These recommendations are not meant to substitute for the advice of your personal physician. If you are not a current patient, please take these recommendations to your individual physician as your individual health needs to be taken into account.
Corona viruses cause the common cold. This strain makes some people sicker than usual and has a higher death rate in vulnerable populations (those with chronic health diseases, the immunocompromised and/or the elderly.) Transmission is through respiratory droplets that travel through the air after an infected person coughs or sneezes.
It is possible that if someone sneezed on a table, then another person touched the table and put their hand in their eye, nose, or mouth, they could contract the disease that way as well.
The initial symptoms are very similar to every cold and flu virus that travels through the population and typically include fever, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, cough, and shortness of breath. This can progress to severe respiratory distress for vulnerable populations. At this time, if a person has these symptoms we are directing patients to stay home and self-quarantine for 14 days. Most individuals recover very well. If you are concerned about more severe symptoms and/or are not recovering well – we are directing to larger clinics that are able to do testing and determine if a higher level of care is needed.
Prevention of illness is the same for all other upper respiratory illnesses. Stay home if you are sick! Wear a mask to prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air when you cough or sneeze (otherwise please cough into a Kleenex and dispose). Wash your hands frequently and do not touch your face. Use antimicrobial hand sanitizer when you are not near a sink. Warm water and soap are more effective.
Wash hands regularly and do not touch your face
Eat healthy food with a minimum of sugar and processed foods
Sleep adequately - usually 7-8 hours per night for adults, and up to 12 hours or more at night for children
Hydrate with beverages that do not contain sugar or caffeine
Exercise to your tolerance
Do not smoke or put yourself in situations near second hand smoke as it is a potent immune suppressive and weakens the lungs
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Methylated multivitamin: (Basic Nutrients 2/day by Thorne)
Anti-viral tincture: custom made by your Naturopathic physician (call the office to order)
Anti-viral (immune supportive) formulas: Wellness Formula, Super Bio Vegetarian, Mushroom Complex (M/R/S), Compli-Vir, Viracid, Monolaurin, etc.
Gargle with salt water daily
Argentyn Colloidal silver
Daily probiotic: (Therbiotic Complete by Klaire Labs is my favorite)
NAC or glutathione as lung antioxidant
The list of potential support is long…..and can be tailored to your specific health needs.
If you have the onset of symptoms consistent with an upper respiratory infection (fever, sore throat, cough, and/or shortness-of-breath), please contact your provider by phone. Arrangements to consult by phone or virtually can be made. Remember this is a viral infection and antibiotics will not help. In fact, they often weaken your own defenses and make you more susceptible to severe illness.
Most otherwise healthy people will experience COVID-19 like every other viral illness they have had in their life. If you have a weakened immune system for any reason including age, illness, immune suppression, lung problems, or chronic illness, among others, then this could be more serious for you and taking preventative measures is much more important.
Contact your provider if you have questions, feel you are part of a vulnerable population, or have symptoms of illness.
The CDC estimates that 80% of patients who are infected with COVID-19 will only have mild symptoms. That being said, the death rate of those infected is currently estimated to be between 1-5%. It is recommended that EVERYONE avoid crowds, unnecessary air travel and public places unless necessary to protect those who are at highest risk. We are also recommending you wear a mask while inside our building.
We would also like to remind you that your body’s inherent ability to defend against pathogens is remarkable! We come into contact with potentially life-threatening infectious diseases every day. Most of the time we are not aware of the interaction between these germs and our immune defenses. Empower yourself to take charge of your health and make positive changes at this time for your family.
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