Immune System Health/National nutrition month

National Nutrition Month

Here at Momentum Chiropractic, our goal is to provide you with a holistic wellness plan to help you lead a healthier and happier life.  There are multiple elements that contribute to a healthy lifestyle, and with March being National Nutrition Month, we’d like to offer a few tips to you.

To begin, let’s talk about the body’s immune system.  In simple terms, the immune system is the body’s defense system against infections.  It attacks germs and helps to keep us healthy.  The idea of boosting your immune system is appealing, but is it even possible to build up your immune system so that you rarely get sick?

Your immune system works to recognize and identify an infection or injury in the body. This causes an immune response, with the goal of restoring normal function. Because our immune response to fighting disease, infections and viruses in the body is so complex, there’s a lot we don’t know about why some people have a more balanced immune response while others don’t.  You may not have a lot of control over how your immune system functions, but there are ways to keep from getting sick.  Regular exercise, adequate fluid intake, and balanced nutrition are cornerstones of health and wellbeing.  

We often think of exercise as a way to prevent chronic illnesses, such as heart disease and high blood pressure, or as a way to keep weight in control. But exercise also can contribute to general good health including a healthy immune system. Exercise can promote good blood circulation, which allows your cells and substances of the immune system to move through your body freely to do their job efficiently.

Eating a healthy, balanced diet can help keep you well. Eat a rainbow of vegetables and fruits daily to ensure you’re getting a variety of nutrients. Lean proteins and complex carbohydrates, like brown rice and quinoa, are also part of a healthy diet. Minimize processed foods, sugar and beverages that have no nutrients, like soda, and consider replacing all of those beverages with water.  You’ll likely notice a difference! 

Although it can be challenging to do all of these things on an ongoing basis, do as much as you can. Consistently taking good care of yourself is the best way to support your overall health and immunity.  If you want to know more about how Momentum Chiropractic can help you on your journey to wellness, please contact us.  Together, we are ready to spring into good health.