Making certain that you and your loved one are under regular and gentle Chiropractic Care is one of the most beneficial steps that you can take to make certain that your immune system is functioning at its optimal level. You see when there is a misaligned vertebra in the spine, it puts a pressure on the correlating spinal nerve root, which in turn impedes the brain’s ability to communicate with the body and vice versa. When this occurs, the body is not able to fully respond to the germs and toxins that we come into contact with, which causes a decrease in our immune system’s response. Not good.
Yet there are certainly other steps that we can take to build upon the positive impact that Chiropractic Care has on our immune system, including eating healthy whole foods. When we consume a variety of nutrient-rich foods, our body knows exactly what to do with the nutrients it receives from quality food sources. Making certain to eat lots of colorful fruits and vegetables is a must. These colorful fruits and vegetables contain high amounts of antioxidants, which are needed to counteract the ill effects of free radicals in the environment. These free radicals cause oxidation in the body, and to make a long story short, oxidation kills healthy cells. So increase the color of your diet, literally, and your immune system will thank you!
In addition to improving our eating habits, exercise is also a must. In order to keep things simple, start with a goal of walking 3-4 times per week for 20 minutes each time. Do this outside if possible in order to soak up needed Vitamin D.
Also, speak with your trusted healthcare provider about adding a quality probiotic nutritional supplement to your wellness routine, as these healthy bacteria can help to repopulate the intestinal flora needed for immunity. Our ability to fight off germs and toxins begins in the gut, so taking steps to ensure we have an ample amount of healthy intestinal bacteria is a must. Adding a high-quality multi-vitamin to your daily wellness routine is also a great step to ensure you are providing your body with the vitamins and minerals needed for healthy function.
These are simple, yet powerful steps that you can take to make certain your immune system is up and running as we are quickly approaching the fall season.
-Dr. Christopher Weaver, Prana Chiropractic and Wellness Center
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