What to Avoid When You're Sick

What to Avoid When You're Sick
Next Health Staff
March 11, 2024

Medically reviewed by Next Health Clinical Director, Jessica Brewer

The Pitfalls of Seeking Next-Level Health Services When You're Sick

In a world obsessed with quick fixes and instant gratification, the notion of seeking next-level health services when you're sick might seem like a tempting option. However, in this blog post, we'll explore why these services cannot be the cure-all you’re looking for, especially when your body is already under the stress of illness. The key lies in consistency in health practices and the importance of maintaining good habits rather than using health optimization tools as a quick fix during vulnerable times.

The Immune System and Stress

When you're sick, your immune system is already working hard to combat the invading pathogens. Introducing services like Cryotherapy (cold therapy) when you're healthy can help prevent illness, but subjecting your body to extreme temperatures when you’re already under the strain of illness can further weaken the immune system. The stress induced by cold therapy may divert the body's resources away from fighting the infection, potentially hindering the recovery process.

Similarly, vitamin IVs and NAD+ treatments are excellent for energy-boosting and immune-strengthening when you’re body is healthy and equipped to handle to dose of nutrients.  However, relying on these interventions during sickness may not provide the same benefits. The stress your body is undergoing while combating illness may limit the effectiveness of these treatments, potentially diverting resources away from the natural healing process.

Straining Your System When Sick: A Counterproductive Approach:

The notion that pushing your body to the limit during illness accelerates recovery is a common misconception. Straining your system with intense workouts, extreme therapies, or intrusive interventions may exacerbate the stress your body is already under, potentially delaying the healing process. In contrast, adopting a more measured and consistent approach, even during periods of good health, can fortify your body against future illnesses and contribute to a more robust immune system.

The Case for Consistency

The key to true well-being lies in consistency and proactive health practices. Instead of resorting to next-level interventions when illness strikes, consider incorporating habits that promote a robust immune system and overall health when you're feeling well.

Consistent exercise, a balanced diet, and sufficient sleep form the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. By adhering to these practices, you create a resilient body better equipped to fend off illnesses and recover more efficiently when they do occur.

If you're committed to incorporating cutting-edge services into your routine for illness prevention and overall well-being, consider our tailored approach. We advocate for a schedule that includes weekly vitamin IV drips, multiple Cryotherapy sessions each week, and other personalized Next Health services to address your specific needs. Unlock these health-optimizing tools conveniently with a Next Health Membership. For those genuinely invested in their well-being, becoming a member provides exclusive access to these services, ensuring a holistic and proactive approach to your health journey. Join us as a member, and let's embark on this wellness journey together.

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Cryotherapy When You're Healthy

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When you're system is not strained by illness, here is how Cryotherapy may help enhance your health: 

  • Reduce inflammation for longevity

Cryotherapy is known as the fastest way to reduce inflammation as it constricts blood vessels and decreases circulation to inflamed areas.

  • Reduce muscle and joint pain

This service was originally developed for relieving the pain and inflammation experienced by Rheumatoid Arthritis patients and shows promising results in reducing pain sensitivity and swelling.

  • Improve athletic recovery time

Cryotherapy helped reduce muscle pain in 80% of observed studies and improved athletic performance in 71% of studies sampled by the International Journal of Sports Medicine.

When your body is exposed to the cold, it releases norepinephrine and endorphins into the bloodstream as a way to compensate and keep you alert in cold, harsh conditions. Norepinephrine is a hormone and neurotransmitter that enhances focus, attention, and mood.

Cold exposure triggers the body processes involved with removing dead skin cells and skin regeneration with the production of collagen and repairing of elastin fibers.

  • Enhance immunity to stay healthy

When exposed to the cold, your body overcompensates and speeds up metabolic function and circulation to keep you warm and functioning. This in turn increases the release of healthy immune cells that promote a resilient immune system. In fact, a clinical trial in the Netherlands found that cold showers led to a 29% reduction in people calling off sick from work.

Cryotherapy can stimulate blood flow because when you are exposed to the cold, blood rushes to surround your vital organs. Your heart then is forced to pump more efficiently, pushing blood through all your vessels and supplying every part of your body with the oxygen and nutrients it needs.

Vitamin IV Drips When You're Healthy

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Similarly to Cryotherapy, vitamin IV drips have a plethora of benefits when you're body is not combatting illness: 

  • Enhance Immunity
  • Accelerate Athletic Recovery
  • Increase Energy and Stamina
  • Eliminate Brain Fog
  • Support Optimal Aging and Longevity
  • Enhance Your Natural Glow
  • Vitamin, Mineral, and Antioxidant Replenishment

Plus, as a medical facility, you have the peace of mind that your Next Health IV will be under the highest standards of care, safety, and efficacy.

NAD+ Therapy When You're Healthy

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When you are not battling illness, here are some of the incredible potential benefits of NAD+ Therapy: 

  • Energy Boost: NAD+ generates a natural energy boost by charging your mitochondria, the "powerhouse of the cell"
  • Counteract Aging: Poor mitochondrial health is actually one of the main causes of the hallmarks of aging. NAD+ improves mitochondrial health and slows the aging process.
  • Neuroprotection (Brain Health): NAD+ helps protect the health of your neurons and brain health for better mental clarity now and in the future.
  • Mood Regulation: NAD+ is known to have positive effects on mood and mental well-being.
  • Longevity: NAD+ may help DNA repair, cellular health, and repair mechanisms for healthy aging.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, while the allure of next-level health services during illness may be tempting, it is essential to recognize the potential pitfalls and prioritize the enduring benefits of consistency in well-being. The immune system's response during sickness may not align with the demands of extreme therapies, emphasizing the importance of measured and consistent health practices. Instead of seeking quick fixes, a steadfast commitment to habits promoting a robust immune system during periods of good health forms the foundation of true well-being. Next Health's tailored approach, encapsulated in a membership offering cutting-edge services, underscores the significance of a holistic and proactive journey towards lasting health. By understanding that true wellness is a culmination of consistent habits and a mindful approach, individuals can foster resilience, fortify their immune systems, and ultimately embark on a sustainable path to well-being.

Joining as a member with Next Health signifies a commitment to this holistic approach, ensuring a comprehensive and enduring wellness journey.

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