At this time, with the governor’s proclamation to stay at home unless we are doing essential activities, OC Wellness will temporarily not be doing any cosmetic procedures.
However, we will continue to see patients for bio-identical hormone treatments and other medical treatments. We will conduct as many appointments as is appropriate over the phone or virtually via Zoom.
Just call our office to make your virtual appointment at 949.222.0232 or email Maureen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Note From Dr. Grossman:
At this time of personal and social responsibility, I want you to be aware of products that can support the maintenance of your good health. I am sending you the best natural antiviral recommendations. Along with these unique recommendations for this unique crisis, I want to remind you of the importance of washing your hands frequently, getting enough sleep and drinking plenty of water daily.
I am especially concerned about those of you who are at risk for getting very ill with the corona virus because you are over 60 or in a health risk group: diabetes, heart disease, pulmonary disease, or immune impairment. I am making recommendations for everyone, and especially for those in these risk groups, for natural supports.
Basic support will be making sure your vitamin D levels are good by taking approximately 5000 IUs of vitamin D3 daily. I usually recommend checking your vitamin D levels approximately once a year. You can start out by taking 5000 IUs daily. Then re-check your blood levels after four months. My favorite vitamin D is K-Force which adds vitamin K- 180 MCG to keep your bones strong and reduce heart disease. With the onset of the viral infection, you can take 50,000 IUs of vitamin D daily for four days, and then go back to 5000 IUs a day.
Taking zinc, 25 to 55 mg daily, is a very important immune system support. If you have a multivitamin this may be in your multivitamin. Zinc is critical to a good immune system. Zinc lozenges are very helpful with the onset of a viral infection. Be careful to not take more than 75 mg per day of zinc.
There are a variety of natural supplements that can additionally support the immune system to help fight off viruses.
My favorite supplements in this category are colostrum type products which come from the breast milk of breast-feeding cows with newborns that have the identical immune fighting factors that is in human mother’s milk. This stimulates the immune system to fight off all kinds of viral infections. Some brands are: IGG Protect by OrthoMolecular; Tegricel by Designs for Health; ImmunoG PRP by Numedica; Another is Transfer Factor by 4 Life.
Beta-glucan is made from the cell wall of Baker’s yeast. This particular strain binds to white blood cells and primes and mobilizes key immune cells. The effect is to reduce upper respiratory infections. Some brand names are ImmunoMed 3-6 by NuMedica and WholeMune by OthoMoleular.
The complete turmeric matrix was tested for its impact on immune cells. The test results showed it had a three-fold increase in phagocytic ability. Due to its pleiotropic effects and ability to pursue multiple inflammatory targets, turmeric has proven its use as an immune-boosting agent. Much of the mortality from the COVID -19 virus is the result of an inflammatory response that causes heart failure. My favorite brand of turmeric is Turiva by OrthoMolecular.
Botanical extracts that provide support for immune challenges including: black elderberry, astragalus, Echinacea, andrographis, Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra). All of these extracts have been used traditionally for their clinically effective, immune-modulating properties. One brand is Echinacea Synergy by Metagenics. Another is Viracid by Orthomolecular.
Mushroom extracts are a great boost to the immune system. A great brand is Mycotaki by Metagenics.
If you want assistance in ordering any of these nutritional supports, please call my office and we will coordinate your order and have it shipped to your home. You need to be aware that many of these products are on backorder because of the crazy environment of the last few weeks.
You can find many of these items in health food stores, but probably not these name brands. The brands that I recommend are my favorites because they have proven to me over time that they are high quality and effective products.
Look on our website and in your e-mail for our free, educational videos on a variety of health-based topics such as Secrets to Deep, Effortless Meditation; How to Parent Without Arguing; How to Feel like #1 With Your Partner; How to Stop Arguing with Your Partner; How to Avoid Upsets over Money; Keys to Good Sex. These classes will be live and informative. We want to support you during this difficult time,
I send my best wishes for your good health and the health of our nation.
Michael J. Grossman, M.D.