Boost Your Immune System Naturally
Stop this seasons cold and flu season before it starts!
As summer starts to wind down and the leaves turn gorgeous colours, we start to experience the beginnings of winter colds and flus. Are you and your family ready? Does your immune system need a boost? Here are some easy tips to stay healthy this winter and all year round!
Take a Vitamin D Supplement:
It's no coincidence that flu season coincides with winter - the time when we Canadians get much less sunlight. New studies show that the recommended daily dose during the winter in Northern countries is 2,500 IU. Vitamin D is key in the ignition of our immune response, so look for a good supplement or vitamin D rich foods for the winter!
Wash Your Hands Often
It's so simple and so effective.
Get a Good Sleep
Give your body the rest it needs to repair and recover. On average people need 7-9 hours of sleep a night, which is even more important when your immune system is trying to fend against the cold or flu. The hours before midnight have been shown to be very important for recuperating!
Keep Up Your Exercise Routine
Just because it isn't bathing suit season, doesn't mean that our exercise routine isn't just as important. Keeping your body in shape helps increase blood flow and boosts your immune system! Exercise is also a great stress and emotional release valve. Building up both stress and emotions decreases immune function over time.
Take Additional Supplements
In addition to your regular vitamin regimen, zinc, garlic, ginseng, oregano oil, vitamin C, vitamin A all have immune boosting properties. There are also essential oils that increase immune activity, especially the Thieves Blend (cinnamon and cloves)
Most Importantly - Get Your Spine Checked by a Chiropractor
Regular chiropractic sessions optimize your nervous system and subsequently your immune system. Network Care specifically can give you that immune boost you need to get you through the winter. Keep your spine aligned and you're feeling fine!
For the month of November, Dr. Sara O'Neill is celebrating friends and family month! We are offering complementary initial visit gift certificates for anyone who would like a brain and nervous system assessment and tune up.
Contact Leanne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519.880.0003 for more information.