COVID Updates

Dr. Jen’s personal experience with COVID in February can be viewed here:

I had COVID and didn’t know it at the time

We have been working to keep our patients healthy, increasing our UV air filtration with pulsed ozone, and wiping down surfaces using our favorite Seventh Generation natural disinfectant spray, which uses thymol and copper ions to neutralize and kill germs. It works great as a natural hand sanitizer, too. We are encouraging you to take advantage of our telemedicine appointment options, which can be done by phone or video with a saliva or hair sample for your scan. If you are unfamiliar with the virtual appointment option and would like assistance, please contact us so that we can help you get in a hair or saliva sample in for your scan.

As the coronavirus situation evolves, we are staying current with the research, and Dr. Jen’s generic recommendations at this point include liposomal soy free vitamin C, zinc, sunshine/vitamin D, omega oils, and probiotics. If you feel that you are getting sick, add olive leaf and alkalize with 1/2 tsp of baking soda in water 3-6x daily. The coronavirus thrives in acidic conditions, and raising pH can decrease it’s ability to replicate.

Potentially, one of the very best preventative and also active techniques for current immune therapy includes peptide injections with the Thymosin Alpha 1 peptide, which is a short sequence of amino acids from the thymus peptide that helps to balance and support T cell expression. T cells have currently garnered much attention as the research is suggesting that T cell immunity could possibly confer a better and more long lasting immunity to the novel coronavirus than the B cell IgG antibodies which may not be active after a certain amount of time has passed since the exposure. Peptide therapy is now available through Dr. Jen’s new injectables project, ReviveIV.

Coronavirus antibody tests are available for IgM and IgG antibodies. IgM antibodies are present in the initial stages of infection and IgG antibodies may be present for a few weeks to several months following infection. The USBioTek kits we have are different from the Quest and LabCorp antibody tests because they will show actual titer numbers (i.e., the amount of antibody present), not just a positive or negative. The throat swab test that is currently in use only detects active virus in the airways, and is dependent on a good collection technique as well as a respiratory presentation. The throat swab test will not show if one has been exposed and has developed antibodies. We have home saliva test kits through Doctor’s Data that will detect for the active presence of the SARS-CoV2 genetic material, and is superior to the nasal swab in that it can be done at home is not dependent on finding the virus in the airways.

Current evidence points to the fact that many people present with COVID in a pattern atypical to the cough, pneumonia, and fever that is seen in many cases. Reports are coming in of cardiovascular issues, toe rashes, and also completely asymptomatic cases, all of which can carry and spread the virus. There seems to be a “back door” where in some cases, coronavirus can aggravate underlying microbes such as virus, streptococcus, and tuberculosis bacteria, and this can create inflammation in pathways unlike a regular flu. Appropriate anti-microbial and inflammatory management in terms of cytokines, peroxynitrites, and free radicals can help to provide these particular cases with a positive outcome.

Genetics also may play a very important role in susceptibility and outcomes to COVID. If you have your raw genetic data from 23andme, you can mine it through the software at MTHFRsupport, and obtain your report of genetic SNPs that influence your response to the novel coronavirus.

We will continue to keep you updated, and suggest remaining positive and focusing on all the good and improvements to come from this.