The media perpetuates the idea in which a period of time takes place every year where people become more susceptible to the flu and sickness.
The body will always encounter germs on a second by second basis and many possess the capability to create cold and flu-like symptoms.
Why is that one family member gets the flu or a cold and another does not? The difference rests in the health potential being exhibited by one person and not in the other.
Natural defence against germs and sickness begins with:
Good nutrition – sugar decreases the power of the immune system
Exercise – An active lifestyle keeps blood pumping and prevents the body from becoming a docile breeding ground for germs.
Sleep provides the best opportunity for the body to target sickness and repair the body.
Chiropractic provides one of the most powerful resources to improve immunity and adaptation.
A chiropractic adjustment reduces stress in the nervous system, so the body can easily recognise, surround, attack, and eliminate germ influence on the body.
One indicator which reflects how well the body combats infections presents in the amount of immunoglobulin carried in the blood stream. The immune system uses these antibodies to neutralise pathogens like bacteria and viruses.
Research findings from a study published in 2011* showed spinal adjustments increased a specific immunoglobulin responsible for fighting off specific pathogens that contributed to infectious illness.
The study further explains why Chiropractic patients achieve stronger immunity and defense against illness.
Germs operate year-round. Optimal health results from a proactive approach which includes a nutrition plan, exercise, rest, and regular Chiropractic care.
*The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association March 2011
Impact of osteopathic manipulative treatment on secretory immunoglobulin A levels in a stressed population.
Saggio G1, Docimo S, Pilc J, Norton J, Gilliar W.