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Letter to the Editor: Immune support and PPEs

A letter to the editor from Dr. Joel Guillemin
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Hello, I hope you are doing well and staying warm and safe!

My name is Dr. Joel Guillemin and I am sending this email in regards to the recent articles that have been posted in the Moose Jaw Express and Moose Jaw Today on immune health and supporting our immune system! Thank you for posting them as I appreciate getting the message out there on how important it is to support our immune system.

I wanted to send this message to add some important points of clarification, specifically regarding the use of masks.

I feel it is in my due diligence for the community as a whole to add further clarification to the topic. During the zoom discussion (through the Public Library), the messaging regarding masks and sanitizers was in reference to our overall microbiome and supporting the growth of good bacteria.  And although there continues to be concern regarding the use of these PPE measures (masks, sanitizer, etc) and its role in long term outcomes, the research is still ongoing and I want to stress the importance of following the current SHA guidelines.

Unfortunately during these times, the coronavirus seems to be causing a great threat to global health and safety. Wearing masks and social distancing appears to be the best approach to reduce exposure to COVID-19. Therefore, I would be remiss not to highlight the current need to adhere to SHA guidelines regarding PPE.

If I can summarize, the role of our immune system is very complex and there are a lot of things we can do to support it (diet, lifestyle, etc). During today’s times, it’s especially important to focus on this to ensure long term health. However, it is equally as important to consider the immediate public health threat in front of us and it is important to adhere to COVID-19 reduction practices (wash your hands, wear a mask, and social distance).

Best regards, 

Dr. Joel Guillemin, ND

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.  

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