4 Steps to Help Recover from COVID-19

Written by Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician

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If you have experienced a COVID infection – there are a multitude of body systems that have been both compromised and potentially altered in terms of the way they will operate moving forward. The top organs and glands that are impacted by a COVID infection are your brain, cardiovascular system, kidneys, gut health, adrenal glands, and your pancreas.

Metabolically speaking, post-COVID patients often experience altered metabolic processes that impact the way their body metabolizes insulin, energy production, and neuroendocrine balance. The following 4 steps will help aid in your overall recovery by particularly addressing COVID-induced inflammation, metabolic balancing, and boosting your body’s deep cellular energy.

Neuro Support:

Two of the most impactful brain-supportive supplements are Lion’s Mane and Bacopa. These two brain-focused powerhouses are the most critical supplements that can help your brain and neuro pathways regenerate and repair after any specific neuro trauma like COVID. If you experience lingering loss of smell and taste, it is likely you have experienced one of the three stages of neuro-oriented COVID infections. I recommend taking a combination dose of 7M+ and Ageless Brain 3x a day for a minimum of 3-4 months or until you notice brain fog and cognitive function improve. 

Adrenal Support:

Adaptogens like Rhodiola and Chaga are critical to help your body recover physically and mentally from the impact of a COVID infection. Adaptogens will also help boost your energy levels, so you do not feel like you need frequent naps to get basic, everyday tasks completed.

You’ll get the benefit of Chaga in 7M+. I like to add 400-600mg of Rhodiola to the mix separately – and it is best taken in the AM – before noon because it has that powerful of an impact on your energy. Rhodiola has been extensively studied for its ability to energize the body naturally in a way that also helps heal and support our adrenal glands (the fight-or-flight stress response system).

Deep Cellular Immune Support:

A COVID infection rattles your immune system – especially if it was a moderate to severe infection. Even asymptomatic infections can negatively influence your deep cellular immune health, making you more susceptible to co-infections and lingering symptoms of COVID. 

A potent, deep immune supportive supplement that I recommend for my COVID Long Hauler patients is Cell Forte – a supplement that contains IP6, which is a potent antioxidant and compound that will directly support the organs targeted by the infection – kidneys, heart, and pancreas. 

IP6 will help neutralize damaging free radicals from an infection like COVID and also support healthy cellular activity. 

I also recommend pairing up 1600mg of Cell Forte with your evening dose of 7M+.

Tame Inflammation:

COVID is an inflammatory inducing infection. It is critical for optimal recovery to address systemic inflammation.

I have been recommending Joint & Muscle Care to my patients who have experienced extreme inflammation, changes in their blood sugar levels, and who have experienced bouts of brain fog and cognitive delays.

My recommended dosage is Joint & Muscle Care 2 caps, 3x a day for a minimum of 4 months, then move to a maintenance dose of 2 caps, 1x a day.

For gut-related inflammation (if you experienced gastro imbalances with your COVID infection): ProBiotixx+ 2 caps with each meal for a period of 3-4 months.

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Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician, holds a Masters in Holistic Nutrition and a Doctorate of Naturopathy. In addition to providing expert guidance to Organixx, Dr. Melissa maintains a busy private practice in Texas. Her primary focus is working with individuals addressing digestive disorders, hormone balance, detoxification therapies, and primary and secondary lymphedema cases through lymphatic decongestive treatments.

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  1. Hi, my daughter is 18. She had Covid at the beginning of September and lost her sense of smell. Most of it has returned but shortly after she got bronchitis. She plays soccer snd is now suffering from wheezing and shortness of breath. Do you have any supplements that you would recommend for her to help heal? Thank you!

    • Hi Pam,
      Thank you for sharing your daughters experience with Covid. I am happy to know she is recovering.
      Please see some of our articles published that mention bronchitis. I hope you find some useful information in them.
      Wishing you and your daughter continued good health.

  2. I see your recommendations for healing FROM COVID but I was wondering what you would recommend taking to strengthen immunity BEFORE you might get covid…. or what “early treatment ” plan you are recommending to your patients…. if they call and are ill having tested positive with aches, cough, chills, etc…what do you do for them right then???

    • Hi Eric,
      Thank you for your question.
      Unfortunately we are unable to provide health advice. Please work closely with your healthcare provider to find out what would be best for your specific situation. However, if you have specific product questions, I am happy to help answer those. I can even provide a product label so that you can discuss it with your doctor. I am sorry that I am unable to be more helpful in this situation.

      Thank you! I hope you have a great day!

  3. Hi Shirley,

    Thank you for your inquiry.
    I am sorry to hear about the health challenges you are facing. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide health advice. However, I do see Chaga was mentioned in this article. It has been known to help fight infectious diseases. Please read our article on Chaga for more information. https://organixx.com/chaga-mushroom-benefits

    I hope you find this information helpful.

    Enjoy your day!

  4. Hello Dr.Melissa…..thank you for this informative guidance and cautions on Covid…before and after. I listened to you
    speak on the peptides program and enjoyed and appreciate knowing lots more about how important they are to our
    every day important energy function and needs. Congrats on a wonderful program that will benefit so many people
    and thank you again.

    • Hi Marie, thank you for being here with us. We are happy to hear that you found this information helpful especially during these trying times. We appreciate your comments and feedback. Happy New Year!!!!

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