Where does the flu go in the off season?
The answer lies not in a resurgence of the infamous flu bug but in a variety of changes that come with the falling leaves. Changes in sun exposure, diet, stress levels, and amount of activity lower the bodies’ immunity and often are the actual cause for the sickness that takes place in what we know as “flu season”.
Watch what you eat.
Refined carbohydrates, gluten and refined sugars decrease our body’s ability to fight off illness. The increase in consumption of these foods at this time of the year wreaks havoc on the colony of good bacteria that inhabit and maintain a healthy GI tract. Limiting your intake of these toxins and increasing good bacteria producing foods like yogurt and fermented foods can keep your digestive tract healthy and your immunity up.
D3 can help to strengthen your body against the invasions of pathogens and promotes immunity. Getting the recommended amount of Vitamin D3 from sun exposure can be difficult in a state like Colorado where we reside thousands of miles from the equator. Luckily Vitamin D3 can be found in certain foods and in the form of supplements; which may be beneficial in the fall and winter months. Stop in anytime to chat with us about the Vitamin D3 that we recommend.
Take time out to de-stress.
Taking time each day to de-stress is extremely important. The more stressors our system is subjected to the lower our ability to stay healthy becomes. Take time each day to destress. Take a walk, do yoga, meditate, read your favorite book, whatever makes you happy, do it.
exercising on a regular basis plays a huge role in staying well. Regular exercise produces a rise in certain lymphocytes known as Natural Killer Cells. These cells are an integral part of the bodies immunity, keeping you well, no matter the season.
Getting adjusted can help to set you up for a healthy pass through “flu season”. The better your nervous system is functioning the better your body as a whole can do what it is designed to do. Regular adjustments can fire up your immune system and help you to stay and live in a state of wellness.