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    Improving Your Immune System

    September 10, 2019

    It's that time of year again - cold and flu season. Do want to know a great way to boost your immune system? If you've ever been to a chiropractor you likely know that rush you get after an adjustment, but there's a lot more happening in that rush than you could imagine.

    Our immune system is one of the most complex systems in existence. How is it that you keep getting sick while some people rarely ever feel under the weather? To demonstrate this lets imagine the difference between 2 pastures, one being clean and one covered in garbage. As you'd expect, the first pasture grows normally and has animals living on it. It's lush green and looks pretty inviting.


    On the other hand the only thing growing on the second pasture is a rat infestation, along with all sorts of maggots and buzzards. The first pasture is a self-sustaining system that doesn't need any help to flourish, while the second pasture can't seem to get enough help, but this is only based on how the average person tries to clean it.


    Most people would go to the second pasture and say it has a rat problem. They would then pull out all of their pesticides and mouse traps in an attempt to eradicate the problem. But are the rats really the issue? Or are they a side-effect of the true cause of damage? You could get rid of the rodents, but so long as the trash is still there they will continue coming back. In fact they're actually helping in a way because they eat that garbage and help with a bit of the mess.


    This is how most people treat their bodies as well. They take pills to suppress the side-effects like a runny nose or cough, but the real cause is their lack of self-care. People forget that the body has a natural design built to function, so long as you remove the interference. Did you know chiropractic can do just that?


    The human immune system is directed by organs, enforced by cells, mediated by hormones, and controlled by the nervous system. Contrary to popular belief chiropractors are not bone doctors, they're nervous system doctors, meaning they can influence the immune system. In fact research published in 2011 proved a direct link between spinal adjustments and a 139% increase in immune-boosting antibodies called IgA's within minutes after a spinal adjustment.


    Other ways to improve your immune function include staying hydrated, maintaining a healthy diet, and getting proper sleep. Chiropractic adjustments, however, are a vital part of improving health from the inside-out. It's one of the most underrated healthcare systems today, and chiropractors work to spread their message to as many families as possible to create a healthier global community. Join the chiropractic family and spread positive change in the world!

     

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