Don't wait for the Health Fairy to save you from getting sick this winter! The Influenza bug has exhibited consistent evolution, that flu shots cannot keep up with. As demonstrated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), new strains are finding their way into the communities yearly, with the highest point of illness taking place between December and February. This is an excellent time to review the best flu treatment so the influenza virus doesn't getting you down. The following activities are a great way to help your immune system stay strong throughout the year and particularly during flu season:
Wash your hands frequently with both water and soap throughout the day. Avoid putting hands or fingers into the virus bug’s pathways to the body such as the nose, eye and mouth. Also avoid sharing food items, utensils and drink glasses.
Eat Vitamin Packed Foods
Nourish and boost your body with lots of fresh veggies and fruits, varying your meals with a variety of colors. Minimize processed foods are typically higher in sugar, preservatives, and chemicals and devoid of vitamins and minerals. Too many carbs and sugars upset your gut flora, and feed the bad bacteria, yeast, and fungi that make it difficult for your immune system to fight off the bad bugs. 80% of your immune system lies in your gastrointestinal tract!
Get Plenty of Direct Sunlight
Aim for at least 15 minutes of direct sun rays daily on a large portion of the body. This may be difficult in the winter months so supplementation may be necessary. A blood test checking your Vitamin D levels is advised twice a year to ensure you maintain healthy levels of this immune boosting essential vitamin. Other ways to boost vitamin D is by consuming mushrooms, oily fish, salmon, cheddar and eggs for example.
Sleep and Exercise
Get seven to nine hours of good quality sleep to help your body repair and rejuvenate. If your body is tired and worn out, it will be harder for it to fight off the flu. Get out in the fresh air! Even 30 minutes of walking a day will be beneficial.
Reports from Carnegie Mellon University infection studies show individuals under stress are twice as likely to get sick. Utilize Yoga, MindFit Self-Mastery Technology, Exercise, Prayer, Music to help manage and reduce your stress.
Research has proven regular chiropractic care to significantly improve the immune system. By re-aligning the spine, the nervous system, which controls and coordinates every other system in the body, is able to work better.
For more information on the best flu treatment Gilbert AZ , and a free consultation, call 480-525-7841. At Foresight Chiropractic Wellness Center, the doctors are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonists providing very gentle, precise, upper cervical chiropractic care – no popping or cracking! Attend one of our free Wellness Opportunity Workshops to learn more.