Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Are Cleaning Products Killing You?

Cleaning productsIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how home cleaning products may be killing us.

People have been disinfecting every surface in their homes since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a COVID-19 pandemic on March 11, 2020.

A 16% to 20% increase in calls to poison control centers has been reported due to exposure to cleaning solutions people are using to disinfect.

One of the biggest culprits are people mixing over the counter cleaning products they are using.

Mixing chemicals can cause a reaction that produces dangerous and even fatal fumes.

If you are looking to thoroughly disinfect a surface you need to begin with a clean surface.

Soap and water prove to be the best options for cleaning up dirt and grime.

Soap also inactivates viruses.

Here are 3 solutions that effectively disinfects surfaces.

Alcohol-based disinfectants contain either ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol at different levels of strength. Alcohol kills bacteria and also addresses fungi and viruses at concentrations above 60%.

Chlorine bleach kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi, but is also known to irritate your mucous membranes and form deadly gases when exposed to heat or light. Bleach also requires 10 to 60 minutes of contact to disinfect surfaces.

Hydrogen peroxide, at concentrations of 1% to 7.5%, as opposed to bleach, doesn’t produce any dangerous compounds. A better alternative is accelerated hydrogen peroxide (AHP), which works faster at killing viruses.

Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces are meant to help reduce the spread of viral and bacterial infections. Another way to reduce your potential for infection is to protect your immune system.

Keep your immune system functioning optimally with a nutritious diet, regular exercise, quality sleep, a positive attitude, and regular chiropractic care.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – 3 Ways to Increase Your Natural Healing Ability

Natural HealingIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at 3 natural ways to increase your natural healing, improve your immune system, and lower pain.

There is a protein in the body that plays a role in the natural healing process, called Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF).

In healthy people, TNF helps the body fight off infection.   

In people with autoimmune disease (psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease), high levels of TNF in the blood causes inflammation and painful symptoms.

People who are overweight also can have increased TNF which can lead to insulin resistance, a condition that causes your blood sugar to stay elevated and can lead to type 2 diabetes.

Ideally, you want to keep your TNF levels from elevating.

Here are 3 ways to lower TNF naturally:

1. Get regular exercise.  Daily exercise will help get rid of fat, where TNF lives.

2. Eat a healthy diet. The following foods help fight inflammation:
Green, leafy vegetables Fatty fish, like salmon, tuna, sardines, and mackerel
Fiber Fruits, like strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges ,Nuts.

3.  Get regular chiropractic care. A study reported in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics showed a reduction in high blood tumor necrosis factor-alpha levels after spinal manipulation therapy.

Keep your immune system healthy with a nutritious diet, regular exercise, quality sleep, a positive attitude, and regular chiropractic care.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Spinal Manipulation and the Immune System

immune systemIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the effect spinal manipulation therapy has on your immune system.

Inflammation is the normal response of your body’s immune system to injuries and harmful things that enter your body.

Immune cells quickly react to the damaged area to fix the problem.

To communicate, your immune cells use cytokines, which are a group of proteins secreted by cells of the immune system that act as chemical messengers.

The main role of cytokines is to help regulate the immune response.

A lower back pain study published in The Clinical Research of Pain found that spinal manipulation therapy contributed to positive changes in patients’ symptoms (inflammation, pain, etc.) by making changes in cytokine levels.

Keep your immune system healthy with a nutritious diet, regular exercise, quality sleep, a positive attitude and regular chiropractic care.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Chiropractors: Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

We knew it and most of you knew it. Chiropractors are deemed Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers. Watch this video now and find out why the U. S. Department of Homeland Security issued this import distinction. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – 9 Simple things To Support Your Immune System

immune systemIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at how to support your immune system.

World health officials indicate those most affected by COVID-19 are older adults and people with underlying medical conditions or weak immune systems.

The one of the thing you can do to protect yourself is to take preventive measures and build immunity.

Here are some things you can do to support your immune system.

Eat whole foods. Your immune system relies on nutrient-dense whole foods to function well including: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, and lean protein.

Cut out sugar and refined starches. Studies have shown refined sugars can suppress your immune system for hours after ingesting.

Ensure adequate protein intake.  Protein is critical for immune function and protein malnutrition is a big risk factor for death from infections.

Eat your fruits and vegetables. Eat multiple servings of colorful fruits and vegetables high in vitamins C, A, and phytonutrients that support the immune system.

Eat fermented foods.  Fermented foods support your microbiome and immunity. Eat sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, tempeh, unsweetened yogurt, and kefir.

Drink plenty of fluids, Consuming adequate fluids supports all your body’s functions including the immune system.

Get quality sleep. Sleep restores and heals the body. Without adequate sleep, optimal immune function is impossible.

Get daily exercise. Mild to moderate exercise (for approximately 30-45 minutes) helps boost the immune system.

Get regular chiropractic care.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Supplements Good For Your Immune System

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In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at supplements that can help support your immune system.

Since none of us can completely eliminate our risk of getting COVID-19, one thing we can do is eat as healthily as possible.

Since your immune system is responsible for fighting viruses and bacteria; research shows improving nutrition helps support optimal immune function.

Although you can get most of the immune boosting nutrients from a well-balanced diet; here is a list of some nutritional supplements that can also help support your immune system:

Multivitamin/Mineral: This is the foundation and a good way to cover the basic vitamins and minerals your body needs for day-to-day functions.

Vitamin D3: Adequate vitamin D status is critical for optimal immune function and cannot be achieved without supplementation during the winter months.

Buffered Vitamin C: Vitamin C provides antioxidant protection to the immune system.

Zinc citrate: Zinc Citrate is a powerful immune-supporting nutrient also found in seafood (especially oysters), red meat, and pumpkin seeds.

Probiotics: Probiotics help give your immune system a boost and inhibit the growth of harmful gut bacteria.

Fish Oil (Arctic Cod Liver Oil): In addition to the good fats, this cod liver oil contains additional vitamins A and D for added immune protection.

Before investing in nutritional supplements it is important to learn about their potential benefits and risks, and speak to your healthcare provider to decide together what might be best for your overall health.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – 5 Things To Know About Face Masks

face masksIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at 5 things you should know about face masks during COVID-19.

Wearing a face mask is not a guarantee you will not contract COVID-19, since the virus can be transmitted through the eyes and tiny viral particles can penetrate masks. However, masks are effective at capturing droplets, which is a main transmission route of coronavirus.

Here are 5 things you should know about face masks during COVID-19:

1. Most face masks do not keep the virus from entering your mouth or nose. However, face masks may discourage touching the face with contaminated hands.
2. Face masks help prevent the infection of others, blocking coughs or sneezes from becoming airborne.
3. Medical-grade masks are in limited supply and should be reserved solely for health professionals.
4. Cloth masks should be washed with soap and water after each use.
5. The CDC may issue new guidelines for wearing homemade masks when out in public.

Face masks are crucial for health workers looking after patients, as well for family members who need to care for someone who is ill.

Other ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 include:
-Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and then disposing of the tissue.
-Immediately washing your hands afterwards with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
-Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Keep healthy with a nutritious diet, regular exercise, quality sleep, a positive attitude and regular chiropractic care.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – Disinfecting Your iPhone

With the heightened concern about the COVID-19 outbreak, Apple is now giving the thumbs-up to using disinfectant wipes (Clorox Disinfecting Wipes and similar products with 70% isopropyl alcohol) on iPhones and other devices. Watch this video now and learn exactly how Apple says you should do it. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – 5 Known Facts About COVID5

corona virusIn this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at 5 known facts about coronavirus (COVID-19).

It is important to know the facts about coronavirus (COVID-19) and help prevent the spread of this disease and rumors.

According to the CDC, here are five known facts about COVID-19.

Fact 1: Disease knows no race or ethnicity. We are all susceptible.

Fact 2: For most people, the immediate risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 is thought to be low.  However, older adults and people of any age with underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, lung disease, or heart disease, are at greater risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Fact 3: Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people.

Fact 4: You can keep yourself and others healthy by:
-Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
-Staying home when you are sick.
-Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.

Fact 5: You can help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms: Fever, cough, and shortness of breath.  Please seek medical advice if you develop symptoms.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.  It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.

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Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA – 10 Things to Know About COVID-19: Separating Fact from Fear

In today’s news we look at 10 Things to Know About COVID-19. The World Health Organization declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic on March 10, 2020. Watch this video now and find out what you need to know and what you should be doing to protect yourself. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

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