A Balanced Immune System.

Health Screening: A pre/post COVID defense program

Your immune system works to recognize and identify an infection or injury in your body. This causes an immune response, with the goal of restoring normal function.

Having a balanced immune system can help fight common illnesses.

COVID-19 is a novel pathogen, meaning that those have contracted it have no existing antibodies to defend against the virus. Because we have not encountered the virus before, our immune system is not primed and ready to fight it.

Maintaining a balanced immune system in itself, will not prevent you from contracting COVID-19, it can however, help you through the period your body is dealing with the virus and in the post recovery period.

Reducing your risk of exposure to COVID-19

The recommended approaches of ; social distancing, wearing a mask and regular hand washing are
important steps to incorporate into your new daily routines.
In addition, you can continue to naturally boost your immune system through consistent practice
of these health and hygiene regimes;

Research continues on understanding our immune system, it is believed that in addition to the
suggested annual vaccines, the appropriate levels of daily nutritional meals and hydration, quality
sleep,exercise, caring for our emotional and psychological well-being, and other lifestyle
choices can be of benefit to your immune system.

Long - COVID, what do we know?

Approximately 10% of COVID patients experience what is now being called Long-COVID,
where people experience a variety of symptoms; cough, fatigue, feel lethargic, inability to exercise,
decreased body oxygen levels, loss of appetite, brain fog, forgetfulness, tight chest, erratic breathing,
shortness of breath, feverish, persistent headache, continued loss of smell & taste, swollen glands,
waves of anxiety, depression and skin rashes.

As research continues, we are learning more about the impact of COVID on our bodies, one relevant disorder of the autonomic nervous system called POTS – postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is believed to be a cause of dramatically elevated heart rates from small movements, dizziness and extreme fatigue.

POTS existed before COVID, and there is encouragement, as there is treatment for this in terms of; gradual return to physical activity, preventing blood pooling through compression stockings or abdominal compression, increased fluid and salt intake and medications to regulate for low blood pressure, heart rate and blood volume.

Pre/Post COVID Immune Boost Program

A core team of Life physicians consisting of Internists, Cardiologist, Vascular Surgeon, Neurologist,
Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Dermatologist, Nutritionist, and Physiotherapists have teamed together
to help you strengthen your immune system, and address pre /post COVID systems.

Our program centers around understanding your current state of health in
the core areas that COVID has most impact;


Whether trying to boost your immune system to limit the effects of getting COVID,
or recovering post COVID, our team start by understanding your current state of health,
your limitations, and then devise a tailored program to address your physical and cognitive abilities,
including, cognition, strength, cardiovascular endurance and joint mobility.

What to expect from a visit?

  • Consultation with our Internist to understand your condition and establish an action plan
  • A comprehensive health screening
  • Cardiovascular, respiratory and abdominal examination
  • Blood oxygen saturations
  • Blood test
    • Haematology
    • Biochemistry (liver, kidney, diabetes, cholesterol, iron, blood levels)
    • Inflammatory markers (ESR and CRP)
    • Tissue damage (LDH) 
    • Heart muscle and skeletal muscle damage (CK)
    • Vitamin levels
    • COVID-19 antibodies (igG)
  • EKG - Heart rhythm monitoring
  • CT (Computer Tomography) Scan – chest/lungs (to ensure that your lungs appear normal and no visible scarring is present)
  • Spirometer - used to assess how well your lungs work
  • Referrals for further imaging testing where relevant (Heart / Head)
  • Referrals for consultation with other specialists


  • Individualized plan, depending on your situation which includes a mix of pharmacological, nutritional supplementation, physiotherapy, mental strengthening therapies and regular monitoring.

Medical management

Our programs incorporate the latest in medical approaches in each of the following areas;

Immuno Boost; Nutritional Supplements

…are designed to augment your daily intake of nutrients, including vitamins and minerals,
particularly when your diet is lacking, or certain health conditions trigger a deficiency.

Supplements include; pre, pro & post biotics, amino acids, anti-oxidants, enzymes, vitamins &
minerals and herbs & plant extracts.

Depending on the results of your blood work and clinical assessment, our team of specialists will
develop a tailored intravenous and oral nutritional supplements plan
to reinforce your immune system.