Covid-19: Testing, Daily Protection, & What to Have On Hand if You Have Symptoms!
Call Excell for Life and tell your family and friends now as our community opens up…
- to get an appointment for testing if you have had significant exposure or symptoms
- to purchase a Daily Added Protection package to take now & a Symptom Start package to have immediately on-hand to start if you develop any symptoms, as you need to add quickly for best results (see below & Dr. Miller’s quick recovery) *** Each Package 20% OFF for your health!!! ***
- especially anyone 50’s & up, to join our Age Well to Excell one of a kind anti-aging program in Indiana!
>>> Daily Added Protection Package for Immune Support: NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), WholeMune, & Vitamin C capsules or Powder, and you can add Turiva or Melatonin or Benesom for 10% OFF
>>> Symptoms Start Package for Viral or Bacterial Infection Support: L-Glutathione, ADP emulsified Oil of Oregano, & Viracid
This is a picture of me, Dr. Lisa Miller, with my result: which was very positive for past Covid-19 infection. In early March, I noted sudden onset of significant fatigue and aches (no fever). At that time, there was not enough information or testing available to know for sure if that’s what I had. Because of my Functional Medicine expertise, I immediately started my antiviral and anti-bacterial supplements taking FOUR times a day: 2 NAC, 2 Viracid, 2 Vitamin C 1000mg, and 4 ADP Oil of oregano AND I got even more sleep than my usual 8-9 hours in bed. I felt better by taking these supplements, and by 3 days my fatigue and aches were gone.
I also take our daily anti-inflammatory/immune boosting Turiva (high quality curcumin), our anti-aging VasculoSirt (a superior multidimensional supplement and multivitamin also with ALA, Trans-resveratrol, Green tea EGCG, acetyl-carnitine, Quercetin, Zinc & much more), K-Force (Vitamin D5000 & Vit K), Natural D-Hist (with Quercitin, Stinging Nettles, NAC that calms hyper-immune response in lungs & airways in allergic responses and infections), Benesom nightly (with Melatonin), and I diffuse nightly Thieves (with Lavender and Eucalyptus). I will also add our new excellent immune supplement, WholeMune 1/day (see below).
Our national Bio Reference / GenPath lab Covid-19 Antibody IgG test measures SAR-CoV-2 specific antibody levels (at 92% and 95% sensitivity and specificity, though may test positive for some non-sars Cov-2): correlating with the patient’s immune response after Covid-19 infection. IgG is expected to be elevated in most patients 14 -21 days after onset of symptoms and usually remains elevated (so best to test 21 days after illness). The timeline for IgG elevation in asymptomatic patients is still being studied. A positive test does not assure immunity (or protection against re-infection) to Covid-19.
Covid-19 results of our Excell for Life staff and patients (approximately 120 results back) has shown, by far, the majority of patients and staff are negative. We have had 2 patients (both in their 50’s) in the Equivocal range, including my husband Bruce. And there are 7 patients positive: including myself and just one of our staff results were positive (staff member was sick months ago, both of us are strong in our 50’s!), and others are ages 2 (with a very high IgG level & asymptomatic, but mom positive and had classic symptoms), 31, 45, 51, & 71. One got sick at the end of November after a cruise, and one may have from the last Pacers game, and one from the local high school basketball game.
A great review article, April 4th 2020, came out in the Respiratory Medicine Case Reports Journal of two Covid-19 pneumonia patients in NYC with significant cough & dyspnea treated by Dr. Richard Horowitz (a functional medicine and lyme treating physician). Method: A trial of 2 grams orally or IV glutathione was used along with N-acetyl cysteine=NAC, alpha lipoic acid, Vitamin C, Zinc, and in both patients their shortness of breath significantly improved within 1 hour of use. Conclusion: Oral & IV glutathione, glutathione precursors NAC & alpha lipoic acid may represent a novel approach for blocking NF-kB and addressing “cytokine storm syndrome” and respiratory distress (cough & shortness of breath) in patients with Covid-19. “Elderly patients have been shown to have an increased risk from exposure to Covid-19. Glutathione activity decreases with age. It is therefore possible that by administering large doses of NAC, glutathione & alpha lipoic acid, along with zinc & Vitamin C, we lowered oxidative stress and inflammatory cytokine production, resulting in a rapid improvement in symptoms.”
Daily Prevention for most adults based upon traditional & IFM (Institute of Functional Medicine) recommendations, along with hygiene and social distancing (see us in a visit to discuss if any questions): and remember most everyone should avoid any screens or wear blue light filtering glasses 2 hours before bed
Babies & Toddlers: good sleep, Vitamin D 1000iu drops, and consider Ultra Flora probiotic ½ in food several times/week & EmergenC for tea parties or a little of our Powdered Vitamin C (coming in stock this Summer) in food/smoothies!
Grade Schoolers: good sleep, Vitamin D 1000iu drops – 2/day, Ultra Flora or Ortho Biotic probiotic at least several times/week, our AlphaBase w iron MVI 1/day, Vitamin C 500 or our Powdered Vitamin C (coming in stock this Summer) or ½-1 EmergenC
Middle & High Schoolers: good sleep, Vitamin D 5000 (at least 3-4/once/week as you can take all vitamin D once/week since is fat soluble, or 1/day), Ortho Biotic daily or at least 3/week, Alphabase w iron MVI 1-2/day, & best Vitamin C 1000mg & Orthomega fish oil 1/day and consider NAC 1/day
20s & 30s: good sleep (at least 8 hours in bed), Vitamin D5000, Alphabase MVI 2-4/day, Ortho Biotic probiotic daily or at least 3x/week, consider 1 NAC/day, & best Vitamin C 1000mg & Orthomega fish oil 1/day
40s & 50s (since glutathione decreases w age): good sleep (at least 8-9 hours in bed), NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) one once or twice/day (twice if increased exposure or increased risks) AND consider adding Orthomolecular WholeMune 1/day (250mg beta glucan which naturally activates neutrophils to boost immune defense) and Melatonin 1-5mg/night (we have 1mg Melatonin that can dissolve under tongue, or Benesom w 1.5mg Melatonin/tablet), Vitamin D 5000 (or even better our K-Force), Mitocore (2-4/day) or VasculoSirt MVI (5/day), Ortho Biotic probiotic daily, Vitamin C 1000mg/day, Orthomega fish oil 1-2/day
60s & up (since glutathione decreases w age): good sleep (at least 8-9 hours in bed), NAC one twice/day & Orthomolecular WholeMune 1/day (250mg beta glucan which naturally activates neutrophils to boost immune defense), Melatonin 1-5mg/night, K-Force 1/day (Vitamin D 5000 + Vitamin K), VasculoSirt MVI (5/day), Ortho Biotic probiotic daily, Vitamin C 1000mg/day, Orthomega fish oil 1-2/day
Additional you may consider daily: Orthomolecular Turiva (high quality curcumin for immune system boost & lower inflammation) 1/once or twice/day, Orthomolecular Natural D-Hist (for immune system & inflammation & allergies) after week loading dose of 6/day then 2 once/day, Melatonin 1-5mg/night (or great overall natural sleep supplement w melatonin, Benesom 1-2/night), and diffusing essential oils.
Have at home for immediate use, & call your Excell provider for your dosing:
- N-acetyl cysteine (NAC)
- ADP emulsified Oil of Oregano
- Vitamin C
- Ortho Biotic
- Consider ALA (alpha lipoic acid) if over 70 or co-morbidities
Orthomolecular L-Glutathione 250mg (our master anti-oxidant and the most abundant anti-oxidant in our airway epithelium, take to lower oxidative stress & inflammatory cytokines)
Orthomolecular NAC = N-acetyl cysteine 500mg (an amino acid precursor to glutathione, lowers inflammation, supports liver detox & respiratory function to decrease cough, & supports brain neurons from oxidative stress)
Orthomolecular Viracid, 2 capsules with 100mg VitC, 4mg Zinc, 4500mg Vit A, B12=2.5mg, B5=10mg, 250mg Astragalus, 250mg Elderberry, 200mg Andrographus, 100mg Echinacea, 100mg L-lysine (synergistic formula that boosts immune cell function, natural killer cell activity, thymus hormone secretions, & T-cell activation, & soothes respiratory tract)
Biotics ADP emulsified Oil of Oregano 50mg (strong antimicrobial & antioxidant, & eliminates bad gut bacteria)
Vitamin C capsules & Vitamin C Mixed Ascorbic Powder (with 3000mg/teaspoon, 60sevings/jar): antioxidant protecting cells, boosts T lymphocytes & decreases viral replication)
Ortho Biotic wide spectrum probiotic, guaranteed 23 billion/capsule (7 different excellent probiotics including sacch. Boulardii, boost immune system, gut health, ant-yeast)
Zinc: many sources recommend adding daily 30-50mg daily, however it has been on back-order nation-wide, AND a good dose of very well absorbed Zinc is in our excellent Excell multivitamins
And consider having, especially if at higher risk (co-morbidities or if over 70), Orthomolecular Alpha Lipoic Acid=ALA 300mg (one of the most versatile antioxidants protecting the neurovascular system, & inhibits airway inflammation):
Dr. Lisa added at onset of symptoms until they went away in about 3-4 days: each of these 4 times/day = 2 Viracid, 2 Vitamin C 1000mg, 2 NAC, 4 ADP oil of oregano… and 2 Orthobiotic at night. I now have on hand L-glutathione 250mg, to add 8 once or twice/day for any respiratory distress, best taken with lemon or apple cider vinegar water for alkalizing. Of course I continued my daily 5 VasculoSirt, 1 Turiva, and 2 Natural D-Hist, 3 Orthomega fish oil, & K-Force.
In the Covid-19 pneumonia two case studies, added supplements which really improved respiratory symptoms: NAC 600mg twice/day, Vitamin C 2grams 3x/day, ALA 600mg twice/day, Curcumin 1 gram twice/day, 40mg Zinc/day, beta glucan (like our WholeMune) 1000mg/day & Glutathione 2grams twice/day along w alkalizing lemon or apple cider vinegar water or Alka Seltzer Gold (and as needed if severe respiratory distress).
Our Excell highest quality MVI (multivitamin) supplements:
Biotics VasculoSirt 5 once/day morning or noon (can up to twice/day): a superior multidimensional vascular, brain, detox, energy, and eye supplement & MVI = with ALA, Trans-resveratrol, Green tea EGCG, acetyl-carnitine, Quercetin, Zinc 15mg, CoQ10, Gingko, Olive extract, Lutein & Lycopene
Orthomolecular MITOCORE 4/day morning or noon: outstanding multivitamin that combines the basic vitamins found in most MVI along with antioxidants and cofactors for detoxification = with NAC, broccoli seed extract, ALA, Trans-resveratrol, ECGC, carnitine, Zinc 5mg
The Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) and acetyl-L-carnitine in these vitamins help our mitochondria inside our cells to produce more ATP. And ATP = ENERGY! Keep these in mind for people who have mitochondrial stress/oxidative stress, fatigue, ongoing need for detox support, anti-aging, neurological diseases, autoimmune, and dementia/memory/brain dysfunction, so almost everyone!
Orthomolecular AlphaBase, our excellent general Multivitamin, has 10mg Zinc in 4 capsules.