Tips For Taking Care of Your Immune System

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If your goal is to reach optimal health, a healthy immune system is a key component! Making your health a priority can be challenging, so we've put together some simple steps to help keep your immune system strong.

Avoid Sugar.

One of the best ways to maintain a healthy immune system is to feed your body foods that are nutrient-rich. Refined simple sugars (also known as the anti-nutrient) contain zero nutritional value, and actually take stored nutrients away that your body is to metabolize later. Once those storehouses are diminished, a less than ideal situatino exists for the immune system, making it more challenging for your body to fight off flus and colds.

Take Probiotics.

Found in yogurt and supplements, probiotics are the good bacteria that support a healthy digestive system and aid in the digestion of the food you eat. Studies have recently found links between how strong a person's immune system is and the amount of probiotics in their stomach.

Get Your Nervous System Checked. 

Your nervous system (spine and brain) controls every cell, tissue, organ, and organ system within your body. Your spine needs to be properly aligned in order to send clear signals to the rest of your body. Contact us today to schedule your next chiropractic adjustment. 

Keep Things Stress Free.

Did you know that stress actually weakens the immune system? When your body is stressed, it increases its production of cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone that increases both blood pressure and blood sugar, which leads to a weakened immune system. Though stress is a normal part of life, it is important to learn how to handle that stress and find balance. Try introducing stress-relieving activities into your life like meditation, yoga, and regular exercise. 

Do you have any tips for taking care of your immune system? Leave them below in the comments!