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Holiday Health Tips
Hard to believe, but the holidays are upon us! Yes, all that turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, pot roast, brisket, and of course the complete gamut of holiday cookies, chocolate cake and pumpkin and apple pies. LOOK OUT! If I’m not careful with this, it could take me a good two to three weeks to get back my regular bodyweight, focus, and energy levels. For some of us, we have no idea how damaging to our health such joyous festivities may be. All the overeating and excess sugar during the next six weeks not only causes weight gain, fatigue, and depression- there’s also major damage done directly to the immune system. Plain and simple, SUGAR IS POISON TO YOUR BODY. IT IS ESPECIALY TOXIC IF YOU ARE ALREADY FEELING RUN DOWN AND STRESSED OUT. This is the single greatest reason the flu season hit’s in January- when everyone’s immune system has bottomed out from carelessly abusing the Body God gave you during the holidays.
Feeling Scrooged Yet? …………well, the good news is that you CAN fight evil with more good. It may be challenging during the holidays to keep up with your adjusting schedule, but if you think about it, this is THE MOST IMPORTANT TIME TO BE SUBLUXATION FREE. Your immune system is controlled by your Nerve System. The easiest way to avoid getting colds or the flu is to keep up with your regular adjustments. If you are feeling more rundown come in more often. The stress and abuse your pancreas and digestive system is about to endure is depending on a proper functioning Nerve System to control and adapt to such conditions.
The equation is simple. More Nerve Supply= Optimal Health…..under ALL CONDITIONS!
Additionally, this is the most traveled time of the year. Travel conditions always bring additional stress. A Subluxated, poorly functioning spine and nerve system simply allows the body to collapse under these conditions. However, a properly aligned spine providing optimal nerve supply to all muscles, cells, tissues, and organs will hold up like Sampson- under the greatest of stresses that life has to offer.
In a landmark study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, chiropractors collaborating with researchers at the University of Lund found that chiropractic care could influence basic physiological processes affecting oxidative stress and DNA repair. Serum Thiols are primary antioxidants, and serve as a measure of human health status. The test provides a surrogate estimate of DNA (life’s building blocks) repair enzyme activity, which has been shown to correlate with lifespan and aging.
Patients under Chiropractic care for 2 to 12 months had significantly elevated Serum Thiol levels. Patients under 1- 6 years of Chiropractic wellness care- levels were the highest.
Canadian Memorial Univ. Study: Interleukin II: Long known to stimulate T-lymphocytes to fight viral and bacterial infections. Researchers found after 1 chiropractic adjustment- Interleukin II was immediately elevated for a period of 2 hours post adjustment. Kyron pharmaceutical co. produces synthetic Interleukin (“Proleukin”) for treatment of cancers: renal cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma,viral infections, used as an immune system booster vaccine for AIDS patient treatment. Each Proleukin treatment ranges from several thousand to tens of thousands of dollars.
…..AND YOU GET IT NATURALLY RELEASED WITH EVERY CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT!
This explains why Dr Ronald Pero found at NYU Cancer Prevention Research Center that Chiropractic patients under wellness care for 5 years or more had immune systems that were an average of 300% stronger than those not under chiropractic care.
In short, please help us help you by keeping properly scheduled through the next few weeks. I would also recommend a little exercise DAILY, and to drink more water.
Far easier is it for one to maintain your health than to lose it all and try to regain it.
Dr. Craig Kaler