7 Holistic Remedies To Help You Recover Faster From COVID-19

Chances are that you or someone you know has had COVID by now. Soon, everyone will get it at some point, and we'll get through it just like the flu. Thankfully, you can use many natural things to help your body open up the detoxification pathways and lower the inflammation set point to decrease the pain that comes with the “cytokine storm”, which will integrate the virus and train the immune system.

Here are my top 7 remedies you need to quickly recover from COVID-19.

1 – OrthoMune

 

OrthoMune, by Ortho Molecular, is a COVID-specific immune vitamin, and you will have to get this through your health practitioner. It contains ascorbic acid, which helps lower your viral load better with COVID and Vitamin D3. It contains Vitamin D3 (2,500 IUs), Zinc bisglycinate because zinc deficiency is tied to more severe covid infections, and 600 milligrams of N-acetyl cysteine that your body will convert into glutathione, the master antioxidant in the liver.

If you can't find OrthoMune, you can get these ingredients separately. N-acetyl cysteine is going to be very important because your liver will be processing more metabolic waste from COVID, which will help your liver produce glutathione, the master antioxidant in the body. 

If you have a congested liver, you may have to deal with COVID for a few extra days or even weeks, and the symptoms will be worse. 

Quercetin is the superstar of all superstars. COVID is about inflammation running wild all over the body’s weak spots. 

SARS-CoV-2 is the bug, and then it attaches to protein receptors in the body called ACE-2 receptors. From there, like a wildfire, it can spread all over the body, and we don't necessarily know where it's going to go. It's based on the level of inflammation you have in your body. And if you take Quercetin, it will lower your body-wide inflammation set point, which is why I've been taking this all winter to prepare my body for the sick season. Having a toddler, there was no way to avoid exposure to all kinds of bugs so internally safeguarding is the way forward.

Prevention is always worth a pound of cure, but if you have COVID, these are key ingredients. 

We do have a very limited supply of this supplement, you can order here.

2. Inflamma-bLOX

 

The next thing I recommend is turmeric root combined with skullcap and propolis. Curcuminoids, the active anti-inflammatory component of turmeric is pure magic to lower the inflammation set point (very helpful replacement for gut-lining damaging NSAIDS like ibuprofen as well). Bee propolis has immunomodulatory and anti-tumor properties, positive effects on antibody production as well as on different cells of the immune system, involving the innate and adaptive immune response. 

Skullcap is also a powerful anti-inflammatory coming from Chinese medicine and has long since been hailed as helpful for anxiety, and we know COVID-induced anxiety is real.

We recommend OrthoMolecular’s Inflamma-bLOX. You can only order this through a health practitioner.

We do have a very limited supply of this supplement, you can order here.

3. Licorice Root

 

Licorice Root is clinically proven to help you get through COVID faster with a couple of drops a day. However, it is ill-advised for those with high blood pressure or blood pressure medication. This will be important for dual-focus, so you don't get adrenal fatigue or the shakiness that takes you longer to recover from. 

The more inflammation you have in your body, the more your body will secrete cortisol (stress hormones) to buffer that inflammation, and you're going to have to pay back the energy bank with exhaustion. Licorice Root is NOT safe for pregnant women.

4. Vitamin D3 with K2

Vitamin D is known to strengthen immunity and the body’s immunity cells, which can help combat inflammatory disease. Inflammation is the most impactful factor with COVID and oftentimes the amount of inflammation in the body correlates with how someone may experience symptoms. Studies have shown that Vitamin D3 reduces the severity in patients with COVID-19 through its immunity strengthening properties. 

Vitamin K improves cognitive function so you can recover quicker from the exhaustion typically caused by COVID and prevent further illness.

You should always have these two nutrients combined for maximum immune efficiency. Not only will you fight off COVID symptoms, but you'll boost your mental clarity as you begin to feel better! 

We recommend Thorne Vitamin D3 with K2.

5. Homeopathic Cell Salts
Any health food store or Amazon has cell salts. Our food supply, stress, and other factors have made us mineral deficient. My favorite cell salts are by Hylands. They've got the ones for a cold and runny nose. I like the number five and hepar sulfur, this helps with cough, colds, or eruptions. 

Take three to five pellets under your tongue every 15 minutes for the first hour and then every couple of hours. This is pregnancy safe, small children safe, and infant safe.

6. Hydration

Did you know that most of us are dehydrated? Our bodies require more water than we think, and the quality of our water source matters. I love Goodonya Hydrate Powder because they're the cleanest electrolyte powder. Not only does it taste amazing, but it has vital minerals we need to stay healthy – and hydration is key to fighting off illnesses like COVID. Another more affordable, clean brand is Ultima Replenisher

And of course, I love coconut water, which is a good source of natural electrolytes and antioxidants to help your body heal quicker.

7.  Fruits – Especially Pineapple
There are a lot of great healing benefits from fruits. If you're recovering from COVID, make sure you eat pineapple because it contains the proteolytic enzyme bromelain that is both a pain reliever and an inflammation reducer, which means it will go after foreign proteins in the body. Eat them up, and process them out of your body through the bowels. This is truly food as medicine. Suggested dose of bromelain for infections is 200mg or more per day which is about one full cup or four slices of pineapple.

You can also eat fruits like watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, or oranges to replenish micronutrients or hydration you may have lost while sick in an easy to digest and use form.

Here are a few additional natural remedies that can also help you recover from COVID:
Garlic

An antifungal, antiviral, and antimicrobial herb – which makes it great for both COVID and colds. Garlic also has healing properties, which can strengthen the immune system and help fight off bacteria. The active component of garlic is the bulb, called allicin, which allows your immune system to shut down any circulating bacteria or viruses before it is too late.

Turmeric

Has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Great to help reduce inflammation that COVID can cause.

Bone Broth w/ 1 Spoonful of Ghee

Bone broth can heal the gut, slash inflammation, and boost immunity. It promotes the assimilation of vitamins and minerals and thus supports immunity. It contains highly absorbable forms of calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and sulfur, as well as trace minerals which support the adrenal glands, nervous system, which is important for making a full recovery from COVID. 

​​Gaia Herbs Bronchial Wellness Herbal Syrup

This formula contains herbs traditionally used for immune and respiratory health to help keep your throat feeling well. This can also help curb that incessant cough some of us get during COVID.

Throat Coat Organic Tea

Made from licorice root and slippery elm bark, this also helps soothe a sore throat.

7 Remedies To Help You Recover Faster From COVID-19

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