3 Easy Immune System Hacks

In order to boost your immune system, there are a number of things you can do at home during this time of quarantine to set yourself up for a healthy run of things. Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a few ways to give your immune system an added boost.

1.) Eat Fruits and Veggies

Eating clean whole foods, especially vegetables and fruits, will help you body function at optimum capacity, while also reducing inflammation, which will make your body susceptible to infection. Eat kale, spinach, avocado, berries, ginger root, turmeric, and other fruits and veggies that pack a punch. Throw in some red bell pepper for a supreme vitamin C boost.

2.) Limit Alcohol Consumption

It may be tempting to tie one on every other night during this time of sheltering in place, however, excessive alcohol consumption will actually lower your immune system and viral fighting defenses.

3.) Get Restful Sleep

Sleep at least 7-9 hours each night to ensure your body charges up for the day ahead. Consecutive nights of less than stellar sleep will alter your body’s ability to ward off infection.

Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to learn about how our treatments give your body an immunity boost the drug-free, all-natural way.

Taking Your Quarantine Workouts Outdoors

If you’re getting a little stir-crazy during all of this quarantine craziness, you’re not alone. Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a few ways to get outside while still respecting COVID-19 restrictions.

First, it’s still important to get a few steps in each day, whether that means going on a morning and evening walk, or getting a run in during times of low traffic. Low traffic times might be earlier in the mornings, like at 5 or 6 am, rather than peak times like 9 and 10 am.

If you have a driveway, try to use that for your workouts. Use your back or front yard, if you have one.

Try to limit your time while you’re working out outdoors. Instead of taking two hours to get your fitness in, limit your workout to 45 minutes, that way others can enjoy the outdoors risk-free just as you have.

Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center is here to provide essential treatments to our patients. Contact us today to learn more about what we’re doing to help protect and serve our community during these trying times.

How Much Schooling Does a Chiropractor Have?

One question on many people’s minds is how long a chiropractor goes to school for and how long they are trained. The truth is, just like with any other health profession, becoming a chiropractor comes an extensive amount of schooling attached.

Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a little more in-depth on the training a chiropractor receives in order to provide quality treatments to their patients. First off, most chiropractors have 4 years of pre-med undergraduate courses to complete, then work through 4-5 post-graduate academic years. 

The truth is chiropractors have equal or even a greater amount of training than traditional medical professionals. This level of training also allows for chiropractors to be considered Primary Care Physicians. 

If you have any questions about how we’re training ourselves to provide our services in a post-COVID-19 world, contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to learn more. We’re doing everything we can to keep our community safe and assist the medical community at large during this time.

Optimizing Your Diet

As most Americans and many people across the world self-quarantine during this COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a good opportunity to dial in our diets so that we can maximize our health, which will, in turn, maximize your immune system and ensure we’re in the best position to avoid getting sick with this thing.

Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a few ways to optimize your diet.

First, eat plenty of vegetables — shoot for 1-2 servings per meal. Incorporate veggies into your breakfast, too, which many of us fail to do. Have a nice kale salad or incorporate some avocado, red bell pepper, onions, and other veggies into your breakfast fixings.

Eat 4-5 smaller meals per day instead of 2-3 large meals. It’s important to ensure that your digestive system doesn’t get bogged down with huge portions to digest at once.

Stay hydrated throughout the day. You should be getting about half your body weight in ounces of water per day, which will help your body stay firing on all cylinders. Dehydration can lead to lethargy, headaches, body aches, and more.

Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center to learn more about how our treatments go hand-in-hand with a healthy diet. We’re committed to helping entire families stay well.

Flexible Payment Plans for Essential Chiropractic Treatments

When it comes to receiving chiropractic treatment, not everyone has medical insurance coverage that will handle all of the cost that comes from receiving the benefits of all-natural, drug-free services that can help with so many different conditions and irregularities experienced with the body.

Below, Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center goes over a few payment options with which we provide our existing and prospective patients in order to ensure our treatments can be enjoyed by all — no matter what your budget is.

If you have insurance, we currently accept most plans, and most plans cover chiropractic treatment. If you’ve experienced an injury, please contact us in order to verify that our services are covered by your insurance.

If you do not have insurance or your insurance plan does not cover chiropractic treatment, we can provide flexible payment plans that meet your needs. We have many patients who pay out of pocket for chiropractic treatment, which is an extremely economical option that optimizes your health and wellness.

We also create customized family plans that ensure your entire family gets the chiropractic treatment they need — all while providing you with valuable savings along the way.

Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center to learn more about our viable payment options. Be safe and take care of yourselves out there!