Category Archives: Immunity

Four Stages of Infection

The Four Stages of Infection Stage 1:  EXPOSURE Mucosal Immunity * Zinc: 30 mg/d * DHEA: 15 to 50 mg/d to maintainyouthful serum DHEAS levels Immune Competence: * HVNFD devoid of sugar* Vitamin D: 5,000 to 10,000 iu/d  M-F* Medicinal Mushroom concentrates:1-2 g/d. Double at first sign* Selenium: 200 mcg on Sunday* Melatonin: 2-6 mg/before […]

COVID-19 Video Replay for June 12th

Help Stop Webalony! There’s a quick way to improve social media that we can borrow from scientists. It’s called “demand primary source.” If the post you are reading starts with “They” did / found / discovered… ask the sender to identify exactly who “they” are, and exactly where “they” published their findings. This week, “they” […]

COVID-19 Video Replay for June 5th

Help Stop Webalony! There’s a quick way to improve social media that we can borrow from scientists. It’s called “demand primary source.” If the post you are reading starts with “They” did / found / discovered… ask the sender to identify exactly who “they” are, and exactly where “they” published their findings. This week, “they” […]

COVID-19 UPDATE for Monday, May 11

COVID-19 UPDATE for Monday, May 11 News out of South Korea, where the opening of a small number of night clubs in the Itaewon district on Friday was followed by 35 new cases by Monday morning. Similar spikes have been seen in Seattle as the warm weather brought crowds to beaches and parks, and I […]

COVID-19 Update for May 5th

COVID-19 Update for May 5th About the author: Stephen Cherniske was an adjunct instructor at UCLA (Clinical Nutrition) and directed the nation’s first FDA-licensed clinical lab specializing in nutrition and Immunology. I promised some good news today, and there are two items to celebrate. 1. The first modifiable risk factor analysis has been published. Background: […]

COVID=19 UPDATE for April 23rd

COVID=19 UPDATE for April 23rd: 1. We are eagerly watching for preliminary data from The University of WA’s clinical trial of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) + azithromycin. Unlike two other studies, including a study of Veterans Administration hospitals, the UW study will give a low dose to newly diagnosed individuals and their close contacts, looking for an […]

COVID-19 UPDATE for Wednesday April 15

COVID-19 UPDATE for Wednesday April 15 About the author: Stephen Cherniske taught Clinical Nutrition at two southern California universities and directed the first FDA-licensed clinical lab specializing in nutrition and immunology. You can follow him on FaceBook and My2048.com We know that the majority of people infected with the COVID-19 have only mild symptoms while […]

Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) Update for 04/08/20

Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) Update for 04/08/20 As you might expect, Natalie and I are receiving requests for prescriptions for HCQ. We’re refusing, based on the side-effect profile (especially for heart or kidney disease patients) and the lack of reliable data. And that doesn’t mean a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study. I’d go with the real-time experience […]

What we need to learn – ASAP about Covid-19

What we need to learn – ASAP about Covid-19. About the author. Stephen Cherniske taught Clinical Nutrition at two southern California universities and directed the nation’s first FDA-licensed clinical lab specializing in nutrition and immunology. He and his wife, a board-certified Family Medicine MD, provide information and insights at My2048.com.   A 101- year-old man […]

COVID-19 Update for Wednesday March 25

COVID-19 Update for Wednesday March 25 About the author: I taught university Clinical Nutrition and directed the nation’s first FDA-licensed clinical lab specializing in nutrition and immunology. My wife is a board-certified physician, Medical Director of Advanced Family Wellness in Olympia WA. She works every day to keep as many people as possible out of […]

COVID-19 Update for Sunday March 22

IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM STEPHEN & DR. NATALIE KATHER After our Friday FaceBook LIVE video, we’ve been flooded with calls, emails and texts. We spent the weekend responding to these issues, helping people make important decisions and exploring ways to reduce risk for this terrible virus. Click here to view our video on COVID-19 prevention. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACRuWTgRJj0 […]

COVID-19 PREVENTION

After our Friday FaceBook LIVE video, we’ve been flooded with calls, emails and texts. We spent the weekend responding to these issues, helping people make important decisions and exploring ways to reduce risk for this terrible virus. Click here to view our video on COVID-19 prevention.    

Coronavirus Update, March 19

Coronavirus Update, Sunday, March 15. I worked for 20 years with ECONET, a global natural products R&D organization. Looking for medicinal plants through remote areas of China or Siberia required a recovery period upon my return. This was not because of unsanitary or unhealthy conditions. It was just that my immune system was challenged by […]

Coronavirus Update, Sunday, March 15

Coronavirus Update, Sunday, March 15. The latest numbers for Washington state are 645 cases and 40 deaths. This increase was expected, and so far is manageable. That doesn’t mean the infection is waning; only that we are not seeing the explosion that was seen in Northern Italy. At the same time, China, South Korea and […]

“THE CASE FOR DHEA” AS A FREE DOWNLOAD

STEPHEN CHERNISKE TO RELEASE E-BOOK VERSION OF “THE CASE FOR DHEA” AS A FREE DOWNLOAD   Stephen Cherniske, biochemist and co-founder of My2048, has announced that he is releasing an e-book version of his book, “The Case For DHEA.” Cherniske is well-known for his 1996 best seller, The DHEA Breakthrough and the 2003 blockbuster, The Metabolic Plan, both […]

A word of reason re Covid-19

A word of reason re Covid-19 I just finished a review of case reports from China, Korea and Italy, in order to predict the trajectory of the infection in the US. The good news is that time is on our side, and by that I mean calendar time. This virus loves cold-dry conditions. The situation […]

Immunity Deep Dive Part-5 Medicinal Mushrooms

Immunity Deep Dive Part Five: Medicinal Mushrooms How to make Reishi tea NOTE: DO NOT pick, eat or prepare mushrooms unless you are trained in identifying specific species. Reishi (ganoderma) is pretty easy to identify (see photo). We collect Reishi mushrooms in the forest around our home in Olympia WA. They can be made into […]

Immunity Deep Dive Part-4

Immunity deep dive part Four If you watch TV, especially during the day, you cannot help but notice that, seemingly every week, there is a new drug to treat plaque psoriasis. According to Drugs.com, there are now 56 drugs to treat this one condition. Plaque psoriasis is not a fatal disease, but the new drugs […]

Immunity Deep Dive Part-3 Inflammation

Immunity Deep Dive Part Three: Inflammation In the Metabolic Model of Aging, two dynamic forces determine one’s quality of life; an ongoing see-saw relationship between damage and repair. On the repair side, we have the astounding regenerative forces of stem cells, growth factors, anabolic hormones, anti-oxidants and the homeostatic activity of the endocannabinoid system (ECS). […]

Immunity Deep Dive Part 2

Immunity Deep Dive Part Two Coronaviruses produce a two-phase infection, and each has to be treated differently. In phase one, the immune system is activated by inflammatory cytokines like IL-1β, IL-6, and TNF-α. Think of these chemical messengers as a blaring alarm, activating an army of immune cells to fight the invaders . In this […]

Learning About Immunity Part 1

We need deep learning about immunity We’re all busy. The stock market is falling like a stone and we’re in an election year. But it’s time to focus on immunity. And there are three reasons other than the coronavirus (Covid-19).1. It’s winter2. This year’s flu is particularly virulent3. You’re getting older This is going to […]