Dear Patients and Friends,
We know that many of you are concerned about the risks of the novel coronavirus (the illness officially named COVID-19). We take your concerns very seriously, as this seems to be a quickly evolving situation. However, we want to mitigate your fears and quell some of the panic with this Coronavirus Update. This information can be extremely helpful for our community if and when the virus spreads to our area.
While there is still much that we don’t know in regard to the spread of this virus, there are important steps that we can take in terms of prevention. In addition to the preventative actions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Tringali Vibrant Health team has compiled the following guidelines for strengthening your immune system as an extra precautionary step. We are also listing answers to basic questions about the virus, its symptoms, transmission, and current treatments. We are closely monitoring the situation and will keep you upto date with the evolving news. The following Coronavirus Update is what we know and recommend, as of March 2, 2020.
What is Coronavirus COVID-19?
Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. A newly identified type has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illness called COVID-19 that started in China. The virus probably originally emerged from an animal source but is now spreading from person to person. COVID-19 has been detected in people throughout China and 24 other countries, including the United States.
How does Coronavirus COVID-19 spread?
Recent information indicates COVID-19 is now passed from person to person. There are still a lot of unknowns, including how contagious it might be.
The spread of this new coronavirus is being monitored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization and other health organizations across the globe.
The incubation period is anywhere from 2-14 days, which means that the virus can be spread by infected people who are not exhibiting symptoms.
What are the symptoms of Coronavirus COVID-19?
COVID-19 symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Headache and malaise
- Runny nose
- Cough or sore throat
- Muscle pain
In rare cases, COVID-19 can lead to severe respiratory problems, kidney failure or death.
It could be a mild virus for many people. In fact, many show no signs of the virus at all. This is potentially problematic in terms of the spread, as it becomes more difficult to contain the virus if we don’t know who may have it. However, this is also a good thing, as many people have immune systems strong enough to prevent the virus from becoming severe.
**Displaying these symptoms does NOT mean you have the Coronavirus COVID-19. We are also in the middle of cold and flu season, and both the cold and the flu can present all of the symptoms listed—yet another reason to strengthen your immune system right now.
What is the treatment for COVID-19?
There is, as of now, no antiviral medicine or a vaccine for this virus. Symptomatic treatment is the only treatment available for COVID-19. This means that treatment is similar to many respiratory viruses in which only the symptoms of the virus can be treated. Because of this, prevention is extremely important.
How to help prevent the spread of COVID-19?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed the following preventative actions:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Tringali Vibrant Health is issuing a supplementary preventative action to the CDC’s suggestion in this Coronavirus Update:
• Strengthen your immune system
Strengthening Your Immune System
as a preventative action for colds, flus, and other viruses
In addition to washing our hands and covering our noses when we sneeze, a strong immune system is what keeps many of us from getting the flu and seasonal colds that sweep through our communities. Maintaining vibrant health this time of year is pivotal to help reduce your exposure to all kinds of infections and viruses. Accordingly, we’ve compiled some supplementary tips for prevention to supplement this Coronavirus update.
IV Vitamin Therapy
IV Vitamin Therapy is one of the best ways to improve the health of your immune system. By bypassing the digestive system, IV Vitamin Therapy delivers immune-boosting vitamins directly to your bloodstream, ensuring a 100% absorption rate. This is beneficial for both patients who have difficulty taking oral vitamins, and anybody else looking for an immune boost.
Top Suggested IVs for Immunity:
While all of the IVs at Tringali Vibrant Health are excellent for your immune system, there are a few that are tried and true immune boosting treatments.
Elizbeth and Dr. Gandhi’s Immune Boosting IV Combo:
Major Autohemotherapy (MAH) and an Immune IV
This combination of IV therapies has a significant immune boosting effect. We’re even basing our March monthly special on this powerful immune strengthening modality.
Major Autohemotherapy (MAH) is similar to an IV vitamin infusion. The difference is that your blood is first withdrawn from your vein into an IV bag. Then, medical ozone is infused into the bag. After your blood and ozone are mixed together, the mixture will be dripped back into your vein. No Ozone actually enters your bloodstream. Rather the biological byproduct of the external mixing of your blood with ozone (ozinides, etc.) create the healing effect. It is a powerful modality that can be administered from 1-3 times a week (depending on the need).
After the MAH IV, and Immune IV is administered. As the name suggests, Immune IV Therapy is ideal for patients that may be in need of some extra immune support. It has 4 times the amount of Vitamin C and double the amount of B-complex Vitamins when compared to the Myers’ Cocktail. It’s also perfect for patients that are:
- Feeling run down
- Fighting a cold
- Wanting an extra boost of wellness and performance
Other Immune Boosting IVs worth noting:
Book an Immune-Strengthening IV Today: 561-283-1166
Immune-Modulating Peptide Therapy
Thymosin Alpha-1 (Ta1) is a 28-amino acid peptide that is a powerful modulator of immunity and inflammation. It is a biological response modifier that is used for treating several diseases, by activating various cells of the immune system. Ta1 is therefore expected to have clinical benefits in disorders where immune responses are impaired or ineffective, such as:
· acute and chronic infections
· vaccine non-responsiveness
· hepatocellular carcinoma
· Di George’s syndrome
· Any viral disease
· Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
· Lyme Disease
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While we could list MANY supplements with immune-boosting potential, we’d like to keep this list shorter and more manageable for the purpose of keeping your immune system strong as a preventative action for Coronavirus infection and/or the symptoms therein. Adding the following to your daily regimen of supplements, is an excellent way to give your body an extra boost:
Immunotix 500 from Xymogen
ImmunotiX 500™ is an immune health POWERHOUSE. It delivers 500 mg of whole glucan particle per capsule, providing beta 1,3/1,6 glucan. Beta 1,3/1,6 glucan is a unique complex carbohydrate purified from Saccharomyces cerevisiae (baker’s yeast). It is natural, non-genetically modified (non-GMO), hypoallergenic, patented, and generally recognized as safe (GRAS). Taken orally, ImmunotiX 500 primes and mobilizes the cells that support the body’s first-line immune response.
Use Referral Code: VIBRANT Practitioner Name: TRINGALI
An innovative formulation combining standardized olive leaf extract with a synergistic blend of botanicals to enhance the broad-spectrum qualities of olive leaf. Both historical references and modern research attest to the value of the phytochemicals of this ancient tree. Available in 60 500mg capsules.
Added Immune Support: Cordyceps, American Ginseng, and Morinda help* to stimulate immune response.*
- Superior Olive Leaf Combination offers Broad Spectrum Support
- Highest Potency Olive Leaf Extract Available, minimum 18% Oleuropein
- Synergistic Blend of Additional Botanicals Assist Detoxification
- Contains Added Immune Modulators and Adaptogens
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See Elizabeth and Dr. Gandhi’s full list of Immune-Boosting Supplements by logging in or registering for the Fullscript Pharmacy Portal.
Again, the above are just a few steps you can take to supplement your preventative actions against the cold, flu, and other viruses like the Coronavirus. Please remember that panicking is not an optimal way to react to a potential pandemic. Stress weakens your immune system, and we need to be our best, vibrant selves during this time.
Please give us a call if you have any questions about this Coronavirus Update: 561-283-1166
See our monthly Immune-Boosting Specials Here
– Elizabeth Tringali, PA-C
– Kunal P. Gandhi, MD