How to Support Your Immune System

Dr. Laura Piehl
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

We know that there is a strong connection between the function of the nervous system and how that impacts the function and communication to the immune system. A chiropractic adjustment seeks to remove barriers of communication between the brain and the body, it also results in strengthening the performance of the immune system. Below are 7 practical ways you can further strengthen your immunity!

1. Eat to Strengthen Yourself

Eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables is one of the best things you can do to boost your immune system. This will ensure you’re getting some top immune-boosting nutrients, including vitamin C and vitamin A.

2. Drink Enough Water

Water is the best way to cleanse your body of all toxins and to ensure that your system stays healthy and hydrated. Dehydration can cause all sorts of symptoms - headaches, dizziness, low energy, rapid heart rate - drink up!

3. Get Enough Sleep

Your immune system is strengthened and fine-turned during sleep. If you are sleep deprived, it can weaken your immune system. 

4. Cut Back on Sugar

Sugar is potentially damaging to your immune system because of its tendency to cause inflammation in the body which is a thriving ground for microbes of the flu. Switch to natural sources of sugar such as fruit.

5. Wash Your Hands Often

Take the simple precaution of catching germs and getting ill by washing your hands often during the cold and flu season.

6. Get a Massage

A relaxing massage is a great way to boost your immune system as they stimulate the lymphatic system which is the defense force of our bodies.

7. Get ADJUSTED!

Getting adjusted helps booth the health of your immune system by over 200% as it removes the interference of communication from the nervous system to the immune system.