We know that individuals with preexisting medical issues are at the greatest risk of COVID 19 and other SARS-CoV-2 infections. They have greater complications, poorer outcomes, and increased mortality (death) risk. Understanding COVID 19 entails a depth of knowledge in the role of innate immune system and the NLRP3 inflammasome, the response of the immune system to these infections (cytokine storm) and balancing and promoting products of our immune system such as Natural Killer Cells.
Negative influences on the immune system
Current immunity is composed of the individual history, genetic makeup, as well as current environmental and lifestyle factors.
Navigating the multitude of nutraceuticals and herbs can be overwhelming. Patients wonder what specific botanical agents support the immune. Are they safe? Can they be used in combination with medications and other nutraceuticals?
Functional Medicine providers are specifically trained to understand the various nutraceutical and botanical agents that support the immune system. As a network of Functional Medicine providers, we understand and embrace the importance of continual, in-depth review of studies of these agents.
The Functional Medicine approach is about YOUR effective personalized plan to boost immune resiliency and includes: