My COVID-19 Test Experience

Microscope examining a slide on a COVID-19 test.

Microscope examining a slide on a COVID-19 test.

I had the procedure and I’d like to share with you my COVID-19 test experience. My nasal passages got a good cleaning alright!

Got the COVID-19 Test

And yes, I did it. I got the COVID test. I’m happily negative and it wasn’t horrible, just slightly uncomfortable. When the nurse told me how far up my nose she was going to put that swab I laughed. Then she laughed too and said, yep!

At least the line was short and the views were great.

Doing it Right

I’ve been super safe. Only venturing out to treat patients and grocery shop. I have a very extreme protocol when I return home after being out in the world, which includes Biocidin throat spray, Xclear nasal spray, shoe cleaning, shower and clothes in laundry. Given that, I also start my day with a neti of saline and grapefruit seed extract. In actuality, I’m a mask wearer, even on the trails when passing other hikers. I take my USANA vitamins twice daily along with probiotics, Vitamin D, and herbs such as Immunitone to support my immune system.

The Need for a COVID-19 Test

I felt I needed to get a COVID-19 test after returning home from a family visit to Cody, Wyoming where my husband’s parents live. They live in the middle of nowhere and have little to no contact with the outside world, so the visit felt safe but the travel was a little less safe feeling.

Almost Cancelled the Trip

Like many of you, all of my wonderful summer plans got cancelled. And we were on the verge of cancelling this trip as well, but both my husband and I got the sense that it was important we go. So I got creative. It’s too far to drive from the bay area, so I booked a very short, under 2 hours flight from SFO to Missoula MT. From there we would make the 6 hour drive to Cody.

Distancing Measures Ensured

Needless to say, it was a very long day but the short flight and nearly empty plane felt fine. We had a lovely visit with the family and only did outdoor activities at safe distances from others. They really perked up and had quite a fun visit with us.



Happy to Help

I wanted to share this with you as I feel like we will not be out of this anytime soon. But there are so many things you can control, like supporting your immune system, taking your daily supplements, washing your hands for more than 20 seconds, wearing a mask and social distancing when in public. If you have any questions on any of the supplements or protocols I mentioned, I’m happy to help you.

Keeping Healthy and COVID-19 Test

Remember, good sleep, regular exercise, healthy whole foods, and hydration will create a healthy environment to fight off any virus or bacteria you may come in contact with. And also, have the need to get tested every once in a while just to make sure.

A New COVID-19 Test Available

On that subject, I want to share with you a new COVID-19 test that I can now order. It’s a DNA saliva test that matches your DNA with recommended diet/foods. The science is rather new and the test is super simple. I ran one on myself to give it a try. If you’d like to know more about it, here is the link.

  • Comprehensive genetic test consisting of 70 genetic markers.
  • Developed by world-renowned researchers.
  • Genetic tests are based on the most robust scientific evidence.
  • DNA is analyzed using a simple saliva or cheek swab sample.
  • Personalized recommendations developed based on your unique genetic profile.


If you need help with any of this, I’m here to support and guide you. Have a great week. Donna

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