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Issue: January 2009
newsletter

In This Issue:
Helping the Body Deal with Cold & Flu Season
Chiropractic Corner: Tips for Healthy Working Feet
Now Available - Klean Kanteen® Stainless Steel Water Bottles
Purchase Gift Certificates Over the Phone or Online

 

Helping the Body Deal with Cold & Flu Season

Dr. Samantha Ristimaki, BSc, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

samantha ristimakiThe body is incredibly effective at dealing with problems that arise. Symptoms experienced during cold and flu are the body’s natural attempt to eliminate infection. Think about supporting the body rather than suppressing natural defences. Flu symptoms may seem worse initially but the duration of the illness will probably be shorter and secondary infections are prevented if you allow the body to heal itself.

1. Ride out a low grade fever: The body raises its internal temperature to help kill infection.
2. Limit decongestants: Mucous production not only soothes irritated tissue that become inflamed but it also helps to trap organisms and eliminate them through phlegm and runny noses.
3. Soothe but don’t suppress a cough: Coughing helps the body expectorate mucous, which helps clear out infection.
4. SLOW DOWN: You feel more tired because the body wants you to slow down. It needs energy to fight infection and rest will allow you to put up a strong fight.
5. Listen to your appetite: Appetite may decrease during a cold or flu because the body tries to starve the bacteria or virus. Your body will tell you what it needs.
Nutrition is key to a healthy immune system. Eat light, drink plenty of fluids and start having soups at the first sign of cold and flu. Avoid excess sugar because it suppresses the immune system and stay away from fruit juices, dairy, coffee, alcohol and pop. Foods like onion and garlic added to old fashioned chicken broth can help kill bacteria.

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Chiropractic Corner: Tips for Healthy Working Feet

Dr. Shima Shahidy, (Hon) B.Sc., DC
Chiropractor & Graston Technique Provider

shima shahidy• Wear shoes that are appropriate for your work conditions. Keep in mind safety, temperature and whether you work indoors or outdoors.

• If you must wear high heels, don’t go beyond 4.5 cm or 1.5 inches for everyday shoes.

• Stretch your calf and heel muscles daily to prevent and relieve pain and tension.

• Vary your heel heights from day to day to provide different stimulation to the foot and leg muscles.

• Alternate shoes so you’re not wearing the same pair constantly.

• Always wear comfortable footwear that fits and is supportive.

• Wear shoes with a strap or lace over the instep rather than slip-ons. This helps stop the foot from shifting forward and acts like a seatbelt.

• Adopt a regular foot care regime (cleansing, massaging and lubricating) to keep your feet in optimal condition.

• If you suffer from discomfort in the feet, legs, knees or low back, you can consult your chiropractor for an assessment and determine whether chiropractic treatment or orthotics may be beneficial to you.

Please call us at 905.465.4595 for more information
and to book your appointment with Dr. Shima Shahidy.

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Klean Kanteen® Stainless Steel Water Bottles

klean kanteenKlean Kanteen® eco-friendly, durable, bpa-free reusable stainless steel water bottles are now available at Wellness for the Body

Why Klean Kanteen?
Klean Kanteen® provides choices that promote healthy living with respect for the environment. We believe that we can transform the world in which we live by promoting environmental awareness and conservation.

Recent studies have shown that many plastic water bottles including Lexan® bottles, leach toxins, such as Bisphenol A (BPA). These studies have linked BPA to breast cancer and reproductive mutations.

Good Health Is In Your Future
The stainless steel in your Kanteen is the high quality food-grade stainless steel that goes through an electropolishing process to smooth the surface. Klean Kanteen stainless is 100 percent non-leaching and toxin free, making it a safe, healthy alternative to plastic or lined metal containers.

Please call us at 905.465.4595 for more information
or visit www.wellnessforthebody.com/kleankanteen.html
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Purchase Gift Certificates Over the Phone or Online

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