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3 Powerful Ways to Boost Your Immune System

happy woman arms stretchFewer sick days. More energy. Better overall health. The secret to a robust immune system isn’t found in a bottle or a fad diet. Instead, there are some small things you can do that can yield massive health benefits.

#1 Fine-Tune Your Diet

Sure, you know that eating fast food can sabotage health and should be avoided. But what should you eat? We encourage you to eat more healthy fats. These include salmon, avocado, chia seeds, and coconut oil.

Also, aim to increase the amount of whole plant foods. These nutritional powerhouses contain immune-boosting antioxidants and vitamin C. It’s also a good idea to limit sugar, which reduces the immune response. Just 75 grams of sugar can lower your immune response for up to five hours. That’s about one 20-ounce bottle of soda!

And hydrate, hydrate, hydrate—with pure water. Avoid soda, fruit juice, and sweetened coffee and tea drinks.

#2 Manage Stress Levels

From work demands to world events, it’s not surprising that so many of us are bombarded with stress daily. The good news is that stress can be managed. One of the best ways to do that is through moderate exercise. Exercise releases endorphins (those feel-good hormones), so you can manage physical and emotional stress.

Also, be mindful of what you can and can’t control. Focus on all the positive things in your life and consider keeping a gratitude journal.

#3 Get Adjusted

While most people just think of chiropractic as relieving back and neck pain, this form of natural healthcare can significantly boost the immune system. A study done by Dr. Ronald Pero, an MD with the New York Preventative Medicine Institute, revealed the positive effects chiropractic can have on the immune system and general health. The three-year study showed that those under regular chiropractic care have a 200% greater immune competence.

We look forward to helping you enjoy optimal health and wellness. Contact us today to schedule an adjustment!

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