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Flu Season

By Dr. Miguel Cruz

Yancey CountyFlu Season


Flu season is upon us, one question I believe we should be asking is, “why does it come every winter?” There are obviously lots of reasons, but among them are the fact we are getting less sunshine which means less vitamin D. We are staying indoors more and less exercise. Holidays are here and we stray from our healthy diets and end up eating a lot more sweets.

So, what can we do about it? I suggest the exact opposite of the above, we should get outside for at least a walk when the weather permits, take vitamin D supplements daily as low vitamin D levels are associated with a poor immune system. Do some sort of exercise at least 3 days a week. And lastly don’t overindulge in those holiday sweets. Too much sugar has lots of detrimental effects on our health so adding that stress to our systems is not in our best interest.

Testing is routinely available and recommended for vitamin D levels. Other specialized tests are available to assess other vitamins/mineral levels associated with your immune function.

Remember, we are the living temple of the Holy Spirit, let’s treat it with respect.

Flu shots, according to the CDC are 10%-60% effective season to season so don’t rely on that as your only defense.

One last thing, if you do get a flu shot, you are not going to get the flu from it, however, if you get “flu-like” symptoms it’s likely because you reacted to all the other stuff that is in the shot. Things like mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, and different preservatives. You can get preservative-free flu shots, but you will have to ask for it, usually from a compounding pharmacy.

Wishing You Health and Happiness

Dr. Miguel Cruz


Dr. Miguel Cruz is in practice along with his wife of 35 years, Lesia Cruz who is a certified Integrative Nutritionist. They own Cruz Life Center in Burnsville NC. Dr. Cruz is a licensed Chiropractor since 1981. When asked what he does for a living he explains that he helps people get out of pain and improve their overall health without the use of drugs or surgery. Something everyone seems to want but nobody seems to know how to get there. Dr. Cruz accepted Jesus Christ in the summer of 1979 while in chiropractic school. He has since dedicated his life to helping people grow in physical health and spiritual health. Read more good Christian news from Dr. Cruz HERE.