Coronavirus (COVID-19) Avoidance Tips
Dr. Suzanne Frye I'm Dr. Suzanne Frye. I'm gentle and I care. And because I care, I want to share with you what's been happening at the office. I've had patients, friends, even family call me and asked me how we can combat this virus that's going around, this coronavirus. So that's what we're going to talk about today. We're going to talk about what I've told my family to do to avoid this virus.
The first thing I told my family was washing your hands, not just running and getting it all wet, shake it off; wash your hands. This is wash your hands, the fronts, the backs, between your fingers, around your wrist. People say “Sing the Happy Birthday song” people say “Sing the ABC song.” I saw something the other day on Facebook, it was “Wash your hands as if you were just finished slicing up a whole tub of jalapenos, and you have to take your contacts out.” Stop and think about that for a second. Yeah, you're going to really wash your hands, you don't have that jalapeno juice burned in your eye, because trust me, that hurts.
When you’re done washing your hands, you want to grab that paper towel, turn off the faucet because you just touched a dirty faucet with your clean hands. That's kind of like not so smart. You want to use that paper towel to open the door that everybody else in his cousin and her cousin have touched, and you take that paper towel and throw it away once you get to a nice trashcan. I've talked to my family about touching their face. So we want to not do that. I know it's a habit, but it's something you're going to have to be aware about. Maybe danger, danger, danger. Don't touch your face.
For my family, being a chiropractic family getting adjusted is a no brainer. When you get adjusted you take the pressure off the nervous system which is going to allow the immune system to work 100%. My family is going to get adjusted a minimum of two times a week. And research has shown that chiropractic helps with your immune system. So for us, that's a no brainer. I've also talked to my family about maintaining their supplements. Now we take D3, we're going to make sure that we personally take 5000 units a day. If my kids had been slacking, which come on, they’re kids. Yeah, Mom, I did, I did my homework, I took my vitamins. I'm going to have them up that to about 10,000 units a couple days and drop down to 5000 units. We're going to take 1000 mg of vitamin C a day. That's going to help boost our immune system.
Well, my family, we have our supplements at home. For anybody who's sharing this or watching this, we have top quality brands at our office here. We do have a limited supply so get in quick to get it. The other source that we like to use is the Whole Wheatery. The Whole Wheatery has a great variety of vitamins and minerals, and their staff is outstanding, they really know their stuff.
The last conversation I had with my kids was again, just common sense. You want to avoid people who are sick. So if you've got people…. My kids, if they’ve got people in your class, they want to make sure that they're not like all buddy buddy up in their face.
The other thing that I've really discussed with my family is their sugar consumption. You want to cut out all your sugar so no sugar in your ice, tea or your coffee, no high fructose corn syrup in your sodas. No honey, I know honey in your tea. No maple syrup, you’ve got to cut back on that stuff, on the pancakes. And carbohydrates that convert to sugar, because sugar crashes your immune system, and you don't want a compromised immune system. My family doesn't eat a lot of that stuff. It's more of a treat, but we're really extra vigilant now, because I don't want them to catch this virus or any virus.
I don't think that we'll be wearing masks, but we may be seeing masks a lot out in the future, but you know, kind of give that little elbow bump instead of giving everybody hugs. For me, I'm Italian, I always give hugs; hug my patients and pat them, but I can't do that now, I’ve got to start a new universal greeting will just bump elbows.
And just be aware of your surroundings. If you're starting to feel kind of a little off, self-quarantine yourself for a couple days, hopefully it’ll be the weekend, and keep up on your vitamins.
So this is what I've talked to with my family, advice I've given to my family. Not only my immediate family, but I've got cousins calling me and aunties and uncles calling me. So this is what we're going to do, what my family is going to do. Hopefully this resonates with you, but please check with your medical provider before you start anything.
Thanks for your time and attention. I'm Dr. Suzanne Frye. I'm gentle, and I care.
Friends and patients are asking what I personally do to minimize the chances of catching the Coronavirus. This is the advice I have given my family.
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