Coronavirus – What You Need to Know

Coronavirus Overview

The name of the virus is SARS Co V2.  SARS stands for severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2.

The name of the illness is COVID-19.

The fatality rate is 2-3% compared to influenza which has a fatality rate of 0.1%.

The incubation period is 4-14 days.

Once you develop symptoms, you will be most contagious around day 5 of the illness, but of course you can still be contagious even before you develop symptoms.

The Importance of Handwashing

20 seconds minimum when washing your hands with soap and water, which is the same as singing “Happy Birthday” twice.

Hand sanitizer is ok, but not as good as soap and water.

Important that you completely dry your hands after washing.

Avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose

If you sneeze, cover your mouth with your elbow (sneeze like a vampire).

If you are sick you can cover your nose and mouth with a mask to help keep you from spreading germs to others.

Ensure your immune system is functioning optimally

You can not control everything you are exposed to, but you can ensure that your immune system is functioning optimally. I recommend taking vitamin D3 @ 6000 u/day, and a supplement called Immunocal, and getting proper sleep.


I recommend taking a daily supplement of Immunocal, a specially formulated whey protein isolate that raises glutathione in the body with cysteine, a precursor to glutathione. Glutathione is your body’s master antioxidant and its chief detoxification enzyme. Health Canada has validated Immunocal’ s ability to maintain a strong immune system, which is linked to healthier aging and resistance to health challenges. Glutathione will help protect you from infections, oxidative stress, free radicals, and environmental toxins, and is essential for stem cell production and survival.  Note there are different brands of cysteine sold in natural food stores but Immunocal is the only product with a unique cysteine bond that prevents the supplement from breaking down in your stomach from the acid. Immunocal is a proven product that is listed in the doctor’s drug reference, the CPS.

Who can benefit from taking Immunocal?

  • Older people
  • People with autoimmune disease
  • People recovering from cancer
  • Those that travel or are exposed to increase of germs like teachers, flight attendants, healthcare workers etc.
  • Those that want additional protection from infections and oxidative stress, environmental toxins
  • Any person that wants to ensure that their immune system is functioning optimally

Where do I purchase Immunocal?

You can purchase Immunocal in person at our clinic or sign up for our Autoship Program which offers our patients a 25% discount and the convenience of having the product delivered to your home.  For more information please call the clinic 250-717-3200 or email

For more information about the Coronavirus, visit the Canadian Medical Association website.


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Dr. Grant Pagdin

Dr. Grant Pagdin

Dr. Pagdin is a leading expert in regenerative medicine in Western Canada. Dr. Pagdin is board-certified with the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM) and a Member of the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation. His primary interest is preventative and anti-aging medicine using stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments.

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