It seems like everyone is getting sick this time of year! What can you do to boost your immune system and stay healthy this cold and flu season?
Chiropractors are sometimes called “holistic” doctors. That is because we are doctors who consider the health of the “whole body”. We are not just the back pain doctors! A great example of how chiropractic benefits the whole body is how the adjustment boosts the immune system.
Researchers drew blood before and after a spinal adjustment to measure the effect of Chiropractic on the immune system. The study of the blood showed that the disease-fighting cells in the body increase significantly 15 minutes following a chiropractic adjustment to the spine! The adjustment causes a “burst” of white blood cells, which are the cells that fight viruses and bacteria in the body.
Chiropractic adjustment help support the body’s natural process and optimizes the functions of the body!
Another way to support the immune system is vitamin D. Vitamin D is created in the body when sunlight hits the skin. This time of year none of us are doing much sunbathing! It’s important to supplement with oral Vitamin D. This Harvard study shows that consistently taking vitamin D supplements protected against colds, flu and respiratory infections.
Stay healthy this holiday season! If you have any question about how chiropractic can help you click here