The following is a pre-vaccination preparedness protocol presented by the Institute for Functional Medicine:

Address any comorbid conditions: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Hyperlipidemia, Hyperinsulinemia, Obesity, Autoimmunity, 

Address Lifestyle factors: 

  • Sleep 
  • Exercise 
  • Nutrition
  • Stress
  • Relationships

Gut Health

  • Address SIBO, IBS, constipation, diarrhea, leaky gut
  • Support your microbiome (probiotics, digestive enzymes, prebiotics, etc.)

Options to Improve Physiological Function:

Options to support the immune system:

  • Vitamins A, C, D, E, Vitamins B6, B12
  • Folate, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Selenium
  • Mushrooms-Reishi, Chaga, etc.
  • Beta-Glucan
  • Echinacea
  • Quercetin
  • Resveratrol

If Vaccination is weeks to months away:

  • Enhance Immune function
  • Address inflammation
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight loss
  • Stress Management
  • Exercise
  • Mind/Body Therapies
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Optimize microbiome
  • Address autoimmunity
  • Address Hormone Balance

If vaccination is within days:

  • Avoid acute stressors
  • Get adequate sleep
  • AVOID ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES 2 DAYS PRIOR AND 2 DAYS POST VACCINATION
  • IF ACTIVE INFECTION, POSTPONE VACCINATION!