It’s Flu and Virus Season
by Dr. Joyce Block

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1. Because of the threats of ______ and other viruses, it is probably a good idea to add galantamine and choline to your supplement store, if you haven’t done so already. Clue: long word for “flu”

3. Galantamine and choline not only increase your immune protection from the flu and viruses, they have benefits that include ______ preservation. Clue: the store of the mind that preserves the best, worst, and most insignificant details of your life

4. Several recent preclinical studies show that the α7 nicotinic ______ receptor plays a substantial role in mediating the inflammatory effects of proinflammatory cytokines.

5. Vitamin D acts as both an immune ______ and as an anti-inflammatory. Clue: boost

9. Galantamine alleviated ______ insulin sensitivity and glucose intolerance significantly and thus may be of value to fight obesity and metabolic syndrome. Clue: damaged

11. There is an ______ of ­supplements to defend against influenzas and other viruses. Clue: collection of weapons

12. When acute inflammation results in multiple organ ______ , the system can no longer function. Clue: like turning off


1. Biomedical scientists are in significant agreement that ______ is at the root of many deadly diseases. Clue: swelling

2. Evidence shows that ACh plays a role in suppression of cytokine release through a “cholinergic anti-inflam­matory ______ .” Clue: route

3. The phenomenon of cytokine-______ inflammation is how the Ebola virus kills its victims. Clue: arbitrated

6. Cytokines are small proteins released by cells that operate as inflammation ______ and

responders to infections. Clue: activators

7. Who is the researcher, writer, CEO who recently won the Award for Health Product Innovation? Clue: See Life Enhancement magazine, Sept. ’14: “A Human Perspective on a Visionary Mind”

8. Heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, influenza, and pneumonia have been linked to cytokine ______ . Clue: a tumultuous reaction; weather disturbance (pl.)

10. When all is done, I hope you realize that it’s a productive idea to learn while you ______ financial rewards AND knowledge to add years to your life. Clue: bank


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