Cristina Cuomo posts list of out-of-touch coronavirus ‘remedies’
If you thought the antics of CNN blowhard Chris Cuomo could get any more cringe-worthy — his wife Cristina has put together a list of preposterous privileged preparations she used to battle Covid-19, including a vitamin IV drip, Peruvian tree bark and bleach baths.
Cristina, who herself was diagnosed with coronavirus last week, posted an eye-popping blog titled “The Cuomos’ Corona Protocol” on the website thepuristonline.com, saying, “Here’s what I did to push it out over the week,” adding this is “an opportunity to learn how to keep the immune system up.”
Proving herself to be the Gwyneth Paltrow of herbal medicine, Cristina’s list of supplements not-exactly-accessible to the common consumer include “Peruvian bark … essential to oxygenate the blood,” glutathione powder, an antioxidant, the medicinal florals xanthium — used to combat allergies andd warned by some Chinese herbalists to be toxic — and magnolia, used to reduce anxiety and inflammation. Plus, viracid, which includes black elderberries to boost the immune system.
Even though her CNN anchor husband Chris — the brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo — was universally panned for his melodramatic exit from Covid quarantine this week, it gets worse. “When my sinus congestion was painful, I enlisted Dr. Roxanna Namavar from Pretty Healthy NYC, who also does vitamin drips at home in the Hamptons,” she wrote, “She shows up in her full hazmat outfit and 3M mask. I got magnesium, NAC (a precursor to glutathione, said to be very helpful against COVID-19), vitamin C with lysine, proline, and B complex, folic acid, zinc, selenium, glutathione and caffeine (to combat the headache).”
In what reads like a piece from The Onion, Cristina adds, “Both days, I added ½ cup of Clorox to my bathwater to combat the radiation and metals in my system and oxygenate it.” Adding a small amount of non-concentrated bleach to a bath is said by some to rid the skin of bacteria. However doctors say the smell of bleach can trigger asthma and other breathing problems, and it is not recommended for skin with open cuts.”
Delving further into pseudo-science, she writes, “I used a ‘body charger,’ which energy specialist Randy Oppitz suggested I borrow from a friend. It sent electrical frequencies through my body to oxygenate my blood and stimulate the healthy production of blood cells to fortify my immune system.”
“It also rebalanced my energy, which was gravely off from the stress of caregiving, catching the virus, fearing my kids would get it, etc,” she adds, “The key to healing the human body is directly related to the body’s ability to allow energy to flow through it. ‘I discovered in my 40-year career as a personal energy specialist that every person I ever worked with has blocked energies. The Body Charger is a device that transfers energy, breaks up, and pulls out the low frequency while replacing with a higher rate,’ Oppitz told me.”
She goes on, “I also rented a PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) machine, which optimizes the ability of cells to start healing. It uses low-energy fields to stimulate the self-healing mechanisms of the cells after a physical injury or a viral attack on the body’s tissues or bones.”
Christina claims that it helps treat COVID-19 because “it increases the speed with which your lungs and whole body can recover.” She said that she rented it from Stand Wellness in Water Mill for the month. “It is good to use for any ailment, at any time,” she writes, “I have used it in my office for the arthritis on my foot and for the inflammation Lyme disease caused my shoulders.”
There were some sensible suggestions, such as a series of regular supplements including zinc, vitamins B and D, Alka C, a vitamin C powder which she says “helps reduce the inflammation this virus causes all over the body,” and echinacea, a herb commonly taken to combat flu and colds. Plus she made a “liver-cleansing beverage” with a raw garlic clove, orange, lemon, cayenne pepper, olive oil, ginger and turmeric.
Then, back to the rarified world of the Hamptons. “Every day this week, Chris and I both ate an Ayurveda lunch from chef Corey de Rosa at Tapovana in Bridgehampton; his menu treats food as medicine,” she writes, “Aside from improving digestion, Tapovana’s dishes are also nourishing and cleansing. They focus on having balanced proportions of essential healing micro (vitamins and minerals) and macro (proteins, carbs and fats) nutrients.”
Cristina finishes with her family’s meals for the week, which she describes as “food for medicine.” The food includes “Cabbage, asparagus — a kidney cleanser — and chayote sambar (chayote is a tropical squash that hydrates the body and is high in vitamin C), with a lentil stew; mango with cardamom and cashews, a tissue-builder that’s also delicious.”
Other menu items include “Pongal, made of mung beans and rice,” “rose lassi, a yogurt-based drink packed with natural probiotics,” and “mashed mung daal.”
We just want to know who does their grocery shopping.
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