The Truth about Germs
Contributed by Ruby Mountain Chiropractic Center
Have you heard the talk that this was one of the roughest flu seasons in a while? Feel like you got the worst of it or find yourself frequently ill? Have you ever considered that you may have a compromised immune system?
Why does it seem that some people go from one cold to the next, getting all the bugs that “go around” and others don’t? In 1895, it was this very question that prompted D. D. Palmer to pursue what we call chiropractic!
Today, many of us are fearful of germs. Since about the time the microscope was invented, there has been an undue focus on them—but germs are a lot like seeds. Have you ever tried to start a lawn or plant a garden? It doesn’t just happen. The conditions have to be just right over a period of days or weeks.
The same can be said when it comes to germs manifesting into disease in your body. The conditions have to be just right… or wrong.
It’s All About Immunity
Like all tissues, organs and systems of your body, your nervous system affects the function of your immune system. That’s why a compromised spine may be a main factor that can dampen your immune system response. Weakened by a compromised nervous system, your stomach, lungs, nose, ears and throat become the perfect “soil” for viruses, microbes and other bugs. For kids, this often means recurrent ear infections, colic and asthma. For adults, it can mean using up all your sick days – and then some!
Restoring the integrity of the nervous system by ensuring a healthy spinal position (and the workings of every cell and tissue) is how chiropractic care works. It’s a simple idea that helps people enjoy better health, naturally.
If it’s been a while since your last visit to our practice, consider giving us a call to make an appointment so you can get back on track with your healthiest year yet!