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CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Can Boost the Immune System

Vitamin C Red peppers are a good source of vitamin C and keep your body alkaline. Thieves essential oil is a powerful combination of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary. Diffusing or using this oil on your body can help defend you from the flu. No Sugar Sugar is simply not good for your body, and that includes the immune system. Stay away from simple sugars and refined grains, but especially if you’re feeling run-down. Sleep Your body heals when it is at rest. Getting a minimum of seven hours of sleep per night is recommended, but this may vary between individuals; listen to your body.

Most people are aware of the benefits of chiropractic for back and neck care; however, there are many other advantages. The immune system relies on many factors in order to maintain optimal health, including nutrition, exercise, posture, being well-rested, and having a healthy spine. Our nervous system runs through the spine and works with the immune system in order to allow the body to adapt to various conditions and heal appropriately when required. Spinal misalignments (subluxations) cause compression and irritation of nerve pathways and affect the organ systems of your body. Subluxations cause stress in the body, which leads to a weak immune response.

adjustment causes an immediate immune boost. In fact, disease-fighting white blood cells increase significantly within minutes of a chiropractic adjustment. OTHER WAYS TO KEEP THE IMMUNE SYSTEM HEALTHY Vitamin D is a key player in a healthy immune system. The best way to get it is from spending time in the sun.

If the nervous system is not functioning properly, then the immune system cannot function properly; this makes your body susceptible to viruses, bacteria, and illnesses that it can normally fight off. Getting a chiropractic checkup will determine if you have spinal misalignments so you can get them corrected. Studies have proven that an www.venturaspineandnerve.com 4

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