Cristina Cuomo, wife of CNN journalist Chris Cuomo, has defended her use of holistic remedies such as bleach baths as a treatment for Covid-19.
The 'wellness worshiper' used her blog, The Purist, to share homeopathic tips on how she recovered from Covid-19, recommending bathing in one half of a cup of Clorox bleach twice a week.
Speaking to People magazine Cristina, 50, said that she is 'feeling well' and hit back against critics: 'There's a huge opposition against holistic medicine, I get that. We are all trying to find tools to help beat this.
Cristina Cuomo took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a snap of herself enjoying a walk on the beach with the caption: 'I am so grateful to be feeling well again'
'The fact is, there are no standardized treatments for this virus. My hope is to share information and alternatives that many might not have access to and are interested in hearing about.
'Access to healthcare and medicine is not a privilege, it is a human right. Regardless of accessibility, I wanted to give my immune system a fighting chance.'
In the now deleted blog post Cristina, who lives in Southampton, New York, incorrectly shared that the bleach is 'technically salt' and claimed she used it to 'combat the radiation and metals in my system', in direct contrast to warnings given by Clorox that contact with skin should be avoided.
The blogger also wrote about boosting immunity to the virus through a $300 vitamin C intravenous drip.
Cristina, center, Chris, top left, and Mario Cuomo, bottom right, have all tested positive for coronavirus but their two daughters remain healthy. Chris and Cristina have recovered
She claims the advice was provided by Dr. Linda Lancaster, who describes herself as an energy medicine and homeopathic physician and lists high-profile names such as Robert Redford among her clients.
Cristina, Chris, 49, and their son Mario Cuomo, 14, all tested positive for coronavirus although she and her husband have since recovered.
The home-trialed remedies were met with a large wave of criticism, coming just days before President Donald Trump caused uproar by suggesting that cleaning agents injected into the body could be used as a coronavirus cure, along with the use of ultraviolet lights.
Magazine editor Cristina Cuomo hits