Traditionally, plants that flower are divided into two major classes: monocots and dicots. Monocots include grasses, cattails, irises, lilies, orchids, and palmtrees. The dicots include the vast majority of seed plants: herbs, vines, shrubs, and most trees. It is interesting in our work with glycobiology to know that monocots (grasses) typically have one primary sugar – glucose. Dicots (herbs) can have varying amounts of other sugars (mannose, fucose, galactose) which are important to human bodies but uncommon in our modern diet.
We have received multiple messages from people wanting us to look at the drug hydroxycholorquine. I've written about it in a previous blog, but today the scientific evidence shows how hydroxycholorquine (HCQ) works and I am fascinated with its tie to glycobiology. If you have followed our non-profit organization for any length of time or if you have read my book, you know glycobiology is something we teach extensively on. Drugs are the only protocol that can claim to treat, cure, and mitigate disease and HCQ is exceptional because it does all three. How it fights against viruses (including the coronaviruses) is what this article will focus on. One thing is clear, there is no need to wait for a vaccine or live in fear, because HCQ can do the job. There are 5 ways it does this within the cell.
There can be confusion about how glycobiology relates to apoptosis. Glycobiology is the science that studies glycans or sugars in the body. These sugars hold cells together, they allow cells to communicate together and they allow the immune system to function. In our A Wellness Journey class we share two quotes from the 2012 National Academy of Science publication on Glycoscience.