If optimal health is a goal for you, then a properly functioning immune system is necessary. The question is, how do you get one? Follow our tips to help your body fend off illness and make room for true health.
1. Start Taking Probiotics. Probiotics are the good bacteria found in yogurt and supplements that go into your digestive system and aid in your body's ability to digest food. Studies have found links between the strength of the immune system and the amount of probiotics in the stomach.
2. Stay Away From Sugar. Sugar is what we like to call the anti-nutrient. Refined simple sugars contain no nutrients and actually take nutrients away that are stored in the body to be metabolized later. Once those storehouses are gone, the body's immune system faces a much greater challenge in fighting off colds and flus.
3. Get Your Nervous System Checked. Your nervous system (spine and brain) controls every organ system, organ, tissue, and cell in your body. It is important to ensure that your spine is properly aligned so it is capable of sending clear signals to the rest of your body. Call us to schedule your next visit, and we'll get your spine in tip-top shape!
4. Keep Stress At Bay. The more stressed out you allow yourself to become, the weaker your immune system. When our bodies are under stress, we produce increased amounts of cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone that increases both blood pressure and blood sugar levels, leading to a weakened immune system. In order to be truly healthy, practicing stress-relieving techniques (whether it be yoga, meditation, or exercise) is a must.
Do you have any suggestions for a healthy immune system? Let us know if the comments section!