COVID first aid kit

Be like a scout – be prepared for COVID!

With the highly infectious Omicron COVID-19 variant all around us, the chances of getting the bug are (sadly) quite high.

And when you get it, you have to isolate. Plus, the natural remedy supply chain is every bit as disrupted as your supermarket stocks.

So what would it be useful to have on hand?

At the start of COVID in Australia, I wrote a post on managing a viral infection with more background.

Here’s a summary of what could be useful to help you get through the first stages and recover more quickly.

A COVID recovery first aid kit

For all these helpers, make sure you:

  1. Source a quality, clinically proven brand. Some “off the shelf” echinacea is pretty much useless.
  2. Make sure you get advice on the dosage that’s right for you. (For example, the right Vitamin C dose depends on your health AND any medications you are taking.)

The basics

  • Echinacea
  • Vitamin C
  • Quercetin (a powerful bioflavonoid from the Vitamin C family)
  • Vitamin D
  • Zinc
  • Selenium
  • N-acetyl cysteine
  • P. E. A. (PalmitoylEthanolAmide!!!) is a much safer pain relief option than paracetamol. (Much kinder to your liver and your gut, too.)

Stock up on these AND get advice on the appropriate dosage for you.

Herbs and the right nutrients can also help you recover

Immune supporting herbs that may be useful include: Astragalus, Thuja, Licorice, St Johns Wort, Siberian Ginseng and medicinal mushrooms.

What specifically will do you most good will depend on your symptoms, so get advice.

(REMEMBER: I do online tele-health consults, so you don’t have to wait until your iso time is over to get help.)

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