Dr. Ryan Herold at Mayfield Chiropractic understands the importance of a strong immune system, especially during a pandemic. “The castle that will fend off the invasion is the one with the best defenses – a moat, thick walls, tall walls, the most soldiers, etc. The same applies to the body’s immune response. The better the support (i.e. nutrition, exercise), the stronger the response. I have always believed in the importance of building the defensive walls for our patients, but this year has really pushed that idea forward at an incredible pace.”
Throughout this pandemic and hurricane recovery, Dr. Herold’s goal has been to help support his patients’ physical health and their immune systems. Chiropractic care has been shown to help the immune response, as well as proper diet and exercise. He works with his patients to improve their diet and exercise routines and maintain regular chiropractic care. “A big issue with the stay-at-home order seems to be decreased overall activity,” Dr. Herold says. “Along with missing out on the social aspect of life. We can help some of that by giving home exercise advice and even supplementation to boost the immunity and help with the stress response of this year.”
Dr. Herold says you truly are what you eat. “As cliché as it sounds, it’s true. Everything starts with a solid foundation, and for your health, that’s diet. Start with proper nutrition to support the body overall and give the body the tools it needs to build its defensive walls. Supplementation is built to fill in the missing bricks of your walls.”
Mayfield Chiropractic works with Standard Process and Apex Energetics to offer high quality supplements, such as vitamin D3, vitamin C, and zinc, which work together to help support your immune response.
Regarding exercising at home, Dr. Herold focuses on proper technique to ensure patient safety, along with a routine that fits his patients long term goals. “Improper technique can lead to injuries which will hamper your immune response and overall progress. With what has been learned through this pandemic and how COVID is spread, we have a better understanding of the proper routines to advise people.”
Mayfield Chiropractic suffered considerable damage from the storms and was closed for over two months. “We reopened on October 19 and started contacting our patients’ to let them know we were available again,” Dr. Herold says. “We also started letting the community know we were open. With the amount of cleanup and construction happening right now, we want to be available for those who need our care. We continue to maintain our regular business hours with some modifications due to the current circumstances with COVID.”