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PaulReilly ND, L.Ac.

October 19, 2022

To my dear patients,

It is with bittersweet mixed emotions that I announce my retirement from naturopathic practice, my last day being Wednesday, November 30th 2022.


After 37 years in practice I will miss it, and all of you, greatly.  It has been an honor to be entrusted with your health care and I thank you for your faith and confidence all these years.


I look forward now to spending time doing some of the other things I love, like kayaking, sailing, motorcycle touring and traveling to new places with Sue.


Dr Patricia Scott, who has been with us for 25 years, will be taking over my practice and continuing your care. As the building on Sixth Avenue has been sold, she will be moving the practice, patient health records and dispensary to a convenient location in Fife where I hope you will be happy to continue your naturopathic care. 


Her new office is located at 6111 20th St East, Fife, 98424. The phone and fax numbers will remain the same, (phone: 253-752-4544 fax: 253-759-7582). 


Patients receiving acupuncture will need to find a new acupuncturist to continue that part of their care.  Check the Washington State Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Association website ( to find providers near you.  


Wishing you all the best in life and health going forward,

Paul Reilly ND, L.Ac.

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Immune Support

 One possible reason that older people are more susceptible to this virus (and many other infections like shingles and pneumonia) is that the immune system weakens with age.  So it is especially important to focus on immune support and antiviral support including:

a. Vitamin D adequate to keep blood levels at the range of 50-80 ng/ml (approx 5000 iu daily for most people)

b. Vitamin C 1000 mg 2-4 times daily

c. Take a good multiple vitamin that includes zinc and vitamin A

d. Take immune supporting herbs such as Echinacea, Astragalus, Coriolus mushrooms etc

e. Get adequate rest.

f. Avoid excess sugars which depress immune function


If you develop symptoms, do the following:

a. STAY HOME, preferably in a single room (self quarantining)

b. take your temperature and track symptoms

c. increase intake of Echinacea (2 caps 4 times daily), zinc lozenges (1 every 1-2 hrs), and vitamin C ( 1000-2000 mg every 2 hrs. Reduce slightly if getting loose stools) vitamin A (25,000-50,000 iu daily for 1 week). Try steam breathing with eucalyptus oil.

d. CALL your doctor (don’t go in to office).  They will help determine if your symptoms seem likely to be COVID-19 or a garden variety flu and whether you should be tested.  


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