Now more than ever support your immune system!
Strengthen your immune system by eliminating items that decrease your body's natural and innate ability to fight infection and increasing items that increase and support it. Control what you have control over. These are: thoughts, toxins and traumas. Here are a few tips.
Our reality is made by our perception of it. Control what you have control over by replacing stress inducing thoughts of fear, worry, and anxiety with thoughts of appreciation, love, and faith. Monitor your thoughts frequently, be present in the moment, don't reminisce about the dramas in the past or project traumas and worries about the future.
Immerse yourself with positive messages. Even if that means getting off social media, turning of the newscasts, and only reading the funny pages in your newspaper right now. More information is not necessarily helpful. Talk and write about uplifting and positive topics, detouring around negative and doomsday topics. Limit time on electronics like TV, videos, smart phones, tablets. Watch nature instead. Meditate 10-20 minutes a 1-2 times day. Pray often.
What we take in our body either hinders or helps our natural innate health processes.
Increase these items that increase and support your body's natural ability to fight infection.
Anti inflammatories: Garlic, ginger, turmeric
Vitamin C: Citrus fruits, spinach, strawberries, red bell peppers, papaya, kiwi
Vitamin E: Almonds, sunflower seeds,
Zinc: Shellfish, hemp seeds, squash seeds, pumpkin seed, sesame seeds, cashews, almonds, pine nuts, peanuts, eggs, dairy, whole grains, red meat or legumes
Omega 3's, Vit A, D3: 1 teaspoon daily of cod liver oil, wild salmon
Antioxidants: Green tea, blueberries, pecans, strawberries, artichokes, gogi berries, raspberries, kale, red cabbage, beans, beets, spinach
Water: 64 ounces or more of clean fresh water daily
Eliminatie or decrease these items:
Ingesting : sugar products, alcohol, chemical preservatives and additives, processed foods, refined carbohydrates, sodas, over the counter chemical medicines.
Inhalant: smoke, tobacco, chemicals, asbestos, and smog.
Never touch your mucus membranes (nostrils, mouth, eyes).
Wash hands often with soap and hot water.
Physical micro traumas of daily living can decrease our wellness capacity, especially if they are chronic. These are: spinal subluxations/misalignments, poor posture, bad ergonomic positioning, lack of physical exercise, prolonged static position, unsupportive mattresses, chairs, and sofas.
Increase your awareness of your body position, changing to a more supportive posture when necessary, add many breaks of physical movement to your day, replace furniture if necessary, get your chiropractic adjustment regularly.
Your brain and your body are connected, observe what you are thinking, change it if necessary. Then monitor what your body is telling you before it becomes a problem. Frequently take a moment to survey your body. Start at the top and work your way down.
Tired eyes: Blink, close them for 30 seconds
Jaw tight: Put into "N" position, use massaging tool on face
Headache: Drink a glass or water, eat a snack, take a break
Neck tight: Stretch with the neck stretch n' hold, lie on the Cervical Traction Retrainer
Shoulders tight: Roll them up, back, and around several times, switch positions, improve posture, wear Posture Perfector
Tight chest: Take 3-5 deep breathes, go to doorway to do Chest Stretches
Stomach in knots: Push tummy out and suck it in several times, take 3 deep breathes in and out, shift your mind set to pleasant thoughts
Low back pain: Get up and move, do the Seated Spinal Stretch
Get chiropractic adjustments frequently to remove subluxations, helping your innate to operate at full capacity. Especially during this time, it is crucial to do everything in your power to remain healthy. According to the SJ mandate 3/17/2020, my clinic is considered an essential business, therefore I am here to help you (it is also mandated that if you are feeling sick to stay home). I will be taking extra caution with hygienic protocols, and will only schedule one person in my clinic at a time. Stay positive and you will stay healthy!