Top 5 things that can keep you from feeling happy

Here is a reminder of a few things you can avoid because they keep your body from producing the serotonin you need to feel happy:

  • Alcohol consumption
  • smoking cigarettes
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Anti-depressants & other prescription drugs
  • Release of insulin from      too much sugar

Of course, there are things you can do to increase your body’s ability to feel happiness:

  • Exercise 30 minutes a day 5 or more days a week.
  • Spend time in the sunshine.
  • Opt for veggies or slower burning carbs instead of sugar laden snacks.
  • Boost your immune system.  Most of your serotonin is built in your “gut”.  Check with me for the supplements you need to do that.
  • Get proper amounts of sleep.
  • Decrease stress – which may include decreasing stress producing foods, like caffeine, sugar, high fructose corn syrup

The top 10 things you can do to avoid the flu

One credible hypothesis that explains the seasonal nature of flu is that influenza is a vitamin D deficiency disease.  Vitamin D levels in your blood fall to their lowest point during the flu seasons.  Unable to be protected by the body’s own antibiotics (antimicrobial peptides) that are released by vitamin D, a person with low vitamin D blood level is more vulnerable to contracting colds, influenza, and other respiratory infections.  The more optimal the vitamin D level, the lower your risk of contracting colds, flu, and other respiratory tract infections.

#1 – Supplement with vitamin D-3

It makes sense -  since we’re not in the sun very much.  But it must be Vitamin D-3, not a synthetic D-2.  I would suggest a blood test to determine your current D-3 levels.  Meanwhile, talk to me about how much you can supplement with, and which product to use.

#2 – Exercise

Every time we are strenuously active we give ourselves a “fever.”  It is this temporary but significant elevation in core body temperature that destroys significant numbers of bacteria and viruses.  Immunity:  Use it or lose it!

#3 – Hot baths

Sitting immersed in a hot tub for 20 – 30 minutes can help raise your core temperature, effectively making viruses and bacteria uncomfortable and weak so your body can win the battle.

#4 – Eat the right foods

You know what I mean… avoid the sugar and snacks.  Viruses love them.

#5 – Strengthen your liver

The liver is the organ that removes toxins from your body.  You need to strengthen it so it can do its job properly thereby strengthening your immune system.  Check with me for proper supplementation.
#6 – Get adjusted

Studies show that getting a chiropractic adjustment stimulates the immune system.

#7 – Get adequate rest

Rest is always important to your immune system.

#8 – Drink adequate water

Cells can’t eliminate toxins if they are not properly hydrated.

#9 – Wash your hands frequently, and don’t share hand towels.

#10 -  Take probiotics everyday

Research shows that probiotics (like acidophilus, bifidus, mulitdophilus) stimulate and enhance the immune system of the body.

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