Are you unsure about how to stay healthy during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic? Have you searched the web and ended up more confused than when you started? Have you tried talking to your doctor and all they say is stay at home and stay away from other people? Have you heard contradictory things about what you can do, what will really make a difference, and what might actually be counterproductive? The naturopathic physicians at Heart of Wellness are here to help. Naturopathic physicians have a similar basic education as medical doctors, are primary care providers and can manage your medications, and are likely in-network with your insurance. And they also are very well trained in many ways of supporting your health and wellbeing that most conventionally-trained doctors know nothing about: food as medicine, biochemically-targeted nutritional supplementation, cutting-edge functional testing and personalized lifestyle adjustments that actually make a difference.
There are some dietary and lifestyle adjustments that everyone can make starting right now to support your immune system and optimize your health and wellbeing throughout the course of this pandemic. We have outlined these recommendations in a previous blog post.
There are also some very powerful nutritional therapies that can really help you stay healthy but which need to be medically managed because they are contraindicated for some people, because of potential interactions with other medications and supplements, or simply because they work best when included in a comprehensive and personalized care plan. Unfortunately most conventionally-trained doctors don’t even know about these nutritional therapies, let alone how to manage them. Our naturopathic physicians will help you manage both your medications and your supplements, and will be your partner in developing a personalized care plan tailored to your specific situation and needs.
If you do get sick with COVID-19 symptoms, our physicians will continue to manage your care both with state-of-the-art drugs and also with a personalized prescription of biochemically-targeted nutritional and botanical therapies that are now being used around the world to successfully treat COVID-19 symptoms. And our physicians will also listen, answer your questions, alleviate your fears and educate you on how to take care of yourself. And given that some people do end up needing to be hospitalized, our physicians will help you know when to go to the ER and when not to go, so that you know how to protect yourself and your loved-ones and you don’t end up going to the emergency room with a simple cold. We schedule longer visits so that we really do have time to support and empower you during this difficult time.
If you would like to work with one of our naturopathic physicians, you can now schedule in for an initial visit via VIDEO TELEMEDICINE. You can ask all your questions and leave with a personalized plan for staying healthy through this crisis, all from the comfort of your own home. And these virtual doctors visits are now covered by most insurance plans! If you would like to schedule a visit with one of our physicians please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 360-570-0401.