Maintaining a healthy immune system and ready to fight off any invaders is hard during these challenging times. Hi, this is Heather from Dody Chiropractic Center for Wholeness. I just wanted to reach out to you guys today with a couple of things that you can do to keep your immune system healthy as our society is starting to open back up after the coronavirus quarantine.
A robust immune system is essential because, during the quarantine, our immune systems had no challenges. They have gotten acclimated to the bacteria and viruses around our house because we weren’t going out very much. But, typically, our immune systems build up strength and stay healthy by coming into contact with different people, places, and things and by going outside and being exposed to all of that.
Staying at home has kept our immune systems’ from being challenged. Not facing many germs can weaken our body’s ability to recognize and fight invaders. That’s why it’s vital to support our immune system as businesses start to open up and as we’re able to begin to leave our houses more. We want to help our immune system and make sure that we stay strong so we can fight any pathogens in our environment.
The first way that you can boost your immune system is to get adjusted. The nervous system directly controls the immune system, and it’s crucial to get adjusted regularly. We talk about how chiropractic adjustments strengthen our immune system in an article titled, “What Does Science Say About Chiropractic and Immune System Function?”
Immune Regulating Supplements For Healthy Immune System
My second recommendation is to take supplements; however, not just any supplements. Most people, when they think about supporting their immunity, think about vitamin C, zinc, and vitamin D. Those vitamins are great, but I want to give you a few things that you can take beyond those vitamins. Many people take vitamin C, zinc, and vitamin D regularly without the worry of a coronavirus, so I will give some recommendations for this virus.
Let’s look at some specialized supplements that can boost your immunity. The first thing I want to talk about is a product called IG 26 from Xymogen. This product provides immunoglobulins and immune-regulating molecules. The research on IG 26 has also shown a role in cytokine modulation. Controlling your immune system response is very important for this coronavirus.
I don’t know if you guys have heard, but there’s been a lot in the news about the cytokine storm. If you come into contact with this virus, your body tries to fight it, and your body has a hyper reaction called a cytokine storm. When you have this hyper response from your immune system, it’s not a good thing. Significant inflammation happens, which damages tissues and can lead to severe problems. IG 26 would help with this reaction of the body along with another product from Xymogen called OncoPlex ES.
OncoPlex ES is a broccoli seed extract, and this is going to provide long-lasting antioxidants. It’s also going to support the immune system, the nervous system, as well as the cardiovascular system. OncoPlex ES could be a big player in supporting your health against this coronavirus.
Another supplement that I wanted to talk about is Immunotix 250. This formula primes and mobilizes the cells that support the body’s first-line response of the immune system.
As you go out and you’re coming into contact with different germs that your body hasn’t seen in a couple of months, Immunotix will help prime and mobilize that first line of defense of your body. When it comes into contact with a pathogen, it’s able to fight that pathogen off.
Those are a few things that are crucial players as far as keeping your immune system healthy. It is especially true when you’re coming into contact with different bacteria or viruses that your body has not encountered over the past couple of months.
Good Sleep To Recharge Your Immune System
I also wanted to mention a couple of other things to help your overall health, like getting enough sleep. Sleep is vital to our health and our immune system. If you’re getting enough sleep and good quality sleep, your immune system will be ready to fight anything that tries to invade your body. If you’re not getting very much sleep, then your immune system will take the toll. One of the things that you can do if you’re not getting good sleep is a supplement called Melatonin CR.
As we have talked about, good quality sleep is a critical player in fighting any disease. Melatonin CR is beneficial if you’re not getting enough sleep or good quality sleep. Getting proper rest and recharging your body is one of the most important things you can do to fight this virus. Melatonin is also being studied for its ability to help fight the coronavirus.
Pure Water Keeps You Hydrated and Healthy
Another important thing is to drink lots of pure water. I would recommend making sure your water is filtered. Make sure you’re getting at least eight glasses a day. As the weather is starting to warm up, and it’s usually pretty dry here in Colorado, we want to make sure that we’re staying hydrated. Research shows that staying hydrated keeps your immune system healthy.
Exercise- Motion Is Life
One of the other things that you can do is just stay healthy and get some exercise. Get outside, get some fresh air. If you’re not used to exercising very much, we’re not asking you to go out and run a marathon. Take some steps to work your way into exercising gradually. Start with a little bit of yard work, go for a walk, or any other outdoor activity you like to keep your body moving. Exercise will keep you healthy and happy.
These are a few easy things that you can do to stay healthy as you leave your house more often. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can get a hold of us at the office at 303-794-1737.
If you want a more personalized supplement regimen that might be right for you, please contact us. We will be happy to set up an appointment to go over a personalized plan with you.
In conclusion, to keep your immune system healthy, you should get adjusted, take immune regulating supplements, get good sleep, and exercise.
We hope you have a great day, and we hope you stay healthy and stay strong and keep those immune systems functioning well!
With over 20 years in the field, Dr. Dody is a seasoned chiropractor specializing in Functional Nutrition, Neurofeedback, and the Koren Specific Technique (KST). His unique ‘whole person approach’ identifies the root causes of health issues, offering patients not just relief but lasting wellness. Recognized for his expertise, Dr. Dody’s treatments often yield dramatic improvements from the very first visit.