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By Dr. Chad Laurence

Owner and educator Dr. Chad Laurence is in private family practice at Corrective Chiropractic in Hockessin. After earning his doctorate from Life University of Chiropractic in Marietta, Ga., Dr. Laurence began practicing chiropractic in 2000. ...

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Owner and educator Dr. Chad Laurence is in private family practice at Corrective Chiropractic in Hockessin. After earning his doctorate from Life University of Chiropractic in Marietta, Ga., Dr. Laurence began practicing chiropractic in 2000. Before his chiropractic studies, Dr. Laurence received a BS degree in Microbiology from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Laurence is one of only two doctors in Delaware who is certified in Chiropractic Biophysics, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the CBP technique. With a focus on chiropractic, structural spinal correction, nutrition, education, specific training, and massage therapy, Dr. Laurence is able to relieve symptoms for individuals suffering with physical problems, including neck and low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, arthritis, and intestinal difficulties. His approach is also particularly successful at helping children with chronic ear infections, asthma, allergies, ADD/ADHD, bed-wetting issues, colic and immune system disorders. Dr. Laurence is an experienced presenter who has been invited to speak in a variety of venues. He has published articles in regional health publications and area newspapers. Dr. Laurence and Corrective Chiropractic have been voted “Best Chiropractor in Delaware” by readers of several local newspapers. He currently serves on the boards of the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce, Arthritis Foundation of Delaware, and is a long-standing member of Longwood Rotary. For more information about Dr. Laurence or Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP), call Corrective Chiropractic at (302) 234-1115 or visit www.correctivechiro.net.

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   Being the middle of winter, many of you and your loved ones will experience bouts with allergies, common colds, sinus problems, the flu, and other ailments.  What many of us may not realize, is that these bugs are not necessarily causing our bodies problems, but in fact, the weakness of the entire immune system.  Many of you may rush to the local pharmacy to fill a quick prescription or perhaps purchase over the counter remedies.  You may also come to the realization that these medications are not getting to the route of the problem, and are just merely covering up your symptoms.  So what is one to do to naturally elevate the function of their immune system?  Let’s first discuss what things to avoid, allowing our bodies to function better.

 Do not drink Orange or Grapefruit Juice

These two juices are great sources of Vitamin C.  Although Vitamin C helps enhance your immune system, these 2 citrus juices in particular turn the environment in the mouth and throat into an alkaline state when in contact. Bacteria and Viruses can then thrive in these conditions. 



  • Stop eating big meals




Consuming too much food puts extra stress on the Digestive system.  Increased digestion takes a lot of the body’s metabolic energy, leaving very little energy for the immune system.



  • Avoid Processed Foods and sugars




An increased intake in processed sugars allows bacteria to harbor growth.  In fact, 8 tablespoons of sugar (the average amount found in a can of soda) can drop the immune system a whopping 400%!  These sugars include, but are not limited to aspartame, high fructose corn syrup, and sucralose (Splenda).

 Look for the next blog for Part II, discussing things to take and contribute to a healthy immune system. 

 

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