If you want to reach optimal health, you've got to have a healthy immune system. But that can be hard to maintain, especially during cold and flu season. So, how do you achieve and maintain a properly functioning immune system? Follow these simple tips to help your body fend off sickness and make way for health.
Take A Daily Probiotic.
Found in yogurts and supplements, probiotics are the good bacteria that aid in your body's ability to digest food and support your digestive system. Recently, studies have found links between the strength of a person's immune system and the quantity of probiotics in their stomach!
In order to keep your immune system healthy, you have to provide it with nutrient-rich foods. Refined (white) sugar, also known as the anti-nutrient, contains no nutritional value and actually takes nutrients away from your body's storage to be metabolized into the system. Once those storehouses are depleted, a less than ideal situation exists for our immune system, making it more difficult for the body to protect itself from viruses and infections.
Get Your Nervous System Checked.
The nervous system, comprised of the spine and brain, controls every cell, tissue, organ, and organ system in your body. For clear signals to be sent throughout your body, your spine must be in proper alignment. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment!
Keep Calm and Carry On.
Are you aware that stress actually weakens your immune system? When your body is experiencing stress, you create more cortisol, which is a stress hormone. Cortisol increases blood pressure and blood sugar levels, which leads to a weakened immune system. Stress is a normal part of life, but it is crucial to find balance. Try stress-reducing activities like yoga, regular exercise, and mediation.
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