As many of you may be aware the “flu” season is right around the corner. Now more than ever there is so much hype around the flu shot and usually this shot is a guessing game based on the strain of flu from the previous year. If we truly want to protect ourselves from the flu then our best option is to build a titanium immune system and not allow bacteria to thrive. Unfortunately in the Fall/Winter months most people completely neglect their health and allow a host of symptoms to arise from being reactive. For nutrition people are eating candy during Halloween, Thanksgiving feasts, holiday parties, and New Years celebrations. Many people stay inside because it is warmer and they are lowering their vitamin D levels. People workout less because of the cold and are now becoming more sedentary. There is the stress of family and financial stress which accumulates during these times as well.
As you can see there are plenty of ways we neglect our health and there is no coincidnce this is the time of your people are getting sick. Let me share with you the top 3 ways to boost immunity this Fall/Winter so you and your famly are protected:
1) Get Your Spine Checked
Your brain, spine, and nerves are the powerhouse and master control of every cell, tissue, organ, and organ system in your body. There are 24 movable vertebrae stacked on top of each other and between these vertebrae are the delicate nerves which are the lines of communication from the brain to the body. If somehow through physical, chemical, or emotional stress the vertebrae shift out of position and put pressure on the nerve then the brain cannot communicate at 100% to the body. This will result in weakened immunity as the nervous system controls the immune system and now the nervous system is stressed out. Make sure to find a chiropractor that explains subluxation and does corrective work to help you reach your true potential. Research shows that chiropractic can boost the immune system by 200% which was conducted by Ron Pero, Ph.D, chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute and professor in Environmental Health at New York University. Another study in 1992 found that by adjusting the thoracic (midback) spine then there is an increase in white blood cells.
If you live in Atlanta then feel free to contact us and if you live outside Atlanta please send us your zipcode and we will be happy to find you a wellness chiropractor.
2) Add Garlic to Food
Garlic which contains the 3 compounds llicin, ajoene and thiosulfinates is known as an immune fighter for many years. Garlic dates all the way back to 1550 BC when the ancient Egyptians would eat it as a facilitator to help the body heal. Garlic can be tossed in with vegetables, chicken, seafood, beef, etc. The best way to utilize garlic is not to chop it up the immediately throw it in a pan but to allow it to sit for a few minutes then cook with it. Too many people don’t allow the garlic to sit and if it does not sit it will not develop the full properties towards building a healthy immune system.
3) Burst Train
Out of all the times of the year to workout the most important and most neglected time is between October – March. Exercising keeps our blood flowing, increases oxygen to the body, and more importantly boosts immunity. The type of working out I am talking about is called Burst Training. This deals with high intensity movements for 20 seconds then taking a 10 second break. You would do this cycle 8 times until you reach 4 minutes and this would be your workout. The key is while you are working out you’re burning sugar but once you rest the next day your body burns fat. The key is to go ALL OUT during the 20 seconds and keep on the routine. Many of you know I workout at crossfit and the workouts we do are on average about 5-10 minutes.
Watch this video for more information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISgxJ4GpSTk
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