Long-Haul COVID And The Mysteries Of Coronavirus: A Path To Healing

Episode 171 1h 7m
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The symptoms of COVID-19 are scary enough. What I personally find even more terrifying, is the long-haulers syndrome so many people struggle with months after “recovering” from acute COVID. In many people, lingering symptoms are occurring 6 to 9 months after COVID infection, hence the term long-haulers syndrome. It comes with a slew of symptoms, from fatigue and body aches to difficulty breathing, racing heart, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and more.

COVID-19 was originally viewed as a respiratory disease but we’ve now gained a new understanding of its impact on our blood vessels and how that affects the entire body. There’s no better person to dig into the vascular nature of COVID with than today’s guest on The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. William Li.

Dr. Li organized a team of international experts to look at autopsy tissue from those who had died of COVID. They found it not only affected the lungs but also caused microvascular damage, endothelial inflammation, and neuropathy, which better explains the diverse range of symptoms associated with COVID.

Dr. Li and I have each seen certain approaches benefit those who are struggling with long-term symptoms, like hyperbaric oxygen, and we discuss some exciting prospective treatments, like nitric oxide. The body can be a powerful self-healer when given the right tools and ingredients.

Dr. Li and I explore how this pandemic has forced us to rethink medicine and what the future of managing COVID might look like. There’s still so much we have to learn about COVID and addressing long-haulers syndrome. Dr. Li’s research provides a better understanding of what we’re dealing with and why integrative therapies could be so beneficial to address multiple systems at once.

Topics Covered

  • Dr. Li’s journey studying long-COVID thus far

    (4:19 - 8:44)

  • What is long-COVID doing to the body? Do long-haulers still have COVID-19?

    (10:48 - 15:13)

  • Assessing and healing vascular damage from COVID and long-COVID

    (15:44 - 20:09)

  • How COVID infection can change the genetics of our bone marrow

    (19:20 - 23:45)

  • Preventing and healing from long-COVID

    (20:26 - 24:51)

  • Treating COVID-19 and long-COVID with nitric oxide and with repurposed pharmaceuticals

    (25:24 - 30:45)

  • Why do COVID-19 vaccines improve symptoms in some long-haulers?

    (30:40 - 36:00)

  • Using Functional Medicine, regenerative medicine, therapies such as hyperbaric oxygen, and the body’s own intelligence to treat long-COVID

    (32:59 - 38:20)

  • Dr. Li’s perspective on the COVID-19 vaccines and why we saw complications with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in some patients

    (47:18 - 52:39)

  • Can you get long-COVID if you become infected with COVID-19 after being vaccinated?

    (54:24 - 59:45)

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Ep. 171 - Long-Haul COVID And The Mysteries Of Coronavirus: A Path To Healing