The Wellness Doc

Should you get your Flu shot???

NO!!!  That's how short the answer should be.  However, with the media constantly telling us it's the best thing to do I must give a longer answer than that.  First let me say this is the classic example of "outside in" sick care versus "inside out" healing.  Your body has been fighting the flu for centuries.  The flu is not new and your bodies ability to fight it is not new either.  This innate ability to heal and stay healthy is making a comeback however.  More and more people are choosing to live healthier lifestyles.  Exercise, eating better, vitamins, stress management, and having a health coach (like a wellness chiropractor) are all becoming commonplace.  This is the way to combat the flu.  Give your body the tools it needs to stay strong and fight off any and all infections.  Proper body function has and will always fight the flu.  When you or your family start to feel ill this season, make sure you are giving your bodies everthing they need.  When in doubt contact your wellness doctor.  He/she will check your body and find whats lacking in your lifestyle.  They won't add harmful drugs or chemicals that have side effects and cause your body to function differently than it was intended to.  They will only improve body function so YOU can fight off viruses and bacteria and heal yourself.  ALL DRUGS HAVE SIDE EFFECTS!!  Improving body function with proper diet, exercise, and regular chiropractic adjustments to improve nerve system function NEVER has side effects.  Visit to learn more.  Remember before you just follow the masses and inject you and your family with harmful toxins, educate yourself and have faith that given the right environment, your body can do wonders and keep you healthy.  Until next time, Be Well!   


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“Old Habits Die Hard”, which makes it especially difficult to convince older patients about the perils of immunizations and over the counter and prescribed drugs and that they shouldn’t necessarily follow the advice of their medical doctor. I have FINALLY convinced my 86 year-old mother-in-law NOT to get an annual flu shot. She works out at the gym 5 days week, chooses organic food and is adjusted at least twice a week, but for whatever reason, immunizations were a sticking point. Until now. She FINALLY gets it! It has been a long process, but progress is made one patient at a time.

I think a safe bet is yes, but realize that there are other techniques. If it's already flu season, you may be a little late in following these techniques. Chiropractic care provides you with total health and strengthens your body to fight against the flu. This isn't just a quick, one time thing, however. It takes months of care to fully strengthen your body. The flu shot is not the only answer, and isn't even the best. It's just the fastest.

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Dr. Michael M Quartararo grew up in Rotterdam and spent many summers in Saratoga Springs having family picnics in the state park. He graduated Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa , the first and largest chiropractic college in the world. While in college, he received specialized training in pediatrics and family wellness care. He has been certified in Erhardt X-Ray training, EMG studies & performance, and animal chiropractic. Recently he has undergone extensive training to become certified as a chiropractic wellness practitioner. Dr. Quartararo is a member of the New York Chiropractic Council, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, International Chiropractic Association, and the World Chiropractic Alliance..


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