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Chiropractic Solutions News – April 2020
Its a funny time of the year, Easter has come and gone and our routines have all been changed due to the current COVID status, and the current rules have left us unsure of what is permitted and what isn’t. With new home office setups and disruption to gym routines its important to remember the things that are required to keep our immune system healthy to fight all pathogens…..nutritious diet, exercise, fresh air, vitamin D and plenty of sleep.
- Chiropractic Solutions belongs to the Allied Health Profession and so we are called upon to help people with their ailments to minimize unnecessary burden on the Medical System.
- The Clinic Hours during this COVID period will be
- Mon to Friday 9-1; 3-7pm
- Sat 8-11am
- The following COVID procedures are implemented in the clinic:
- regular sanitization of all surface
- minimized bookings for less patient interaction in the waiting room
- social distancing in the waiting room
- patients can check in from the car by calling the clinic, and our receptionists will ring when it’s time for the appointment to begin.
- elderly patients can request the first appointment to minimize interaction with other patients
- Clinic will be closed for ANZAC Day Sat 25th April 2020
- Dr Luke will return from holiday on Tuesday 28th April 2020
- Below: Photos from Evie’s our CA’s trip to New Zealand in early March.
Ten evidence-based nutrients that have been shown to support viral immunity
Zinc (Zn) is an essential micro-nutrient known to play a central role in the immune system, involving multiple mechanisms, from skin membrane barrier integrity, to the regulation of lymphocytes, it is critical in generating both innate and acquired (humoral) antiviral responses.
For foods that contain Zinc click here
Most Seleno-proteins participate in antioxidant defence and as a co-factor in redox regulation, particularly via the various types of glutathione peroxidases (GPxs).
Glutathione is an intracellular reducing agent that helps maintain the redox potential of the cell and is important for both extra- and intra-cellular immune function & has been shown to block replication of HIV, HSV-1, influenza virus, and potentially other viruses.
For foods that contain Selenium click here
3. N-Acetylcystenine (NAC)
NAC has demonstrated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and mucolytic activity, as well as being an effective enhancer of T-cell function.
Studies have shown that NAC is able to reduce the duration of intensive care unit (ICU) stays during conditions involving respiratory distress.
For Food that contain NAC click here
4. Vitamin A
Vitamin A, in conjunction with Vitamin D assists numerous defence mechanisms for increasing infection resistance by activating immune defence cells B & T lymphocytes and enhances antibody production.
Foods that contain Vitamin A click here
5. Vitamin D
Vitamin D is important for regulating immune functions during the active stages of infection and inflammation.
For more info on Vitamin D click here
6. Vitamin C
Vitamin C has antiviral activity which may be due, at least in part, to enhanced interferon activity
For more info on vitamin C click here
Increasing the Lysine / Arginine ratio of available amino acids in tissues has been shown to potentially inhibit the stability and replication of various viruses including Herpes, Influenza A, and other viruses.
For foods that contain Lysine click here
Curcumin has been shown to have potent anti-inflammatory capabilities and may be helpful during severe infection stages.
Curcumin has also demonstrated direct inhibitory effects on various bacteria, fungi and viruses, namely HBV, HCV and HIV.
For more info on curcumin click here
Arabinogalactan is capable increasing the human body’s potential to defend against cold virus infections.
In a recent study, around 200 volunteers who had experienced at least 3 Respiratory Infections within the past 6 months were trialled on 4.5g Arabinogalactan vs a Placebo. Arabinogalactan significantly increased the participant’s capacity to defend against infections, resulting in a reduced incidence and/or severity of common cold virus infections in the treatment group.
This is significant because it demonstrates not only an ability to potentially increase immunity and resilience to infection, but also more crucially to support the regulation of the inflammatory response during infection (to assist symptoms and tissue damage remaining under control).
Allicin found in raw garlic has numerous health benefits including antibacterial, antiviral, cardiovascular and may even help with anti -tumor affects.
For more information click here
For more information on Viral Immunity click here
Please ask your practitioner for supplements available in the clinic or additional information.
Creamy Corn and Bacon Chowder
Saren our office manager has provided us with one of her favorite hearty soup recipes. To enhance the flavour use organic bacon bones to create your own stock as well as organic cream. Click here for the recipe
Some great articles this month to keep you updated on how to enhance your health and well-being. To keep up to date on the latest health news subscribe to our Facebook page. (click on the link at the bottom of the newsletter)
What is the immune system and how does it work?
Great video explaining how our immune system fights pathogens on a daily basis. click here for more
What foods can help you naturally build your immune system?
10 food that help boost immunity. click here
Are you doing things daily that damages your immune system?
Habits that can damage the Immune System?.click here to watch this video
Can Chiropractors at Chiropractic Solutions examine ankles?
Dr Justin explaining the Gonstead chiropractic approach to finding and correcting the underlying biomechanical issues associated with the ankle. click here for more