Vitality Is Going Virtual
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us, and many of us are truly shocked at how fast our lives are changing and our interactions are limited. As of today, we will start seeing Vitality patients virtually, and we will be suspending blood draws and IV therapy at Vitality until future notice.
We will continue to serve you through this crisis and will be in the office answering phones and seeing patients via telephone and webcam during our regular hours Monday-Thursday from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Supplements can be purchased on my website by clicking here. Please call us if you need assistance.
We will provide educational emails regarding the virus as well as activities you can do at home–including new recipes to try and online learning events.
During this time it is imperative to keep your immune systems strong in order to fight the virus should you come in contact with it. In this blog, I discuss natural ways to keep your immune system strong. I discuss having a balanced diet with plenty of vegetables, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Getting good quality sleep and controlling stress are integral for keeping your system strong as well as avoiding foods that are toxic to your immune system like sugar, processed foods, dairy and alcohol. For extra support, you can add the following supplements:
This liquid is one of my favorites as it has elderberry as well as medicinal mushrooms and astragalus to provide a well-rounded antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-boosting support.
Known to have antiviral properties as well as antioxidant support, this all-time powerhouse is a key to fighting infections and for protecting healthy cells from the inflammatory storm that accompanies infections. Taking higher doses of Vitamin C (3-6 grams per day) may be needed during an acute illness.
Zinc deficiency can make a person more susceptible to disease and illness. It is responsible for a number of functions in the body, and some studies have found that zinc may reduce the duration of colds and other upper respiratory infections in children.
Taken in powder or pill form, immunoglobulins support the immune system and the gut and prevent inflammation from leaking into the body from the gut.
Biocidin TS Throat Spray
This combination of herbs increases the secretory IgA in your throat, the part of your immune system that helps prevent foreign invaders from entering your body. I use this frequently if I feel any signs of discomfort.
Olive Leaf Extract
Olive leaf extract comes from the leaves of an olive plant and has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Thymosin alpha 1
This peptide molecule stimulates the immune system to target viral destruction. It may be one of the most powerful therapies at this time. It is used to treat other viruses like Hepatitis B and C as well as autoimmune conditions and cancer. (Thymosin alpha 1 is only available through prescription. If you are interested in this for possible prevention or treatment, please call Vitality at 615-891-7500 for more information.)
We wish you all a safe and healthy journey through this unprecedented event and look forward to seeing you all in person as soon as possible.
Dr. White and the Vitality Team