This week I want to talk about Flu Season and the flu shot. I’ve had people asking me recently my thoughts on the shot and others tell me they are being forced to get it.
There is very little benefit to getting the flu shot and so many risks. Most studies show the flu shot has at most 10 to 20% effectiveness. Some studies show those who get the flu vaccine five years in a row are 10x more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease (Neurology 2004;63:838-42). Know what’s in flu vaccine! If your doctor pushes it on you, ask him for the flu box insert. They will deny these ingredients but they are listed! There are better and more natural ways to protecting you against the flu and other diseases! People don’t get sick because of the flu or other bacteria and viruses. People get sick because their body and immune system isn’t working properly. If it was from the germs, then everybody would be sick.
So, how can you naturally protect yourself against the flu?
1) Get adjusted! People don’t realize that getting adjusted boosts the immune system naturally. Many patients that make chiropractic a regular part of their health and maintenance schedule notice they are healthier. I used to suffer with a bronchial condition for 10 years then started getting adjusted at 24 years old and haven’t had one attack since then for 22 years! Studies show patients that get adjusted regularly as part of their health regimen have a 200% stronger immune system. Cancer patients that get adjusted show a 400% stronger immune response.
If you and your family aren’t getting adjusted, why not? This is just one of many benefits plus there are no harmful side effects of medications! Get adjusted to beat flu season!
2) Nutrition: your body needs good nutrition to be healthy. Deprive your body of healthy foods and your immune system drops. This includes vitamins. Most people are deficient in vitamins, especially Vit D which has a big impact on your immune system. If you want the best multi vitamin, antioxidant and omegas ask me!
Too many of you take vitamins like Centrum, One a Day, GNC brand and others that don’t have sufficient levels of vitamins but on top of that, these vitamins aren’t bio-available, meaning your body can’t break them down and absorb them. Stop wasting your money on these low quality vitamins!
3) Dehydration and Caffeine: so many of you drink caffeine daily in your coffee. Caffeine dehydrates you at the tune of 4 to 8 glasses of water for each 8 ounces of coffee you drink. The more dehydrated you are the weaker your immune system is. Plus caffeine destroys your adrenal glands, which balances hormones. One of these hormones is cortisol. If your cortisol levels are off, it weakens your immune system. We can easily test your adrenals, so ask me next time you’re in the office. We have a simple vitamin product that helps boost the adrenal glands which will help the immune system, reduce body stress, improve heart and digestive health, reduce body inflammation, and can even help with allergies, weight problems, diabetes, PMS, menopause and much more.
So if you are ready to to beat Flu Season, strengthen the immune system and haven’t been in, make sure you call the top rated Freehold Chiropractor at 732-780-0044 to get back on track!
I am likely going on my yearly fall vacation Nov 2nd thru Nov 6th! So, if I do go away, we will be closed that Monday and Thursday. Be aware to make sure you get your appointments scheduled. This is my time to refresh and re-energize for the holiday rush. It’s one of my favorite times of year as I love to spend time with my family and celebrate with patients. Most of all it’s a time I like to give back to the community I not only practice in, but grew up in! Starting Thanksgiving until New Years, I hold our annual holiday food and coat drive. Please, help those who are less fortunate and donate coats and canned foods during that time as a gift from us to them to help bring some warmth and nutrition to those in need.
One last thing before I sign off for the weekend…..
Who else is starting to feel like a stuffed turkey way before Thanksgiving Day? If so, please join us for another one of our hugely successful 2 Week Body Transformation programs. This one will start right after Halloween week and will get you ready to look and feel great, in plenty of time for my absolute favorite holiday (Thanksgiving).
Message me for details!!
This group will start on Monday 11/6 thru Sunday 11/19! Registration ends on Sunday night 10/29!
Lose 5 to 10lbs in 2 weeks, lose body fat and look great for the holidays.
Who’s in????? — feeling excited.
Make sure you contact me and place your order no later than Sunday 10/29 to participate! We will have our clinical nutritionist and other healthcare providers providing support in our facebook group!
Who’s ready to beat flu season?
Have a great weekend!
To your health and wellness