Integrative Health Blog

Improve Your Immune System Health to Fight Virus

Posted by Denia Tapscott MD on Wed, Apr 15, 2020

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We are ALL concerned about how exposure to coronavirus could adversely affect the health of ourselves and our loved ones. We want to know:

  • Am I at high risk for COVID-19?

  • Is my immune system strong enough?

  • What can I do at home to remain healthy while social distancing?

  • What should I be eating?

  • Are there certain vitamins or minerals that may help?

The key to who gets sick and who does not lies in the strength of their immune system. The healthier you are, the better chance you have at fighting the Coronavirus. To combat coronavirus, or any flu or cold or virus, we must first support the immune system.

But how do we do this?

Functional Medicine Testing for Immune System Status

We use the science of integrative and functional medicine to help you determine what your current health status is and what to do now to keep your immune system healthy.

In order to properly assess where you are now we start with a comprehensive history. If needed, we can do specialty lab testing to more accurately interpret your current immune status as well as your general health. (Some lab testing can be performed from home without the need for a blood draw, and we also have mobile lab services available.)

Once we get an accurate picture of your immune health we can customize a treatment plan that is right for you to boost immune health and may include:

  • Foods and dietary protocols to boost immune health: lemons, ginger, bone broth, garlic, and more

  • Vitamins using professional grade nutraceuticals such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A, D3, Zinc

  • Lifestyle practices for stress management, hydration, sleep, laughter and more

  • Supplements such as throat spray, probiotics and many more targeted to you

Let Us Help

Dr. Tapscott is offering TELEMEDICINE CONSULTS for new and existing patients to address concerns, assess immune status and create a plan for health. We all need a little help right now, and these appointments are done from the comfort and safety of your home.


CALL 202-237-7000 or use the form below for a telemedicine appointment.


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Dr. Tapscott_functional_med_doctor DCDr. Denia Tapscott, M.D., is board certified in internal medicine and provides personalized treatment with a functional medicine approach to get to the root cause of issues and begin the journey towards wellness. Her areas of interest include: Functional Medicine, Adult Holistic Primary Care, Obesity Medicine and Weight Loss, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes Prevention & Metabolic Syndrome, Chronic Disease Management, Pre and Post Bariatric Surgery Care  and Diet and Lifestyle focused care.


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Topics: flu, immune system, functional medicine, virus