Let’s talk about being asymptomatic, spinal adjustments and your immune system, taking risks, necessary exercise and necessary nutrition, and how our behavior has changed due to the coronavirus.
WHY ARE SOME PEOPLE ASYMPTOMATIC?
SPINAL MANIPULATION AND YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
During the Great Flu Pandemic of 1917-18, those patients treated by an osteopathic physician, who manipulated the spine, had a death rate of 0.5% versus those patients treated by a medical doctor with an average of 6.0% death rate. They also found that patients with pneumonia had a death rate of less than 10% with osteopathic care versus 33% death rate under medically treated cases.
What does this mean for you and today’s pandemic? It simply means that until there is a vaccine, drug, natural remedy or alternative approach to combat the COVID-19 virus, the best way for you to reduce your risk of contracting the disease (in addition to social distancing) is to stay as healthy as you possibly can. This is best achieved with spinal adjustments to maintain an efficient nervous system, eat a well-balanced diet, get plenty of exercise and sunshine, and have a good, positive attitude.
My offices are open, we’re following all the CDC guidelines, and people coming in are improving their health. We’re here to serve you. Dr. Ben
How to weigh the risk of going out in the coronavirus pandemic, in one chart
EXERCISE FOR THE MONTH (and the rest of your life)
One thing I have been hearing and seeing from people during this time of isolation is that everyone is sitting much more than usual, since we can’t go out and do as much as before, creating more tension and stiffness in the upper back and neck. The simple remedy for this is to get up and stretch backward (in extension). Stand up and clasp your hands above your head. Look up and lean slightly backward, feeling a stretch in your lower back and in your shoulders. Breathe and hold for 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat throughout the day, every day.
NUTRITION FOR NOW
I would like to remind you that Vitamin C, Vitamin D3 and Zinc are three natural immune boosters you can be taking right now to help you stay healthy. You can eat your Vitamin C in kiwi, oranges and red bell peppers; zinc lozenges can be found at most health food and grocery stores, and are best dissolved in your mouth; and you’ll get your Vitamin D from 15 minutes of outdoor sunlight per day. If you tend to be indoors way too much, Vitamin D3 supplement is better than nothing.
THIS IS HOW DEEPLY THE CORONAVIRUS CHANGED OUR BEHAVIOR
THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common — this is my symphony. -William Henry Channing
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