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The doctors at Elements are experts at using natural therapies to prevent illness and heal disease.

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We work diligently with each patient to unearth the root of your illness.

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We provide the expertise of doctors who graduated from the nation’s top natural medical school.

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We recognize the benefit of all forms of medicine. We work with you to achieve your health goals as part of your healthcare team.

Cold and Flu Prevention – Hand Washing

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With school back in session, cold and flu season is upon us even though it is still 90° outside.  Two people have come to the clinic this week alone with sniffles and sore throats.  So what can you do to protect yourself and your family from unnecessary infections?  Make a conscious effort to wash your hands multiple times throughout your day.  Follow these simple rules:

Always wash your hands before:

  • Preparing food or eating
  • Treating wounds, giving medicine, or caring for a sick or injured person
  • Inserting or removing contact lenses

Always wash your hands after:

  • Preparing food, especially raw meat or poultry
  • Using the toilet or changing a diaper
  • Touching an animal or animal toys, leashes, or waste
  • Blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing into your hands
  • Treating wounds or caring for a sick or injured person
  • Handling garbage, household or garden chemicals, or anything that could be contaminated — such as a cleaning cloth or soiled shoes

In addition, wash your hands whenever they look dirty.

It’s generally best to wash your hands with soap and water. Follow these simple steps:

  • Wet your hands with running water.
  • Apply liquid, bar or powder soap.
  • Lather well.
  • Rub your hands vigorously for at least 20 seconds. Remember to scrub all surfaces, including the backs of your hands, wrists, between your fingers and under your fingernails.
  • Rinse well.
  • Dry your hands with a clean or disposable towel or air dryer.
  • If possible, use your towel to turn off the faucet.

Keep in mind that antibacterial soap is no more effective at killing germs than is regular soap. Using antibacterial soap may even lead to the development of bacteria that are resistant to the product’s antimicrobial agents — making it harder to kill these germs in the future.

Jonathan Powell, ND

 


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