It’s here—cold and flu season. No really it is and it’s come earlier then last year. As we slowly creep into the winter months, it is crucial to maintain a healthy and boosted immune system. With the combination of chiropractic adjustments and healthy lifestyle habits, you can tell cold and flu “not today”!
We all know there is no cure for the common cold however chiropractic adjustments are a great natural way to boost your immune system, which can help your body fight off viruses. It has been proven that there is a connection between the nervous system and immune system. Together the brainstem and spinal cord control and regulate all of the body’s functions while working with the immune system. Spinal misalignments can cause dysfunction, which can stress the body and can lead to a suppressed immune system.
Along with chiropractic care, there are other methods you can take into consideration to boost your immune system.
Get more rest and sleep
Allow your body to recharge. (You are not the energizer bunny) Sleep allows your body to keep working at an optimal level and fight viruses.
Increase your daily intake of vitamin C and zinc
Lack of vitamin C has been shown to increase your chances of becoming sick. Include more vitamin C rich foods in your diet like oranges, grapefruits, spinach and kale. Also zinc is an incredible proven immune boosting mineral.
Getting regular exercise
Exercise improves blood circulation which helps jump start your immune system and releases virus fighting substances in your body.