COVID-19Lee Edition

Viral Defense in Intense Times

Covid 19 is scary. But it remains a virus. The common cold is a virus. The flu is a virus. They don’t seem quite as scary. So let’s put a little perspective on Covid 19.

By Dr. Doreen DeStefano, ARNP

Viral Defense in Intense TimesMost people who contract Covid 19 virus will have mild or no symptoms. There are several treatment options currently being used that appear to be quite promising. Medications, timing of medications, and even patient positioning are proving to be very helpful. Early treatment with antibiotics also seems to decrease symptoms, preventing hospitalization in some cases.

Prevention is the Best Medicine
As with any health issue, prevention is the best medicine. The people least likely to catch Covid 19 or any other virus, are the healthiest people. Those with current health issues such as respiratory disorders, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic illnesses are at higher risk. If you’ve read my articles here before, you will recognize what I call “fork related diseases.” Those are the ones that you create yourself with your fork: High cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and overweight or obesity.

Reduce Your Risk
You can start to reduce your risk of contracting any virus by eating fresh, healthy food and exercising outside in the sun. (Please maintain 6 feet between you and others.) Recent research on Covid 19 shows that it is killed rather quickly in hot, humid, sunny, environments. Besides being good for your body, exercising outside is good for your head. With people being stuck at home so much recently, the incidence of depression, suicide, and domestic violence are increasing. Taking care of what I call your “headspace” is very important as well. Try to keep a positive attitude. Be kind to others even when they are not kind to you. It goes a long way.

Oral Nutrients for Prevention
There are many oral nutrients that you can take to help enhance your immune system and hopefully prevent contracting any virus. Some of them you may be familiar with, and some you may not. Each item that I’ve chosen is science-based. Meaning there is science to show that each of these nutrients helps to support your immune system. Below are some recommendations. Many high-quality nutrients are difficult to get right now. Demand is high. Remember when ordering online that it’s very easy to end up with a counterfeit nutrient. Always buy from a reputable site that you know. Always buy a high quality brand with a minimum of the GMP certification.

These doses are a suggestion. Doses may have to be higher or lower depending on each individual. Please consult your holistic health care practitioner before starting any supplement protocol.

Short term Nutrient Protocol for Immune System Support
Use for no more than 3 months without a nutrient evaluation. Not for use in pregnant or lactating women. These statements are for educational purposes only, and are not meant to be medical advice, or to treat or cure any disease.

Vitamin C 1000mg three times a day with a meal. If you don’t take vitamin C regularly, work up to this dose. Taking too much vitamin C at one time will give you loose bowels.

Zinc 30mg twice a day with food. Take zinc in the middle of a meal. It can upset some stomachs.

Vitamin A as retinoids 25,000 iu twice daily with food.

Artimisinin Capsule 200mg daily

N-Acetyl-l-cysteine 500mg three times daily

Vitamin D 5,000 iu daily depending on your current status.

Probiotics 25, 000+ units preferably from Klaire labs.

Root Causes Holistic Health and Medicine offers superior-grade, medically supervised, intravenous nutrient protocols. We developed a new IV that we call Viral Defense. It contains many of the items listed above, with the addition of other nutrients. The star ingredient is N-acetylcysteine. It helps with lung health. You may elect additional add-ons like vitamin D injection, glutathione, or other nutrients to help your body be optimally healthy. During your initial consultation we will determine the best protocol for you.

This is a great time to establish a relationship with a holistic health care practitioner. We are science and evidence-based. We are cutting edge! And we are here to help you. Call us today to develop a risk factor reduction protocol just for you and when Covid 19 is all over, we will expand your protocol into lifelong optimal health and wellness!

So get outside and exercise in our beautiful state! When you come home hot and sweaty, enjoy a healthy QuarantinI!

Healthy Quarantini
– Club soda/Plain filtered water, to your taste
– 1 pack of Immune Emergen C
– Rim with lime juice, and a little cyan
pepper mixed with a tiny bit of sugar
– Garnish with orange, lemon, and lime slices

Root Causes
Holistic Health & Medicine
12734 Kenwood Lane. Ft Myers, FL 33907
239-425-2900 |

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