Cold and Flu Season
As the weather gets colder a lot of people start taking about “the cold and flu season.” Who made up this “season” anyway? Probably a marketing company that wants to help Big Pharma make more money by convincing you that you need a flu shot or some sort of drug intervention. Truth is, the flu virus is always around. The health of your body and immune system determine if you will be affected by a flu virus. Do we tend to fall ill more often in the winter? Maybe. Since the sun is not out as long during the winter months we tend to get less Vitamin D from the suns rays. Vitamin D is a very important nutrient for our immune system. Increasing Vitamin D levels through supplementation during the winter months could help stave off the flu. Another thing that can help is getting regularly checked and adjusted by your Chiropractor! Chiropractic adjustments help correct spinal subluxations that interfere with your body’s communication system. This communication system is called the nervous system. If your body is under attack by a foreign microbial invader like the flu virus wouldn’t you want the quickest communication possible in order to mount an attack and hold down the fort? If you have a subluxation preventing communication between your brain and your body then your body won’t send out the troops until the enemy has already taken over the fort! When the enemy takes over the fort, BOOM, you’re sick. When the body is subluxation and interference free the communication flows and your body is always up for the fight to protect you against things like the flu. Chiropractors specialize in correcting spinal subluxations. Chiropractic care is a simple and effective way to boost your immune system by restoring communication between your brain and body. Just like in any relationship, when communication is good the relationship thrives. You have a relationship with your body. Communication between your brain and body is essential in order for you to thrive with optimal health.
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