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.

How do I power my brain?

Have you ever found sweat glistening on your forehead even when you weren’t doing any physical work? That’s the heat given off by the brain! The brain, which comprises only 2% of the body’s weight, uses more than 20% of the oxygen you breathe. The job of managing every cell in your body requires massive amounts of energy. When researchers began to look at the aging brain, they found that antioxidants played a critical role in maintaining optimal function. Memory, learning ability, and even mood are affected by antioxidant nutriture.

You can get antioxidants in my office that provide 9000 ORACs per day. That exceeds the American Cancer Society’s suggested amount of 7000 ORACs per day needed to curb cancer!

June 2011 Newsletter

Chiropractic and Mood Swings

Men like to think that women have the claim on mood swings, but everyone: men, women, adolescents and the elderly can be affected. In fact, according to, up to 5% of the general population is affected by a dysthymic disorder, or mood disorder.
Rather than taking medications, you can try alternative natural ways for a solution. Since mood swings may be the result of a person’s body missing a natural ingredient, chiropractic care combined with exercise could eliminate mood swings. What we feel physically can drive what we feel emotionally. Therefore, correcting the physical through regular adjustments and physical activity can help with the emotional. Physical pain can be a large factor in someone who has a foul mood. Removing that pain can play a large part in improving a bad mood.
With chiropractic care, removing subluxation will restore proper nerve flow, in turn, restoring the optimum performance of the nerve and function. Subluxation is the misalignment of the vertebrae, restricting motion and interfering with the spinal nerve. Getting adjustments, combined with some physical therapy and laser therapy, can result in better spinal health and overall health.
Additionally, tweaking your diet and supplements could aid in balancing your mood levels.

July 2011 Newsletter

Why do I need to be adjusted if I’m not in pain??
Every science of healing has what is known as an “avenue of approach.” In the field of medicine, a hypodermic needle injects drugs through the skin; a pill is swallowed and goes into the stomach. There need not be anything wrong with either the skin or the stomach. They are merely the “avenues” through which the drugs gain access to the body.

In the field of chiropractic, the ‘avenue of approach’ is primarily the spine, for this is the framework which houses and protects the spinal cord, the ‘switchboard’ of the nervous system. From the brain, nerves pass down the spinal cord and out to different parts of the body. The nerves leave the spinal cord through openings between the spinal bones, or vertebrae.
When these vertebrae get out of alignment, interference with the normal activity of the nerves can result. Since science has proven that every function of the entire body is under the control of the nervous system, this interference can disturb normal function throughout.

Now you know why you need to be adjusted regularly!

December’s Newsletter 2010

32 South Main Street, Pleasant Grove UT  84062
December 17th 2010
Christmas Drawing !!
Win an energy bracelt!  Each time you come in for a visit December 20th – December 23rd, you may enter the drawing. The drawing will be held December 27th, and will be announced in the next e-mail.   2nd and 3rd place winners will each receive two tickets to:

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Monday,         December 20th     8 – noon    3 – 6

Tuesday,        December 21st                        3 – 6

Wednesday,  December 22nd    8 – noon    3 – 6

Thursday,       December 23rd     8 – noon    3 – 6

Monday,           December 27th     8 – noon    3 – 6

Tuesday,         December 28th                        3 – 6

Wednesday,   December 29th     8 – noon    3 – 6

Thursday,        December 30th     8 – noon    3 – 6

Merry Christmas!

From Doc Rock

and Suzanne

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