This week kicks off our series on Immune System Health! Our goal is to give you some tips you can implement right away so that by the time proper flu season rolls around you are in the best position you can be in!
It has never been so important for us to each do everything we can to take care of our health, and the health of our families. Let’s take those steps together.
Before we get started with tips, it is important to remember how our Immune Systems work.
Our bodies are constantly under attack from foreign invaders such as environmental toxins, pollutants, bacteria, germs, and viruses. Yes, now with COVID-19, but even before.
Our immune system is our body’s natural defense against these attackers. It is made up of your skin, mucous membranes, tonsils, adenoids, thymus, bone marrow, spleen, appendix, Peyer’s patches, lymph nodes, and circulating white blood cells.
It is the job of each part of your immune system to identify, communicate with the rest of the body, protect against, and destroy disease-causing organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and even the body’s own cells that have malfunctioned. But that assumes your body and nerve pathways can communicate effectively.
A properly functioning nervous system is the priority in strengthening your immune system since it is your nervous system that controls all of your bodily functions.
Our nervous system works by sending and receiving nerve messages or impulses to all parts of our bodies and is protected by our spines, consisting of 24 moveable vertebrae.
When your spine is in its proper position, it protects your nerve pathways. But when your vertebrae become misaligned, interference to your nerve impulses occurs, reducing the overall capacity of your nervous system and of the particular organ to which it is assigned. These spinal misalignments are known as NEURO-STRUCTURAL SHIFTS and lower your immune system’s capacity.
At Platinum Chiropractic, we are looking to OPTIMIZE your immunity. In other words, we are not trying to get a 100 watt light bulb to work at 150 watts. Instead, we do not want a 100 watt light bulb running at 65 watts.
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