Few things are more frustrating than dealing with a bad back. Unfortunately, I found myself in that situation a few months back after I sprained my back lifting my baby. It was absolutely debilitating, but I knew that I was going to have to live with it. I kept trying to clean my house, look after my kids, and handle my daily chores, but the pain just kept getting worse. Fortunately, a friend of mine recommended a great chiropractor that could help. He adjusted my back and things started to get better. This blog is all about the benefits of working with a professional.
A run-in with the flu can leave you feeling miserable, missing work, and missing out on your social life. Thus, it's important to do all that you can to protect yourself when flu season rolls in. Even the flu shot is not 100% effective at preventing the flu (The 2014–2015 vaccine was only 23% effective, according to the CDC). Thus, to reduce your risk of the flu even further, it's important to look inside – to your immune system. Boosting your immune system through these three natural methods will help reduce your chances of catching the flu this year.
Visit Your Chiropractor
It's amazing that something as simple as having your spine adjusted can boost your immune system. When your spine is out of alignment, it can press on nerves that regulate organs and tissues of the immune system, including your lymph nodes and spleen. When this pressure is relieved through a proper spinal adjustment, your immune system is better able to function at its best, which means it's more likely to fight off that flu virus before you start showing symptoms. Visit a chiropractor like Dr. Jason B Kaster DC for more information.
Get More Sleep
Flu season coincides with the holiday season and with exam periods for students, so it's a time of year when many people are lacking in sleep. Unfortunately, cutting back on your slumber is not good for your immune system and makes you more likely to catch the flu.
Make getting enough sleep a priority, especially during flu season. Forgo activities like watching television or playing games, and instead go to bed an hour earlier. Leave parties and gatherings early enough to allow yourself ample sleep, rather than staying out all night and fighting through the next day. If you feel tired, opt for a nap rather than a coffee (when possible).
Rely on Herbs
There are many herbs that are used by traditional healers and alternative medicine experts to boost immunity. Garlic is one that's very easy to come by. Its anti-microbial properties help the body fight off pathogens like the flu virus. Add some to your stir fry or salad dressing. Ginseng is another good choice; its anti-inflammatory properties help improve immune function. The easiest way to take ginseng is often in capsules, which are sold at many health food stores.
The natural practices above are safe for most anyone, so you can feel good about using them to help guard against the flu this year.Share
19 January 2016