Its that time of year again! The viruses and bacteria just had a big party because the lovely small people are back in school creating a perfect environment for spreading germs. Even if you are shielded from the littles, you are bound to come into contact with some one with a cough, a cold or a mystery nose over the next few months.
As an Osteopath, I believe the body is always trying to heal itself. Its not a matter of running around the world in a bubble and not getting exposed. The question is, how do I give myself the building blocks so even if I encounter germs, I can fight them off? My daughter and I talk about this beauty of the immune system as “the fighters”. She once asked, “do your fighters have swords?” Here’s how to arm yours for the winter battle.
Getting a cold isn’t the worst. But getting the real respiratory flu or influenza is terribly uncomfortable (sometimes life threatening) and can keep you down for weeks. If you are older than 50, have a chronic illness or are a kid, getting a flu shot is one of the best things you can do. At Direct Osteopathic, we have a limited supply for ages 3 to 64. We are using Fluzone, quadrivalent (four strains) in preservative free, single dose vials.
Text “I want a flu shot” to the office at 303-422-2236 and we will ear mark one for you. First come first serve. We have a limited supply, $25 each. If you are over 65 or want your insurance to pay for it, get the shot at your local pharmacy.
Cheers to your health all winter long.