Archive for January, 2013

Boost Your Immune System & Stay Cold-Free

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Ways to Deal with Colds

Have you ever noticed that while one person in a household may have a virus, not everyone that comes into connect with the infected individual will get sick?

This is because germs are the not the cause of disease! The deciding factor is the health of the potential host!

It is true that in the colder months, more people are sick, and our bodies seem to have lowered immunity to fighting off colds/viruses.

The important thing to focus your attention on is maintaining a strong immune system, so that regardless of what you may encounter at work, home, or in stores, you will be able to fight off a virus.

Our bodies are amazing — they have the ability to protect us from foreign, unfriendly organisms like viruses or bacteria. However, sometimes they need a little extra support.

Following a healthy lifestyle is vital for maintaining a strong immune system, this includes:

– Eating a low sugar, whole food diet

– Focusing on hydration

– Exercising

– Figuring out ways to reduce your stress levels, such as yoga or meditation

– Getting 6-8 hours/night of sleep

– Supplementing your diet with Vitamin C, Zinc, Maitake mushroom extract, Echinacea, or Goldenseal, to name a few, which are anti-viral/anti-bacterial vitamins and herbs that have been shown to have immune-boosting qualities

– Addressing the health of your intestines (small and large) with probiotic supplementation

– As my patients well know, chiropractic adjustments also help boost their body’s immune system, as they reduces the stress on the body’s nervous system

 

 

Surprising Symptoms of Spinal Misalignment

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Subluxation

Did you know that many of the common symptoms of illness, such as sleep deprivation, a weakened immune system, ADHD, food allergies, headaches, and digestive issues, could be the result of a misalignment in your spine, or what is called a “subluxation”?

Your spine protects your spinal cord — the information highway for communication between the brain and the rest of the body.

When your spine is misaligned, or subluxated, the messages from the brain to the muscles, organs, and glands will be interrupted.  In other words, when you have a subluxation, parts of your body will not get the proper messages. This can result in a variety of symptoms, including the ones mentioned above.

Do you think you may have a subluxation?

My practice is built upon the philosophy that your body has the innate ability to heal itself.  As a wellness practitioner, I have the training and technique to help you locate and correct subluxations and to dissolve the barriers that keep you from achieving your greatest human potential.