Can You Really 'Catch' the Flu?
While you can't actually "catch" the virus, you can keep it at bay by keeping your body in balance.
How many times do you hear people say they "caught" the flu?
Most people around this time of year feel if they or their children come in contact with someone who has a runny nose and cough that they'll catch the influenza virus and become sick.
No, that's not true! If "catching" the flu were true, everyone would get sick this time of year.
The principle is that the virus will only take it's toll on you or your child if your body chemistry is out of balance.
Body chemistry? Yes, the balance of chemicals inside your body that determines every function for your entire body. In order to do anything, a certain chemical has to be produced in the right quantity at the right time and in the right place.
For example, you can look at your body like a trashcan. Inside the trashcan could be junk, rotten chemicals and an unhealthy environment. Or your trashcan could be a clean, healthy environment. Now for the flu to take its toll on your body it needs an unhealthy, rotten environment—just like flies need a trash can full of garbage.
If you want to get through this time of year without "attracting" the flu virus into an unhealthy environment, change the trash and get your entire family's body chemistry back into balance.
So, the next question is how do keep your body chemistry in balance? Well, you can watch what you put into your body and take an active approach to staying in motion to get rid of all the bad chemicals.
Chiropractic philosophy teaches us that the main system in the body that keeps our body chemistry in balance is the brain and nerve system. When they are free of interference, then and only then can your body's innate intelligence keep a perfect chemical balance—keeping you stronger and more full of vitality.