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Take Care of Yourself So That You Can Help Others

When you find yourself running ragged trying to take care of others all the time, find a moment to take a breather to reflect on what you're doing and how it may be affecting your overall well-being.While it's great to help others, it can't be done at the cost of your health.

Are you a person that puts others first and yourself second? If so, you may want to regroup and take a second look at what you're actually doing. If your health goes down in the process, who is going to be there to look after the others? Life needs to be balanced in so many ways in order to enjoy total health and peace of mind. When this state of balance becomes compromised on your part,you aren't able to fully give back to the people that you care about and want to help.

When an airplane's oxygen mask falls

One of the first things that you're going to hear when you ride on an airliner is to put on your oxygen mask on first in the case of an emergency before attending to others. If you don't, you'll probably pass out and won't be able to help the older person or young child beside you. When you place the oxygen mask on your face, you are saving yourself so that you can work with others. When you run your life with this type of attitude, you'll find that you're more productive as a result and in better spirits, which will have a positive impact on everyone you touch.

Keep yourself balanced and healthy

You should consider yourself to be the priority and put everyone else second. This is, in fact, the most unselfish thing you could ever do. It's the only way to maintain your own quality of lifestyle while contributing to others.

The best way to stay healthy is to maintain your wellness through regular chiropractic appointments, good nutritional habits and exercise. When your back is aligned it improves your immune system, keeps your energy flowing and greatly increases your overall state of well-being. Chiropractic treatments should be a part of your maintenance plan for great health along with proper nutrition and regular exercise.

By addressing yourself first and taking good care of yourself through healthy pro-survival decisions, you'll be able to accomplish more in life for you and the others that count on you the most.


Boosting Immunity through Chiropractic Care

It's that time of year again - the time when the leaves tumble gently to the ground, school begins again and people start sneezing, coughing and blowing their noses into a handful of Kleenex. Yes, it's flu season again but instead of succumbing to the viruses that are making their rounds this year you can get protected from them right now instead.

Here are some of the most important preventative methods that you can implement immediately to help ward off the flu this year:

Take your vitamins

Make sure that you're taking a multivitamin every day and consuming between 200 and 600 IUs of vitamin D per day. One of the best ways to get this vitamin D is to eat spinach since it not only contains a lot of vitamin D3 but also other nutrients that help with the utilization and absorption of this powerful vitamin.

When it comes to vitamin C, the recommended amount from the Vitamin C Foundation is currently 1000 mg 3x per day for a total of 3000 mg daily. Any citrus fruits, strawberries and red peppers contain a lot of vitamin C.

Get enough sleep

Your body needs healing time and this occurs when you sleep. You should be averaging between 7 to 9 hours of sleep nightly to keep your immune system up to its peak level.

Wash your hands

Make sure that you wash your hands before handling any food or eating. This will keep the germs at bay and help keep them from entering your body.

Get chiropractic adjustments

It has been proven through conclusive research that chiropractic adjustments boost the immune system by relieving stress on the nervous system. The nervous system affects the immune system directly since the nerves are connected to the organs that control the immune system. Here is how spinal care can boost your immune system to help you fight off the flu this season:

  • Chiropractic care enhances the white blood cells, which destroy the bad cells in your body.
  • The cancer prevention chief at the Preventative Medicine Institute in New York has concluded that people that received chiropractic care on a regular basis for 5 years had a 200% improved immune competence than people that didn't receive this care.

The best way to fight the flu is to get your body's immune system working at its optimal best so that you can fight it off naturally. If you do happen to end up getting the flu and you have put preventive treatments into place, you'll probably find that your symptoms are minor and the illness passes quickly.