Coronavirus is a hot topic among patients, clinicians and travelers alike. At Pacholec Center for Weight Loss, we want to provide our patients with the tools and resources to protect themselves safely and effectively. Despite the rapid expansion of the virus and daily terrifying reports by the media and our cohorts on social media, your individual risk of contamination remains very low. In fact, your risk of getting the flu is much higher, with 2020 primed to be the worst year for contraction of the flu on record. Boosting your immune system with vitamins, herbs and good hygiene practices will help you fight off any impeding viruses, bacteria or fungi that hope to pick up residence and wage war in your body.
How to Reduce Your Risk of Contracting a Viral Infection
Viral infections are opportunistic predators, which prey on the young, the elderly and those with compromised or weakened immune systems. So, how do you make sure your immune system is in healthy optimal condition? Follow the recommendations from our practitioners at Pacholec Center for Weight Loss below!
6 Ways to Boost Your Immune System and Protect Your Body from Viral Infections
1.Get a Weekly or Bi-Weekly IV Vitamin Infusion Treatment
3.Boost Your Fiber Intake & Support Your Microbiome
4.Consider Peptide Therapy
Along with supporting your immune system, it is important to also practice good hygiene! Your immune system won’t have to work so hard if you are able to keep out the pathogens in the first place. Proper hand washing and sterilization, especially in crowded places like restaurants, airports or shopping malls is the best way to prevent the spread of viruses and harmful bacteria. However, supporting your immune system with proper nutrition, vitamin supplementation and herbal support will help protect you and your loved ones should you come into contact with some type of pathogen. You can call one of our offices for more information or order some of the supplements discussed above from our online store.
Barbara Pacholec, MD
Dr Pacholec is Board Certified in Bariatric Medicine and Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She has run a successful practice specializing in medical weight loss, hormone replacement therapy and anti-aging/regenerative and functional medicine for the past 20 years in Lutz, FL in Tampa Bay. In January 2018, she opened a satellite practice in St Petersburg, FL which also specializes in medical weight loss, hormone replacement therapy, and anti-aging/regenerative and functional medicine.