The winter months are upon us and with colder temperatures comes an increased chance of suffering from the flu, strep, or the common cold. There are several natural ways to boost your immune system and fight off these seasonal illnesses!
Nerves control every cell, muscle, organ, and system in the body. This, therefore, links the nervous system to the immune system. All nerves branch from the spinal cord which is housed inside the spinal column. If there is a misalignment in the spine, compression and resulting interference can reduce the function of the organs and systems being fed by these nerves. Chiropractic corrects misalignments in the spine to help increase proper nerve function. This will increase the function of the immune system overall.
To build a strong immune system, fill your diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Include foods that contain or supplement with Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Selenium. Also make sure you get ample sleep as fatigue and seasonal illness are linked. Incorporating these tips, as well as maintaining a healthy spine will give you a natural armor and fighting chance against any seasonal bug!
Kelly J. Donaldson DC, MS