Strategies to Help Boost the Immune System

These are vitamin strategies that might help to boost the immune system:

  • C1000:  1 every hour while awake or to bowel tolerance.  Recent studies have found that Vitamin C inactivates the Coronavirus. 
  • Defense Factors:  2 every 2 hours.  This is an herbal antibiotic and anti-viral that we have effectively used for infections over the years.
  • Super D3:  baseline 5,000 units daily and 50,000 daily for up to 2 weeks if infected
  • ACS spray:  spray the back of your throat with 10 sprays, 2-3x per day;  Use the ACS nasal spray for your sinuses.
  • Super Yeast Defenders:  herbal anti-fungal that also has anti-malarial properties which is known to help shed the Coronavirus. 
  • Fire Cider herbal cough syrup:  1 oz as needed.  Mix into kombucha or fruit juice if too strong for you.  Otherwise gargle and swallow as often as needed.
  • Oscillococcinum:  Anti-flu formula taken with body aches, fever and chills every 4-6 hours.
  • Super Liver Detox:  2 caps, 2 x daily to assist liver and kidney detoxification
  • Super Zinc Picolinate:  1, 2x daily for immune stimulation
  • Beta 1,3 Glucan:  2, 2x daily for immune activation
  • Super Green Factors:  3, 3x daily for immune activation.
  • Mega-Probiotic:  2 capsules daily.  Pre and Probiotics that improve immunity by building up your gut microbiome and intestinal heath.  This is where your immune system lives.
  • Cook with plenty of garlic, onion, fresh or dried herbs (especially oregano, thyme, and rosemary), and coconut oil, as well as foods rich in antioxidants.
  • Call the office (800-834-4325) to speak with the nutritional staff about your specific needs.  Ask for a Telemedicine consult with one of the providers.
  • Alternatively, you can call the office and speak with the nutritional assistants in the vitamin department for help.

COVID-19 Update and Guidance

As you know the coronavirus, or COVID-19, is in our community and we must all do our part to reduce its spread. At Medical Wellness Center for Integrative Medicine, we continue to follow all CDC, state, and national recommendations. MWA will remain open to meet your healthcare needs with some modifications to keep everyone safe. This article is to give you some guidance about when to come into the office and some options if you do get sick.

Online and Phone Appointments
We ask that anyone who has a fever and/or upper respiratory symptoms to please DO NOT come to the office. Instead, please call and set up a remote Telemedicine consultation where you can talk with your provider from home.

For anyone who is sick or anyone who feels more comfortable staying home, Medical Wellness providers who are set up for online cloud visits include:

  • Martin Gallagher, MD, DC, ABOIM
  • Emma McGowan, MD
  • William Fischer, DC, DABCO

Anyone can request the telemedicine visits by making an appointment at 1-800-834-4325

In-Office Appointments: For those of you who would like to come to the office or are getting services that require coming to the office such as for Vitamin IVs, chiropractic, medical  acupuncture, colonic hydrotherapy, Regenerative Injections, etc. or doctors’ visits, please note that the office is closed for direct patient contact. We regret taking this action, but in keeping with state and national recommendations to contain the spread of the virus, we are taking this step temporarily. We will advise you when direct patient care will resume.  Check our website daily for the updates:  www.DrMartinGallagher.com or www.vitamincoach.com

We are working hard to stay updated on the most current information in order to provide you with the best care. The MWA family is here for you as we go through these challenging times together. Please contact our office if you have any questions at 800-834-4325.
Current information can be found at these sites:

Preparing for COVID-19 and Boosting Your Immune System

Experts are predicting that many of us in our communities will contract the COVID-19 virus at some point in the next year. So, what can you do to prevent getting sick? What do you do if you get sick? Here is some specific guidance:

Prevention:
Here is a list of ideas, supplements and herbs for preventing improving your immune system and reducing your risk of complications from COVID-19. Remember, we’re still in the midst of the flu season!

  • Make sure you have a working thermometer
  • Have a 90-day supply of all Vitamins and prescription medications
  • Avoid Sugar, flour, dairy and the foods you are allergic to.  Junk food lowers your immunity and leads to obesity both of which are risk factors for viral complications
  • Drink liberal amounts of H2O or Zero water.  Tap water is the last resort.  Your body is composed of 70% water
  • Eat a Ketogenic Diet and practice Intermittent Fasting unless you are following a specific diet that we prescribed
  • Exercise daily and get outside every day to get light, fresh air while practicing social distancing.
  • Go to bed at the same time and get up at the same time.  Your immune system and gut bacteria work on cycles.  Establish healthy cycles.
  • Turn your computers and cell phones off in the evening to avoid white and blue light that can compromise your sleep and immune system. Light at night delays the production of melatonin, critical to sleep and improved immune function
  • Turn your Wi-Fi off in the evening to reduce EMF exposure
  • Drink herbal teas such as Traditional Medicinals, especially, chamomile, ginger, Throat Coat, slippery elm, etc.
  • Limit TV and computer time for COVID-19 updates to a few times per day to decrease anxiety and stress. 
  • Use your electronic devices for meditation, relaxation exercises, yoga, breathing, and intellectually stimulating activities
  • Avoid stimulants such as coffee, green tea, Tylenol, chocolate, etc. since caffeine can increase anxiety and impair deep sleep.
  • If you have a history of asthma, make sure you have an unexpired inhaler
  • Avoid Tylenol and Motrin for fever or pain unless you absolutely have to.  Both of these drugs are linked to kidney and cardiac problems. 
  • Fever in the US is not the same as living in remote parts of the world that have endemic malaria, TB, etc.  Fever in most cases is your friend and can help you overcome infections by raising your temperature.  With fever increase your body temperature by wearing heavier clothing, go into bed and under covers, raise the temperature in your room and sweat.
  • Have a Telemedicine consultation with one of our physicians to handle the specifics of your situation Remember, this is cold and flu season so every cough, sniffle, and sneeze is not COVID-19. We want to appropriately use emergency rooms, so we do not overwhelm our medical system. In addition, we do not want you to be exposed to people with COVID-19.

The vast majority of people who will get sick with COVID-19 will have mild to moderate symptoms and will need to stay at home to recover. We are not sure how long after having the disease you are still contagious. The estimates from experts are between 10-37 days.

Over the years, our office has used a number of strategies to boost the immune system. The following are things that have been used for other viral infections and may be helpful for COVID-19.

We are here for you, and we want to help.

Our goal is to return you to optimal health as soon as possible. To schedule an appointment, order your vitamins, refill your prescriptions, please call: 800-834-4325


Martin Gallagher, MD, DC

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