We often talk about the immune system and how strong or weak it is; but what is it? Our body relies on our immune system to defend us from viruses, bacteria and anything that it considers to be a pathogen. Developing a strong immune system is vital not only to maintain good health but also to support our body in functioning to its full potential.
The world is currently facing a new crisis caused by coronavirus SARS CoV-2, which manifests as the disease Covid-19; this virus attacks the immune system and implants itself in the lungs, causing breathing difficulty. This new virus seems to affect those with a weak immune system, older people and those with pre-existing respiratory conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer. During those difficult times, it is essential to protect ourselves and others by boosting our immune system and staying home. Following the UK Government guidelines here is how you can help end the contamination and save your life and the life of the ones you love.
What else can be done at home to boost the immune system?
Our lifestyle plays a huge role in whether or not we stay healthy. It can be hard to assimilate the right nutrients to boost our immune system only through a healthy diet. One way to maintain our immune system is to introduce food supplements like vitamin C, D and B, key nutrients into our diets.
Our immune system is made up of proteins, tissues, organs and cells (white blood cells) and all of these work together to keep us healthy. Its main role is to protect and fight against harmful organisms, pathogens, and neutralise them whenever they come into contact with them.
While much of chiropractic treatment focuses on muscle, joint and bone pain, chiropractic adjustments can aid the overall health.
One of the main causes of immune system problems comes from the compression of nerve pathways. Musculo-skeletal adjustment can improve our overall health by keeping us mobile and reducing the risk of getting chronic diseases.
Consult your GP or contact your local chiropractor if you have muscle or joint pain, or if your mobility feels restricted.