This busy working mom found time to rejuvenate herself while her son is at daycare!
Many of my patients who are working moms struggle to find time for themselves and to maintain proper health. Especially around the cold/flu season that we are in now, it is very important for moms to take care of themselves so they can continue to take care of their family! IV therapy is a great boost of energy and supports the immune system to function optimally to stave off colds and flus this season!
A frequent question patients ask me is how can they prevent the flu naturally?
The answer is simple, support your immune system.
How to support your immune system:
Intravenous Vitamin Therapy Provides the body with all of the nutrients, vitamins and minerals it needs to maintain a healthy immune system. We have all heard before that Vitamin C is a good supplement to take when we have a cold/flu. This is true. Vitamin C is very helpful at assisting our immune system to fight viruses and bacteria that cause colds and flus. However, we want to take a large amount of Vitamin C and that is impossible to absorb orally. When receiving an IV for colds and flus the amount of Vitamin C can range from 10,000mg to 50,000mg. If you tried to take this amount orally you would suffer from osmotic diarrhea (the body is unable to absorb that amount of Vitamin C from the intestinal tract). Therefore, IV therapy is a quick and easy way to receive a high dose of Vitamin C without the unwanted gastrointestinal side effects that would occur by trying to obtain high doses of Vitamin C orally.
Assessing Vitamin D Status Vitamin D is crucial in maintaining a proper immune system. It is actually a misnomer that Vitamin D is a vitamin. Vitamin D is a hormone and controls our immune function. For us living in Southern Ontario it is pertinent that we have our Vitamin D status checked on an annual basis – if not bi-annually. The reason for this is our geographical position in regards to the equator. Vitamin D is primarily obtained via the sun. Since we do not live in an environment that allows us to absorb Vitamin D throughout the year – many of us are deficient. But how do we know if we are deficient? And if so, how deficient are we? What dose should we be supplementing with?
These questions can be answered by visiting us at Lococo Wellness Clinic and we can assess/requisition your blood work and determine what dose is optimal for you!
For more information on preventing the flu and detoxifying watch the video below:
Hello! My name is Dr. Jennifer Lococo, N.D. I am a Naturopathic Doctor. I started this blog as a resource to help my patients integrate themselves into a healthier way of living, as well as to educate others on the scope of practice in my field. I will be updating this page with helpful tips for healthy lifestyles in nutrition, exercise, and naturopathic treatments and remedies for illness and disease.
Why I became a Naturopathic Doctor
I became interested in alternative medicine after experiencing medical problems of my own. Realizing that conventional medicine did not offer a solution to the root cause of the problem, I turned to Naturopathic Medicine. Naturopathic Medicine not only rid me of my symptoms but also fixed the root cause of the problem. Therefore, I developed a newfound passion for Naturopathic Medicine and decided to enter the field.
I completed an Honours Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration I then completed a four-year post-graduate medical program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. During that time I completed a twelve-month long internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, the largest facility of its kind in Ontario. I currently work in the Hamilton region servicing Stoney Creek, Dundas, Ancaster, Binbrook, Grimsby, Burlington, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. I am the clinic owner and Naturopathic Doctor of Lococo Wellness Clinic: http://www.lococowellnessclinic.ca
- Intravenous Vitamin Therapy
- Mesotherapy for pain management and cosmetic applications
- Platelet Rich Plasma (Vampire Facial) to rebuild new collagen
- Fillers – hyaluronic acid fillers for wrinkles, cheeks, lips etc.
Dr. Lococo has a special interest in:
- pain management
- female health
- weight loss
- medical aesthetics/cosmetic therapy