A properly functioning immune system is essential for optimal health and these days strong immunity is in everyone’s minds.
But how do you get one?
Follow these 4 do’s and don’ts to help your body fend off sickness and make room for health:
1. DO take probiotics. Probiotics are the good bacteria that go into the digestive system and aid in the digestion of food. Research has linked the strength of the immune system to the quantity of probiotics inside the stomach.
2. DON’T eat sugar. Sugar is what many people know as an anti-nutrient. These are the refined simple sugars that contain no nutritional value and, upon entering the body, take nutrients away from the body’s storage to be metabolized into the system. Once these storehouses are depleted, then we have created a mess for our body and our immune system faces a greater challenge in fighting off viruses and bacteria.
3. DO take good care of your nervous system. Your brain and spine are part of your nervous system and control every cell, tissue, organ, and organ system within your body. When you take steps to make sure that your spine is in its proper alignment it can send out clear signals to the rest of your body. If you haven’t done this already, contact us to book your complimentary session so we can explain how we would do this for you.
4. DON’T let stress get to you. The more stress you subject yourself to, the weaker your immune system becomes. When our body is under stress we produce more cortisol, which is a stress hormone that increases blood pressure and blood sugar leading to a weakened immune system. Find stress-relieving techniques that work for you such as meditation, yoga and exercise.
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