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Guarding Against the Flu


With the flu season upon us, some people might be wondering what they can do to protect themselves from catching this illness. Naturally, there are no guarantees when it comes to staying healthy, but there are some steps we can take to help strengthen our immune system. What are they you might ask? Well, let’s look at a few.

  • Eat fruits and vegetable. Many fruits and vegetables pack an enormous punch of vitamins (e.g., vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K). Darker varieties like broccoli, kale, spinach, blueberries, and blackberries are especially valuable because of their antioxidant properties (antioxidants are substances that protect cells from harm). If you find that you do not eat a sufficient amount of vitamin-rich foods, perhaps consider adding a pharmaceutical-grade multivitamin to your diet.
  • Take Care of Yourself. Making a pledge to limit stress and get enough sleep is very important to staying healthy. When we lack rest or regularly fret over circumstances beyond our control, our bodies become vulnerable to invaders like free radicals. A suggestion? Set aside a peaceful space in your home: one where you can read a book, meditate, pray, stretch out, or just take in the beauty around you!
  • Stay Hydrated. Our bodies regularly need water to stay hydrated. As a result, water intake is extremely important to our health (as even a little dehydration can leave us weak). So how much should we get? Well, opinions differ, but some experts suggest that daily intake should be about half of our body weight.
  • Get Adjusted. Research have shown that chiropractic manipulation boosts the immune system. In addition there soft tissue techniques that can help to drain sinuses, and alleviate congestion.

In closing following the above preventative measures along with regular chiropractic treatment should keep your immune system functioning at its best.

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