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Boost Your Immune System to Stave Off Sickness

woman happy arms stretchIt seems like we’re delivered a daily deluge of concerning news reports about COVID-19. Remember that data can paint whatever story the author or television anchor wants, so look at what you are reading or listening to. The talk right now is all about cases, but hospitalizations and deaths have flatlined.

It’s still essential to keep your defenses up so if you do get sick your immune system will be able to go on offense.

A Natural Way to Power up Your Health

Drug-free chiropractic care plays a crucial role in boosting the immune system, our body’s natural defense system. According to some studies, within 30 minutes of getting a chiropractic adjustment, there’s a substantial increase in interleukin-proteins that help keep the immune system strong-and white blood cells.

Keep Stress in Check

It’s little wonder that stress has a powerful, adverse effect on your health and well-being. That’s why managing stress levels is critical in supporting your immune system. Stress will compromise your immune system and burden your body, creating dis-ease and dys-function.

Easy ways to de-stress include getting outside in nature, spending time with a friend or scheduling some “me time.”

Reduce Inflammation & Increase Immunity

In addition to chiropractic care, Cryo can decrease stress-related inflammation and bolster your immune system. The infrared sauna has research that backs up its effectiveness in combatting disease and it is seven times more detoxifying than a regular sauna. The infrared sauna works systemically. It is one of the most effective therapies available to keep your detox pathways unobstructed.

Adopt These Six Healthy Habits

In addition to social distancing, here are six things you can do to fortify your immune system:

  1. Eat a rainbow of fruits and veggies
  2. Exercise for at least 30 minutes daily
  3. Get quality restorative sleep (aim for 7-8 hours a night)
  4. Maintain a positive outlook
  5. Take vitamins D and C, and zinc (check out this study regarding vitamin D levels and COVID-19 susceptibility)
  6. Get adjusted regularly

People that haven’t had exposure to others in several months need to be especially careful. Our immune systems are strengthened by exercise and exposure to viruses and bacteria.

Opt for Soap & Water vs. Hand Sanitizer

Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water if you’ve been out in public. Always avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. If you can’t get to a bathroom to wash your hands, then you can use hand sanitizer, but it should be used as a last resort. That’s because hand sanitizer robs our body of essential defense mechanisms.

Dr. Gray is available to answer any questions that you may have about boosting your immune system and safeguarding your health. Contact us today to book an appointment.

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