Flu and Chiropractic?!

We have reached that part of the year that we deem “flu season". The weather is getting colder and you’re looking forward to seeing family over the holidays. So what do you do when you start to not feel like yourself?

3 Easy Steps to Keep From Getting Sick

Water intake  

Your body requires a few things to function. Water is essential to every process in your body. When hydrated, your body is capable of normalizing your blood pressure, flushing bacteria from your bladder, cushioning your joints, and carrying nutrients and oxygen to every cell in your body. On the outside, we see proper water intake gives us glowing skin, less wrinkles, and healthier hair. 

Do I have your attention? 

I’m going to ask you something. First, I'll preface it with I'm almost certain you've been asked this, or at least have thought of it yourself. 

Are you drinking enough water? 

They say you should drink eight ounces of water, eight times a day. But does that apply to everyone? For instance, Dr. Coty has more musculature and mass than Carolyn does. Should they drink the same amount of water? The answer is probably not. 

Depending on several factors (size, gender, climate, etc.), that amount of water can actually leave you dehydrated. The good news is that there’s a way to get a personalized water recommendation and it’s as easy as a click of a button. Visit this calculator and input your gender, weight, exercise frequency, climate, and a few other things to get a personalized water intake recommendation for you! (They don’t even ask for your email to get your results).  

Vitamin D  

As Fall arrives and the weather cools down, we usually stack on the layers and spend less time outdoors. Because of this, as a culture we have low vitamin D. Vitamin D is a vitamin that our skin synthesizes from the UV rays of the sun. Vitamin D reduces inflammation, reduces muscle cramps and spasms, is required for healthy bone growth and remodeling, and finally supports immune function. Because of all its health benefits, it’s a great Vitamin to take year-round. 

“But Carolyn, I don’t want to go outside in a bathing suit in the middle of December!” I hear you. If catching some rays this winter doesn’t sound like something you’d enjoy, Standard Process has a great Vitamin D Supplement. It comes from whole food sources which allows for greatest absorption.  

Chiropractic Care   

Chiropractic doesn’t heal the body, it allows the body to heal itself. By removing pressure on the nerves and spinal cord, it allows the body to function at its fullest potential! Because of this, Chiropractic care had amazing results during the Flu Pandemic of 1918. In the state of Iowa, Chiropractors at Palmer Chiropractic treated 1,635 cases of Flu with only one death. In the same city, medical doctors treated 4,953 Flu cases with 274 deaths. 

This is one of the many reasons we recommend patients come in even when they aren’t feeling well to get their body prepared to fight off whatever “bug” they may have. So the next time you’re not feeling your best, let our front desk know and we will schedule you outside of busy hours so that we limit exposure to others.

 

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