Coping with COVID

Since COVID arrived in Australia in 2020, I’ve done a lot to help patients minimise its impact.

COVID is more than a virus that attacks the respiratory system – it impacts your whole body. It has a major impact on your gut function and your circulatory system.

Long COVID is particularly nasty for a percentage of the population, and in fact validates the experience of many of the people who experience the long lasting effects Post Viral Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue.

My approach

I treat you as an individual – with your particular combination of health issues, life style, diet, sensitivities, medications, genes, likes and dislikes. The role I play is that of a “health detective” – tracking down the more subtle issues that many doctors today don’t have the time to delve into.

General advice from my blog on COVID management

Can an apple a day help you recover from COVID? – Research on COVID’s long term impact on cardiovascular health. (Can it? Not by itself, but a therapeutic dose of the nutrient Rutin that apples contain is protective). November 2022

How supplements can support your body through LONG COVID. – how Long COVID impacts your body and why the right combination of supplements can help. November 2022

How to manage (and maybe avoid) LONG COVID – what the data tells us about long COVID. October 2022

Caravanning with COVID – how I validated that my naturopathic first aid kit – and what I added from personal experience. September 2022

Prepare to manage LONG COVID – if you know the systems in your body that COVID affects, you can manage LONG COVID better. January 2022

Be like a scout – be prepared – what to have on hand in case you’re locked in with a positive test. January 2022

Think ZINC – and other immune supports – to increase your body’s ability to stay healthy. September 2021

Massage for immune system health – another way to tune up your immune system. April 2021

Managing a viral infection – what to do at the first sign of “flu” symptoms (COVID or regular flu). January 2020

Other useful resources online

Managing COVID at home from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Major life stressors ‘strongly predictive’ of Long COVID Medscape Medical News, November 18 2022

Study Reveals How Mediterranean Diet Might Counteract Covid-19, December 2022