COVID-19, Stress, and Your Immune System

Total Vitality Centre has reduced our hours of operation and services to protect our staff and patients from the spread of COVID-19. 

We also have GOOD NEWS!

To support you through this challenging time, we will be offering telemedicine services (via video conferencing), online resources, and walk-in reception hours (Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm) for pick-up of prescriptions and supplements pre-ordered by email (which you can do here) or phone (by calling 604-428-8682). 

Hoarding groceries and toilet paper will not flatten the curve, but taking care of yourself and practicing physical distancing will.

In the hurried pace of modern life, you may be (inadvertently) taking your immune system for granted. Working quietly in the background, your immune system protects you from bacteria, viruses and other microbes. When treated properly, it even wards off disease. Because it is affected by what you eat, drink, think and do, our most important advice is to stay calm and think positive thoughts.

The novel Coronavirus—or COVID-19—is very dangerous, so it’s important to abide by all Health Canada guidelines. Your immune system and/or any pre-existing conditions can play a huge role in how much this virus could affect you.

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Naturopathy is a form of alternative medicine that employs an array of natural, non-invasive medicine that promotes self-healing.
When it comes to achieving and maintaining a strong immune system, most of us know that we can do this on our own by:
  1. Washing our hands (good general hygiene)
  2. Eating a healthy diet (lots of fruits & vegetables, avoid sugar)
  3. Managing stress effectively (exercise, life coaching)
  4. Getting enough quality sleep
  5. Exercising regularly
  6. Getting outdoors and connecting with nature 
  7. Using alcohol in moderation 
  8. Not smoking cigarettes
  9. Managing chronic conditions (diabetes, heart disease)


As an added defense, combining your body’s innate ability to heal itself with natural therapies like Naturopathic Professional Line supplements is one of the best ways to maintain a strong immune system and ward off viruses that cause illness. A good foundation for optimum health includes:

  • Vitamin D3/K2    
    • Helps fight off invading bacteria and viruses
  • Liposomal Vitamin C  
    • Strengthens the immune system’s defense against pathogens
  • B-Complex
    • Important for the brain, nervous system, and immune system 
  • Sporebiotics 
    • Strengthens the immune system/microbiota, and maintains a diversity of good bacteria
  • Fermented veggies or Probiotics 
    • Keeps the diverse and healthy bacteria flourishing 
  • Zinc 
    • Is known to balance the immune system, reduce inflammation, and help guard against viral infections

  • Curcumin
    • Anti-inflammatory
To determine which protocol is best for you, let’s talk about your current health situation (20-minute no-charge consultation).


What About Stress Management? How can you learn to stay calm in the midst of all this uncertainty?

Managing stress effectively isn’t something we can always do on our own. COVID-19 has brought rapid, unexpected change, which often leads to stress—even positive, anticipated changes like buying a house or getting married can cause anxiety. Unanticipated change is often harder to manage because we feel a loss of control. Perhaps you had life stressors prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 (as most of us do) and are feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to manage all of this in a healthy, effective way.

Total Vitality Centre can help—from the comfort of your own home, we’re offering Quantum Life Coaching through video conferencing.


This motivational and inspiring therapy will allow you to see yourself in a new light—bringing out the best in you, and giving you the opportunity to address problems that have been buried deeply.

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Check with your extended health care benefits provider, as these services may be covered either partially or fully. If you do have coverage, Total Vitality Centre provides direct billing for your convenience.

If you have recommendations on how we can support you though this time, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you. 
We’re all in this together.
The Total Vitality Team