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Office Hours:                                                    Flu Shot – Still Want to Get It?
                                                                        By Dr. Shauna Luhman
Monday: 8:30-12:30 – 2:30-6:30
Tuesday: Closed                                          Formaldehyde, aluminum, mercury and antifreeze.
Wed: 8:30-12:30 – 2:30-6:30                              If you are a firm believer in the flu shot are you
Thurs: 9:00 – 12:00                                      aware that you are putting this stuff in your body
Friday: 8:30-12:30 – 2:30-6:30                           with each vaccination? Yes, it’s that time of year.
Saturday: By appointment                                 As we approach the upcoming cold and flu season,
                                                         the annual push for the flu vaccine begins again.
As always, our concern for you and your wellbeing        But when one takes a cold hard look at the facts,
extends beyond our normal office hours. If you need
                                                         are the “benefits” of the flu shot really warranted?
assistance after hours, please call Dr. Luhman on her
cell phone at (651) 764-1475.
                                                                                   Did you know that getting
                                                                                   a flu shot 5 years in a row
Green Tea Good for the heart?
                                                                                   increases your risk of
                                                                                   developing Alzheimer’s
                        Green tea has long been
                                                                                   and Parkinson’s disease by
                        praised for its high levels of
                                                                                   200%? Did you know that
                        antioxidants suggesting it
                                                         the flu virus mutates so rapidly that it is impossible
                        helps reduce the incidence
                                                         to predict what strain will predominate for the
                        of cancer. But did you know
                                                         upcoming year? Because of this, did you know the
                        green tea is also good for
                                                         flu shot has an efficacy rate of only 16-63% at best?
                        your heart?
                                                         Then why are we led to believe year after year that
                                                         the flu shot is our only means of avoiding the
New research suggests green tea may actually help
relax your arteries, thereby reducing your risk for
heart disease and clots.                                 It appears that some in the
                                                         medical field are beginning to
Healthy subjects were given 6 grams of green tea,        see through all the hype as less
another caffeinated beverage or hot water. Arterial      than 40% of healthcare workers
blood flow was measured 30,60, and 120 minutes           took their flu shot last year.
later. People who drank the green tea showed             Reasons for opting out included
increased arterial blood flow compared to the            doubt that the vaccine actually worked, they felt
other two groups. Even more impressive was that          their immune system was strong enough to
the heart healthy benefits lasted up to two weeks        withstand flu exposure and concerns over possible
for those who drank green tea daily.
side effects. If those that are caring for the sick          Tip #3: Get enough rest. Just like it
everyday can get by without it, why can’t we?                becomes harder for you to get your
                                                             daily tasks done if you’re tired, if your
If you would like an alternative to the sting of a           body is overly fatigued it will be
failed flu vaccine, listen up. The following 6 tips are      harder for it to fight the flu. Regular
surefire ways to reduce your chances of getting the          rest will keep you strong and ensure that your body has
flu. Notice the flu shot is not one of them!                 the strength to fight off any potential invaders.

Tip #1: Consult your doctor of                               Tip #4: Don’t let stress become
chiropractic. Some of you                                    overwhelming. We all face some stress
have already experienced the                                 every day, but if stress becomes
symptoms of a cold or the flu                                overwhelming your body increases its
this season. If you overlooked                               levels of cortisol making it harder for
your adjustment you also overlooked one of your              you to fight off the flu and other
most powerful ways to boost your immune system.              illnesses. It has been estimated that up
                                                             to 90 percent of illness and disease is stress-
For example, when the influenza epidemic of 1918
swept its way across the world, statistics revealed a
surprising twist of events. While influenza patients
                                                                                 Tip #5: Exercise. When you
under medical care were dropping like flies,
                                                                                 exercise you increase circulation
influenza patients under chiropractic care were
                                                                                 and blood flow throughout your
thriving. In fact, chiropractors’ success during this
                                                                                 body. The components of your
time of pandemic was what finally helped
                                                             immune system are also better circulated, which
chiropractors win the fight to be licensed doctors
                                                             means your immune system has a better chance of
practicing a healing art separate from medicine.
                                                             finding an illness before it has a chance to spread.
In the state of Iowa, medical doctors treated                In a sense, exercising helps your immune system to
influenza patients, with a loss of one patient out of        be more efficient in weeding out and acting upon
every 15. Meanwhile chiropractors treating                   viruses and diseases.
influenza patients only lost one out of every 789.
But the most telling statistic comes from Oklahoma           Tip #6: Wash your hands.
where there is a clear record showing that                   Washing your hands will
chiropractors were called to treat 233 cases where           decrease the likelihood of
medical doctors had cared for the patients, and              spreading a virus to your
finally gave them up as lost. The chiropractors              nose, mouth or other people. If your immune
saved all but 25 of these “lost cases.” Chiropractors        system is strong, it should be able to fight off the
dominated the medical profession because they                virus if it does enter your body, but washing your
understand that the body is a self-healing, self-            hands provides a bit of extra protection. Just be
regulating system that doesn’t need any outside              sure not to use antibacterial soaps as they are
help, it just needs no interference. By removing the         completely unnecessary and cause far more harm
interference to the patient’s nervous system that            than good.
reduced their ability to cope with the flu, the
patient was able to return to a state of health.             In case nothing else I’ve said is enough to convince
                                                             you, try reading the fine print before your next flu
                     Tip #2: Avoid sugar. Sugar              shot. Listed in tiny letters are the unpleasant side
                      decreases the function of your         effects of the flu vaccine. Cough, runny nose, chills,
                      immune system for 4-6 hours            body aches and fever. Does that sound just like the
                      following consumption. And as you      symptoms of flu to anyone else? If your faith in a
likely know, a strong immune system is the key to            shot of antifreeze is wavering, perhaps it’s time to
fighting off viruses and other illness, including the flu.
                                                             rethink your flu prevention strategy.
                Quote of the Month                      to function as it was designed to do. Chiropractors
                                                        are trained to remove such nerve interference with
“While other professions are concerned with
                                                        the chiropractic adjustment thus allowing athletes
changing the environment to suit the weakened
                                                        to return to their state of optimal performance.”
body, chiropractic is concerned with strengthening
the body to suit the environment.”                      Dara’s success clearly comes
                                                        from taking advantage of
                                                        every possible modality that
         by B.J. Palmer D.C.
                                                        will strengthen her body and
          Dr. Palmer’s words continue to ring true      help it heal when it is injured or overtaxed, and
even today. Especially this week as The American        that includes paying careful attention to
Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) dropped a bombshell         chiropractic care. It’s a lesson any of us, athlete or
with their announcement that cold and cough             not, can easily learn!
medicine should not be used in children under the
                                                                           Seminar Update
age of 4. Dr. Rashini Raj of the NYU Medical Center
was even quoted as saying that the “medicines           Those of you in the office last month know I took
don’t work.” (Log on to                                 some time off to travel to several seminars. Thank
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/270           you for accommodating my crazy hours which
06470#27006470 to watch her interview on the            made scheduling difficult at times.
Today Show.)
                                                        Some of the classes were of
As a chiropractic patient, rest assured that you are    course boring. But the biggest
giving your body its best defense against the latest    highlight for me was meeting and
“bug that’s going around!”                              listening to Dr. Jeff Spencer. He
                                                        was the chiropractor to Lance
                                                        Armstrong during his battle with
             Chiropractic in the News                   Stage 4 cancer that consisted of
                                                        brain, lung and testicular metastasis. He also
While Michael Phelps stole the spotlight for most       assisted Lance and his team to 7 Tour de France
viewers at this year’s summer Olympics, another         victories earning him the nickname of “Dr. Magic.”
great story was Dara Torres return
to swimming at the age of 41.                           He really opened many of our eyes to the fact that
                                                        at some point, we will all face a challenge or
An article at the end of June in the                    hardship in our lives when it comes to our health.
NY Times confirmed that Dara                            Whether its cancer, heart disease or a motor
Torres doesn’t put all her eggs in one basket. Her      vehicle accident. And how we come out of that
secret to success isn’t just about good genetics and    hardship will depend on our level of health going
training. She is also committed to great chiropractic   into it.
                                                        The wellness lifestyle, including chiropractic, gives
Dr. Jack Barnathan, a New York chiropractor who         you the best chance to battle that hardship. Please
has worked with Torres says that, “injuries can         utilize chiropractic care for the right reasons. Yes, it
build up and cause nerve pressure – in other words      helps with aches and pains. But most importantly it
can cause not only pain but also not allow the body     will help you to be healthier.
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