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Take Charge of Your Health
Here at HealingSpace Medical Center, our message in regard to staying well remains consistent: modify your diet and lifestyle to promote health and overall wellness. Be proactive, not reactive. Stay vigilant, not fearful. With so much information at our fingertips, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Your body and your immune system are amazing, especially when provided with the tools and support they need to do their job.
Lifestyle: It is important to stay grounded
Practice mindfulness every day!
Incorporate meditation into each day (click here for mediations led by Dr. Mitchell). Deep breathing exercises have been shown to decrease anxiety and blood pressure, as well as induce a sense of calm and clarity.
Physical activity is known to boost the immune system, promote better sleep, and improve physical and cognitive function. Get out into nature and breathe fresh air.
Strive to get 7-8 hours of restful sleep. Create a healthy, relaxing, and consistent bedtime routine. Try and avoid electronic devices at least 2 hours before you go to bed.
We recommend focus on eating a diet full of nutrient dense, whole foods and making sure you are drinking plenty of water (at least 64 oz/day).
Supplements: Give your body the support it needs to function optimally
Immune supporting supplements:
We have these supplements available at the office, but we encourage you to obtain them through Fullscript to be shipped directly to your home by calling the office at (847) 304-5526 for an order. As with anything, it is important to take into consideration each individual’s history and situation to determine the most appropriate plan.
Daily Practices to Implement:
Wash your hands! (If you are in a situation where you cannot wash your hands, a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol is the next best choice.)
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
Stay home when you are sick
Cover coughs and sneezes with either a disposable tissue or your elbow
Clean and disinfect commonly touched objects and surfaces
Practice social distancing: avoid or postpone plans that will bring you into contact with large groups of people. Try to maintain a 6 foot distance from others if you do need to go out.
Choose your information sources wisely. Society today means we are constantly bombarded with information from every direction. The CDC website has plenty of information regarding prevention, control, basic preparedness, and general information about COVID-19. Try to stay off social media and know when to turn off the news! It is important to unplug.
During this time, HealingSpace Medical Center plans to remain open. If you are ill, please do not come into the office. Patients have the option to switch to a virtual visit if it is possible to conduct your appointment over the phone. (BCBS patients: virtual visits with Dr. Mitchell, Ida, and Jennifer can be submitted for payment through your insurance.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us any time at (847) 304-5526 to cancel or reschedule an upcoming appointment. We are once again taking voicemail messages regarding appointments. Please notify us ASAP if you need to cancel, as we will still be charging a fee for no show appointments.
If you feel that you need to be tested or treated for COVID-19, we ask you to do so at the facility recommended by your municipality.
HealingSpace does not have test kits for COVID-19.