How to Boost the Immune System Holistically
Your health and immunity have probably been at the top of your mind lately as we deal with a worldwide pandemic. Our public health advisors have been focusing on slowing the spread of COVID-19 with techniques like hand sanitization and mask wearing. Yet, little has been said about how we can actually boost our immune system in the event that we do come in contact with the virus. Luckily, there are a lot of natural and holistic ways to boost your immune system and keep your health a top priority.
Strong immunity all starts with taking care of your body
When the immune system is working well, it can quickly detect and fight against any foreign invaders. On occasion, your body will have to launch a full attack (leading to symptoms of fever, swelling, and fatigue to force you to rest) to deal with a pathogen. Yet, usually within a few days or weeks you’ll be feeling better thanks to your body’s quick response. In order for the immune system to have enough energy and reserve to do its job, the rest of the body must be in balance. If there is too much energy being spent on other bodily functions, which can occur with chronic inflammation, illness, or even pain, they can leave the immune system weaker than you’d like.
How to naturally strengthen your immune system
When the entire body is functioning well and in sync, it allows the immune system to work efficiently and uninhibited. Some of the best immunity boosters are also great habits to incorporate into your lifestyle anyways, so it’s a win-win. Some ways to get started include:
- Good stress management techniques
- Proper nutrition and hydration– high in nutrients and low in processed foods
- Good hygiene practices such as washing produce, thoroughly cooking meats, and hand washing (just skip the antibacterial soaps!)
- Regular movement and exercise
- Limit alcohol consumption and smoking
- Vitamin D through sun exposure or supplementation if necessary
- Supplementation for immune boosting Zinc and Vitamin C
- Optimal spine alignment to promote full body synchronicity
How Chiropractic Care can help
Spine misalignment is a common issue in the body that often goes undetected without the trained eye of a chiropractor. The subtle changes that come with poor spine alignment can lead to limited nerve energy and poor communication within the body- essential for a strong immune system when it’s coordinating signals with our immunity organs like the spleen and lymph nodes.
Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is a research-oriented, expert-based holistic approach to restoring spine alignment. When the body is in optimal spine alignment and nerve flow, it can function at full capacity to stay healthy. This keeps the immune system strong and gives you the energy to adopt good lifestyle habits as we discussed above, promoting a positive cycle of health This leads to a life of vitality rather than suffering from chronic illness or disease.
Find a CBP care provider
Social distancing is inevitable right now but is only a short term solution that doesn’t actually address your health. Ready to boost your health holistically and have long term results? Get in touch with Dr. Samatha Coleman, an elite CBP care provider, at ChiroSolutions Center in Virginia Beach, VA today to see how you can get started!