Keeping Healthy Through the Cold and Flu Season

Every year millions of people get colds and it is estimated that 5-20% of the American population get the flu every year.  Why?  Why do we get sick in the first place and what can you do to prevent colds and flu?   

There are many reasons why someone may get a cold or flu – or get sick at all, for that reason!  Here are just a few:

1. Certainly stress plays a major role and goodness knows we are all under a lot of stress. But if we are all under so much stress, why do some get sick and others don’t?

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Happy Birthday, Chiropractic!

The first Chiropractic patient was Harvey Lillard, a janitor who worked in the building where Palmer had his clinic.  Lillard had injured his back lifting a heavy crate off a wagon and as a result of the injury had lost his hearing.  Interestingly enough, the first Chiropractic adjustment was not to relieve back pain but to restore hearing!

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It is the most common musculoskeletal condition after osteoarthritis, affecting an estimated 6 million people in the USA alone.  Often misdiagnosed and misunderstood, its characteristics include widespread muscle and joint pain and overwhelming fatigue.

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Carbs - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

It was in the 1970’s that dieticians began telling us to eat less red meat and less fat and to increase the amount of grains and carbs instead.  We were all given the message, “Fat is bad, carbs are good”.  So we began to reduce the fat and increase the carbs and we should have gotten healthier and skinnier, right?  But we didn’t.  Instead, diabetes and heart disease are at all-time highs and the obesity epidemic is well out of control. 

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Why I Do What I Do

In fact, my first visit to the chiropractor occurred when I was only 6 weeks old!  I was born with serious health issues that the doctors at the time couldn’t help so my parents began searching for an alternative and took me to their chiropractor.  If you are not familiar with the science and art of chiropractic care that may seem very strange but there are situations when even a newborn needs a spinal alignment. 

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