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Banish Sickness by Boosting Your Immune System

Kick Your Immune System Into Overdrive

Sniffling, sneezing, running a fever? Getting sick is actually an indication that your immune system is functioning the way it’s supposed to. Your body is designed to be healthy, and it’s always going to do what it’s meant to do. So if there’s a virus or bacteria attacking your body, it’s natural to increase the body’s temperature to fight off infection. Your body can live at 102 degrees but most viruses and bacteria cannot. So your body raises the temperature temporarily to boost your immune system and to fight off the infection and bacteria.

Find Relief, Naturally

When you’re sick, you want relief as quickly as possible. A chiropractic adjustment can help ease your body while it’s going through the repair process—not a breaking down process. Breaking down often happens long before you have symptoms of sickness. The symptoms are the result of your body beginning the repair progression.

Know When to Exercise and When to Rest

Though exercise helps to keep your immune system strong to stave off sickness, when you’re sick, particularly if you’re running a fever, rest is best. Consider it an opportunity to catch up on your favorite Netflix shows!

The Significance of Supplements

In addition to fortifying your body with a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables and lean sources of protein you should consider adding the following supplements to your diet:

  • Omega-3 fatty acids – Primarily found in fish, these are good for our mood and overall health.
  • Probiotics – These good bacteria help with gut health, and much of disease begins in the gut. The health of the gut is relative to the health of body.
  • Vitamin D – This important “sunshine vitamin” boosts the immune system. I read recently a research article in Australia that revealed that even surfers who were outside for long periods were still not getting enough vitamin D. You can get tested to see if your levels are in the optimal range.
  • A multivitamin – Taking a daily multivitamin can help to correct nutritional deficiencies and boost energy.

When you’re sick, it’s also critical to hydrate with H2O. A good rule of thumb is drinking half of your body weight in ounces. Eating fruits and vegetables that have a higher water content makes smart sense too.

Help boost your body’s defenses by booking a chiropractic adjustment today!

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