In this episode we remember the inspiring life of Joan Embry, co-founder of DIRECT-MS.
Joan Embry's Obituary
This episode introduces a peer-reviewed paper titled Evidence that Vitamin D Supplementation Could Reduce Risk of Influenza and COVID-19 Infections and Deaths - https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/12/4/988/htm
Links to 2 very good YouTube podcasts by Dr. John Campbell:
March 9, 2020 - Vitamin D and immunity - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5yVGmfivAk&t=320s
Vitamin D and Immunity, Lots of Evidence - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCSXNGc7pfs&t=100s
This month we summarize the science on protecting our families from MS by controlling environmental factors to the best of our abilities. This information is also provided in a booklet on our website at http://www.direct-ms.org/resources/booklets/
This month we speak with Joan Embry about sticking to the Best Bet Diet while dining out. Joan is working on an update to the recipe book. In the meantime, you can find the recipe book at http://www.direct-ms.org/nutrition/recipes/
Vitamin D - The cheapest, easiest, safest thing you can take to improve your health - whether you have MS or not - Episode 7
Links to material mentioned in this episode:
Our library of nearly 400 research papers on Vitamin D
Booklet – Protect your family from MS
Presentation by Dr. Robert Heaney – Vitamin D for disease prevention https://youtu.be/1V_oZm-A4xs
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Audio version of Dr. Verbora’s presentation for DIRECT-MS in Calgary from September 2018 - Episode 6
Link to youtube video that has additional information such as slides and a Q&A session