Inflammation, regardless of whether it is from an injury or from the food you eat, is nothing more than a chemical reaction (production of cytokines) of your immune system to try to fix the problem. Your immune system trying to fix a problem is a good thing.
The body produces both inflammatory cytokines and anti-inflammatory cytokines.
Unfortunately, a body constantly producing inflammatory cytokines whether an injury or bad food choices puts a lot of stress on the immune system. This can result in an immune system not doing its job, or overreacting.
Either case puts you at a much higher risk to things like viruses and disease.
A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids causes more of the anti-inflammatory cytokines to be made. Flax seeds are one of the best vegetarian sources of omega-3s. Other rich sources are cold-water fish, hemp seeds, walnuts, chia seeds, and grass-fed beef.
Keep your immune system healthy with a nutritious diet, regular exercise, quality sleep, a positive attitude, and regular chiropractic care.
Make chiropractic a regular health habit for the whole family to ensure your spines and nervous systems are working the best they can.
And that is this week’s Family Health Minute.
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