Dr Scott is so pleased Carlton finally won another game! Look out 2020!! He is becoming an all-round sportsman – enjoying the A League grand final (soccer) and the State of Origin (rugby league).
Claire has been planting and welcomed the wet weather with open arms, but after just one week of rain, is now looking out for sunny skies.
Kelly has just started a new season of Netball after her team were last season Premiers.
5 Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity
Every system in our body including the immune system is coordinated and controlled by the nervous system. Immune organs include the spleen, lymph nodes and the thymus are all in communication with the brain and nerves connect them all. This communication process occurs so that they all talk with one another to coordinate the body’s response to what may be happening in the body; without this process we fall ill. If our nervous system is not functioning properly then the immune system cannot function properly; this makes our body more susceptible to viruses, bacteria, and other illnesses that it can normally fight off.
So how can you naturally boost your immune system?
- Get regular Chiropractic adjustments: While many may associate Chiropractic treatment with those that are suffering from neck or back pain, there are more benefits than that! Chiropractic care can aid in your overall health. Our immune system is directly connected to our nervous system which is connected to our spine. Spinal problems can have a negative impact on our normal nerve function and therefore our immune function. Chiropractors may use a variety of spinal adjustments to help relieve this compression and in turn may boost your immune system. A study was performed by the chief of cancer prevention at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute and professor of medicine at New York University – Ronald Pero, Ph.D. In his 3 year study Dr. Pero found that the 107 chiropractic patients had a 200% greater immune competence than people who had not received chiropractic care.
- Regular Moderate Exercise: Moderate exercise such as walking 30 minutes 5 days a week boosts the activity of natural killer cells, which help fight viruses and malignancies in the body.
- Vitamin D: Getting appropriate amounts of sunshine (or taking a vitamin D supplement when you can’t get healthy amounts of UV exposure) is a KEY preventive strategy against the cold and flu, as it has an extraordinary strengthening effect on your immune system.
- Eat right for your nutritional type: Try to avoid excess sugar in your diet. Regularly eating garlic may help to prevent the common cold or the flu. If you do get sick, eating garlic can reduce the severity of your symptoms and help you recover faster. A glass of warm lemon water will also help to boost your immune system. Lemons are also high in Vitamin C. They are also high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function.
- Your body heals when it is at rest. Getting minimum 7 hours of sleep is recommended by many doctors but this may vary between individuals; bottom line, listen to your body.
Call Key Chiropractic 9274 1471 to book you next Chiropractic adjustment.
Your right to choose Chiropractic care for your family
is under threat and could be taken away from you!
For many years we have been safely adjusting children at KEY Chiropractic Midland.
Parents have reported many benefits, including babies settling better, sleeping better, crying less, and reduction of colic symptoms. In children, parents have reported improved mobility, reduced headaches, less pain, and even better attention spans and behaviour patterns.
On 20 February 2019 the Herald Sun newspaper had a front page news article (expose’) about a Chiropractor treating a baby. This article was prompted by the Chiropractor in question having video footage of the appointment on his Facebook page. The media storm was accompanied by outrage from the Victorian Minister for Health, Jenny Mikakos, regarding the procedures and the safety of the same.
Hey! I get it! I have always said (and continue to say it when we have ‘friends/family’ observe someone else getting an adjustment), Chiropractic is not a spectator sport! It may not look good when you watch it. But it works and it looks worse than it is (just like a dentist’s drill or a surgical procedure!). And yes, the Chiropractor was irresponsible for putting it on Facebook (or any kind of social media!).
The facts are this. The baby was not harmed and the parents didn’t make a complaint against the Chiropractor. The Victorian Minister for Health (who has no background or education or experience whatsoever in Chiropractic) decides that Chiropractic for babies is dangerous and should be stopped. I believe she was fuelled by FOSiM, a lobby group known to be anti-Chiropractic. Don’t you think the Minister for Health would have made some inquiries at a low level before making comments on something she knows nothing about? She makes public comment about the procedures used and their safety without any basis of fact. Then, rather than go through the channels that the Federal government already has in place (The Australian Professional Health Registration Agency and the Chiropractic Board of Australia), she brings it up at the COAG meeting and spends your hard earned tax dollars on an inquiry into Chiropractic care for babies and children.
This inquiry is meant to be independent, yet it is loaded with people who are known to have anti-Chiropractic bias (and links to FOSiM) and then when the inquiry calls for submissions from the public who have received Chiropractic care or taken their children to a Chiropractor, she prefaces it with comments like “the dangerous practice of child spinal manipulation” and ‘We won’t rest until babies are protected from practices we know to be harmful.” It sounds like Ms Mikakos has already made up her mind!
The Australian Chiropractors Association is working diligently to protect your rights to choose safe and effective care for yourself and your family members.
Thanks to all of you who made a submission. We await the outcome with anticipation. The results of the inquiry will be presented to COAG later in the year.
THE LADDER OF SUCCESS
100% – I did.
90% – I will.
80 % – I can.
70% – I think I can.
60% – I might.
50% – I think I might.
40% – What is it?
30% – I wish I could.
20% – I don’t know how.
10 % – I can’t.
0% – I won’t.