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Dr Julienne Fenwick shares her Winter Health
Immune Boosting Protocols

Integrative Medicine: “The future of Medicine lies in keeping patients OUT of hospitals and clinics by optimizing their health and preventing dis-ease.”
 
Scroll down for helpful insights pertaining to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Services offered by Dr Julienne Fenwick during mandated
LOCK DOWN period:
General Practitioner Consultations (9am-4pm, Mon-Fri)
  • Acute injuries, illness, pain, trauma, etc.
  • Chronic conditions: blood pressure check, blood sugar check, script renewal, wound care, etc.
Discounted LOCK DOWN RATES:


R250 telephonic consultation (10mins) R500 After-hours telephonic (10mins) R600 GP Home Visit (20mins) please add Call Out Fee of R250 (covered by medical)
Emergency after-hours consultations (5-10pm). *Visit the local ER if Dr cannot be reached 028 313 1068 R950 +R250 call out fee
Intravenous Vitamin C Infusion R1800 (High dose vitamin C) R500 Glutathione added extra R400 Heel immune boost added extra R250 standard home visit fee
CoMra Low-Energy Laser Therapy R500 (15mins) R250 standard home visit fee
Bio-puncture (Heel) Therapy R800 R250 standard home visit fee
Holistic & Integrative Medical Consultation (Individualized Preventative Medical consult) R1150 (save R150) R250 standard home visit fee

Best of Both Wellness Immune Boosting
Support for COVID-19 and other Infections

These supplements are proven to boost immunity, which is desirable to help the body COPE with any infection.

Based on Latest Evidence-Based guidelines, South African Society of Integrative Medicine (SASIM) discussions.

  1. Food as Medicine
  • Increase your intake of anti-inflammatory, alkalinizing (Whole) foods:
  • 1 cup of veggies per meal, fruit and nuts to snack, beans, legumes and brown rice instead of rice, bread and maize.
  • Use spices and herbs to flavor each meal (turmeric, coriander, parsley, basil, cumin, chili, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cardamom, etc).
  • Drink 1.5-2L of water daily to stay hydrated. Filtered and remineralized water, if accessible.
  • Drink herbal teas 2-3 times per day, e.g: buchu, rooibos, chamomile, peppermint, nettle tea, to enhance detoxification of kidneys, gut and liver.
  • Bone Broth: make your own or buy from OK Foods, Gateway. Drink 1/2 cup daily.
  • If you aren’t a fan of veggies, drink an Alkalinizing Powder: Multi-force Alkaline Powder (A.Vogel), taken morning and night. Even if you eat well, this is a great additional boost.

 

Minimize the following foods to enhance absorption of nutrients and take pressure off your digestive system for optimal immunity:

  • Sugar! Sugar intake prevents vitamin C from entering cells, and significantly decreases immunity.
  • Gluten and dairy. Even if you’re not intolerant, these foods cause gut inflammation, decreasing immunity and absorption of vital nutrients.
  • Alcohol. Drinking more than 1 unit per day puts pressure on your liver, decreasing ability to filter out viral particles as needed.
  • Coffee. Have organic filter coffee, 1 cup per day, no more. Your adrenal glands need to keep adrenalin & cortisol levels balanced during this stressful time.
  • Processed (junk) foods (especially cured and processed meat and cheese) decrease absorption of vital nutrients.
  • Decrease meat intake (red meat, chicken) to twice per week. Have 1-2 eggs per day (animal protein increases the acidity levels in the tissues, putting pressure on the entire system).  
Immune Boosting recommendations
Courage to Fight COVID-19
Dr Julienne’s Green Goddess Smoothie Recipe

 

1/4 cup coconut cream/milk/water
1/4 cup pineapple/banana, chopped and frozen
1/4 cup frozen berries
4 TBSP soaked chia seeds (whisk chia with coconut milk and water in a bowl overnight)
1 tsp cinnamon ground (add some ground cardamom if desired)
1 TBSP green powder (The Real Thing Veggie Powder or Green Vibrance powder)
2-3 leaves kale, off their stalks
1/2 avocado, if in season
1 tsp psyllium husks
1TBSP flax seeds
Top up with filtered water to make a drinkable consistency

Blend and enjoy! Drink half for breakfast, and the rest as a snack through-out the day, as preferred.

Functional Medicine, Dr Julienne Fenwick, best of both wellness, natural health, holistic health, mitolife, integrative medicine, integrative healing, health wellness retreat

STOP SMOKING!

Wean yourself off cigarettes by decreasing number of cigarettes by half for one week, and half again over one month. For help to quit, please call your doctor urgently.

2) Movement as Medicine

  • Wake up routine: do 10-30mins of RELAXING stretching and/or light yoga:
  • Free yoga with Pauline from Yoga Heart Hermanus: www.yogheart.co.za
  • Free Yoga with Adriene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–jhKVdZOJM.
  • Body sensing – free classes (short and very gentle) with Nicholas, the Gut Yogi: 082 437 9776, Whatsapp for info.
  • If accessible to you, find a FUN exercise routine for 30-60mins per day, this boosts immunity, enhances sleep and releases happy hormones, lowering blood pressure and regulating blood sugar.

 

3) Mindfulness as Medicine
Breathing
The Wim Hof Breathing Method has been proven to boost immunity, strengthen your lungs and balance stress hormones, decreasing blood pressure and regulating cravings and healthy weight maintenance. Breathing deeply is also very therapeutic and relaxing: download the FREE app: https://wimhofmethod.com/science

Meditation
Now we have NO EXCUSE! Enough precious time over LockDown to refine and deepen your meditation practice (or to start!). Meditation is vital for staying calm and collected, equipping you with the tools to cope with any stress that you may have in the future.
Check out these useful meditation and sleep apps:
https://insighttimer.com/
https://www.calm.com/
https://www.balanceapp.com/

Sleep

  • Good QUALITY sleep is vital for keeping your entire system balanced.
  • During Lock Down, you may have your own hours to rise and sleep when you like. Stick to your set sleeping patterns, to keep your circadian rhythm in check.
  • Avoid late-night TV or social media (LED lights stimulate your brain).
  • Eat dinner and drink your last liquids more than 2 hours before sleeping.
  • Breathing and meditation practice prior to sleeping and listen to sleep-enhancing music.

 

 Supplements to aid a good night’s rest:

  • Release Forte (natural SSRI: Sceletium concentrate with magnesium), take 1-2 1 hour before bedtime with extra magnesium 1-2 caps (Willow, Magnesium Glycinate).
  • Melatonin 3-5mg at night (prescription-only from doc)
  • Bio-Canna CBD drops (Coyne Health), start with 3 drops just before bedtime. Great for pain management as well.

 

Sunshine!

  • Spend 20 minutes outside (in your garden or on your balcony/veranda), at least twice per day – especially at sunset: face the direction of the sun and close the eyes, breathing deeply.
  • Even if it’s cold, suit up! This releases endorphins and helps us stay calm and connected to the outside world in a natural way. Protracted time indoors can lead to depression and illness.

 

Buy fresh, ORGANIC Veggies during LOCKDOWN

  • Marcus & Wietske (the Country Market veg suppliers): Order ahead for delivery: Collect at Victoria’s Pantry, Hermanus. Whatsapp: 072 203 7450.
  • Peter from Stanford delivers to your home: 071 457 4881
  • OK Foods, Gateway gets a delivery of organic veg (from Marcus and Wietske, Mon/Wed/Fri).
'High-Risk Patients' must take special care to STAY HEALTHY:
  • Heart disease
  • Asthma and/or Chronic lung disease
  • Auto-immune conditions
  • Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Immunosuppression therapy
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Age more than 65 years
  • Age less than 12 years
  • HIV positive
  • Smokers
Affordable and Accessible DAILY PRACTICES to
Help Prevent Disease:

EVEN if you have NO symptoms: Help decrease the viral load in your nasal passages and prevent secondary bacterial infection (a ‘post-nasal-drip’ may lead to bronchitis or pneumonia):

  • Sinus steaming: add 1 cup Epsom salts into a bath, cover your head with a towel and breathe in deeply 5 times, taking a short break in between and stop if feeling dizzy. Repeat for 4-6 cycles. Add peppermint or eucalyptus oil for added airway opening. Use a basin if you don’t have a bath.
  • Nasal flushing: in a ‘Netti-pot’ or 750ml plastic water bottle with a nozzle, add 1 teaspoon salt (fine non-iodized salt)  and 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, and 2 TBSP Colloidal silver (optional) to 500ml of luke-warm water. Shake well.
Use pure essential oils, sesame seed, coconut oil or Arnica oil.
Over a basin, tilt your head at 90 degrees and insert nozzle into nostril, gently squeezing water to flush out your sinuses.
The water should go in the one nostril, and out the other. This is challenging at first, find a position of the head that works for you.
How to do a Nasal Flush:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA44cMcgOiY
Ayurvedic lymph-draining self-massage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMbPdjdPrT4
  • It is flu-season – try to prevent SEVERE infection (viral or bacterial).
  • You likely WILL get infected with COVID-19 at some point during this pandemic (according to statistics).
  • The key is to boost your immune system to DEAL will the infection and prevent you from needing admission to ICU.
Please note, all of these medications can be ordered directly from Best of Both Wellness (like ‘online shopping’). Whatsapp orders to Marcelle at 071 536 1084. While stocks last.

Immune-Boosting Medicines
(evidence-based benefits according to medical literature):  

  • Vitamin C: 1 gram every 8 hours, taken orally. Coyne’s Liposomal Vitamin C is very well absorbed, doesn’t cause diarrhea, and is a natural anti-viral and anti-bacterial. If you have flu-like symptoms, take 1-2 caps (approximately 1.4g) every 2-4 hours. Preventative dose: 1 cap three times per day.
  • Vitamin D (oral spray from Coyne or caps from Metagenics) is vital in for fighting infection (treatment) and building immunity (prevention) to prevent infection. Anti-inflammatory properties. Take 5000iu per day, if you have flu-symptoms, take 10 000iu daily until well.
  • Zinc (Willow Brand contains magnesium and B6, easy on digestive system): Zinc plays a vital role in maintaining healthy cellular immune function, and magnesium is used in over 300 processes in the body, and decreased during times of stress. B6 decreases inflammation in tissues and helps buffer stress reactions. 
  • Olive Leaf Tincture from Willow (20 drops mixed with 20ml warm water, gargle twice per day and swallow).
  • Omega, Purest fish oil (Coyne Health) supports the immune system by enhancing the function of immune cells. Also provides anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Probiotics (Ultra Flora Balance, Metagenics): 70% of your immune system is situated around your gut. Boost your microbiome with a specific variety of bio-available probiotics that translate into actual gut benefits (best quality here is key).
  • Astragalus (Willow Brand or Green Ways herbs): Taken preventatively and proven to boost immunity, especially the upper respiratory tract and lungs. Heart and liver supporting benefits.

*Take this regime for no longer than 2 months on-going. Discuss with doc as needed.

EXTRAS:

  • Glutathione Booster (Willow brand’s mix of zinc, selenium, magnesium, glutathione, vital amino-acids, colostrum and NAC): Glutathione is the master anti-oxidant which enhances the energy within all your cells, allowing for optimal immunity (fighting infection takes a great deal of resources). Glutathione also helps lung tissue recover from the effects of infection.
  • Biomax Pure Glutathione (Coyne Health): bio-available pure glutathione – protect your lungs, and help lungs recover from infection, direct energy boost for your cells and immune system, to alleviate any chest symptoms, body aches and pains and boost energy levels.

Immune Boosting Supplements

Courage to Fight COVID-19
FEELING ILL? Dr Julienne shares her Healing Protocols:

(Please note, these protocols are for early and mild symptoms only. They are not intended to replace medical advice, and you should still contact your doctor for an appointment should you be concerned. During Lock Down, medical services may be over-burdened and there are insufficient resources for MILD visits to the ER. Call Dr Julienne Fenwick with any symptoms, to ensure you are getting the APPROPRIATE care. Office hours: Mon-Thurs 8-4pm, Fri 8-3pm. Telephonic consultations are covered by most medical aids during the LockDown. Kindly check with your provider.)

Infection with the COVID-19 Virus can cause a wide variety of symptoms: 

  • Upper respiratory tract infection (sore throat, sinusitis, blocked or running nose)
  • Chest complaints (cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, distress)
  • Diarrhea and vomiting (gastro-enteritis).
  • Fever more than 38 degrees C (not always)
  • Painful muscles and joints (Myalgia)
  • No symptoms or very mild symptoms
  • More new symptoms being reported every day

STEP one: If you have any of the following DANGER SIGNS, please call your doctor:

  • Fever more than 39 degrees C, not responding to paracetamol or tepid sponging after 2 hours.
  • Severe headache, not responding to paracetamol.
  • Neck stiffness is a danger sign.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Increase rate of breathing (count the number of breaths you need to take in one minute). More than 25 breaths per minute means you are likely distressed.
    For children and babies, any shortness of breath, drawing in of chest/rib muscles, blue discoloration of face, lips and nails – call a doctor immediately!

*If you have any of the above symptoms and have had contact with a COVID-19 confirmed or suspected case, please book a rapid test urgently (testing centers listed below).

If MILD symptoms, STEP 2:

Take 1g Vitamin C every 2 hours and vitamin D 10 000iu daily until your symptoms have resolved.

ADD: Biomax Magnesium (Coyne) sachets: Magnesium is used in over 300 cellular processes in the body, especially when you are feeling ill. Helps improve sleep quality and muscle cramps, decreases blood pressure and may help with constipation. 

Garlic concentrate (Willow): take 2 caps three time per day as a natural anti-viral and anti-biotic. Contra-indicated if taking anti-coagulants.

Pain and fever relief:
Natruflam with Serrapeptase (Willow brand), take one cap every 6 hours. Bio-Canna CBD oil (Coyne Health), take 3 drops 2-3 times per day, natural anti-inflammatory and potent sleeping aid.

Sore throat or Tonsillitis:

  • Tonsilex Tincture drops (Willow Brand), 15 drops taken 4 times per day with warm water.
  • Olive leaf tincture, add 20 drops to 20ml water and gargle then swallow, repeat twice per day.
  • OR Kids and elderly: Andolex C spray, use 3 sprays 3 times per day with local anesthetic and anti-bacterial properties.
  • OR Tonsila (Natura homeopathic remedy), take 2 tablets 3 times per day. 

Wet or dry cough with a tight chest:

  • Broncoff tincture drops (Willow Brand, purely herbal), 10-20 drops every 4 hours.
  • OR GrippeFlu (Heel homeopathic and herbal combination) Cough Syrup, great for kids and adults to alleviate dry or wet cough.
  • Cough if you’re asthmatic or have chronic lung disease/smoker: Brochospas Tincture drops (Willow Brand, purely herbal), take 10-20 drops 4 hourly.
  • AND Lung and Spleen Tincture (Willow brand): this incredible herbal medicine helps move infected lymph from the lungs and respiratory tract, to drain tissues and enhance immunity by boosting white blood cells to do their infection-fighting work. Take 10-20 drops 3 times per day.
  • Book a home-visit from Dr Julienne if symptoms don’t improve in 2 days. Doc has a portable Nebulizer (steam machine) to help open the chest. 

Earache (Mild to moderate without fever):

Similasan Earache Relief drops (homeopathic): use as prescribed.

Sinusitis or Blocked/running/itchy nose or post-nasal drip:

  • Dry up secretions NATURALLY to prevent viral and bacterial particles from dripping down into your chest.
  • Euphorbium (Heel homeopathic and herbal) nasal spray, use 1 spray per nostril, 3 times per day.
  • OR Similasan Nasal Spray (homeopathic), 2 sprays 2-3 times per day for temporary relief of nasal congestion. 

Gastro (diarrhea and vomiting):

  • Zeolite powder, take 1 teaspoon every 3 hours to bind stools and toxins. Willow brand is pure and affordable.
  • AND/OR Nausex (Willow brand), take 10-20 drops 3-4 times per day.
  • AND Mineral drops (Aqua e vida), add to water to help prevent dehydration.
  • AND L-Glutamine powder, take 1 tsp 3 times per day, for bloating and cramps during and following gastro, and to help heal the gut wall.
  • AND UltraFlora Balance Probiotics (Metagenics)
  • Children and elderly patients with gastro for more than one day should see a doctor. 

Dr Julienne’s favorite COVID-19 Pandemic media (factual) links:
Integrative Health perspective:

COVID-19 Local Emergency Numbers:

  • NICD 24 hour hotline: 0800 111131/ 066 562  4021

    Testing sites locally:
    Hermanus Hospital: 028 312 1166
    Hermanus Out Patient Dept, Community Day Centre: 028 312 1166
    Onrus Clinic: 028 316 1487
    Gansbaai Clinic: 028 384 1917
    Stanford Clinic: 028 341 0945
    Kleinmond Clinic: 028 271 5807
    Hawston Clinic: 028 315 2063