The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the importance of investing in your health and wellness firmly into the spotlight. A strong immune system has proven the first line of defense against the virus while addressing issues related to diet and fitness have also taken on immeasurable importance. The challenges of confinement and restrictions on socializing have also brought to light the vital need for addressing mental health issues and building a positive mental outlook to weather the personal and professional stresses of the pandemic. At Seraphim Medical Center, our holistic approach to health has proven to be highly effective in supporting our clients through COVID-19 in aiding prevention, recovery and establishing a sustainable approach to long term health for the future.
Boosting the Immune System
A strong immune system is paramount to fighting off disease, the body’s natural defenses depend primarily on a healthy diet, getting sufficient sleep, good gut health, maintaining a healthy weight and undertaking regular exercise, among other factors. Modern day lifestyles are making it harder to achieve these parameters due to the prevalence of processed and industrial foods in our diets, environmental pollution, lack of time and access to outside space for regular exercise and overstimulation of the nervous system due to ubiquitous digital technology.
Identifying and reversing unhealthy habits through a personalized healthcare approach is the best way to create new and sustainable everyday practices that have a significant impact on immune system function and overall health. At Seraphim Medical Center, by employing laboratory testing to identify specific nutrient deficiencies, microbiome and hormone imbalances as well as DNA profiling enable our specialists to develop individual solutions for long term wellness. Working in close collaboration, our functional medical specialists, nutritionists, physiotherapists, and psychologists look at your health from every angle to enhance your immune system against COVID 19 and other infectious diseases.
Long COVID affects approximately 10% of those that have previously been infected with the virus and causes ongoing health problems such as chronic tiredness, brain fog, headaches, and insomnia. As each case displays different symptoms, patients are often being overlooked by conventional medicine leaving them in a frustrating situation with nowhere to turn for support. Within Functional Medicine, the treatment of post infectious inflammatory diseases and autoimmune conditions is not new, even though Long COVID is a new form of it. As a disorder with myriad symptoms and no specific test for diagnosis, at Seraphim Medical Center our approach to Long COVID patients begins with a broad range of laboratory testing including a complete blood panel, vitamin deficiency testing such as for Vitamin D and Vitamin B12 and a hormone panel. An imbalance of the gut microbiome has also been linked with a greater risk of Long COVID which is addressed through testing to identify deficiencies or excesses of specific bacteria populations in the gut.
As a disorder that is still being understood by the medical profession worldwide, Seraphim Medical Center’s experience in treating autoimmune conditions and inflammatory diseases has proven invaluable to our clients. Our broad range of cutting-edge treatments and wealth of experience in nutritional health enable us to find the right blend of treatments to treat patient’s individual needs associated with overcoming Long COVID.
Addressing Chronic Disease
People with underlying health conditions such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes and autoimmune conditions have been at greatest risk of suffering from the worst effects of COVID-19 which has made addressing the underlying causes of these conditions of even greater importance. At Seraphim Medical Center, we believe in treating the root cause of these conditions as opposed to only turning to pharmaceutical solutions. Through obtaining a detailed medical history and undertaking extensive laboratory testing across a wide scope of health markers, our medical experts offer sustainable solutions for managing blood sugar levels, maintaining a healthy weight and heart as well as treating food allergies and intolerances. This all-encompassing approach has proven to be highly effective in addressing our customers’ underlying conditions to facilitate a healthier life free from discomfort and with better overall health for facing the challenges of the pandemic.
As the rate of vaccination increases worldwide, it is hoped that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic may be behind us. However, the new post pandemic reality means that the presence of the virus will remain part of our everyday lives for some time. Seraphim Medical Center and the functional medicine approach therefore remains vital in supporting patients to achieve improved health to fight off potential infections and emerging variants as well as treating the effects of Long COVID. If you are recovering from COVID-19 or wish to take charge of your health for the future for a better quality of life, contact Seraphim Medical Center today for a personal consultation.