Nutrition and Immune Defense

The Link Between Nutrition and Immune Defense

When it comes to building a strong immune system, a nutrition is the key to good health. It has long been known that foods and drinks containing citrus and vitamin C can give anyone's immune system a boost.

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Grice Chiropractic can help you understand how to use nutrition to maintain the power of your immune system. Our Mars and Pittsburgh, PA patients depend on us to help them live healthy lives. 

Maintaining Immune Defense with Nutrition

The immune cells in your body function better when you live a healthy life. While consuming individual foods isn't enough to maintain your immune system, specific dietary patterns will help maintain it. The most effective dietary patterns make it easier for your body to manage excess information. 

Having micronutrients in your body helps your immune system respond better to anything that may attack it. These can be obtained by consuming foods with vitamin C, protein, zinc, iron, vitamin D, and selenium. Other essential nutrients like Omega 3 fatty acids are critical for proper cell function.

Microorganisms are an important part of health and nutrition. They live in the microbiome in your body. The microbiome is crucial to maintaining an immune system that will effectively protect you from illness.

Antimicrobial proteins are produced in your gut and play a significant role in the survival of your immune system. By eating a healthy diet, you will have beneficial microbes in your body. But if your diet is poor, the microbes in your body won't benefit it and may hurt it instead. 

Beneficial microbes work to break the fibers in your body, making them chain fatty acids. In turn, this stimulates the cells that keep your immune system functioning effectively. 

Probiotic and Prebiotic Foods

Your body's fibers are also known as prebiotics. Both probiotic and prebiotic foods are good for maintaining your immune system. Examples of probiotic foods include miso, sauerkraut, kimchi, and fermented vegetables. There are also many prebiotic foods you may already eat, including seaweed, leeks, garlic, bananas, onions, and asparagus.

How a Chiropractor Can Help You

Scientists have determined that the condition of the nervous system affects the condition of the immune system. Therefore, by undergoing a spine adjustment from a chiropractor, your neurological functions will benefit, leaving you with a strengthened immune system. 

The belief is that the nervous system and immune system can communicate effectively. When your spine is adjusted, your nervous system sends a signal to your immune system to respond well to stimulants.

Contact Grice Chiropractic Today

If you want to enhance your immune system, be sure to make an appointment with Grice Chiropractic. We serve patients in Mount Washington, Mars, and Pittsburgh, PA. Call the office closest to you today at (412) 381-9977 (Mount Washington) or (724) 776-9977 (Mars), and get on the road to wellness.

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Mount Washington

Monday

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday

Closed

Saturday

8:30 am - 11:00 am

Sunday

Closed

Mars

Monday

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

7:00 am - 10:00 am

Wednesday

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Mount Washington

Monday
10:00 am - 12:30 pm 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:30 pm 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:30 pm 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
8:30 am - 11:00 am
Sunday
Closed

Mars

Monday
10:00 am - 12:30 pm 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:30 pm 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed