Vitamin D and the Flu

McKinney Chiropractor;

Boost Your Immune System!

Video by Dr. Chris Phillips

Why should you Boost Your Immune System?

I always chuckle a bit inside when I hear people talking about flu season.  Not that I think sick people or people contracting a virus are funny, but because of this notion that this virus is present for a season.  I do understand that people are more susceptible during this season than during summer month.  Can we look at the other factors involved real quick.  “Flu season” is from about October through February.  How well do we eat during these holiday months.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentines and the list goes on.  These months are set up around traditional food and alcohol and sugar.  This destroys our immune system.  Stress levels are at an all year high during the winter months as well.  One of the most important factors though is the decrease in the amount of sunlight.  This lowers our vitamin D3, which we know from research like the article I talk about in the video, is essential to our immune system and especially our immune response against bacteria and viruses.  Vitamin D is responsible for regulation of our immune response and also the genetic expression of some of our most potent anti-viral and anti-bacterial cells we produce.  If Vitamin D is low, we don’t produce enough of the right cells and cannot regulate the inflammatory response.  This can be deadly for us.  As you will see in the video we need to supplement vitamin D into our diets in-order for our immune systems to function optimally.  As we age we produce less vitamin D also, so it becomes even more important.  This is one of the reasons for a declining immune response as we get older.  Take the time to watch the video and let us know if you have any questions. Afterwards, I challenge you to start taking a good quality vitamin D supplement and boosting your immune system right away.  Enjoy The 12 Minutes To Health!!

 

Our Message

Our Chiropractors in McKinney, located near the corner of Eldorado Pkwy. and Ridge Rd, we teach our patients the link between how you eat and how your choices can effect your health. We also know that to keep pain away and stay healthy you must put the right nutrients in your body while also having a positive mindset. We are here to relieve back pain, neck pain and headaches while also teaching about how our diet and stress effects our over all health. So remember, supplement Vitamin D and Boost Your Immune System!