Let's talk about Food! I Love food. I especially love food that is tasty and nutritious - healing foods.
First, let's get a foundation of understanding about food and then we will discuss which foods help us heal.
Now that we understand better about what food consists of, let's talk about what foods cause or decrease inflammation in the body depending on their molecular make-up.
Besides food, other great ways to decrease liver and overall inflammation is... GET ADJUSTED, SLEEP & EXERCISE. Sleep, people. And get your spine checked. Sleep is the best weight loss tip and de-stressor for the body and mind. Joint alignment heals the local joint injury and inflammation which allows the immune system to stop making swelling, redness and heat processes from happening. Exercising and stretching squeezes muscles which squeeze lymph fluid into cardiovascular system and allows for blood circulation and renewal. Something to note: when my patients heal through chiropractic adjustments, they begin feeling great in their body and they WANT to exercise more. ;)
I am neither Pro- nor Anti- vaccine. I, just like any other parent, want to make the best decisions for my child. I have done extensive research on vaccine benefits and side effects. The following are facts about CA Vaccine laws as found on state websites and then I go into my recommendations as a Doctor and health care professional.
In California these are the 2019 mandated immunization requirements for children to attend schools and day cares (depends on age when enrolling) 18mo-5yrs: (as written by SB277)
3 Hep B
1 MMR on or after the 1st birthday
1 Hib on or after the 1st birthday**
Up-to-date website for CA: https://www.shotsforschool.org/child-care/
Immunization chart for req'ts: drive.google.com/file/d/1ZROhp5MI1lSN8yIe7EHJPNy2oFiGL653/view?usp=drivesdk
CA 2019 Immunizations required to enter child K-12 in detail https://www.shotsforschool.org/k-12/
Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, Tdap, or Td) — 5 doses (4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday. 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 7th birthday.) For 7th-12th graders, at least 1 dose of pertussis-containing vaccine is required on or after 7th birthday.
Polio (OPV or IPV) — 4 doses(3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday)
Hepatitis B — 3 doses(not required for 7th grade entry)
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) — 2 doses (Both given on or after 1st birthday)
Varicella (Chickenpox) — 2 doses
PSA: DO NOT give vaccines to your child if your child is sick, is taking antibiotics or has eczema. Their immune system is handling a lot already so wait for another time to inoculate. Do not give vaccines to children under 14 months old - their neurological development is at a fragile state and the hard metals (aluminum) in the vaccine can overstimulate the nerve system.
Immunizations have saved many lives. We also do not understand the safety of giving 1) multiple immunizations at once and 2) giving them to infants. Today in the USA, 2019, immunization schedules are at its all-time high and are being administered at the earliest in life ever. THERE ARE NO STUDIES THAT PROVE THIS TO BE SAFE.
I recommend being conservative with immunizations. I recommend:
Ways to boost your baby's immune system, naturally:
Recommendation if you want to vaccinate your child but want to decrease the risk of side effects:
Video by CBS aired January, 2019: fullmeasure.news/news/cover-story/the-vaccination-debate?fbclid=IwAR0QJPROMamFbp-vXRaypRN5WwUCY_MmW54WxdYwqN5uHF9iu3QSfzebhq8
Book connecting aluminum in vaccines to cortical inflammation: How to End the Autism Epidemic by J.B. Handley
Don't take it from me; What Dr. Paul Thomas, MD, a renowned Pediatrician in Portland, OR says:
Hi, I'm Dr. Marisa Sum, DC and I love the science of healing. The healing journey can be windy and arduous, but I am committed to helping you through that process as you reach for your goals and reclaim your body, mind and spirit. I specialize in central nervous system health as a chiropractor, gut/brain/immune system health as a nutritionist, and women's and children's health rights activist as a doula & mother.