When the cold weather comes, that usually means a cold does, too! You chalk it up to being exposed to a lot of germs during holiday travel and parties. But in reality, the cold virus is always out there. If your immune system is healthy and functioning properly, your body will defend itself and fight the virus off before you even know you've been exposed to it.
If your body is not fully prepared to defend itself, the result is usually a nasty cold. This often happens when there is an interference in your nervous system. Here are some suggestions to help prepare your body to be at its best defense, keeping you cold-free.
MODIFY YOUR DIET
Holiday treats make it difficult to do so, but avoid sugar as much as possible. Add more fruits and vegetables into your diet, as vitamin and antioxidant rich foods help you to better fight off illness.
Staying active helps to boost your immune system, keeping you healthy!
GET THE PROPER AMOUNT OF SLEEP
While you are sleeping, your body is restoring itself. By getting the right amount of rest, you decrease your chances of getting sick.
Water helps your body flush out toxins, so be sure to drink lots of water throughout the day.
SCHEDULE REGULAR CHIROPRACTIC VISITS
Regular chiropractic adjustments ensure that your nervous system is functioning optimally. Sometimes, no matter how strong our immune system is, we still catch a cold. If that's the case, it's important to go in and get adjusted so that you can fight that cold off faster.
Keep in mind that your body is designed to heal itself. If you get a cut, it heals. If you catch a cold, it eventually goes away. Chiropractors just help your body get to its best state to heal itself without drugs or surgery. If you want your body functioning at its optimal level, give us a call and we will help you reach it!