Most of you know by now, how could you not you are being bombarded by all media outlets, that we are head first in to the dreaded Flu season. I hate to break it to you, but there's no such thing. Last time I checked, there were only four seasons, and we currently are in Fall and will be heading in to Winter. What we have is a combination of us coming out of Summer, and not getting the Vitamin D our immune system needs anymore. Along with sugar through all of the holidays, starting with Halloween tomorrow. And all the stress through the end of the year and holidays. This combination of lack of sun, increased sugar intake, and stress hormones weakens our immune system and makes us more susceptible to getting "sick". Nothing else has changed, we don't cross one day off on the calendar and then look and see that the next is Flu season and here comes the waive that hits us every year. Better get in line for our Flu Shots! I hope you sense the sarcasm. (For info on flu shots, the flu, and media hype, see archived blogs or old radio shows by clicking on the Media tab)
So what can we do to avoid getting the flu? Glad you asked, you can start by getting on a Vitamin D supplement, more specifically Vitamin D3. We carry a great one in the office. But be careful where you are getting your supplements, in more plain English I WOULD'NT TAKE A SUPPLEMENT FROM WALMART. In fact any other grocery store or chain vitamin store. Supplements are not regulated by the FDA to begin with (EVEN though the Fraudulent Drug Administration is bought out everyday and does a piss poor job of regulating anything) and supplements are a dirty business. Trust and know where you are getting it. I also recommend taking a fish oil to reduce inflammation caused by stress. And guess what, in our office we have an extremely high quality fish oil that has your daily D3 in it too, one pill a day that's it. That is what I take personally.
I also recommend avoiding sugar. If we eat candy the week of Halloween, load up during Thanksgiving, and you can't have Christmas without cookies, before you know it you have been on a three month binge. Sugar causes inflammation along with stress,that will weaken your immune system. I recommend developing a surge training routine. This can be in as little as 12 mins 3 times per week, that is the length of the workout I give my patients. And this is extremely effective in reducing stress hormones and shedding body fat which in turn will strengthen your immune system.
This "season" do things that build up your body, not break it down, and when January 1st comes around there will be no need for resolutions because you have already developed a healthy routine. To schedule a free consultation at my clinic Adjust Dallas contact us today.
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