Improve Your Immune System

Published December 26th, 2017 by Dr. Hoder

A healthy immune system is imperative for optimal health, but can be hard to maintain with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. So, how do you get a properly functioning immune system? Follow these simple steps to help your body fend off sickness and make room for health.

Take Probiotics.

Probiotics, found in yogurts and supplements, are the good bacteria that support your digestive system and aid in the digestion of the food you eat. Recent studies have found links between the strength of the immune system and the quantity of probiotics inside the stomach.

Avoid Sugars.

In order to maintain a healthy immune system, you've got to feed your body nutrient-rich foods. Refined simple sugars, aka the anti-nutrient, contains no nutrients and actually take nutrients away from the body's storage to be metabolized into the system. Once these storehouses are diminished, we have created a less than ideal situation for our immune system and made it more difficult for the body to fight off colds and flus.

Get Nervous System Checked. 

The nervous system (brain and spine) controls every cell, tissue, organ, and organ system within your body. In order for clear signals to be sent to the rest of your body, your spine needs to be in proper alignment. Reach out to us today to schedule your next visit!

Stay Stress Free.

Did you know that stress weakens your immune system? When the body is stressed, we produce more cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone that increases blood sugar and blood pressure, which weakens the immune system. Stress is a normal part of life, but it is important to find balance. Try practicing stress-relieving activities like yoga, mediation, and regular exercise. 

What are your tips for taking care of your immune system? Comment with your favorite tricks below.

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