The Immune System Vs The Flu
That time of the year is already upon us as we get ready for the upcoming holidays. When we get to challenge our immune system and see how our body handles the constant bombardment of The Flu! Remember the flu is not an actual season, it can happen or occur at any time of the year (for the sake of this blog we will keep it intact that it’s an actual season). The immune system regulates and controls a vast array of organs, tissues, glands, and cells to make up what we know as the immune system. We often overlook the immune system and only recognize its inabilities when we become sick. The immune system is constantly running, thriving, and upgrading every single day. Your body is constantly exposed to new pathogens (invaders to the body) and it’s the immune systems responsibility on how you perceive and interpret this data. When The Flu strikes your body, you begin to have signs and symptoms.
Signs and symptoms that your immune system is compromised from the flu are far from in between. You could feel sluggish, run down, develop a cough, sneezing, fever, chest congestion, diarrhea, etc. The flu is not just one symptom that your body shows, but rather a bunch of signs and symptoms put together. When your immune system is compromised and you develop a sign and symptom your body should fight and defend itself for 1-2 days and then restore normal function. You should not be sick for weeks at a time or longer than 3 days, if this is the case then your body is taking a little longer than expected. Why would that be the case? Possibly due to a dysfunctional nerve system leading to an unhealthy immune system! What if you are constantly getting sick over and over again? Again, possibly due to a dysfunctional nerve system leading to an unhealthy immune system!
Subluxations occur within the spine which create a central nerve system DYSFUNCTION. Subluxations are what chiropractors are trained to find and adjust. Imagine a subluxation as being a downed power line, it’s a dangerous situation to be in. Power is still being transmitted but is not sending and receiving the proper information. A subluxation still allows the nerve to send messages, but not too its full potential nor to the right amount. This in time will lead to a depressed immunity which inhibits your true potential on how you respond to the flu or any pathogen for that matter. Your nerve system regulates and controls all other systems within the body. The immune system is not overlooked, if at the first sign of the flu you jump to use medication you are losing the fight. By just masking signs and symptoms with medication you never realize the potential that your immune system can have. Proper health begins with a healthy functioning nerve system. Get your nerves checked to allow you to fight the healthy battle.