Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot
On Fridays I like to share some of the experiences I’ve had during the week with patients and in my personal life that I’ve found significant in some way. Hopefully, you find value in them.
Something multiple patients have told me this week? I’ve had 4 separate patients tell me that they and their families were screamed for not wearing masks while outdoors this week. They were simply not wearing masks because they were outdoors and nowhere near within 6 feet of anyone which is what is specified within the mandate. All four were really upset that someone would curse them and their children out when they weren’t even in violation of any rules. We are in tough times right now, but I believe that crisis reveals character. The type of person that is willing to say hateful things in front of children was broken far before COVID ever came about. For the rest of us, we want to be the type of people that set an example of how to act and behave properly under any circumstances.
A natural remedy I recommend? Many people regularly suffer from heartburn, reflux, or GERD. There are different causes of each but something I’ve had my patients use with great success over the years is apple cider vinegar. Using apple cider vinegar helps balance the pH levels which leads to benefits in these symptoms in most cases (at least in my experience). Here are the ways I usually have my patients try this remedy:
Option 1: 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar with ¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda – Mix in a glass of water and drink up to 3 times daily
Option 2: 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar with 1 Teaspoon Honey. Mix in a glass of water and drink up to 3 times daily
Option 3: Take apple cider vinegar capsules or drink it straight like a shot.
What did you think of those doctors talking about Hydroxychloroquine? For those that don’t know, a group of medical doctors earlier this week held a press conference and talked about their actual experiences in treating COVID patients with hydroxychloroquine since the pandemic started.
As a chiropractor, I cannot prescribe any medication and I do not take any myself, so I really have no dog in the fight. However, I always trust “boots on the ground” – the people in the field with first-hand experience. I found those medical doctors to be credible and I trusted what they said because it was based on actual clinical experiences they’ve been having and it matched much of what I’d read in studies done outside of our country. I also found it curious that the social media platforms were removing clips of their press conference as “misinformation” since it was based on what they’d done and seen in the hospitals/offices and not theoretical.
How do you handle patients you don’t agree with? The other day I had a patient in my office that was talking very loudly and giving me their take on seemingly all our current events. After they left, a patient that was waiting in the lobby that knows me well (and knew I didn’t agree with what they were saying) asked me why I didn’t argue with them. My answer was that it would be a waste of my energy and wasn’t relevant to me helping them. I am always happy to share my opinions when asked or if I think my experience can help a person get better. I take my job of helping people seriously and I make that my priority above anything else. I never feel it’s my place to use my “platform” to
Some quotes I love?
“Cowards never start, the weak never finish, winners never quit.” – Team Never Quit
“I can. I will. End of story.” – Ray “Cash” Care
“I’m tired boss. Mostly, I’m tired of people being ugly to each other.” – John Coffey, The Green Mile
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