Want to Naturally Boost Your Immunity? Read This
Colostrum is a form of breast milk that delivers a vital immune system boost to newborn babies in the first 72 hours of life. This improved immune system function stems from a special ingredient called immunoglobulin A (IgA). Increased IgA in the blood and lymph tissue boosts immunity throughout the entire body. With increased levels of IgA, the body can fend off infections with ease.
Proper nutrition, exercise, and sleep all positively influence IgA levels. The health and condition of the spine also plays a direct role on immunity. A study from 2011 showed that spinal adjustments increased IgA levels by 139%. The study surveyed IgA levels in a stressed population of people. Blood measurements were assessed before and after spinal adjustments and compared to a control group determined to be experiencing the same significant stress. Those receiving spinal adjustments experienced an average increase in IgA of 139% compared to the group that did not receive adjustments.
The link between the spine and brain explains the reason for this elevation in the immune system. Chiropractic pursues the improvement of the communication between the brain and rest of the body. Many people associate chiropractic care as a form of pain relief, but research continues to prove that spinal adjustments positively impact the entire central nervous system by reducing interference between the brain and spinal cord. This relates to immune function because altered communication between the brain and organs of the immune system could result in an increased susceptibility to certain diseases.
If ten people walked into a room containing the rhinovirus (common cold), not all ten people would develop cold symptoms. The body maintains an incredible ability to resist infections, even when exposed directly to an adverse stimulus. Chiropractic helps improve the body’s natural resistance to the negative effects of a virus or bacteria through proactive immune defense. Other health care providers emphasize the use of chemicals and drugs to assist a weakened body. Chiropractic focuses on enhancing the innate defense capabilities found in the body to best handle any environment. Adjustments remove interference to the nervous system and allow vital communication and function to flow freely from the brain and other organs. A healthy body produces IgA and other substances that form the body’s natural defense and enable every family member to experience elevated health and vitality.
With school getting back in session and the seasons changing, this is a time of the year when our immune systems are often challenged. Radiant Life Chiropractic is a great option in the Hatboro, Horsham, Warminster and Warrington areas to get your immune-boosting adjustment. Schedule an appointment and we will do our best to ensure that your body is functioning well so you can fight off those germs and stay healthy and productive!