How to boost your immune system

It’s that dreaded time of year, when the temperatures begin to dip and noses are dripping and becoming stuffed. On the other hand, this is known as the most magical time of the year! From family fun at Thanksgiving to a picture perfect white Christmas. A good immune system is key, here are the benefits of chiropractic care and how to naturally boost your immune system! 

How can chiropractic care benefit my immune system?

Maintaining a healthy immune system is vital year round, but especially during peak flu season! Unfortunately, you cannot prevent illness completely but a healthy immune system can make it less severe. 

A spinal adjustment is proven to boost immune function which are benefits of chiropractic care. This is because an adjustment helps fix spinal misalignments which is connected to your neural dysfunction. 

If your body suffers from any neural dysfunction it naturally becomes stressed which leads to a weaker immune system and the chances of you catching a virus increases.

Get a Massage. 

Fun and exciting yet stressful, that is one way you can describe the holiday season. Get some time to relax during this holiday season with a massage. A new study suggests that a massage can benefit your immune system. A 45-minute massage goes a long way, you’ll get an increased number of white blood cells in your body  which helps your body fights off sickness. 

Massage therapy can benefit a person’s health and well-being. At Wisniewski Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Wellness, we offer a variety of massages. Each massage is tailored to you and your specific needs. 

  • Deep tissue 

  • Swedish 

  • Pregnancy 

  • Hot stone 

  • Sugar scrub 

  • Aromatherapy 

One popular massage is a hot stone massage! This practice is dated back over 5,000 years ago in India. What exactly is it? A hot stone massage uses heated stones to reach problematic areas. The heat helps your body’s muscles alleviate any tension. You can expect to feel the stones throughout your body; for example your spine, stomach, chest, face, palms and feet! While it might sound painful, it’s really not. This practice is safe, and will help to reduce pain, anxiety and stress. 

Eating right for a healthy immune system. 

You know that popular saying, “What you put in is what you get out of it,” this also applies to your body. If you want a strong immune system, good nutrition is a step in the right direction. 

  • Protein can help right off any unwanted diseases your body might come in contact with. 

  • Vitamin A supports a healthy immune system.

  • Vitamin C protects your immune system by forming antibodies

  • Vitamin E can prevent inflammation  

  • Zinc helps your body heals any wounds

Examples of protein: seafood, lean meat, poultry, eggs, nuts and soy. If your diet is lacking vitamin A, try incorporating sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, red bell peppers or apricots. If you want more vitamin C try eating more oranges, grapefruit, papaya or strawberries. 

Eat a peanut butter sandwich using wheat bread for a quick fix of vitamin E. If you just want a quick snack, eat berries! There are five different types, so just munch on your favorite one throughout the day, they make the perfect healthy snack! 

The benefits of chiropractic care are endless! With this upcoming holiday season, boost your immune system naturally! Contact us for your adjustment, massage or any questions regarding your immune system.