Health & Views July 3rd issue 2021 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake Download the PDF file . Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and whilst the author will endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, eLanka makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the eLanka website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained in this article for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In otherwords, eLanka In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website / ...

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Can you restore brain function after Alzheimer’s disease with medium chain triglycerides (MCT) in coconut oil?-by Dr Harold Gunatillake “Of all things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most” -Mark Twain Brain energy mechanism Transcript: If a brain can no longer effectively use glucose as fuel (an observation of many neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s), MCT’s in coconut oil producing ketones in the liver may restore the brain cells. Is this possible? Over five years ago, Florida neonatologist Dr. Mary Newport, wrote in an article which appeared also in the Face Book, that after giving several spoonsful of coconut oils every day to her husband Steve, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease showed much improvement in brain function. She produced a video about her husband’s miraculous improvement in brain function In the video she shows that her husband Steve could barely remember how to draw a clock. Two weeks after adding coconut ...

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Our Immune system and the workings explained-by Dr Harold Gunatillake Effectiveness of the COVID vaccines -a challenge to our immune system Transcript: “In early May, two people quarantined in adjacent hotel rooms in the Australian city of Adelaide opened their doors within seconds of each other to collect meals. Health authorities believe that could have been enough for the virus to spread from a man in one of the hotel rooms to a man in the other via airborne transmission-. To combat such virulent contagious mutant variants, we need a strong immune system. Few weeks ago, the chief executive of Pfizer said anyone who receives its COVID-19 vaccine will probably need to have a third dose within 6-12 months after being fully immunised, and then likely one dose every year going forward. We will need these because it is likely that, for many of us, immunity will begin to wane ...

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Let us talk about Herd Immunity and its challenges for COVID-19-by Dr Harold Gunatillake Transcript; Herd immunity is defined as the resistance to the spread of an infectious disease within a population that is based on pre-existing immunity of a high proportion of individuals from previous infection or vaccination. “The level of vaccination needed to achieve herd immunity varies by disease.” The chances are that herd immunity is far fledged when the adapted immune response lasts only for a few months, as in the case of Covid-19. Cows, buffaloes protect their growing young ones well in the herd to prevent attacks from predators. Humans do not need this herd immunity protection of the young ones, but the idea or the concept suits well when most people are vaccinated against a current disease process, the minority of people get the protection without being immunized through passive immune process. The immunologists call ...

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‘lambda’ coronavirus variant -classified as variant of interest-by Dr Harold Gunatillake May be harder to control with the present vaccines. “We’re going to see variants come up constantly. It’s not surprising and we’ll probably run out of letters of the Greek alphabet.” The best way to tackle the variants is to focus on getting more people vaccinated not just in one country but globally. AstraZenica or Pfizer- which one is preferred? Transcript: Whilst Delta plus variant started in India is spreading worldwide, a new strain labelled ‘lambda’ was first detected in Peru in August 2020 is a new variant of concern. This variant, also known as C.37, and WHO has labelled as a “variant of interest”. There are now 11 official SARS-CoV-2 variants listed by the WHO. All SARS-CoV-2 variants are distinguished from one another by mutations in their spike proteins — the components of the virus that allow it to invade human cells. Spike proteins, found on ...

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