Long Story Short with Dr. Been

Our new video series, Long Story Short with Dr. Been, features one of the internet’s most popular medical educators.

A medical doctor and software engineer, Dr. Mobeen Syed (known to his fans as Dr. Been) has been teaching medicine since 1994. He collaborated with the FLCCC Alliance to create the I-RECOVER protocol to treat Long COVID.

This video series will explore emerging topics and research regarding long COVID and other pandemic-related issues in Dr. Been’s informative, engaging style.

Check back Fridays for new Dr. Been videos!

Long Story Short Aug 12, 2022

Coffee Achievers take note, this week Dr. Been reviews a study from Singapore that demonstrates how caffeine helps reduce lipid fats by inducing autophagy — the concept that the host heals itself. Intermittent Fasting-induced autophagy is an essential element of FLCCC’s I-RECOVER protocols. Recently Dr. Mark said, “There is only one way to get rid of spike protein, and that’s by stimulating autophagy. That is the only way.”







Long Story Short Aug 5, 2022

Spike protein. It is something we have heard a lot about over the past couple of years in relation to COVID-19. But how does the spike protein actually cause cell damage? In this study, researchers provide unique insight into the mechanism of damage and the evidence of damage in brain microglial cells using a Raman microspectrometer. Let’s review.







Long Story Short Jul 29, 2022

Episode 18 features new studies assessing the incidence and prevalence of Long COVID.  Dr. Been reviews the research and the possibility that, for the first time, four main predictors of long COVID, were identified during the acute phase of the disease.







Long Story Short Jul 22, 2022

In this lecture, Autophagy with Intermittent Fasting, Spermidine and Resveratrol, we explore autophagy – what it is and how it works to clear pathogens (virus, bacteria, fungus, other offending agents) from the cell. Intermittent fasting, resveratrol, spermidine and other therapeutics can also be used for potentially great effect.






Long Story Short Jul 15, 2022

In episode 16 of Long Story Short, Dr. Been examines two studies focused on Reinfection and Risk of Long COVID and Severe Outcomes – one from the U.S. VA Hospital system and one from Qtar.  One study showed reinfection increases the risk of hospitalization, death and sequela regardless of the vaccination, and one suggested no correlation between reinfection and severe outcomes.






Long Story Short Jul 8, 2022

This week Dr. Been examines the Zoe app study that demonstrated in some cases the risk of Long COVID in the Omicron era is 76% less than Long COVID in the Delta era. The findings of the study were published as a letter in the Lancet.






Long Story Short Jul 1, 2022

In Lecture 14 of Long Story Short, Dr. Been examines Brain Fog and Long COVID. “As the pandemic of neurological and neuropsychiatric issues continues to expand because of Long COVID and vaccine injuries, it is important for us all to understand what lifestyle and diet changes may help combat the neurological deterioration and restore the neurogenesis process.”





Long Story Short Jun 24, 2022

In this in-vitro study researchers from the University of Munich show that dandelion leaf extract has a potent inhibitory effect on the SARS-COV-2 spike binding to ACE2.




Long Story Short Jun 17, 2022

Lecture 12 of Long Story Short with Dr. Been completes the chronic inflammation series, reviews a promising area of immunology and reveals “the big topic — T Regulatory (TReg) cells” and their function.




Long Story Short Jun 10, 2022

Continuing with the chronic inflammation series, Lecture 11 of Long Story Short examines the role of T Regulatory (TReg) cells and the immune system.  Dr. Been demonstrates a few examples including persistence of the antigen, negative feedback mechanisms for the innate arm, roles of IL-10, IFN-gamma, and IL-12, antibody.




Long Story Short Jun 3, 2022

In this talk Dr. Been covers the mechanisms at the core of chronic inflammation and discusses how the inflammatory process is executed to contain microbes, repair tissue damage and to remove microbes, damaged  tissue cells, worn out cells and irritants.




Long Story Short May 26, 2022


Fifty percent of worldwide deaths occur due to the diseases with underlying chronic inflammation. 60% of Americans have a chronic inflammatory condition and more than 20% have more than one chronic inflammatory disease. Therefore, it is important as clinicians and patients to understand the immunology of inflammation. This will help us select the best approach for diet, lifestyle and therapies as well as the most useful labs to appropriately manage and treat chronic inflammation.




Long Story Short May 13, 2022

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For lecture 8 in the series, Dr. Been focuses on Long COVID, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Endocrine Perspective. Front and center is an article published December 2021 featuring curated studies that indicate a possible disruption of suprarenal (adrenal glands) and resultant chronic fatigue.


Long Story Short May 6, 2022

Long Story Short with Dr. Been

PEG is an important part of the lipid nanoparticles based vaccines. Moderna COVID vaccine mRNA-1273 and Pfizer-Bio-n-Tech COVID vaccine BNT162b2 contain PEG2000 in abundance. Let’s review why some people are getting allergic reactions with these vaccines, and the impact on the patient’s immune system for the future PEGylated therapies.


Long Story Short Apr 29, 2022

In this episode, Dr. Mobeen Syed discusses a study in which researchers from the UK and US collected data to present long COVID symptoms, how prolonged the symptoms were and the impact they had on patients. This discussion sets the stage for us to understand the body’s organ systems involved, and the diversity and scale of clinical presentation. In upcoming talks we will discuss the pathophysiology and management approaches.


Long Story Short Apr 22, 2022

Dr. Been reviews the prevalence of Long COVID in the UK and its common symptoms; a 2020 study demonstrating Long COVID in acute COVID patients; and wraps up with a study of Long COVID characteristics in France.

Long Story Short Apr 15, 2022

This week Dr. Been examines the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) and Long COVID in four videos.

Video 1: A study showing that Long COVID is associated with reactivated EBV.

Video 2: The serology of the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV).

Video 3: A June 2021 study that showed 30% of Long COVID patients had EBV reactivation.

Video 4: A May 2021 study from China concluding a high incidence of EBV co-infection in COVID patients.

Long Story Short Apr 8, 2022

Persistent MRI Findings in Children After Pfizer Vaccine, Seattle Children’s Hospital

In this study the researchers followed-up on children that had myocarditis from the second dose of the Pfizer-BionTech vaccine. Most of the abnormalities had resolved except that the abnormal strain persisted for the majority of the patients.

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Long Story Short Apr 1, 2022

In this second video of a new series for FLCCC, Dr. Mobeen Syed takes a look at a study discussing the incidence of diabetes and Long COVID. A medical doctor and software engineer, Dr. Mobeen Syed (known to his fans as Dr. Been) has been teaching medicine since 1994. He collaborated with the FLCCC Alliance to create the I-RECOVER protocol to treat long COVID.

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Long Story Short Mar 25, 2022

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Long Story Short with Dr. Been podcast.

This week Dr. Been reviews the latest research and developments related to Long COVID and changes in brain size and structure.

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