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Hi, I read, Lost Smell and Taste Hint COVID-19 Can Target the Nervous System, I thought that it was important to reach out to you. You can save many lives by understanding what I present to you. I have a novel perspective regarding how life works. I’ve integrated the physics of Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine with biology. Living systems are dynamic balancing acts functioning to create newness as adaptation is a constitutive process but must occur without creating too much damage in the process.
Homeostasis of cellular energy production is driven by balancing carbohydrate metabolism, for driving differentiated functions, with fat burning, to repair the damages that were largely created when the efficient, but dangerous, electron transport system was used for ATP production. Apoptosis requires excess free radical production.
Homeotstatic balancing acts for overall safe energy echoes throughout all dimensions of complex biological systems. Corona infection disrupts free radical homeostasis. Fat burning, is an adaptive energy source for reducing excess free radicals, may aid viral development, hence an apparent sensitivity to chloroquine.
ACE2 and ANG1-7 turns on fat burning as part of the evolutionary scale balancing act to offset the carbohydrate catabolism that promotes free radical production in response to angiotensin activity.
NAC (n-acetyl cysteine) Is very neuro-protective. It recharges the major antioxidant glutathione and therefore will reduce excess free radical production to minimize cell death. CBD blocks CB1 and stimulates CB2 receptors which turn on fat burning.