Daily Supplementation

As we know all too well, many of us follow the “average American diet”, which consists of many refined and processed foods, some of which have limited nutritional value. Many are not eating enough fresh foods that are naturally high in nutrients like vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that help the body thrive and maintain health. Most people would benefit from supplementing their diets in order to bridge this nutritional gap.

So, what do we recommend? Here is our list of daily supplements that will help keep you healthy and well. As you probably already know, we use Standard Process supplements in the office due to their high quality and natural ingredients.

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Why do Some Get Sick with Covid-19?

SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus which causes COVID-19, has infected almost 2.5 million people around the world and claimed 170,000 lives. We don't know exactly why some people with coronavirus are asymptomatic while others develop life-threatening illness. But here's what we know so far.

Once a person has been infected with the virus, it can take up to 14 days for symptoms to appear (if they do at all) – known as the incubation period. The path from the point of infection can vary enormously. The body's immune system is critical for determining this. Having a strong immune response during the incubation period can prevent the infection taking hold, reduce the actual quantity of virus in the body and prevent it from getting to the lungs.

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Latest News and Updates: Covid-19

To our Valued Practice Members:

As we continue to monitor the latest developments associated with the Novel Coronavirus Covid-19, we have implemented some small changes in an effort to limit contact when in the office. Please note the following changes:

• We kindly ask that you wash your hands when coming into the office. • We have removed our sign in system and pens. Shelley will gladly sign you in. If you need a pen, please do not hesitate to ask for one. • WE STILL HAVE FRUIT! It’s just hiding behind the desk! Again, Shelley will be more than glad to help you! • It is once again time for our Almond Guessing Contest! This is a favorite in the office and we didn’t want to cancel it! Guess the almonds in the jar, and you guessed it, Shelley will fill out your ballot! • As stated in our previous email, we have removed the kids toys in the play area. We have coloring sheets so please do not hesitate to ask us for those! • We also have medical grade disinfectant that we have begun utilizing this week and we are wiping down all high traffic areas multiple times per day.

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An Important Message from Platinum Chiropractic

While we have always prided ourselves on keeping our office clean, we have recently stepped up our efforts amid concerns of the Novel Coronavirus Covid-19. We have been diligently disinfecting our office multiple times per day and have been following information and recommendations from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as new information becomes available.

Obviously our primary concern is for the safety and wellbeing of both our patients and staff. Along with regular disinfecting and handwashing, we have decided to temporarily remove our toys from the children’s play area. We continue to welcome your children into the office and will be able to provide them coloring sheets for their entertainment while here.

Please keep this in mind – our bodies’ nervous system is like an air traffic controller that directs the immune system in detecting and eliminating invaders. The more powerful your immune system, the less likely you are to get any virus. Now, we’re not suggesting that structural correction is going to ward off Coronavirus. What we are saying is that it is completely reasonable to suggest that a perfectly tuned nervous system can increase your immunity, and not only provide some shielding from Coronavirus, but very likely, all invaders. The other side of the equation is providing your body with what it needs functionally and nutritionally. You’ve probably heard it a thousand times, but here are some tips to keep your immune system functioning at its best:

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All About Intermittent Fasting

Eating right is hard. Counting calories to keep yourself in line can take more effort than it’s worth, which is why thousands of people have turned to a simple, almost effortless eating strategy called intermittent fasting instead. Unlike regular diets, intermittent fasting isn’t about WHAT you eat, but WHEN. And for many, that makes all the difference.

What Is Intermittent Fasting? Put simply, intermittent fasting is a pattern of eating where you schedule each meal to ensure you get the maximum metabolism-boosting benefit from it. By undergoing a series of short fasts, you push your metabolism to its full fat-burning potential. Fasting can take many forms, from simply not eating until 1pm every day or going full days without more than fluids. The choice of fast is completely up to you and dependent on what your body best responds to, so don’t be afraid to experiment.

The Science Behind Fasting The benefits behind fasting comes down to the amount of time your body spends in a “fed” and “fasted” state every day. Once you’ve digested dinner, your body enters a post-absorptive state for about 8-12 hours where it has low blood glucose levels and turns towards its own fat stores for energy, causing you to burn fat more efficiently. The longer you keep yourself in this “fasted state,” the easier it is to burn calories.

4 Intermittent Fasting Methods to Try It’s not difficult to try intermittent fasting. Below are four popular ways to fast for overall wellness that might give you the weight loss results you’ve been working towards. 1. Daily Intermittent Fasting (Lean Gains): As one of the most popular fasting methods for first time fasters, Lean Gains lets you eat for eight hour stretches and fast for sixteen. Most people fast from early evening until 1pm the following day.

  1. 5:2 Diet: This simple fasting strategy allows you to eat normally for five days a week and restrict yourself to a quarter of your regular calories (around 500) for two non-consecutive days each week.

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