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Hueytown Chiropractic Clinic: COVID-19 Status

Hueytown Chiropractic Clinic is concerned about the occurrence of the COVID-19 (Novel coronavirus). As we respond to the ever-changing environment, the safety of our patients and staff remains our highest priority.

While we continue to closely monitor recommendations and protocols established by the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local health departments in regard to COVID-19, we remain committed to providing you convenient and safe chiropractic care.

Policy:

As a precautionary measure, we have implemented increased hygiene routines, monitoring and operations protocols and are following clinic procedures outlined by healthcare organizations and leading authorities within the chiropractic profession.

Patient Support:

We recommend patients follow guidelines issued by the CDC, and if you are feeling unwell, please take steps to safeguard others and remain at home.

To date, routine hygienic measures are the suggested best practice for prevention of viruses like the coronavirus.

Resources:

Follow the links below to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Follow the links below to the World Health Organization:

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Eating for immunity

We have some tips on what to eat to maximize your immune system, and what to eat and nutritional supplements that maybe helpful if you contract the coronavirus or a flu.

Eating poorly can make you ill, and eating poorly while ill can extend your illness so try to stay away from refined sugars.

If your diet is lousy, you’ll get sick more often than someone who eats a healthier diet. Viruses and bacterial infections will hit you harder and keep you out for longer. Meanwhile, eating poorly while you are sick will only make you sicker. Good nutrition allows our bodies to respond to germy invaders quickly and efficiently, and in order to function well, the cells of our immune system need plenty of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids.

A healthy gut is essential to immunity, and prebiotics and probiotics in food and supplements may help prevent illness.

Some of the best whole food sources of prebiotic are vegetables like asparagus, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, leeks, and onions. Carbs like barley, beans, oats, quinoa, rye, wheat, potatoes, and yams; fruit such as apples, bananas, berries, citrus, kiwi; and fats such as flax seeds and chia seeds.

The best whole-food sources of probiotics are dairy such as yogurt, cheese, and kefir with live and active cultures; fermented vegetables like pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi; fermented soy such as miso and tempeh, and soy sauce and wine.

Things to do to avoid getting sick include avoiding over- or under-exercising, avoiding over- or under-eating, maintaining a healthy body weight, washing your hands, getting enough sleep consistently, managing stress, eating plenty of nutrient-dense foods, and feeding your healthy body.

What to eat when ill

Foods that may hasten recovery when you have a virus or infections are:

GarlicMay act as antibiotic and lessens the severity of colds and other infections.

Chicken soup — Commonly touted as a food for colds, chicken soup (made from scratch, not a can) provides fluids and electrolytes, is warm and soothing, and may also contain anti-inflammatory properties that may decrease cold symptoms.

Green tea — Boosts the production of B cell antibodies, helping us rid ourselves of invading pathogens.

Honey — Is thought to have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and is an effective cough suppressant. In one study it was as effective as a cough-suppressing drug. A few teaspoons in a cup of green tea is all you need.

Elderberries These have antiviral properties and are loaded with phytonutrients. A few small studies have found the elderberry extract reduces the duration of colds and other upper respiratory tract infections.

If you’re already sick, drink lots of fluids (especially water and green tea), rest as much as possible to recover, focus on immune-boosting foods, supplement with pre- and probiotics, and use Immune-boosting supplements.

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