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COVID is back. Get ready, prepared and do not get caught by surprise.

We have had 3 Covid patients in the past week that 'got it' on an airline, coming back from Italy. Products you must have on hand!

As of the present date, the COVID-19 pandemic remains a global health crisis of immense significance. While substantial progress has been made in understanding the virus, developing vaccines, and implementing preventive measures, the situation remains dynamic and complex.

One of the primary concerns in the current COVID-19 situation is the ongoing threat posed by the emergence of new variants of the virus. These variants can potentially impact the virus's transmissibility, severity, and vaccine effectiveness. Vigilance in monitoring and responding to these variants is crucial to stay ahead of the virus and adapt vaccination strategies and public health guidelines accordingly.

Covid-19 Vaccination: is it right for me?

Vaccination efforts have been a cornerstone of the global response to COVID-19. While numerous countries have made significant progress in vaccinating their populations, vaccine distribution disparities and hesitancy continue to be challenges.

Further, it is becoming obvious that the COVID vaccines have limited durations of effectiveness. Through research done at the Stages of Life Medical Institute, looking directly at COVID-19 antibody levels, it was clear in 2021 that the vaccine would provide protection for as little as 90 days to a maximum of 150 days. Additionally, protection did not mean that an individual would not get sick, it simply meant that the severity of the illness would be reduced.

In a word, you can run, but you cannot hide. The riskiest places to be are airports, airliners, movie theaters and other tightly enclosed spaces.


Supplies to have on hand, if and when you get COVID-19

  1. Hand washing will be the most effective way to protect yourself. The virus is largely fecal-orally transmitted, as is the nature of other COVID viruses. Yes, there are other COVID viruses, well known to the medical community, but particularly well known in the Veterinary community.

  2. Masks may or may not provide any protection at all. This is a matter of personal preference, but wearing one may remind you to wash your hands frequently and not take any unnecessary chances.

  3. Eating at restaurants should be done with caution. The virus does not survive well on hot foods, but can last a good while on cold foods. Wipe off your eating utensils, drink hot beverages and eat hot foods, preferentially.

  4. You can catch COVID just as easily from a sick child as from an adult.

  5. Do not share plates, portions of food or drink from the same glass.

Other than that, get re-inoculated if it has been 6 months or longer. If you are adverse to getting the shot, this is a free country, at least for the time being. Booster or not, we are all at risk.


Recommendations for those who get sick (Keep these on hand, just in case)

Over-the counter (Available with us at


Guaifenesin 400 mg by mouth (1 capsule, four times daily)

Licorice Root Extract (1 capsule twice daily

Lactoferrin Containing Colostrum (2 capsules four times daily)

Lactoferrins for COVID treatment and prevention
Lactoferrin Colostrum for COVID (take 2 capsules 4 times daily)

Prescriptions, if your physician so agrees:

  1. Plaquenil, hydroxychloroquine (200 mg, Take 2 tablets twice a day for the first day, then 1 tablet twice daily, for two weeks.)

  2. Benzonatate (100 mg by mouth twice daily, as necessary, for excessive cough.)

  3. Naprosyn (500 mg by mouth twice daily)

  4. Paxlovid (I'm not real impressed with this one)


Our practice remained open, every day, during the COVID pandemic. We saw our patients in the office, in the most traditional manner. The only person that got sick during this period was me, and I got it while on vacation, not paying attention to the recommendations, above.

The hydroxychloroquine is an anti-inflammatory, works well within the first 20 minutes or so of ingestion. The Naprosyn works with it through a separate mechanism.

The over-the counter medications are incredibly effective, particularly if taken early in the disease. Have them handy, ready for use. I think we're winding up for a busy season.

David S. Klein, MD, FACA, FACPM

1917 Boothe Circle

Longwood, Florida 32750

Tel: 407-679-3337

Fax: 407-678-7246

Support for Memory Issues Inexpensively

Huperzine A, sometimes known by its' chemical name selagine or the brand name, Cerebra. It has been around for many decades. It was originally used as a prescription medication for vascular dementia. As a phosphodiesterase inhibitor (PDE inhibitor,) Huperzine A is safe for general use, few side effects have been observed and it has many uses other than for support of memory.

Huperzine A is a derivative of the Chinese club moss. As a cholinesterase inhibitor, is can be useful in treatment of memory impairment, focus impairment and dementia. It may take up to 6 months to fully appreciate the benefit in patients with Alzheimer's.



Side Effects

Side effects can include: diarrhea, vomiting, dry mouth, constipation, sweating, and blurred vision, slowing of heart rate and should be used with caution in patients with stomach ulcers.

A gentle 'kick' for male sexual performance.

Huperzine A is an inexpensive way to enhance male sexual performance, as well The older we get, the better we used to be? Well, Huperzine may help you in the memory, focus and performance categories and do so inexpensively. We are offering an independently assayed, quality product, very inexpensively.

It will work with other products, prescription or over the counter. Start with one tablet twice daily. After a week or so, take one with breakfast, dinner and one an hour or so before 'show time.'

David S. Klein, MD, FACA, FACPM

1917 Boothe Circle

Longwood, Florida 32750

Tel: 407-679-3337

Fax: 407-678-7246

Nutritional Frontiers Thyro Complete
Thyro Complete Nutritional Frontiers: (2)- capsules every morning, empty stomach

Patients have trouble finding doctors to prescribe 'natural' thyroid replacement medicines. Natural Products seem to be out of fashion in the Mainstream Medical World.

Physicians are trained in treating patients with disease states and rarely get meaningful training on preventive medicine. Bad enough as this is, fewer physicians, still get any training or experienced in treating diseases states with 'naturally occurring medicines.' Specialization in treatment with molecules 'not new to nature' is what is most commonly available.

Natural Thyroid replacement treatment with Thyroid USP, glandular thyroid or desiccated thyroid extract is actually the first manner in which hypothyroidism was treated, and it remained that way for decades. After the introduction of Synthroid, things changed. Fewer and fewer physicians used the older medication, and eventually, few became aware that it actually existed.

My patients and those of fellow 'functional medicine physicians' are quite aware of the advantages of using the more natural approach. Yes, the natural thyroids have both T-3 and T-4 while the currently available preparations provide only T-3 (Cytomel being an exception.) But few are aware that T-2 and T-1 are also present in glandular thyroid preparations. T-2 and T-1 may actually be important in weight-related issues, something of particular concern to patients with under active thyroid diseases.

Thyro Complete by Nutritional Frontiers

I am pleased to introduce a high quality product that may help individuals that are unable to convince their physician to prescribe NP Thyroid, Armour Thyroid or Adthyza. My patients receive regular, periodic thyroid levels, that is, determining serum T-3, T-4, TSH, TPA and ATG. Many have the free T-3 and free T-4 components checked, as well.

These patients might benefit from the addition of a glandular product like this, if they are not taking the components in another form. I believe that it would be best to add this to a T-4 product to round it out, if the patient/physician pays attention to regular blood work, at least until stability is achieved.

For those patients that are unable to get a natural thyroid product, I would use this alone for a period of 4-6 weeks, and then get a TSH, T-3 and T-4 level. Adjust the dosage, accordingly.



Available Bottle Sizes: 60

Amount Per Serving: 2 Capsules

Servings Per Container: 30 Amount Per Serving:

Iodine (Thorvin™)‡ 130 mcg (Ascophyllum nosodum)(L)(Kelp) Zinc 10 mg (as Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate) (TRAACS™) Selenium 250 mcg (as Selenium Glycinate) (Albion™) Copper 0.1 mg (as Copper Bisglycinate Chelate) (TRAACS™) L-Tyrosine 450 mg

Thyroid (Bovine, New Zealand, Freeze Dried) 200 mg Sensoril® Ashwaghanda Extract 150 mg (Withania somnifera)(Roots and Leaves) (Std. to 10% Withania glycosides) ForsLean® Coleus forskohlii Extract 125 mg (Root)(Std. to 10% Forskolin) Hypothalamus Tissue (Bovine, Argentina) 25 mg Pituitary Tissue (Bovine, Argentina) 25 mg

Other Ingredients: Vegetable Cellulose (Capsule)

Minerals: Iodine (Thorvin™) is a deep water exclusive Icelandic kelp, Thorvin’s Laminaria digitata is higher in total nutrients, particularly iodine, potassium, and specific amino acids. A highly bioavailable form, Thorvin’s Asco Iodine content averages 780 parts per million (ppm), the highest on the market.

Zinc (TRACCS™) is essential for the conversion of T4 to T3 and also lends itself to the integrity and functionality of the T3 receptor itself.

Selenium (Albion™) is required for thyroid hormone production, activation and metabolism. It is an essential component of deiodinase enzymes which convert T4 to T3.

Copper (TRACCS™) plays an important role in the production of thyroid hormone and also acts as an antagonist to Zinc, helping to promote a balanced mineral profile.

Amino Acid: L-Tyrosine is a building block for the production of thyroid hormone. Thyroxine is a tyrosine-based hormone, which is also comprised of iodine.

Herbal extracts: Sensoril® Ashwagandha: Recent studies have indicated that in addition to the support provided by Sensoril® for healthy cortisol levels (which will in turn support a healthy level of T3 hormone) it may also support T4 production directly. (1)

Coleus Forskohlii (ForsLean® Brand) Extract: Supports thyroid function directly and also supports lean body mass through ergogenic activity.* It stimulates AMP (adenosine monophosphate), which then stimulates metabolism for greater fat burning.*


You can get this product through a direct association with our office. This is easily obtained by simply registering at Nutritional Frontiers, and use our associate number.

David S. Klein, MD, FACA, FACPM

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