There’s a synchronicity to illness – some people are prone to being sick often, some kids have perpetual ear infections, and some families continue to circulate the same cold or flu ad nauseum.

Questions like “Why do I always feel sick?” or “Where did I pick this up this time?” do have an answer, but often we look in the wrong direction. The cause of our battle with disease isn’t an external threat – it comes from within.

The body’s inability to tolerate what we encounter – our weakness when we need the strength to fight off illness – is the main focus of restorative therapies.

Imagine the analogy: We’re used to seeing carrion birds circling where something is deteriorating. They’re a nuisance and an eyesore. You can remove the birds, but they’ll return, with friends. General medical care often aims at the birds – bacteria, viruses, infections, etc. Leaving the “roadside deterioration” intact will only bring more birds, more sickness, probably stronger strains and highly resistant to the “same old” treatment.

Dis-ease occurs in the absence of a healthy functioning body. Vital nutrients that are needed become depleted and drained daily due to stress, injuries, chronic conditions, toxins and more. This creates symptoms like fatigue, inflammation, weight gain and general pain and discomfort.

It’s easy to think “it is what it is” – it’s just a part of getting older – but these are warning signs that your body needs help. Your body is capable of naturally restoring itself. It just needs a boost.

Nutrient-rich foods and vitamin-rich supplements are not enough. For 100% absorption of needed vitamins and nutrients, bypass the stomach and go right to the bodily systems. IV Nutrition Vitamin Drips are known to provide higher vitamin and nutrient levels for an immediate boost of energy lasting up to 24 to 48 hours and can be customized to individual health goals.

Nutrition enables our bodies to heal themselves; IV Nutrition therapies also bolster stronger immunity; combat issues with malabsorption; reduce inflammation; provide restorative support; improve cardiovascular health; manage difficulties like headaches, body aches, fatigue and dehydration; reverse the effects of aging on hair, skin and nails; and speed the recovery process.

If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that health should be our No. 1 priority. Being in the know on treatments and therapies available is key to finding the best treatment plan for an individual.

Dr. Heather Hinshelwood, MD is the medical director at the Fraum Center for Restorative Health and has been practicing medicine for almost 20 years.