Getting Sick is…Normal?

Bottom Line: Believe it or not, getting sick is a body signal that your immune system is working! Yes, you read that correctly. Every single day you encounter bacteria that could make you sick. Fortunately, when you come into contact with these germs, your immune system kicks in and starts fighting them off without you ever knowing. On rare occasions, when your immune system isn’t functioning at 100%, your body will give you a signal- like a fever or a runny nose, that sickness may be on the way. But, what if there was research showcasing how you could make a few simple changes and not only decrease your likelihood of getting sick, but also strengthen your immune system?

 

Why it Matters: You probably know someone who almost never gets sick. Are they built with a superhuman immune system? Probably not. Most people who rarely get sick are taking pro-active steps to keep their immune system in tip-top shape. And when your immune system is functioning correctly- it can fight off almost anything that it comes in contact with. By making smart choices with your diet, staying active, and getting enough rest, you can ensure your immune system remains strong. Also, emerging research has shown that chiropractic adjustments can also improve our ability to stay well!

 

– Eat a healthy diet of vegetables and lean meats to boost your immune system

– Exercise daily to help your body (and mind) stay strong

– Stay adjusted to decrease stress and improve your overall well-being

 

Next Steps: February is the perfect time of year to take a few action steps and boost your immune system. A robust immune system will help you stay healthy and active, enjoying the things you love with the people you love. 

 

Science Source:

Omega-3 fatty acids in inflammation and autoimmune diseases. The Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Dec 2002

Medline Plus. Exercise and Immunity. 2017

Glucose Metabolic Changes in the Brain and Muscles of Patients with Nonspecific Neck Pain Treated by Spinal Manipulation Therapy. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2017

Posted in

Comments

A WordPress Commenter on November 16, 2017 at 2:47 pm

Hi, this is a comment.
To get started with moderating, editing, and deleting comments, please visit the Comments screen in the dashboard.
Commenter avatars come from Gravatar.

(Edit)

Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression: Your Questions Answered

By Dr. Jason Crist | February 13, 2019

Until recently, neck and back pain treatments involved steroid injections, addictive and dangerous medications and risky surgeries.  Now, nonsurgical spinal decompression provides a more natural approach to bulging or degenerating discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis or many other sources of pain. Decompression therapy is a gentle, pain free treatment that can allow you to live pain…

Read More

ValenSPINE’s Day Raffle!

By Dr. Jason Crist | February 11, 2019

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, February 1st-14th, we are doing something special for you and your loved ones!  We are offering a FREE initial exam for anyone you refer into the office.  Here’s how to treat your loved one(s): Screenshot or print the gift certificate below for your loved one(s). Give them the gift certificate for their…

Read More

Recommended for You

Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression: Your Questions Answered

February 13, 2019

Until recently, neck and back pain treatments involved steroid injections, addictive and dangerous medications and risky surgeries.  Now, nonsurgical spinal decompression provides a more natural approach to bulging or degenerating discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis or many other sources of pain. Decompression therapy is a gentle, pain free treatment that can allow you to live pain…

Read More

ValenSPINE’s Day Raffle!

February 11, 2019

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, February 1st-14th, we are doing something special for you and your loved ones!  We are offering a FREE initial exam for anyone you refer into the office.  Here’s how to treat your loved one(s): Screenshot or print the gift certificate below for your loved one(s). Give them the gift certificate for their…

Read More

Why It’s Important to Seek Medical Treatment After your Car Accident?

February 6, 2019

You may not realize that you need to see a doctor after your car accident, but making that call is one of the most important things you will do after the reports are filed and the insurance companies are notified.  You may feel a little “stiff,” but you’re sure the pain will go away on…

Read More
Crist Chiropractic & Wellness exists to help as many people as possible achieve optimal health through natural and holistic means. Our team is committed to restoring the body’s ability to express its true health potential. We strive to serve our patients and our community with a spirit of complete caring, by radiating health and promoting well-being.

Goodbye Back Pain. Hello Pain Relief!
Crist Chiropractic of Cool Springs Helps You Live Better Now