Simple Tips to Keep You in Tip-Top Shape

Bottom Line: Thank goodness for the immune system! Did you know, you encounter bacteria that could make you sick each and every day? Your immune system is fighting to keep you healthy 24/7, and when it’s not at 100%, you’ll get a signal – like a runny nose – that sickness may be on the way. No one wants to be sick, and recent research indicates that some simple changes may help strengthen your immune system and keep you from getting sick.

Why it Matters: Most people who rarely get sick are taking proactive steps to keep their immune system in tip-top shape so it can fight off almost anything that it comes in contact with. By making smart choices like those here, you can ensure your immune system remains strong!

  • Be sure to eat a healthy diet of veggies and lean meats to boost your immune system.

  • Exercise daily to keep your body (and mind) strong.

  • Stay adjusted to decrease stress and improve your overall well-being.

Next Steps: Make this one of your healthiest years yet! Start taking proactive steps to boost your immune system today. A robust immune system will help you stay healthy, stay active, and keep enjoying the things you love with the people you love.  And don’t forget to attend our upcoming wellness workshop where we’ll give you a custom-tailored plan to help you boost your immunity in 21 days!

Science Source:

Omega-3 fatty acids in inflammation and autoimmune diseases. The Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Dec 2002 | Medline Plus. Exercise and Immunity. 2017 | Glucose Metabolic Changes in the Brain and Muscles of Patients with Nonspecific Neck Pain Treated by Spinal Manipulation Therapy. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2017

Greenville Chiropractor Completes Certification in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology

Greenville Chiropractor Completes Certification in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology

Local Doctor Becomes Certified in Whiplash Injury Biomechanics & Traumatology

3 Million Whiplash Injuries A Year from Vehicle Crash

Greenville, South Carolina 2018 – Did you know that over three million whiplash injuries occur each year resulting from motor vehicle crashes? Of these whiplash injuries, 500,000 people will develop chronic pain, and up to 300,000 will have some degree of disability. Apart from the effect on health, there’s a significant cost to society. Approximately $43 billion of total annual HARM is attributable to whiplash and related injuries. (HARM is a metric for quantifying the total societal cost of road trauma.)

Dr. Kevin P. Lewis of Greenville says consumers need to be educated about the issues surrounding whiplash – both concerning its treatment and, importantly, its prevention. In order to more effectively treat persons injured in motor vehicle crashes, Dr. Lewis recently became certified in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology through the Spine Research Institute of San Diego (SRISD), a research center devoted to the investigation of motor vehicle crash injury. For the past 28 years, SRISD has focused research and education on the more common injuries sustained in everyday motor vehicle crashes, such as whiplash and mild traumatic brain injuries.

As part of this intensive 48-hour training program, Dr. Lewis became familiar with the epidemiology of whiplash and brain injuries, the mechanical factors of motor vehicle crashes, and the wide range of physical injuries and clinical conditions that can occur. He learned how to conduct comprehensive physical examinations and all about the latest applications of cutting edge imaging technologies such as CT, MRI, single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and others. Dr. Kevin P. Lewis learned how to provide patients with the most effective and comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation strategies to ensure optimal outcome potential. The program also included an intense discussion of forensic risk analysis which considers how the various known risk factors can increase a person’s chance for injury or long-term symptoms.

“By understanding the unusual biomechanics of this form of trauma, diagnostic methods and treatment can be much more effectively administered in the clinical setting,” said Dr. Lewis.

About the Spine Research Institute of San Diego 

The Spine Research Institute of San Diego (SRISD) provides research and education on spinal health and injury prevention, in particular, cervical spine injuries resulting from whiplash trauma. Since 1992, the Institute offers the only available multi-module training program for health care professionals on critical aspects of whiplash traumatology. Dr. Arthur C. Croft is director of SRISD and is considered a leading national authority on whiplash trauma. He is the author of Whiplash and Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries, published by SRISD Press, along with several other textbooks, chapters, and over 350 professional papers. For more information, visit www.srisd.com or call 1-619-423-5475.

Media Contact: C. Miranda Terry cmterry@alignlife.com

Exercise for a stronger Immune System

Bottom Line: Get that daily dose of exercise to boost your immunity. By carving out time to be active, you can feel better, more energized, and strengthen your immune system. Make it a point to take a brisk walk during your lunch break. If you can, use a standing desk at work. Skip the email and deliver a message to a colleague in person. Take the stairs. An active routine will allow you to stay healthier and feel more energized overall.

Why it Matters: Exercise and taking steps to maintain an active lifestyle, in general, can help to naturally increase your immunity in a variety of ways. So just what are the added benefits of breaking a sweat? Read on…

  • Exercise gets our blood pumping more rapidly, which helps white blood cells circulate more rapidly to better fend off illness.

  • Increased activity levels can also slow down the release of stress hormones and stimulate the release of endorphins.

  • Higher body temperatures driven by exercise can help prevent bacteria from growing and aid the immune system in fighting infection.

Next Steps: A recent health survey found that an incredible 60% of participants reported fewer colds since they began their exercise routine. Follow their lead and skip the stress of being sick this year by being proactive. By simply taking a walk each day, you can start strengthening your immune system and decreasing your likelihood of having to call in sick. And, if you’re looking for more great tips, join us for our free upcoming workshop: Boost Your Immune System in 21 Days (details on our Facebook Page).

Science Source:

Medline Plus. Exercise and Immunity. 2017

American College of Sports Medicine: “Exercise and the Common Cold.” 2017

Harvard Health Publishing. Exercising to Relax. February 2011