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Tips to Improve Your Immunity

By Sara Butler

An immune system functioning properly is a necessity for optimal health, but how do you get a great immune system? The answer is simple: You cultivate lifestyle habits that support a healthy body and immune system. Here are a few tips to help you whip your immune system into shape to help you fend off illness and feel like a million bucks!

Probiotics

An important part of the immune system that tends to get overlooked is the gut. The tiny bacteria that live in your digestive system are one of your first lines of defense against illness. Healthy bacteria mean a healthier you and that’s where probiotics come in.

Probiotics feed the good bacteria in the digestive system, helping it to thrive and keep you healthy. Research has found that probiotics are beneficial to gut health and gut health helps support a healthy immune system.

Ditch the Sugar

Sugar may taste great, but it really has no place in a healthy diet. You simply don’t need it! Sugar has no nutrients and simply takes up room in your diet that could be occupied by healthy foods that do support your overall health and wellness. Eating a diet full of essential vitamins and minerals your body needs is important for a healthy body and healthy immune system.

Keep Your Nervous System Healthy

Your central nervous system controls every single function of your body, including the immune system. When you work with your chiropractor to eliminate or reduce interference, then you’re keeping your central nervous system functioning at its best. In turn, your immune system will function at its best!

Work on Stress Reduction

Stress is terrible for your health and wellness, so make sure to keep it in check. The more stress you’re under, the weaker your immune system can be. That’s because the stress hormone cortisol is released by your body when it’s under stress. That’s not so bad in the short term, but prolonged stress and increased levels of cortisol over time will weaken your immune system and impact your health. Find a healthy outlet to keep stress under control.

If you’re concerned about the state of your immune system, then you need to discuss what you can do to strengthen it and your overall health with your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Los Angeles, Calif.

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