by Dr Sandra Miranda, ND
First of all, on behalf of our clinic, our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected so far by this virus and we appreciate the healthcare workers and all others around the world who are on the front line working to contain this coronavirus. Please know that at the Miranda Naturopathic Clinic, we are vigilantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation around the clock.
not scared of COVID-19. I am concerned
of the consequences of this novel infection and the loss of reason and wave of
fear that people are feeling. I am rightly
concerned for the safety of those who are elderly, in frail health, taking
immunosuppressive therapy, diabetic, and with pre-existing respiratory
But, I am not scared of COVID-19. The truth is that this virus itself will not likely do much harm if you are exposed to it, unless you are immune compromised.
be careful with what message we are telling our children when faced with a
threat. Instead of reason, rationality,
we are telling them to panic, to be fearful, and to only “fight for yourself
above all else”
Coronavirus is nowhere near over. It will
most likely be coming to our city, it may affect a friend, or even a family
member near you at some point. Let’s
stop panicking and let’s try to be proactive about it.
are some tips to boost your immune system so that if you do come in contact
with this virus, you can be sure to have only mild symptoms and not a long
- Don’t forget your vitamin D! Vitamin D in my opinion is one of the
strongest vitamins to boost up our immune system. Most people are so deficient on vitamin D
that they can benefit from at least 3,000 IU or 4,000 IU per day. The best way of knowing how much vitamin D
you need is to get a blood test done.
The level that we are trying to achieve for best immune system
protection is over 145 nmol/L.
the clinic, we love to keep oregano oil
handy at all times. Oregano oil has anti-viral
properties. We have all started to take
3 drops of oregano oil 2 x day preventatively.
Of course, you can increase the frequency if you feel like you are
starting to get sick. Be careful if you
have a sensitive stomach or acid reflux – it can be pretty spicy.
your probiotics! But make sure you are taking a good
therapeutic dose- a minimum of about 40 billion bacteria daily. Remember that a healthy gut means a healthy
you take homeopathic remedies, then you should know that the government of
India has officially announced Metallicum
album as the likely best homeopathic remedy to take to prevent getting severely
sick from Coronavirus. If you do get
sick then take this remedy more frequently but if it does not seem to be
boosting your immune system enough then consider other remedies such as
Gelsemium, Influenzinum, or Mercurius depending on your symptoms. Of course, if
you are not sure, then contact us or your local Naturopathic Doctor for a more
- There is probably no better time to consider getting Vitamin C IV treatments. This therapy is a method of infusing vitamins (especially vitamin C), minerals, and antioxidants directly into the vein so that it can be delivered to your cells in a safe and effective manner. We use the nutrients that are injected to us 10x more than just taking them orally. Vitamin C IV therapy is even being used in many hospitals to treat patients who are infected. This therapy is an immune system modulator that has been proven to be effective for many infections including viral infections. It can be used to boost up your immune system and/or it can be used to treat an infected patient as well. This treatment is not expensive and very effective. Call us for more information or you can contact your local Naturopathic Doctor.
allow this opportunity to be a learning experience. Let’s learn better health hygiene measures,
how to naturally boost our immune system and how to not forget to think of
others and not just ourselves. Let’s
stop thinking “worst case scenarios” and let’s meet this challenge together,
with the best spirit of compassion for others and patience.