v]

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June 18, 2020

AST:ALT Ratio

Enzymes are here and there but they shouldn’t be everywhere! Part 2: AST:ALT Ratio By Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN In part 1 of this 2-part article we discussed ALT:AST ratio. In this article we will be talking about the reciprocal ratio, the AST:ALT Ratio also known as the DeRitis Ratio.

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June 16, 2020

ALT:AST Ratio

Enzymes are here and there but they shouldn’t be everywhere! Part 1: ALT:AST Ratio By Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) are enzymes that participate in gluconeogenesis by transferring amino groups to alpha-ketoglutaric acid

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June 11, 2020

Ceruloplasmin

Ceruloplasmin Keeps Your Copper Safe By Dicken Weatherby, N.D. and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Ceruloplasmin is a copper-containing protein produced primarily by the liver, though some is produced in lymphocytes and macrophages.[1]

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June 9, 2020

Optimal - The Podcast: Episode 5

Optimal - The Podcast: Episode 5 Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN Welcome to episode 5 of "Optimal - The Podcast" recorded June 3rd, 2020. Here's a breakdown of what we covered and timing: Introduction (0:00) COVID-19 Testing Update - (0:01:10) Vitamin D Update (0:05:30)

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June 4, 2020

Optimal - The Biomarkers: ALT:AST Ratio, AST:ALT Ratio & Ceruloplasmin

ALT:AST Ratio, AST:ALT Ratio & Ceruloplasmin​ Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio Welcome to Optimal - The Biomarkers where we cover new and interesting information and research on the biomarkers that we analyze and interet in the Optimal DX Software Application.

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June 2, 2020

Vitamin D Update

Optimal - The Podcast: Episode 4 - Part 2 Vitamin D Update Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio Welcome to episode 4 of "Optimal - The Podcast" recorded May 13th, 2020. In part 2 we cover an update on Vitamin D.

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May 22, 2020

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