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Post COVID/Long COVID Treatment

Post Covid/Long Covid Treatment

Post-COVID syndrome also known as long COVID refers to symptoms persisting for more than three weeks after the diagnosis of COVID-19. We reviewed the current evidence on post-COVID syndrome, focusing on its clinical manifestations and addressing the challenges for its management in primary healthcare. The incidence of post-COVID syndrome is estimated at 10–35%, while for hospitalized patients it may reach 85%. Fatigue is the most common symptom reported in 17.5–72% of post-COVID cases, followed by residual dyspnea with an incidence ranging from 10–40%. Mental problems, chest pain, and olfactory and gustatory dysfunction may affect up to 26, 22 and 11% of patients, respectively. More than one third of patients with post-COVID syndrome have pre-existing comorbidities, hypertension and diabetes mellitus being the most common.

We Have one of the most comprehensive Post Covid treatment protocols utilizing a combination of HOCATT ozone sauna,  RED Light therapy,  Hyperbaric  oxygen and more.   Our treatments address the immune dysregulation and chronic inflammation that occurs following the illness.


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Optimal Wellness & Vitality – Easiest Way to Detox Toxins & Boost Immune System


THE HOCATT™ IS A SINGLE UNIT DEVELOPED FOR A SINGLE PURPOSE — STRATEGIC WELLNESS AND VITALITY. How does it do this? Using a combination of powerful modalities, the HOCATT™ detoxes the body, improves circulation, boosts energy, and strengthens the immune system. WHY IS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM SO IMPORTANT?  When it’s working properly, the immune system is nature’s most perfect healing network — it provides the ideal platform for the recovery of any illness or disease. However, the immune system is not invincible! It can be weakened by things that overburden it, like heavy metals and toxins in the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the food we eat. In today’s world we are all steadily exposed to toxins, and most of us remain unaware as they continue to accumulate. Eventually, the pace of incoming toxins may overtake the pace at which your body can eliminate them. When you reach this point, your body has no choice but to store some of these toxins, which it does in your fat cells. A study done in 2005 found that blood samples from newborns contained an average of 287 known toxins1 — if a newborn is exposed to that many toxins, imagine how many you have been exposed to in your LIFE.


How does the HOCATT Work?

The HOCATT™ delivers a combination of technologies perfectly sequenced to give a gentle, but incredibly powerful session that boosts energy, and detoxifies the body down to cellular level. The main technology is Transdermal Ozone, which is generated from pure Oxygen. You can think of Ozone as a Super-Oxygen!

How does the HOCATT DETOX Your Body?

The HOCATT™ is 7x more effective at detoxifying the body and chelating (binding) heavy metals than conventional saunas! While relaxing in the HOCATT™, the ozonated steam covers your skin, flooding your bodywith Super-Oxygen products! These binds to toxins and heavy metals, making it easier for your body to excrete them, and because the HOCATT™ is also a steam sauna chamber, you get to sweat the toxins out too! Not only does the HOCATT™ detox your body, it also modulates the immune system. It also improves blood and lymph circulation, and enhances all organ function — including the production of hormones and enzymes. The HOCATT™ also reduces stress and anxiety, which is very important for immune health.  HOCATT™ MODALITIES: Each session is just 30 minutes long, which is another great thing about the HOCATT™ — it allows you to do everything you need to do to achieve optimal wellness and vitality, or to reach a peak state of performance, and it delivers this to you ALL AT THE SAME TIME, for just 30 minutes out of your day! The HOCATT™ has tremendous VALUE: Not only do you receive so many modalities in one session, but because of the way these modalities support and potentiate one
another — you get twice the results!  There is nothing else on the market that can do what the HOCATT™ does — and REMEMBER! You don’t have to be sick to benefit: whether you’re ill, an athlete looking to boost performance, or just a healthy person concerned with prevention or looking to get even healthier and detox your system, the HOCATT™ will benefit you.


  • Increases circulation
  • Modulates the Immune System
  • Antioxidant through Hormetic effect
  • Increases oxygen level and metabolism (anti-aging)
  • Combats and disposes of pathogens and toxins (detox)
  • Increases energy level
  • Increases serotonin levels (relaxing)
  • Activates skin tissue
  • Burns up to 600 calories per session
  • Improves memory and brain function
  • Promotes smooth skin tone
  • Improves digestion and bowel health
  • Naturally stimulates anti-oxidant enzyme production
  • Aids in the relief of chronic health problems



Metabolic endotoxemia is linked to a broad range of chronic conditions, from heart disease and autoimmunity to anxiety, insomnia and depression. It is also common trigger of insulin resistance diabetes and weight gain. It is marked by an increase in serum LPS during the first five hours following meal consumption. LPS are large molecules found in the outer membranes of pathogenic gram-negative bacteria. If they cross over from the gut Lumen into the bloodstream, they can elicit a strong immune response. This condition is particularly problematic in patients with intestinal permeability, which increases the risk of systemic inflammation.  The bovine derived immunoglobulins in Gut Food & Repair by Biome and Beyond, convey powerful anti-inflammatory in immunomodulatory effects in humans. The research shows that colostrum can restore a leaky gut lining to normal permeability levels and the immunoglobulins present are especially impressive at combating gut pathogens, including h-pylori, E coli and protozoan parasites and amoebas. Visit for more information or call us today at 941-444-6336.

Low-Carbohydrate Diet Superior to Antipsychotic Medications

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A Cutting-Edge Conference

This summer, I was fortunate to participate in the groundbreakingInternational Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research(ISNPR) conference held in Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting was truly inspiring and exciting to those of us who believe that nutritional approaches are the way forward in the treatment of mental healthdisorders. While the majority of the presentations at this conference were focused on omega-3 fatty acids, microbiome research, micronutrients, and the Mediterranean diet, there were a few small breakout sessions exploring the potential benefits of ketogenic diets. Ketogenic diets are special low-carbohydrate diets that have been used to treat epilepsy for almost 100 years and show great promise in the management of a wide variety of other brain disorders.

Psychosis, Mood, and Diet

One of the presentations I attended was by Dr. Chris Palmer, a psychiatrist from Harvard’s McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. In a small room packed with curious doctors, scientists and nutritionists from around the world, Dr. Palmer described the experiences of two adults in his practice with schizoaffective disorder who had tried a ketogenic diet. Whereas schizophrenia is characterized primarily by psychotic symptoms, people with schizoaffective disorder have to cope not only with psychosis but also with overlapping periods of severe mood symptoms. Signs of psychosis include paranoia, auditory hallucinations, visual hallucinations, intrusive thoughts/images, and/or disorganized thinking. Mood episodes may include depression, euphoria, irritability, ragesuicidal thoughts, and/or mood swings. As a practicing psychiatrist for more than 15 years, I can tell you that schizoaffective disorder is a particularly challenging diagnosis for people to live with and for psychiatrists to treat. Even the most potent antipsychotic and mood stabilizing medications available often don’t bring sufficient relief, and those medications come with a significant risk of side effects.

Below I’ve summarized the cases Dr. Palmer presented. More details of each story, along with Dr. Palmer’s commentary are published in the journal Schizophrenia Research.

Case Number One: A Woman Finds Natural Relief

The first story is of a 31-year-old woman who was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder eight years ago. Trials of TWELVE different medications, including Clozapine, a powerful antipsychotic agent considered by many psychiatrists to be the medication of last resort due to its risk of serious side effects, were unsatisfactory. She had also undergone 23 rounds of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT or what used to be called “electric shock treatments”), yet remained troubled by serious symptoms. She decided to try a ketogenic diet with the hope of losing some weight. After four weeks on the diet, her delusions had resolved and she’d lost ten pounds. At four months’ time, she’d lost 30 pounds and her score on a clinical questionnaire called the PANSS (Positive and Negative Symptom Scale), which ranks symptoms on a scale from 30 (best) to 210 (worst), had come down from 107 to 70.

Case Number Two: A Man Comes to Life

The second story is of a 33-year-old single man diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder fourteen years ago. Over the years he had tried SEVENTEEN different psychiatricmedications with limited success, including Clozapine. Weighing 322 pounds, he decided to embark on a ketogenic diet for weight loss.

Within three weeks, he reported “dramatic” reduction in auditory hallucinations and delusions, as well as better mood, energy, and concentration. Over the course of a year, he lost a total of 104 pounds. When in ketosis, his PANSS scores improved significantly—falling from 98 to only 49. His daily function and quality of life also improved dramatically; he moved out of his father’s home, began dating, and started taking college courses.

Interestingly, in both cases, each time either of these individuals went off of the ketogenic diet, their symptoms worsened, and when they went back on the diet, their symptoms improved again, suggesting it was the diet and not some other factor that was responsible.

Food vs. Medication

These outcomes are truly remarkable: improvement by dozens of points on the PANSS, significant weight loss, and better quality of life. There simply is no psychiatric medication available with the power to accomplish those results. I have certainly seen antipsychotic medications help people with bipolar and psychotic symptoms, and sometimes help dramatically. However, all antipsychotic medications, unfortunately, come with a substantial risk of side effects that can worsen quality of life, not the least of which is weight GAIN.

All antipsychotic medications (Abilify, Zyprexa, Risperdal, Seroquel, Clozapine, etc.) can contribute to high insulin levels and insulin resistance —a hormonal shift in metabolism that makes it harder for the body to process carbohydrates. Over time, insulin resistance can lead to weight gain, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and even Alzheimer’s disease. In stark contrast, ketogenic diets have many positive side effects; they lower insulin levels and improve insulin sensitivity, reversing signs of insulin resistance and associated conditions.

What is the Ketogenic Diet?

A ketogenic diet is an ultra-low-carbohydrate diet (maximum 20 grams of carbohydrate per day) that is typically much higher in fat than other diets. This diet is designed to lower and stabilize insulin levels, allowing the body to burn fat more easily, and rely less on glucose (blood sugar) for energy. Fat is broken down into ketones, which most cells in the brain can use for energy instead of glucose. Ketones burn more cleanly and efficiently than glucose, resulting in less inflammation and oxidation throughout the brain and body.

Trudy Scott, used with permission
Source: Trudy Scott, used with permission

There are many theories as to why ketogenic diets seem to be so healing and stabilizing for brain cells, some of which you can read about in this article about bipolar disorder and ketogenic diets. I have studied, written about and personally followed a ketogenic diet for the better part of the past five years, and recommend it to my patients as an alternative and/or add-on option to medication. At the ISNPR conference, I presented a poster summarizing exciting nutritional approaches to Alzheimer’s disease prevention and treatment, including ketogenic diets.

Ketogenic Diets and Other Psychiatric Disorders

Earlier this summer, I wrote an article for Psychology Today entitled Ketogenic Diets for Psychiatric Disorders summarizing studies and case reports of how low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets affect people with psychiatric disorders including bipolar disorderautism, and schizophrenia. That review includes the remarkable account of a woman who had suffered with psychotic symptoms for 63 years before finally experiencing relief on a low-carbohydrate diet.

Although we only have a handful of published examples so far, the information within them is full of promise for people who have been suffering from life-altering psychiatric disorders and health-compromising medications.

Hope Beyond Medication

Most people don’t realize that options beyond medication exist. It is critical that we spread awareness of these potentially powerful dietary strategies to everyone who may benefit. If you know of someone who is coping with mental illness, please share these inspiring stories with them.

If you yourself are struggling with symptoms of a mood or thought disorder, I encourage you to learn more about ketogenic diets and other nutritional approaches. Yes, medications can play a very important role in your care, but I believe that the most powerful way to change your brain chemistry is through food—because that’s where brain chemicals come from in the first place! Feeding your brain properly has the potential to get to the actual root of the problem, which may allow you to reduce the amount of medication you need to feel well and function at your best. In some cases, a ketogenic diet can even completely replace medications.

Nutritional psychiatry can empower you to take more control of your symptoms, your overall health, and the course of your future.

*Note: low-carbohydrate diets cause significant changes in body chemistry very quickly. If you take any medications or have any health problems, please do not start this diet without first consulting with your health care provider, as medication dosages may need to be closely monitored as you transition to a new way of eating. Please see this short post about the safety of ketogenic diets for more information. 

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