"It's flu season again," they say. What if I told you that there is actually no such thing as flu season? Viruses, bacteria, mold, spores and other stuff is in the air all of the time: 24/7, 365 days a year. Moreover, why is it that some people seem to get sick at the slightest change in the air, and other people never seem to get sick.
Where does the Idea of "Flu Season" Come From?
The "flu season" usually comes when the season is changing. What is in like in North Lakes and in Brisbane during the season transitions among winter, autumn, summer, and spring when the temperature is going up and down?
Over the course of a couple of weeks, we may experience massive temperature swings of 10 or 20 degrees plus or minus either way. What this represents is a tremendous external force that our body must be able to adapt to. Think about it: your body maintains a normal temperature of 37 degrees on the inside.
Is it easier or harder to do so when the temperatures on the outside are stable ... or when then are massive fluctuations? Our bodies have finite resources and finite amounts of energy available to be able to adapt to the internal and external environment.
Say that we take one person with a huge reservoir of energy. They will likely be able to adapt successfully to the temperature swings with the little symptomatic issues. In other words, their body and immune system remain strong enough to combat all the viruses and stuff there anyway.
Take another person who is overworked, overstressed, run-down, and depleted. They do not have the energy or resources to adapt to the temperature swings. Therefore, it is far more probable that their immune system, weakened, will be challenged by a virus and bam (!) they get sick! Flu Season has nothing to do with the flu. It has everything to do with your body's ability to adapt to the environment.
How do you Boost Your Immune System?
The short of it is to increase your body's ability to adapt! This means proper diet, exercise, mental balance ... and also proper coordination of the system of your body that controls it all: your nervous system. And this is where chiropractic comes in - specifically Upper Cervical Chiropractic because we work on the area of the body that has the most profound impact on your body's nervous system to keep you alive and functioning well. People even under regular chiropractic care still have sick days.
However, my experience has been that people fall ill far less frequently when under care, and only for only a couple of days instead of a couple of weeks (or even months). If you are feeling run down, not being taking care of yourself, and if, from a chiropractic perspective, your body is worn out around the edges (i.e. not in alignment), I can tell you that your body is not at its maximum capacity to adapt and it will be far more probable that the temperature fluctuations that are responsible for "flu" seasons will overwhelm your system ... and you will find yourself with "the flu.
" Viruses and staff are always there. Is your body strong enough to be able to combat them successfully? How well is your immune system able to adapt? If you or your family is due for an Atlas checkup, please contact us at our office in North Lakes, Brisbane for an appointment. There is no such thing as the "Flu Season." It is usually when your nervous & immune system is run down and unable to adapt to seasonal changes.