Is Your Immune System?
Hello Everybody Dr. Norris Here.
This is part 2 of my newsletter on your immune system. If you missed part 1 you can go to my website at www.drnorrischiro.com and archive the newsletter page. In part 1 I told you about the drug resistant bacteria which is invading America. Your immune system is the first and only defense against these types of bugs. With that said the answer to the above question is... VERY IMPORTANT.
It's ironic that the most common place people catch these pathogens, is in the hospital. Over 100,000 people a year contract a fatal infection while in a hospital. They are admitted with some medical problem expecting treatment and instead they get sicker and eventually die. If you can... avoid hospitals.
If you can't... wash or disinfect your hands often.
Another factor affecting our immune system is what we ingest. Deciding what to eat and drink either boosts our immune system or it hinders it. Healthy eating decisions like fresh vegetables, fruit and grains are good choices. Junk food and soda not good.
Any food rich in nutrients will enhance
immune system function.
Other things we ingest such as tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs will also suppress your body's natural resistance. Smokers have a high incidence of bronchial and lung infections. It is well documented that alcohol and drug abusers are much more susceptible to illness and disease.
Even properly prescribed medications many have side-effects. If you open a box of medication there is usually a full page of cautionary side-effects. Television commercials for medications are just as bad. They have 10 seconds about the benefits and 50 seconds about the potential problems. My advice is to use as little medication as possible.
Finally a word about vitamins, whole food and herbal supplements. Years ago most physicians did not believe supplements were necessary. After 40 years of study and research the evidence indicates that people who use multivitamins are healthier and have a longer life-span. If nutritious foods can help your immune system, I believe it makes sense that vitamins and supplement use can also give a boost to your immune system.
So be proactive, avoid medications, make good choices, use supplements responsibly
and keep your family healthy.
In two weeks more on your immune system.
Dr. Michael Norris
Dr. Michael Norris
An estimated 27,000 people a year die
from accidental drug overdoses in the U.S.,
one death every 19 minutes.
Pratt L. Brody DJ, Gu, 2000-2008.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
“Decision is still the best remedy for indecision.”
~ John Demartini