What You'll Learn

  • The immunological response to COVID
  • The differences in COVID tests and when to order
  • The effectiveness of pharmaceuticals and natural products like Ivermectin, Remdesivir, curcumin, melatonin, and others for COVID
  • A breakdown of the major vaccines and boosters (Moderna, Pfizer, and J&J)
  • The answers to commonly asked questions in your practice


As COVID-19 infections continue to run rampant and the research surrounding this topic dominates medical literature, the timing of this review could not be more relevant. In this course, research experts, Dr. Heather Zwickey and Dr. Brice Thompson, provide updated, pertinent information on COVID to ensure that the busy practitioner is up-to-speed.

Dr. Zwickey starts this course with an in-depth review of the immunological response to COVID. She is an excellent teacher who can break down scientific and complex topics in a clear, comprehensible way. She discusses the inflammatory response, innate immunity, specific immunity, long-COVID, and questions around fertility and pregnancy with vaccination. Dr. Zwickey also shares how things like pre-exisiting conditions, sex hormones, and the microbiome account for how individuals respond differently to COVID.

Dr. Thompson then provides a comprehensive overview of the various COVID-19 tests including diagnostic tests, adaptive immune response tests, as well as compares NAATs and antigen tests. He discusses which test to use and when. Based on the available literature, he illustrates the varying effectiveness of pharmaceuticals like Ivermectin and Remdesivir, and natural products like zinc, curcumin, melatonin, vitamin D, and probiotics for COVID.

Dr. Zwickey and Dr. Thompson provide an extensive breakdown of COVID-19 vaccines: the different types and what they are designed to do. They cover all of the major COVID vaccines and boosters including Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson.

Dr. Zwickey and Dr. Thompson co-present in a fluid and inviting way that helps make complex topics such as this digestible and easy-to-understand. They even end the course with answers to commonly asked questions that you will likely encounter in your practice. This course provides significant up-to-date information that is extremely beneficial both in and out of your practice, especially in today’s world.

Recent Reviews from this Course

“You guys are amazing. I don’t have time to read everything coming out on the COVID vaccines and their side effects. I really appreciated how you summarized it for us.”

I could listen to you all day long! Thank you for explaining everything is such a clear way.”

“I took your vaccine course…and absolutely loved it.

Thank you so much Heather and Brice!!! It is tiring to deal with this from either side and I appreciate all the time you have put into studying this.”

“I was happy to participate in your updated vaccine course. As always, thank you for your deep professionalism and generosity!

It was sooo refreshing to hear you talk about COVID/vaccines. I am so grateful for your knowledge and to have access to learn from you.”

I really appreciate all you have been sharing here on the COVID vaccine.”

Course Content

  • COVID Research 8min
  • Immune Response to COVID 27min
  • COVID Testing 18min
  • COVID Medications 25min
  • COVID Vaccinations 37min
  • Fertility/Pregnancy and Vaccination 11min
  • Immune Response to COVID Continued 18min
  • FAQs on COVID 31min


Heather Zwickey is recognized internationally as an expert and educator in the fields of integrative medicine, natural therapies and the immune system. Dr. Zwickey has been leading natural medicine research for 20 years. She has a PhD in immunology and microbiology from the University of Colorado in Immunology and completed her postdoc at Yale.

Heather speaks at conferences worldwide, sharing her enthusiasm for naturopathic medicine and science. She currently serves as the Director of Communication and Innovation at Thaena Inc., a microbiome-based company.

Brice is a Naturopathic Doctor and Researcher who loves immunology, microbiology, herbs, and pharmaceuticals. He’s been involved in several research projects ranging from tuberculosis to obesity to microbiome metabolomics. He’s also been a contributing author in textbooks related to both natural medicine and pharmaceutics.

After graduating from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2018, he pursued additional research training at the University of Washington by completing a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Pharmaceutics. He is currently finishing another graduate degree in Pharmaceutics at UW, where his research has primarily focused on characterizing natural product-drug interactions.

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    1.5 CEUs total (up to 1.5 CEUs Category B) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    3 hours total (up to 3 hours Category F - Prescriptive Authority) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    3 credits total (up to 3 credits Category A, up to 3 credits Category A - Prescribing) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    3 CEUs total (up to 3 CEUs General, up to 3 CEUs Pharmacy/Pharmacognosy) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    3 hours total (up to 3 hours General, up to 3 hours Pharmacology) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    1.5 CPDs total (up to 1.5 CPDs Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    3 CMEs total (up to 3 CMEs General, up to 3 CMEs Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

    3 continuing competence credits total -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    3 hours total (up to 3 hours Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    3 credits total (up to 3 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

    3 PDAs total -Assumed Approval
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health: Naturopathic Physician Licensure (CT DPH: NPL)

    3 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    3 CEUs total (up to 3 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

    3 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing (HI DCCA)

    3 CEs total (up to 3 CEs General, up to 3 CEs Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    3 hours total (up to 3 hours General, up to 3 hours Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

    3 CEUs total -Assumed Approval
  • Maine Board of Complementary Health Care Providers (ME BCHCP)

    3 hours total (up to 3 hours General, up to 3 hours Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    3 hours total (up to 3 hours Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

    3 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MN BMP)

    3 contact hours total (up to 3 contact hours General, up to 3 contact hours Pharmacotherapeutics) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    3 hours total (up to 3 hours General, up to 3 hours Naturopathic Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    3 credits total (up to 3 credits General, up to 3 credits Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

    3 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP)

    3 hours total (up to 3 hours Category C, up to 3 hours Category F) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    3 CEs total (up to 3 CEs General, up to 3 CEs Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    3 hours total (up to 3 hours Category 2, up to 3 hours Category 2 - Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
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