#063 Dr. Roger Seheult from MedCram on COVID-19 Vaccines, Vitamin D, and Heat Hydrotherapy

02.26.2021 - By FoundMyFitness

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Dr. Roger Seheult Dr. Roger Seheult is the co-creator of MedCram Videos. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, MedCram emerged as a beacon of insight, providing continuing coverage and perspectives in an environment almost defined by information scarcity.   What particularly excited me about the unique opportunity of this interview is that apart from Dr. Seheult being a unique voice of public scholarship during the early days of the pandemic, he's also a quadruple board-certified pulmonologist with deep experience working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, we discuss: 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:06:20 - How MedCram Videos got started  00:09:37 - Using evidence to make COVID-19 treatment decisions 00:12:46 - The differences in treating early vs late-stage COVID-19  00:14:40 - How doctors would've treated COVID-19 one-hundred years ago 00:18:13 - Increasing ventilation reduces SARS-CoV-2 transmission  00:20:28 - Masks are virtually universally beneficial regardless of type 00:21:32 - Vitamin D and COVID-19 00:22:22 - Steroid chemical structure of vitamin D  00:23:24 - The vitamin D RDA is likely too low 00:24:23 - Vitamin D is more like a hormone than vitamin 00:26:21 - The overlap between COVID-19 and vitamin D deficiency 00:30:27 - How Mendelian randomization studies helped solve the vitamin D puzzle 00:34:20 - The gene regulatory effects of vitamin D  00:35:49 - Vitamin D and the ACE2/renin-angiontensin system 00:42:00 - Daily doses of vitamin D are more effective  00:43:23 - A prescription-only form of vitamin D (calcifediol) may be best for COVID-19 00:47:06 - Skin synthesis of vitamin D from sunlight can be unreliable  00:53:43 - The safest dose range for vitamin D 01:06:15 - The beneficial circadian effect of early morning sunlight 01:07:38 - Sleep deprivation impairs vital immunity 01:12:08 - Dr. Seheult's suggestions for the best sleep 01:19:18 - A Spanish flu era treatment boosts interferon by ten times 01:22:38 - Why interferon is so important for the viral response 01:26:43 - Treating the symptoms of fever during the Spanish flu harmed patients 01:31:58 - Dr. Seheult's ongoing research of hot hydrotherapy  01:47:00 - COVID-19 Vaccines   If you’re interested in learning more, you can read the full show notes here: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/roger-seheult Join over 300,000 people and get the latest distilled information straight to your inbox weekly: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/newsletter Become a FoundMyFitness premium member to get access to exclusive episodes, emails, live Q+A’s with Rhonda and more: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/crowdsponsor

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