Archives for May 2020

Face Coverings and the Governor’s Mandate

Hello again: Here is an update from the Virginia Chiropractic Association regarding face masks and the Governor's mandate you need to be aware of: "According to Ms. Tai Maynard of the Virginia Department of Health earlier today regarding Governor Northam’s Executive Order #63:

  • Doctors’ offices ARE included in what the governor refers to as 'public spaces.' It is expected that the doctor and employees will wear face coverings.
  • Patients are considered 'patrons' in the governor’s EO, so they are required to wear face coverings, too.
From the EO, the requirement to wear a face covering does not apply to following: 1. While eating or drinking; 2. Individuals exercising or using exercise equipment; 3. Any person who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the face covering without ... Read more

COVID-19 : Recovery & Prevention

Hello again everyone: Last week we talked about the elephant in the room, which is that everyone agrees that your pre-existing health status has everything to do with if you get COVID-19, how severe it may be, and how long it may last…yet no one talks about how to improve your health/pre-existing condition…unfortunately, no one is talking about how to increase resiliency and wellness as a component of prevention and recovery. Well, here is something you can do now to improve your immune health as well as your overall health: Read more

COVID-19 Update: The Elephant In The Room

Hello again everyone: The elephant in the room that very few seem to recognize is all about your health status before you get sick. Conditions such as asthma, allergies, smoking, lack of exercise, obesity, being overweight, diabetes and pre-diabetes, sedentary lifestyles, heart conditions, high blood pressure, liver disease, persistent high stress, lack of sleep, being older, living in nursing homes, poor nutritional status, etc. are all being mentioned as pre-existing conditions that can severely worsen your outcome if you become ill with COVID-19, or any other viral or bacterial illness for that matter. The CDC stated: “Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.” While all of this is being mentioned, no one seems to be ... Read more

COVID-19: More on Supportive/Adjuvant Treatments: Focus on Melatonin

Hello once again everyone: We all hope that you are doing well and living a supportive/preventive lifestyle while we all endure this pandemic crisis. Here is some more information that you can use to improve your immune and overall health. As you are probably aware, when a corona virus infected individual goes into a ‘cytokine storm’ is when things get life-threatening, so strategies that may possibly mitigate such an event are worthy of consideration. It is not a long article and worth the read, but here are some quotes from the article that seem the most pertinent: Selected quotes from this article: “This article summarizes the likely benefits of melatonin in the attenuation of COVID-19 based on its putative pathogenesis.” Melatonin, a ... Read more

COVID-19 Prevention Strategies: Update

Hello again one and all: We hope you are staying well, and here is some more news about a safe antiseptic disinfectant/sanitizer to reduce your risks. It is called stabilized hypochlorous acid, and despite the name, it has been around for decades and has been proven safe and effective as a disinfectant. It is also known as electrolyzed water. There are literally hundreds of references, and here are a few: Read more

COVID-19 Prevention Strategies: Is Exercise Effective at Risk Reduction?

Hello again everyone: As you are all aware, people with certain pre-existing health conditions are at greater risk of developing the more severe forms of reaction to this corona virus, including the ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) that can lead to death. And did you know that plain old exercise is known to reduce those risk factors substantially and can be viewed as a potential treatment?? This link takes you to a short article that is worth reading in its entirety: It turns out that exercise causes our muscles to release a potent antioxidant that scavenges free radicals that create inflammation and cell damage/death, and this includes acute lung diseases. The ... Read more