Immunologist and integrative health expert Heather Zwickey, PhD, shares excellent information in this podcast on COVID-19 and natural medicines. While there is no natural product research published specifically on COVID-19 yet, there is much underway. While we wait for those results to come in (they’ll be a while), Zwickey covers the current understanding of the COVID-19 mechanisms and how we might think through effective natural interventions.
Zwickey is executive program chair and a professor at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, who also has specific training in infectious diseases. She is Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and a professor of immunology at the National University of Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon, as well as Director of Helfgott Research Institute. Currently, she heads several pilot studies looking at the effects of botanicals, hydrotherapy, energy medicine, and diet on immunological parameters. Zwickey trained at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado. She received her doctorate in immunology and microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University.