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Building a Stronger Immune System Naturally

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Stress is the body’s response to any kind of stimulus that can agitate an individual’s physical and/or mental equilibrium. In modern day society, stressors affect a majority of the population and these diverse varieties of stress can greatly alter the body’s immune system. Chiropractic care not only focuses on the musculoskeletal system, a chiropractor will also focus on helping an individual maintain an overall healthy and balanced life. An individual’s immune system will function to it’s fullest capacity if any subluxations, or spinal misalignments, are corrected.

Along with chiropractic treatment, following a proper nutrition can help boost the performance of the immune system. By combining spinal adjustments with a balanced diet, individuals can achieve a stronger, healthier immune system to defend the body of any unwanted contaminants throughout everyday activities. Applying the following nutritional tips into your regular lifestyle is a good way to improve your body’s immunity.

Foremost, in taking a proper amount of vitamin D is essential towards improving and maintaining a healthy immune system. Vitamin D is well-known for helping the body absorb calcium, helping to strengthen the bones and teeth. Individuals with vitamin D deficiencies can often experience complications in the structure of their bones, including rickets in children or osteomalacia in adults, both the same condition, characterized by the development of soft, thin, and brittle bones.

Vitamin D can also offer protection against numerous varieties of illnesses and chronic diseases such as cancer. Additionally, vitamin D increases the body’s natural reaction to bacterial infections, such as tuberculosis, as well as improving the production of antimicrobial peptides in order to further boost the immune system.

Then, eating plenty of vegetables as a part of your regular diet can ultimately increase the body’s immune system. In culinary usage, vegetables are defined as any part of a plant that can be consumed by humans as a part of a meal, either cooked or raw. Vegetables, such as cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, and Brussel sprouts, are known to produce chemicals within the body that boost the body’s immunity as well as prevent the growth of cancer cells. Through some basic research, you can quickly determine which foods are part of the vegetable group. After doing so, juicing a variety of vegetables together can be a great way of including the necessary vegetables required for a full day’s nutrition.

Maintaining a healthy diet is absolutely important for people to maintain a healthy immune system. Aside from including certain nutritional foods and supplements into your diet, eliminating the consumption of particular products can also help improve immunity. For example, reducing or completely avoiding the consumption of alcohol can help maintain a healthy immune system. According to research, alcohol can cause immunodeficiency which can make an individual more susceptible to a variety of diseases. Limiting the consumption of alcohol can essentially help your immune system further.  

By Dr. Alex Jimenez



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The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request. We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to contact us. Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN* email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com phone: 915-850-0900 Licensed in: Texas & New Mexico*