Summer is officially over and the fall season is in full swing. Many times with the change of seasons and weather, people get sick. Flu season begins in the fall and peaks in January and February. What can you do to be prepared for the flu and cold season this year? How can you beat the flu before it beats you?
#1 – Get Adjusted
Your nervous system is the main controller of your immune system. Getting routine chiropractic adjustments can help boost your immune system by removing any interference therefore helping increase the body’s natural resistance to fight off disease.
#2 – Take Vitamin D
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a Vitamin D supplement was actually 800 percent more effective at reducing the risk of flu infection than vaccines. Researchers found that 2,000 IU of vitamin D per day helps prevent the seasonal flu.
#3 – Take Probiotics
Probiotics are live microorganisms that are similar to the greatly beneficial microorganisms found in your gut In fact, 80 percent of your immune system is located within your digestive system, making a healthy gut a major focal point in order to maintain optimal health.
#4 – Get Plenty of ZZZs
Sleep is your body’s way of recharging itself allowing it to repair and build white blood cells to protect itself from disease. Therefore, lack of sleep is a major contributor to the decrease of your immune system. Make sure you are getting enough sleep so your body can be prepared to battle the flu if the virus invades.
#5 – Hydrate
Drink plenty of water. Staying properly hydrated helps your body flush out toxins, germs, and viruses from your immune system, which can help your body beat a cold or the flu.
#6 – Eat All Your Fruits and Veggies
Make sure you are getting enough of the necessary nutrients that can be found in fruits and vegetables. If you’re a picky eater, take a high quality multivitamin to make sure your body has all the nutrients it needs.
#7 – Don’t Listen to Your Sweet Tooth
Sugar depresses the immune system and makes your body more susceptible to getting a virus. Eating or drinking 100g of sugar, two cans of soda, decreases white blood cells by 40 percent.
Let us help you stay well. At Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine, we offer customized immune system treatments through interventional pain management, physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and massage therapy. Our DRUG FREE treatment is designed to help boost your immune system so the flu doesn’t bring you down. Don’t end up on antibiotics this season.
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