A strong and healthy immune system is an integral part of achieving optimal health, but that can be hard to maintain with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. We’ve put together a few tips to help you get a properly functioning immune system so your body can fend off illness and make room for health.
If your body is to maintain a healthy immune system, you have to give it foods that are rich in nutrients. Refined simple sugars (or what we call the anti-nutrient) contain no nutrients. They actually take nutrients away from what your body has stored to be metabolized later. Once your nutritional storehouses are depleted, your immune system is put in a less than ideal situation, making it more difficult to fight off colds and flus.
You’ve probably heard that probiotics are beneficial for your digestive system. Probiotics are the good bacteria that support a healthy digestive system and help in the digestion of the food you eat, and are found in probiotics and yogurts. Recent studies have found links between the quantity of probiotics in the stomach and the strength of the immune system. So give your immune system a boost and a little yogurt to you diet!
Get Your Nervous System Checked.
Your nervous system, comprised of your brain and spine, controls every cell, tissue, organ, and organ system in your body. If your nervous system is to communicate clear signals to the rest of your body, your spine needs to be in proper alignment. Contact us today to schedule an adjustment and make your spine as healthy as possible.
Stay Stress Free.
Did you know that stress can weaken your immune system? When the body is undergoing stress, it produces more cortisol. Cortisol, a stress hormone, increases blood pressure and blood sugar, which weakens the immune system. It is normal to have some stress in your life, but it is important to find balance. Try adding some stress-relieving activities like meditation, yoga, and regular exercise to your routine.
By combining regular chiropractic care with these tips and tricks, you will be able to take on cold and flu season with ease!