Modern research has informed our understanding of the immune system a great deal. It was once considered quite taboo to reference physical health, mental health, the environment or even nutrition as factors of immune system function. That has all changed. We are beginning to understand that many of those factors have either a positive or a negative impact on our immune system, depending on how we are attending to those aspects of our health.
Take nutrition for example, there is now great research regarding nutritional deficiencies and their negative effect on the immune system. The most potent of these examples is Vitamin D which when deficient increases the risk of the common cold in the short term. In the long term, Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to more severe conditions such as hip fractures, Diabetes, autoimmune disease and certain types of cancer.
A few points on Vitamin D: It is made in our body through exposure to UV light meaning we need sunlight to create it. Currently our days are less than 9 hours long AND it’s so cold we don’t have our skin exposed, which is why Vitamin D supplementation is necessary to prevent a deficiency in our winter climate.
If you care to learn more about your immune system, you are welcome to spend the evening of 2/3/16 from 6:30-7:00pm in the office at the upcoming “Top 5 Natural Immune Boosting Strategies” workshop. Light refreshments will be served and all in attendance will receive a thank you gift for your time.
All are welcome at no charge – invite whomever you feel could benefit.
For more information and to RSVP, follow the link: Top 5 Natural Immune Boosting Strategies
Dr. Chris Hanson
Recently I sponsored several athletes at the “Best of the Midwest” rock climbing competition here in Northeast. It was a great time and these athletes performed incredibly.