Cold and Flu Season 2015 – Prevention

Boosting your immune system naturally during the cold and flu season is so important because it is the single most important thing you can do to prevent the spread of illness. Keeping your immune system strong during the flu season is not as difficult as you may think.

First, you should consider seeing your Chiropractor.  Many of our patients have told us that since they have been getting chiropractic adjustments; the adjustments have helped to prevent colds and reduced the duration of their flu symptoms. Did you know that getting adjusted may help to boost your immune response?  Your nervous system controls and regulates every cell in your body. Studies have shown that a physiological response occurs in the white blood cell count after a chiropractic adjustment. This includes your immune system cells: phagocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, granulocytes, lymphocytes – T cells and B cells, etc.

Second, build up your resistance by taking a good multivitamin and mineral supplement.  Also, if you are suspecting that you are in the process of developing a cold you may want to consider taking Oscillococcinum.  This is a homeopathic flu treatment that temporarily relieves the duration and severity of flu-like symptoms.

Next, consider eating foods that are not only high in antioxidants but also high in alkalinity in PH. Here are a few good choices that you might want to try: fresh coconut, elderberry, lemons and apple cider vinegar. Alkalizing your body’s PH is an essential part of creating resistance.  In fact, when your body’s pH becomes too acidic, it’s more vulnerable to degenerative diseases because bacteria and viruses are able to enter and thrive in an acidic environment.

The next thing you could do is take action to keep your stress levels down.  Stress produces cortisol and adrenalin which increases pressure internally by increasing heart rate and sets up an environment to gain weight.

Lastly, keep your hands clean.  Although we know that if your immune system is strong, you are less likely to have to be concerned about the “bugs” that are around us all of the time.  There is nothing wrong with being cautious as long as it doesn’t cause paranoia.

The bottom line…it’s easier to stay than to get well. Try using these simple solutions to help you improve your family’s health through the flu season. Do you have any cold and flu remedies that you would like to share? Share with us below!

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14111 Minnieville Road,
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