Milton Mills, MD is a critical care physician in the Washington DC area, and has served previously as Associate Director of Preventive Medicine and as a member of the National Advisory Board, for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). He was also featured in the documentary “What the Health,” and also in the film “The Invisible Vegan.” Dr. Mills examines the relationships between diet and immune functionality. He notes that the scientific research literature shows plant-based diets as supporting better overall immune system function, and during work with HIV-positive and AIDS patients at clinics, he’s observed that those who go vegetarian seem to improve, with increased energy and higher T-cell counts.
**We came to our stopping point just as Dr. Mills was sharing some exciting information about a plant flavonoid called quercetin. It has been the subject of longevity research and is used as an anti-inflammatory in several conditions. Apparently, it also has strong antiviral properties according to Montreal virologists Majambu Mbikay and Michel Chretien, who state that it works by preventing the entry of viruses into mammalian cells. Foods rich in quercetin include dark leafy greens, broccoli, red onions, peppers, apples, grapes, black and green tea, and some fruits including nectarines and raspberries. It is also available as a supplement. These Montreal virologists are now leading a human trial in China against Covid-19. Quercetin supplements are available at health food stores and also on Amazon. Thanks for this information to Milton Mills, MD, and Maria Theodorou, MD.
Blast from the past! ~ Back in 2015, Dr. Milton Mills was on the show speaking about digestive disorders and health concerns in the minority community. Have a nostalgic listen at: A Hot Spot in LA, a Hot Doc in DC!
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