Whether one is vaccinated or not, one can still get COVID. That can be scary to think about, but it doesn't have to be! Knowing our options for prevention and early intervention allows one to be in control and experience a sense of peace.
According to major news outlets - there are only two options once COVID strikes:
1) Wait it out at home
2) When it gets bad enough that you can't breathe, then head to the hospital.
By that time, it may be too late. What the media is not sharing with us is that there are natural ways to prevent it and healthier more effective ways to treat it.
We are now two years into this pandemic. Numerous studies have been completed testing the efficacy of specific natural remedies and alternative treatments to support recovery from COVID*. Doctors, Naturopaths, and Functional Medicine Practitioners are saving lives using them! Having a plan and being prepared minimizes fear, allowing one to make decisions from a place of empowerment.
When we reclaim the confidence in our bodies' very own immune system, we also reclaim our lives. When we move from a place of fear into one of hope and love, we create healing in our bodies.
One of our favorite places to go is the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and the FLCCC Alliance. The FLCCC Alliance are a group of expert clinicians who are making excellent progress helping individuals recover from COVID. The protocols used are based on clinical observations as well as peer-reviewed studies of prevention and treatment therapies of COVID-19. We have included specific pages below that may be helpful to you as you do your own research. (empowerment!).
Under the "protocols" tab, you'll find everything you need to be prepared. Here are some direct links to some protocols:
Ivermectin is mentioned numerous times. The media has labeled this as a "horse pill" for animals. It is a medication used for large and small animals and is also an FDA approved medication for human use that has been around for decades. It's safe and has had countless studies done on it. Studies show it also can be used to prevent COVID. Check this study out.
Lastly, news that another variant, Omicron is spreading. Though according to Dr. Angelique Coetzee “It (Omicron) presents mild disease with symptoms being sore muscles and tiredness for a day or two not feeling well,” Coetzee explained. “So far, we have detected that those infected do not suffer the loss of taste or smell. They might have a slight cough. There are no prominent symptoms. Of those infected some are currently being treated at home.” According to Matshidiso Moeti, WHO’s regional director for Africa, “If travel restrictions are implemented, they should not be unnecessarily invasive or intrusive, and should be scientifically based, according to the International Health Regulations, which is a legally binding instrument of international law recognized by over 190 nations.”
Our team at Sagebrush Wellness is skilled in supporting your entire body in healing through personalized care with the use of lifestyle, nutrition, and supplementation to help bring your body back into balance and minimize the risk of co-infections. As mentioned in FLCCC and IFM the largest factors facilitating recovery from and preventing the virus is to support the immune system through lifestyle interventions, respiratory support, nutrients such as Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin A, NAC, and more.
We have created a list of the supplements recommended by the FLCCC and Institute for Functional Medicine here in our Fullscript dispensary. Please know you will have to create a free account to access the immune support protocol on Fullscript.
*Some studies to refer to: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2020.570122/full, https://covid19criticalcare.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Thiamine-study.pdf, https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.01.20112334v2, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32252338/
This blog post is for informational and educational purposes. It’s not meant to treat any health condition or to be prescriptive for anyone.
Always be sure to work with your healthcare practitioner before implementing new recommendations and/or supplements.