Winter is coming, and the flu season is right around the corner. One of the worst times of the year is when everyone seems like they’re getting sick. The flu attacks your nervous system. Symptoms like coughing, fever, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, headaches, and chills can take over and make the body feel weak and fatigued. Children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems are at a higher risk of catching the flu and fighting it. Smart health habits can go a long way to help prevent spreading the virus.
A common way for the flu to spread is by touching something contaminated and then touching your eyes, nose, mouth, or any open areas in the body. Washing your hands frequently will help eliminate some of the germs. Ordinary soap works just as well as antibacterial soap, and if soap is not available use alcohol-based hand cleaner or wipes. Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or your upper sleeve to help the germs from spreading; throw the tissue away. Drink a lot of water and fluids to detox the body and add germ-fighting foods to your diet to help your immune system get stronger. A few recommended foods are garlic, bell peppers, oranges, ginger, green tea, and honey. Choose natural, unprocessed food whenever possible.
The immune system is the body's defense against infectious organisms and other invaders. The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body. To keep your body's network working at high frequency there cannot be any disconnections. Vertebral subluxation is a big miscommunication in the body that can delay cells, tissues, and organs to work together. A San Diego Chiropractors specializes in relieving subluxations and turning the power on for a smooth communication without the body. Additionally, staying home and getting rest is the fasted way to get better. Remember to not share cups or utensils and remind your kids as well to not share school supplies. Other suggestions to be mindful of is to gargle with salt and water for a sore throat, use a humidifier to moist the air and ease coughing.