Chiropractic care not only focuses on the musculoskeletal system, a chiropractor will also focus on helping an individual maintain an overall healthy and balanced life. An individual’s immune system will function to it’s fullest capacity if any subluxations, or spinal misalignments, are corrected.
Along with chiropractic treatment, following a proper nutrition can help boost the performance of the immune system. By combining spinal adjustments with a balanced diet, individuals can achieve a stronger, healthier immune system to defend the body of any unwanted contaminants throughout everyday activities. Applying the following nutritional tips into your regular lifestyle is a good way to improve your body’s immunity.
Foremost, in taking a proper amount of vitamin D is essential towards improving and maintaining a healthy immune system. Vitamin D is well-known for helping the body absorb calcium, helping to strengthen the bones and teeth. Vitamin D can also offer protection against numerous varieties of illnesses and chronic diseases such as cancer. Then, eating plenty of vegetables as a part of your regular diet can ultimately increase the body’s immune system. Vegetables, such as cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, and Brussel sprouts, are known to produce chemicals within the body that boost the body’s immunity as well as prevent the growth of cancer cells. Aside from including certain nutritional foods and supplements into your diet, eliminating the consumption of particular products can also help improve immunity. For example, reducing or completely avoiding the consumption of alcohol can help maintain a healthy immune system. According to research, alcohol can cause immunodeficiency which can make an individual more susceptible to a variety of diseases.
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Stress is the body’s response to any kind of stimulus that can agitate an individual’s physical and/or mental equilibrium. In modern day society, stressors affect a majority of the population and these diverse varieties of stress can greatly alter the body’s immune system. Through the use of chiropractic treatment, a chiropractor can help boost a persons immune system but following a few nutritional tips can additionally help strengthen an individual’s immunity. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.
By Dr. Alex Jimenez
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