Sick or Treat?


This Halloween – be good to your body! At a time filled with lots of holiday sweets, it’s important to remember the affect that SUGAR has on your IMMUNE system!

• Eating 100 g of sugar (equivalent to one 20 oz Coke and 2 Fun-Sized candies such as Snickers and Twix) causes immune suppression starting 30 minutes after ingestion and lasting for up to 5 hours after the sugar is eaten!
• It decreases your body’s ability for white blood cells to kill germs by 40%!
• Sugar increases the inflammatory response in your body – the first responder to inflammation is the WBC! If all of your WBCs are busy reacting to a sugar spike, they are not able to get to foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses, causing an increase in sickness.
• Sugar competes with the Vitamin C receptor sites in your cells. If your receptors are all filled up with sugar – no Vitamin C gets to stay and your immune system won’t get any benefit from your vitamins.
• The average American consumes 3 pounds of sugar each week!

Do yourself a favor and keep your nervous system functioning at 100% with a chiropractic adjustment, improving natural immune function! Also, monitor your sugar intake, stay hydrated and increase your intake of Vitamin C and Vitamin D for the best results for natural immunity this fall!

If you’ve not yet had your spooky-spine checked – what better time than HALLOWEEN!?!

Dr. Trent Hippard and Dr. Amy Hippard are chiropractors at Wellness Tree Family Chiropractic in Belvidere IL, serving those also in surrounding areas, Rockford IL/Loves Park IL. They focus on helping families be empowered for optimal health potential by locating and detecting vertebral subluxations within the spine. They focus on prenatal (Webster Technique), pediatric, whole family chiropractic for an affordable fee. No insurance, no problem. Visit for more information on how to get started!