Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Boost Your Immune System this Fall!

The kids are back in school and their germs are being passed around like orange slices at a soccer game. It is time to sharpen your defenses. Here at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center, we want to remind patients that chiropractic care along with a few other tips and tricks can boost your immune system.

When the spine is in line, the body is able to function at its peak level. Since the function of the brain and the spinal cord delivering uninterrupted messages to each other depends on the spine’s health, a misaligned spine may interfere with the messages. When there is pressure on nerves and surrounding tissues due to subluxated vertebrae, the organs that control the immune system do not get clear messages and the immune system reacts poorly. Spinal manipulations from your chiropractor can resolve subluxations so there is a clear nerve pathway for the body’s messages.

In addition to seeking chiropractic care, there are some simple ways to boost your immune system at home.

·        Make sure to get enough sleep. This means quality sleep. Just because you are in bed for eight hours, it doesn’t mean you are getting good sleep.

·        Do not smoke.

·        Do not drink excessive alcohol; this impairs the immune system.

·        Eat immune boosting foods like yogurt, oats, sweet potatoes, tea, garlic, and mushrooms!

Turbo-charge that immune system and stay cold-free this season! To schedule an appointment here at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center in San Rafael, CA, call us at (415) 721-7520 or visit our website,

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