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I write about the benefits of chiropractic as well as cutting-edge research and helpful topics related to chiropractic care. I believe that every chiropractic doctor should be a life-long student and many of the topics I write about here are inspired by my personal reading and studying.


Dr. Zach Chudy

Waukesha Chiropractor  Chudy Chiropractic Waukesha WI 53188


Flue Season is Here!

By Zach Chudy Waukesha Chiropractor, Nov 20 2014 03:40PM

Winter has arrived and with it comes an increased risk of flu or cold due to lower temperatures weakening your immune system. What are some things you can do to prevent getting sick?

According to the CDC the flu vaccine has an estimated effectiveness of 60% (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/vaccineeffect.htm). The vaccine is made from the three or four most prevalent strains of influenza in the given year.

Another preventative option to use is the essential oil On Guard™. According to a recent study in the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the infectivity of the influenza virus was reduced by 90% when the oil was diluted 1:4000 and 40% when diluted 1:6000, such as using it in a diffuser throughout a room.

The oil also reduced direct infection of the cells, as the number of infected cells in this study were reduced by 90% when the oil was diluted 1:2000 and 45% 1:3000.

The study concluded that the "essential oil blend significantly attenuates (reduces) the chance of contracting the infuenza virus." The study suggested that this antiviral effect maybe due to inhibition of viral protein translation.

Zach Chudy

Waukesha Chiropractor

Chudy Chiropractic Clinic

Zach Chudy

Waukesha Chiropractor

Chudy Chiropractic Clinic

The study can be found at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21078173

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