Less Sick, More Health!
Have you ever wondered why some people always seem to be sick, while others, haven’t had a sick day in years?
WHY WE GET SICK (or don’t):
The reason that some people don’t get sick when others do comes down to two primary factors:
1.) Immune system strength
2.) Body environment
Your body has two main lines of defense when it comes to your immune system:
• Physical Barrier
• Cellular Protection
The physical barrier is your skin and your mucosal linings. When a potentially hazardous germ is sensed by these elements, you will produce extra mucous to trap and get rid of the intruder; this is the cause for runny noses, sinus congestion, and plugged up ears.
If a germ manages to get past your physical barriers, your cellular response will take over and your body will use specialized immune cells to find and kill the intruder. These cells then remember what the germ looked like so that it can respond quicker if it ever breaks through the physical barrier again.
“Whenever the immune system deals successfully with an infection, it emerges from the experience stronger and better able to confront similar threats in the future.”
-Andrew Weil, M.D.
Germs are normally present in and on your body in high concentrations, in fact, germs OUTNUMBER your own human cells. This is normal and is necessary for good health. Germs do many good things for your body, including:
• Clean up old dead cells.
• Produce vital nutrients that your body needs to survive.
• Use up nutrients that would allow other “bad germs” to thrive.
This harmony is kept in check with a healthy body and strong immune system. If your immune system becomes weak or your body is unhealthy, you will create an environment that allows germs to proliferate faster than they otherwise should and you can become sick.
If you want to keep from getting sick, invest your time in things that promote health, such as:
• Eating healthy food
• Exercising regularly
• Getting enough quality sleep
• Keeping your nervous system in top shape with Regular Chiropractic Care
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