With “flu season” approaching, we wanted to take some time and debunk some of the myths about flu season. Yes, the seasons are changing, and yes it gets colder outside, but many other things are changing rapidly during these times as well.
As soon as October hits, our mind starts getting into holiday mode. What are we going to get for gifts for everyone this year? Who will be hosting? What are we cooking? In-laws coming to stay at your house? Kids parties every day at school, where you are supposed to make a treat? Its craziness!!
We stress ourselves out as soon as the holidays start approaching, and this is what can lead to decreased immunity and getting sick. Top it all off with the Halloween candy, and multiple thanksgiving meals, and ALL the christmas cookies, and you have yourself a one way ticket down to fever town. When our bodies are stressed, it is important to take care of it through mindful minutes, chiropractic adjustments, self care, and proper fuel and nutrition. We talk a lot about stress in our office, because stress is the inability to adapt. Adaptability comes from having a strong and well functioning nervous system, and it is our specialty to take care of your nervous system and make sure that it is in the best state of adaptability for you to handle any type of stressors that come your way.
If you do feel something coming on, some of our favorite immune boosting tips are:
- Get adjusted!
- Elderberry shots every morning
- Vitamin D3
- Vitamin C
- Stay hydrated! We need at least half your body weight in ounces of water per day, and even more when our immune system is fighting extra hard.
You can see how with all of this additional stress not only to our minds, but our bodies throughout the holidays that we can feel a crash or that our immune system is weaker. We know that we can’t always change the external stressors in our lives, but we are able to do as much as we can to make sure our bodies are responding in the best way possible to fight off any illness that may come its way.