Tips To Build Your Natural Defense Against the Cold & Flu!

Winter weather increases your odds of getting sick, but fortunately, we at Cornerstone Chiropractic have practical health and wellness tips that can decrease your chances of getting a cold. Follow these tips to stay healthy this cold and flu season.

Our Everett Chiropractor Suggests You Start by Eating Right

Our Everett chiropractor wants to remind you to eat healthy, immune boosting foods this winter. We especially recommend:

  • Vitamin C – Vitamin C will keep your immune system in tip top shape. Find it in oranges, grapefruit, papaya, kiwi, and berries.
  • Echinacea – Echinacea has long been valued for its medicinal properties in treating colds. We recommend drinking an Echinacea tea if you feel like a cold might be coming on.
  • Zinc – If you do get sick, zinc lozenges can reduce the duration of your cold.
  • Tea – Both green and black tea delivers nourishing antioxidants and also boosts the immune system thanks to L-theanine, a compound naturally occurring in tea.
  • Garlic – Naturally antibiotic, garlic can not only make your meals more flavorful but keep you healthy in winter.

Boost Immune System Health with Holistic Treatments at Cornerstone Chiropractic

Two holistic treatments have been proven to reduce the longevity of a cold (if you get one) and maintain nervous and immune system health (so you are less likely to get a cold): Chiropractic adjustments, which our Everett chiropractor can provide, and acupuncture.

While more research is needed into how these healing systems diminish cold and flu incidents, we do know that both acupuncture and chiropractic care decrease stress and boost the body’s natural healing method. When you have high levels of stress, you are more susceptible to getting sick.

Practice Stress Management in Everett

Stress management techniques keep your energy levels high and your nervous system functioning optimally. When you feel worn out or run down, you are more likely to get sick. From exercise to meditation, incorporate stress management techniques into your life to reduce your odds of getting sick this winter.

What other tips do you use to stay healthy in winter?

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At Cornerstone Chiropractic, we are fully dedicated to providing solutions to address your unique needs. This personal care is why people throughout the Everett area come to Cornerstone Chiropractic.

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