Archive for February, 2013

Food Fights the Flu!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

In light of numerous reports linking auto- immune disorders to flu vaccinations, more people are looking for alternatives to the flu vaccine in an effort to avoid its potentially adverse effects. Current research reveals that patients who consistently take vitamin’s and maintain proper nutritional intake, are less likely to get the flu, and those who catch the flu suffer a shorter duration of symptoms.

Some key vitamins to be sure to take on a daily bases:

Epigallocatechin Gallate (ECGC) is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-tumor.
Found naturally in Green Tea
Vitamin C boosts your immune system.
Found naturally in citrus fruits, berries, red peppers, tomatoes, kale and broccoli.
NAC or N-Acetyl cysteine lowers the rates of viral infections and protects proper kidney function.
Found naturally in meat, fish, poultry, eggs and garlic.
Zinc eases sore throats and shortens the duration of symptoms
Found naturally in pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, garlic and sesame seeds.
Probiotics decreases the illness duration by 32%.
Found naturally in sauerkraut, dark choc., miso soup, Kombucha Tea and pickles.
Beta-carotene and vitamin A increases infection fighting cells and neutralizes free radicals.
Found naturally in carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, spinach and cantaloupe.
Vitamin E aids the body in producing B-lymphocytes which makes antibiotics to fight viruses.
Found naturally in sunflower seeds, paprika, almonds, pine nuts, dried herbs (Basil . Oregano), dried apricots, cooked spinach, and cooked taro root.

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Fight the Flu Naturally

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Has the flu affected your family this season? This winter has been one of the most dangerous flu seasons on record! There are few people who were not affected in some way so it’s important that we start to rethink the way that we battle the flu. Some think that the answer is in the flu shot but there has been a direct correlation between vaccinations and the development of immune system disorders. Guillian-Barre Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that develops when a person’s immune system attacks the myelin sheath of the body’s nerves, causing damage that results in muscle weakness and paralysis. Research suggests that there are a significant number of people diagnosed with Gullian-Barre Syndrome in the wake of vaccinations.

So what can we do?! Chiropractic care reduces nerve interference which allows your immune system to function properly. A properly functioning immune system will help to better fight the flu! Studies have shown that there is a 15% decrease in cold and influenza in patients receiving regular chiropractic care. Combining Chiropractic care with an herb-based medication and proper nutrition will allow your body to fight back against the flu naturally! If you can avoid a possible auto-immune disease disaster by using natural remedies why would you choose a vaccination?

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