Your Best Defense Towards the Ebola Virus

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For the past several weeks many patients have asked me about my thoughts on the Ebola issue. Of course, living here in Atlanta, where Emory has treated infected patients in a “Ebola-equipped” hospital room – some fear has overcome our community. Ebola is an infectious and generally fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding, spread through contact with infected body fluids by a filovirus (Ebola virus), whose normal host species is unknown. It is only contagious when the infected individual is showing active symptoms and again, through direct contact with infected body fluids.

Patients with Ebola have been treated by medical supervision – observations of vitals, hydration levels and blood work allows the patient’s immune systems to fight off the virus. So in essence, the only way to defeat the Ebola virus comes down to your immune system. So what are ways that you can take precautionary steps to decrease the rare chance you will come in to contact with someone who has the virus? The answer is to take steps to boost your own immune system. Something we know very well at our office. The breakdown:

1. Positive Mindset:
Having a positive mindset as been shown to help boost the immune systems of individuals fighting various bacterial and viral infections. How? Well when under stress, your body will release “stress hormones” that deter healing and set your body in a ‘flight or fight’ response. Conversely, keeping stress down helps to actively keep your immune system functioning at a higher capacity.

2. Maintaining Your Chiropractic Adjustments:
Many studies have shown that immediately following your corrective Chiropractic adjustment – your immune system jumps into high gear to fight off any pathogens. Keeping up at least a weekly adjustment can help maintain a properly functioning immune system.

3. Eating Healthy Meals:
a. Keeping up nutritious meals like consuming plenty of organic Vegetables, fruits, lean animal proteins, nuts and seeds is a start.

b. Stay away or limit consumption of foods that will lower your immunity, like: sugar, dairy, alcohol, corn, wheat (gluten), hydrogenated foods, excessive animal protein, excessive flour intake and highly processed foods.

c. To also aid the digestive tract, you will want to add antibacterial foods that target the harmful bacteria in the gut, like: astragalus, elderberry, lemon balm, licorice root, olive leaf and oregano oil.

d. You will also want to add immune-boosting foods and herbs: siberian ginseng, milk thistle, dandelion root, artichoke, turmeric, guava, peppers, kale, oranges, cod liver oil, sauerkraut, coconut keifer, apple cider vinegar and kombucha

e. You will also want to add immune-boosting Vitamins and Probiotics: Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Omega 3, Probiotics (all available at the clinic).

4. Daily Exercise and Fitness:
Many studies show the effectiveness of fitness activity and boosting the immune system. I recommend low impact exercises like Pilates for building core strength, lean muscle and flexibility as well as our Burst trainings like our Max T3 workouts that set your metabolic rate.

5. Limiting Your Toxin Exposure:
Your immune suffers when you take in constant environmental toxins like household detergents, cleaners and sprays. Using natural concoctions like Vinegar and water to clean table surfaces is a start.

Learn more about any and all of these immune-boosting tools at our clinic via a consultation or at one of our many workshops.

 

Dr_Matthew_EisenWho is Dr. Matthew Eisen?

“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He runs a large multi-discplinary health clinic in Roswell, GA (just north of Atlanta) and has over 10 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at drmattcares@gmail.com

Disclaimer: The entire contents of this email are based upon the opinions of this office, unless otherwise noted. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information presented is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician. The information here is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice.  © Copyright  Dr. Matthew Eisen.  All rights reserved.

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