5 Tips from Tannenbaum Chiropractic in Beverly Hills
to Fight Off the Cold and Flu
1. Take Care Of Your Immune System by going to your Chiropractor
Your immune system is your primary defense against infection. Your body has several strategies to ward off invaders such has physical barriers like mucous membranes and the juices produced by your digestive track and weapons such as a fever to wash your system of intruders.
These weapons are effective as long as they work correctly. All too often, our bodies are not working at their optimal level. This compromises our immune system and leaves us vulnerable to illness.
Your spine houses your nervous system which controls your immune system’s response. Hundreds of years of observation have proven that chiropractic treatment mproves immune function. Chiropractic doctors utilize chiropractic treatments and back pain relief therapy to ensure that your spine and back are in alignment. With Chiropractic Treatment these adjustments help chiropractors locate and reduce the physiological disturbances in your nervous system.
With a strong and healthy immune system, your body is equipped to fight off germs and viruses during cold and flu season. Even after exposure to the cold or flu, chiropractic adjustments can help your immune system function at its highest level.
2. Wash Your Hands
One of the best ways to stop the spread of cold and flu infections is to thoroughly wash your hands. Virus’ can live on surfaces up to 48 hours, so you could be infected by touching just about anything if you touch the infected hand to your mouth, eye, or nose.
Children are GERM magnets! Children who bite their nails, suck their thumb or put objects into their mouth are especially susceptible. Take the time to wash your hands (and your child’s hands) before eating, after using the restroom or even before putting in your contacts.
Washing your hands not only protects you, but also protects others from cold and flu systoms.
3. Take Supplemental Vitamin
It’s no secret that the holidays are ripe with feast of granduer; but between all the eggnog and turkey; but many forget the importance of fruits and vegetables to replenish our Vitamins C and Vitamin D.
Though we are lucky to live in California and get plently of sunshine. During spring, summer and even autumn, we are outside more often working in the yard, swimming, playing at the park or just out for a walk. These outside activities give our bodies a chance to soak up Vitamin D3 from the sun’s rays.
Research shows that Vitamin D3 (taken with Vitamin K to ensure its effectiveness) increases immune system function – helping us to fight off the viruses and bacteria that cause all sorts of colds and flu symptoms. During the winter, add a dose of Vitamin D3 to your daily supplements. To find the correct dosage, multiply your weight by 35.
Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients experts say. It may not be the cure for the common cold (though it’s thought to help prevent more serious complications). But the benefits of vitamin C helps protect against immune system deficiencies, so don’t forget your vitamin C.
4. Stay Active: Use Exercise to Fight Colds and Flu
Just because it’s winter, it doesn’t mean you can’t be active. Living in Los Angeles & California we have amazing year round weather to go out and be active. If you do get a cold or the flu, don’t be afraid to open the windows during the day. Not only is the average temperature in Los Angeles during December in the 70’s, so do not let germs festure in your house.
Set a goal to try to get 30 minutes of exercise 3 – 4 times each week.
Need a little motivation to work out? Contact one of these Beverly Hills or Los Angeles Studios and tell them Dr. Tannenbaum sent you. They have a special deal waiting for our clients.
Bodyline Pilates, Beverly Hills – (310) 274 2716 | www.bodylinela.com
Sheppard Method Pilates, West LA – (310) 470 2828 | www.sheppardmethodpilates.com
5. Eat Well to Be Well: Fight Off Colds and Flu Through Your Diet
Eating right is a big part of keeping your body and immune system functioning at its best. During the winter months, add in a few more Vitamin C-rich foods like oranges and grapefruit (in season during the winter) and dark green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale.
You can even sprinkle on some sesame seeds or add in a red bell pepper to soups and pasta dishes. Drink green tea instead of your morning joe and add in some yogurt or take a daily dose of probiotics which are natural bacterial that can help to ward off attackers.
At Tannenbaum Chiropractic specialize in back alignment and chiropractic care to improve your spine and immune system health.
Dr. David Tannenbaum has been in private practice for over 30 years and have been serving the Beverly Hills Community for over 25 years. Dr. Tannenbaum has been featured in various health and fitness articles and television shows. His practice in Beverly Hills is unlike most other chiropractors in the industry. Dr. Tannenbaum client includes celebrities and athletes; but most of all he is known worldwide for his kindness and that he really cares about each of the families that entrust their care to him and his staff.
Contact Tannenbaum Chiropractic for an appointment today: (310) 271 9968