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COVID-19 Resources

The following resources are designed to help inform naturopathic practice with respect to COVID-19 and provides the global healthcare community information on the potential value of naturopathic treatments in the management or treatment of COVID-19.

WNF Rapid Reviews. Based on the support of over 40 naturopathic researchers, practitioners and content experts, the profession has produced twelve rapid reviews related to the role of natural health products in treating acute respiratory tract infections.  These rapid reviews will be published individually and as a special issue of the scientific journal Advances in Integrative Medicine (Elsevier publication) and will be made open-access –The rapid reviews that have been included are:

  • Schloss J, Lauche R, Harnett J, Hannan N, Brown D, Greenfield T, Steel A. Rapid review of Systematic reviews on the efficacy and safety of Vitamin C in the management of Acute Respiratory Infection and Disease.
  • Bradley R, Schloss J, Brown D, Celis D, Finnel J, Hedo R, Honcharov V, Pantuso T, Pena H, Lauche R, Steel A. The effects of Vitamin D on acute viral respiratory infections: a rapid review.
  • Cramer H, Hannan N, Schloss J, Leach M, Lloyd I, Steel A. Multivitamins for acute respiratory tract infections: a rapid review.
  • Arentz S, Yang G, Goldenberg J, Beardsley  J, Myers S, Mertz D, Leeder S, Hunter J. Clinical significance summary: preliminary results of a rapid review of zinc for the prevention and treatment of SARS-CoV-2 and other acute viral respiratory infections.
  • Aucoin M, Cooley K, Saunders PR, Cardozo V, Remy D, Cramer H, Abad CN, Hannan N. The effect of quercetin on the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 and other respiratory tract infections in humans: a rapid review.
  • Schloss J, Leach M, Brown D, Hannan N, Kendall-Reed P, Steel A. The effects of N-Acetyl Cysteine on acute viral respiratory infections in humans: a rapid review.
  • Prall S, Bowles EJ, Benett K, Giselle Cooke C, Agnew T, Steel A, Hausser T. Effects of essential oils on symptoms and course (duration and severity) of viral respiratory infections in humans: A rapid review.
  • Aucoin M, Cooley K, Saunders PR, Carè J, Anheye D, Medina DN, Cardozo V, Remy D, Hannan N, Garber A. The effect of Echinacea spp. on the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 and other respiratory tract infections in humans: a rapid review.

Other COVID-19 Resources

The naturopathic profession acknowledges that at this time there is no proven treatments for COVID-19.