COVID-19Sarasota Edition

COVID-19 – Alternative Treatments and Antiviral Management

COVID-19 - Alternative Treatments and Antiviral ManagementEach day, we learn new facts, figures, and protocols concerning COVID-19. Recently, we were informed by the FDA that they are investigated specific drugs and running expedited trials to see if they are effective at killing the virus. They are also running plasma testing from the blood of those that have recovered from COVID-19. At this point, we also know that the vaccine will take approximately 12 months to become available. As we navigate through the coronavirus pandemic over the next few months, disinfection and social distancing is the recommended preventative advice; however, boosting the immune system is extremely beneficial. Healthier individuals are better able to fight the infection and make full recoveries.

Although some guidelines are changing the way we socialize, shop, and prepare, the protocols for prevention have stayed the same. Florida Integrative Medical Center (FLIMC) has comprehensive treatments along with nutritional support to boost the immune system and to treat viral and bacterial infections. They are not treating COVID-19 patients in the office setting; however, they can prescribe medications and/or supplementation for their patients virtually.

FLIMC’s Immune Boosters and Treatment, Under the Care of Dr. John Monhollon and Dr. James Williams:

IV Vitamin C – Vitamin C is a nutrient found in food and dietary supplements. It is an antioxidant and also plays a crucial role in making collagen. High-dose Vitamin C may be given by intravenous (IV) infusion (through a vein into the bloodstream) or orally (taken by mouth). When taken by intravenous infusion, vitamin C can reach much higher levels in the blood than when the same amount is taken by mouth. High-dose vitamin C has been studied as a treatment for patients with cancer since the 1970s. Laboratory studies have shown that high doses of vitamin C may slow the growth and spread of prostate, pancreatic, liver, colon, and other types of cancer cells.

For high dose vitamin C, if patients want the highest dose, which is up to 100g, they are required to get a G6PD blood test. The lab that FLIMC works with regularly is preparing to provide an FDA approved finger prick at-home blood test for the virus. These tests will be available in approximately one to two weeks.

Why IV Nutrient Therapy?
Intravenous Nutrient Therapy is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals, and other natural therapeutic substances directly into the bloodstream and cells, bypassing the digestive tract where many nutrients may be partially or fully lost due to higher than normal blood levels of specified nutrients, which have been shown by the scientific literature to be effective in the treatment of many conditions and disease processes.

UBI with Ozone or followed by Hydrogen Peroxide IV Therapy – Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UBI) is a safe, effective, and proven therapy used to treat a wide range of health problems. It is a safe procedure that must be performed by trained medical professionals using strict protocols. When performed properly, UBI is comfortable, safe, and effective. UBI treats bacteria, viral, and fungal infections and inactivates the toxins produced by bacteria and viruses. For acute infections, frequent treatment may be necessary initially.

Ozone – Ozone helps the immune system function more optimally. While there is no perfect treatment, ozone comes close. If the immune system is overactive, such as in patients with autoimmune disease, ozone is able to slow the system down.

Ozone allows for increased uptake of oxygen and works with the hemoglobin in the red blood cells. The extra oxygen in the blood enables the blood to give off more oxygen into the body.

Ozone helps with circulation, improves the blood flow throughout the body, allowing the blood to reach every cell.

Hydrogen Peroxide IV Therapy – Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy is the intravenous infusion of a solution containing dilute, medical-grade hydrogen peroxide, and other nutrients that can help resolve degenerative health problems or infections.

Hydrogen is produced in abundance by almost every cell in the human body and is involved in many different physiologic processes. Most people are familiar with hydrogen peroxide as an antiseptic, disinfectant and bleaching agent. However, hydrogen peroxide can also be administered by intravenous infusion to help improve a wide range of health conditions. H2O2 is both an effective oxygenator and a powerful oxidizer. Oxygenation is the increase and utilization of oxygen at the cellular level.

Nebulizing Treatment with Medical Grade Hydrogen Peroxide is also available and can help with respiratory infections.

Antiviral Medications (need Rx and must be an established patient)
There are guidelines and protocols in place for antiviral drugs when treating COVID-19. Some of these medications are Interferon, Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate, Nitazoxanide, and an exception to antibiotic use (which is unwarranted) is to add Azithromycin concordantly.

Antiviral Herbal Remedies – FLIMC has several different antiviral topicals and oral supplements that they recommend for their patients at specific dosages. A few of these include Propolis or Colloidal Silver, Viracid, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin C, Beta D-Glucan, Andrographis, and Panax Ginseng.

They also have traditional Chinese Medicine supplements called SJC (Shufeng Jiedu Capsules) that contain Radix, Forsythia, Dahurian Patrina, and other herbs in capsule form. SJC is widely used as an antipyretic and antiinflammatory treatment of acute respiratory tract viral infections like SARS and COVID-19.

FLIMC’s team is provided with a packet of immunotherapy herbal supplements every morning. Once a month, the team also receives either a high dose Vitamin C IV or UBI with ozone, and they always have plenty of Crop cold-pressed juices and healthy plant-based foods.

The good things that have come out of social distancing are spending more quality time with family and healing the environment, as the water and air are much less polluted. In places like California, the air quality has significantly improved, and we know that’s true across the country as well.

FLIMC is taking extra precautions to keep patients safe and healthy. Along with thorough disinfection of equipment and all surfaces, they have implemented stringent measures to keep patients and their staff at a safe distances from each other during this time. If a patient is not feeling well, they treat them across the hall in a different area from their main clinic, and they are extensively evaluating symptoms before making appointments.

Getting Well & Staying Healthy Naturally is the philosophy of practice that has earned Florida Integrative Medical Center (FLIMC) the reputation as the premier destination for holistic and integrative health care on the Gulf Coast.

Florida Integrative Medical Center treats the full spectrum of chronic health conditions including aging, chronic viral illness, immune system regeneration, autoimmune conditions, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and more. Our diagnostic and treatment services help to promote healthier cells and tissues for a better quality of life by improving energy and promoting overall wellbeing.

To find out more about Florida Integrative Medical Center or to schedule an appointment please contact them today at (941) 955-6220.

Florida Integrative Medical Center

(941) 955-6220 |
2415 University Pkwy, Suite 218
Sarasota FL 34243


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