How to Beat the Flu Naturally

10 tips to help boost your immune system and fight off the flu virus this season

1. Take Vitamin D: A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a Vitamin D supplement was actually 800% more effective at reducing the risk of flu infection than vaccines! Researchers have found that 2,000 IU of vitamin D per day helps prevent the seasonal flu.

2. Take Probiotics: Probiotics are live microorganisms that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut. 80 percent of your immune system is located in your digestive system, making a healthy gut a major focal point if you want to maintain optimal health.

3. Get Adjusted: Since the nervous system controls all functions of the body, including the immune system, chiropractic care can have a positive effect on immune function.

4. Take Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Omega 3 fatty acids help decrease inflammation in the body and boosts cell defenses.

5. Load up on the fruits and veggies: Make sure that your diet consists of a rainbow of fruits and vegetables to ensure that you are getting all of the necessary nutrients. Taking a quality multivitamin helps to ensure you get all the essential nutrients your body needs.

6. Drink lots of water: Water helps flush out the toxins in your body. You should be drinking approximately half your body weight in ounces per day.

7. Moderate Exercise: Exercising for 30 to 60 minutes daily can give your immune system the extra kick that it needs to fight off a virus.

8. Get enough sleep: Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for the immune system to recharge itself. An overly fatigued body doesn’t have the necessary strength to fight off infections.

9. Skip the sweets: Sugar depresses the immune system and makes your body more susceptible to getting a virus. Eating or drinking 100g of sugar (2 cans of pop) decreases white blood cells (immune cells) by 40%.

10. Avoid the flu shot: According to Dr. J. Anthony Morris, the former Chief Vaccine Control Officer at the FDA, “There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine, thus far developed, is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza.” When you also consider the toxic mixture of chemicals found in the flu vaccine, the decision becomes a no-brainer. Among the vaccine’s ingredients are such toxins as ethylene glycol (a.k.a. antifreeze), formaldehyde (a known carcinogen), aluminum (linked to Alzheimer’s disease and known to produce cancer in mice) and thimerosol (a form of mercury, the most toxic of all heavy metals). Thimerosol has had so much scrutiny in the past decade that it has been banned in all childhood vaccinations in the United States, yet it still remains in the influenza vaccine today.

The Importance of Chiropractic During Pregnancy

Chiropractic care is becoming an important part of birth preparation for many pregnant women these days. Women are realizing the benefits of regular chiropractic adjustments as they prepare for safer, easier birthing for both themselves and their babies. Chiropractors have cared for pregnant women for many years. Recently, however, with the increased interest in natural birthing, and in an effort to avoid having a C-section or other unwanted interventions, a growing number of mothers have incorporated chiropractic into their prenatal care routines. To understand how chiropractic care can contribute to a better birth, it is important to understand that mom’s center of gravity and biomechanics are changing constantly throughout pregnancy.

Obstetric literature recognizes that correct positioning of the baby in-utero affects birth outcomes and decreases the potential for undue stress to the baby’s developing spine and nerve system. Obstetric literature has also determined the importance of normal pelvic neuro-biomechanics including uterine function and pelvic alignment for the prevention of dystocia (abnormal, slow, or difficult birth). Chiropractic literature has determined the significance of sacral adjustments in normalizing pelvic neuro-biomenchanics therefore positively affecting the developing baby, uterine function, and improving birth outcomes.

Research supports the use of chiropractic care and helps to objectively identify the benefits. A study conducted by Irvin Henderson MD, a trustee of the American Medical Association, concluded that pregnant women who received Chiropractic care during their 3rd trimester were able to carry and deliver with more comfort than mothers who took other comfort measures.(1) Chiropractic researcher Dr. Joan Fallon conducted studies that showed a 24% reduction in average labor time for first-time mothers who received Chiropractic care, and 39% reduction for women who were delivering for the second or third time.(2) Other studies conducted by orthopedic researcher Per Freitag, MD showed that analgesics during delivery was reduced by half in pregnant patients under regular Chiropractic care.(3)

  • 1.)Henderson I. American Medical Association records released in 1987 during trial in U.S. District Court Northern Illinois Eastern Division, No. 76 C 3777, May, 1987
  • 2.)Fallon J. The Effect of Chiropractic Treatment on Pregnancy and Labor: A Comprehensive Study. Proceedings of the World Federation of Chiropractic, 1991:24-31
  • 3.) Freitag P. Expert Testimony of P. Freitag MD PhD comparing the results of two neighboring hospitals, U.S. District Court Northern Illinios Eastern Division, No. 76 C 3777 May 1987

About the Webster Technique

material extracted directly from information provided by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

 

Chiropractic care benefits all aspects of your body’s ability to be healthy. This is accomplished by working with the nervous system–the communication system between your brain and body. Doctors of Chiropractic work to correct spinal, pelvic and cranial misalignments (subluxations). When misaligned, these structures create an imbalance in surrounding muscles and ligaments. Additionally, the resulting nerve system stress may affect the body’s ability to function optimally.

The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved.

Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association discovered this adjustment as a safe means to restore proper pelvic balance and function. This specific sacral analysis can be used on all weight bearing individuals to determine S/I joint dysfunction/ sacral subluxation and is therefore applicable for the entire population. Common symptoms include (but are not limited to) low back pain, sciatic neuralgia, and symptoms associated with sacral subluxation and/or S/I joint dysfunction.

The ICPA recognizes that in a theoretical and clinical framework of the Webster Technique in the care of pregnant women, sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia). Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.

In this clinical and theoretical framework, it is proposed that sacral misalignment may contribute to these three primary causes of dystocia via uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment and the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. The resulting tense muscles and ligaments and their aberrant effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.

In regards to pregnant mothers, Dr. Webster reported that when a mother sought care and her baby was in a breech position, the restoration of pelvic neuro-biomechanics with this adjustment also frequently facilitated optimal fetal positioning. There are cases published in the chiropractic literature that support this theory. More research is needed and is currently underway by the ICPA.

The obstetric literature has determined that correct positioning of the baby in-utero affects birth outcomes and decreases the potential for undue stress to the baby’s developing spine and nerve system. Obstetric literature has determined the importance of normal pelvic neuro-biomechanics including uterine function and pelvic alignment for the prevention of dystocia (difficult birth). It has also determined that correct positioning of the baby in-utero affects birth outcome and decreases the potential for undue stress to the baby’s developing spine and nerve system. Chiropractic literature has determined the significance of sacral adjustments in normalizing pelvic neuro-biomenchanics.

It is therefore considered prudent that this specific sacral analysis and adjustment be used throughout pregnancy to detect and alleviate sacral imbalance and optimize pelvic neuro-biomechanics in the mother. Because of the particular female adaptations from the increase of hormones, weight gain and postural adaptations, pregnant mothers have a greater chance of sacral subluxation and neuro-biomechanical imbalance than the general population. Additionally, because of the effect the chiropractic adjustment has on all body functions by reducing nerve system stress, pregnant mothers may have significant benefit by having their spines checked regularly throughout pregnancy, optimizing health benefits for both the mother and baby.

21 Day Purification Program

Are you hungry for good health? Experience the benefits of helping your body cleanse with the Standard Process Purification Program. The purification program combines a generous menu of whole foods with supplements that support the body’s ability to remove naturally occurring toxins. This promotes a state that allows for toxin release.†

Naturally occurring toxins that build up in the body can contribute to:
A stuffy feeling in the head
Fatigue or difficulty sleeping
Indigestion and other temporary gastrointestinal upset
Food cravings and weight gain
Reduced mental clarity
Low libido

Much More Than a Cleanse Diet:
The Standard Process Purification Program is not strictly a cleanse diet but rather a structured program that combines whole food eating with supplements, nutritious supplement shakes, and light exercise. The menu includes an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits for the first 10 days with select proteins added on day 11.

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Easy Healthy Recipes for Purification:
When you’ve completed the 21-day purification program, you’ll transition to a new way of eating to feel your best based on enjoyable, healthy food.
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To Your Health: Purify to Feel Your Best
Improved weight management
Increased energy and vitality
Better digestion
Less bloating
Clearer skin
Shinier hair
Better sleep
Clearer thinking
Better management of challenges related to natural toxin load in the body

Each purification kit contains supplements made with whole food ingredients.  You select your preferred protein and fiber.
SP Cleanse: for purification/detoxification
SP Complete (whey protein) or SP Complete Dairy Free (rice protein): for nutritious supplement shakes
Gastro-Fiber (capsules) or Whole Food Fiber (powder): for fiber support
SP Green Food: for phytonutrients

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