Stay Healthy This Christmas Article of the Week Nov 20-24, 2017
Last week I talked about the decision of whether or not to get a flu shot. This week I want to make sure you understand how important your adjustments are in preventing the flu this season, and if you get sick, how important it is to get adjusted in order to recover as quickly as possible.
Did you know that Dr. Ron Pero who was chief of cancer prevention at the New York Preventative Medicine Institute did a study that found that people under long-term chiropractic care were found to have 200% greater immune competence than those who do not get adjusted, and 400% greater immune competence than people with cancer or other serious diseases. Dr. Pero concluded, “chiropractic may optimize whatever genetic abilities you have so that you can fully resist serious disease...I have never seen a group other than this to show a 200% increase over normal patients”.
Simply by staying under chiropractic care your immune system functions 200% better than if you weren't getting adjusted!
Nowhere was this more apparent than during the flu pandemic that broke out 100 years ago in 1918. Did you know that 20 million people died worldwide, with approximately 500,000 in the United States and 50,000 in Canada? The flu virus was brought back by soliders returning from war and Quebec and Labrador were hit particularly hard with certain villages being completely wiped out!
Chiropractic's role in preventing illness was discovered in the state of Iowa where medical doctors treated 93,590 flu patients with 6,116 deaths; a loss of one patient out of every 15 treated. In the same state, 4,735 patients with the flu were treated by chiropractors with only 6 deaths; a loss of one patient out of every 789!!! If I was a patient suffering with the flu I would definitely want to be under the care of the doctor who is losing one patient out of 789 rather than the doctor who was losing one out of every 15.
There is nothing magical or mysterious about why chiropractors have success at improving immune system function. Your immune cells that attack and kill viruses and bacteria are controlled by your nervous system. Your immune system is stimulated and enhanced when you remove interference to your nerve system.
With the holidays fast approaching, there are all kinds of things that we are exposed to that will weaken and compromise our immune systems such as increased stress and poor dietary choices/too much sugar. Nobody wants to be sick over the holidays, so start making choices now that will ensure your immune system trumps whatever bugs are in the air.
Stay on track with your adjustment schedule and make sure you schedule make up appointments if you miss. Make sure you are taking extra vitamin D3, get enough sleep and avoid smoke, alcohol and sugary treats which deplete and ravage your immunity.
While others around you are succumbing to sickness this Christmas, take steps now to stand apart from the crowd!
Yours in Health,
Grace Chiropractic – 1-3230 Monarch Drive – 705-323-9100 – http://gracechiropractic.ca