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5 Things you can do right now to give your immune system a fighting chance!

During this extraordinary time, we hope you are safely spending quality time with your family. Even as we stay socially distanced, it’s never been more critical to stay connected with one another.

In order to do our part to help limit the spread of Coronavirus, we will be sharing a few tips with you to stay healthy, boost your immune system, stay busy, positive and productive in a time of high uncertainty, fear and anxiety.

As your partner in health, we feel it’s our duty to help ‘flatten the curve’. Together, we can make an incredible impact on combating Covid-19—and potentially save lives.

Fortunately, you have plenty of control over how to keep your immune system strong and minimize infections. Prevention is key to avoid infections. How you eat and live can dramatically impact how well your immune system works. Here are some steps you can take now:

STAY HYDRATED – Drink enough water so you never feel thirsty. When you’re dehydrated, you lower the volume of blood and lymphatic fluids that support a healthy immune system. Dehydration can also increase inflammation, so your body can’t work as efficiently to fight viruses and other infections. Drink plenty of clean, filtered water throughout your day.

EAT A BALANCED, NUTRIENT RICH DIET – A strong immune system starts with eating a colorful array of antioxidant-rich vegetables and fruits that can lower the number of free radicals to keep your immune system strong.

PROTECT YOUR GUT –  Your immune system and gut work together. Did you know that about 70 percent of your immune system is in your gut! An out-of-balance gut can weaken your immune system. Good gut health includes eating plenty of fermented and cultured foods, which contain probiotics to support your immune system. Take a quality, strong probiotic supplement to stimulate healthy gut flora that helps to boost immunity. Fruits and vegetables create the right environment to promote the growth of good bacteria.

Other immune-boosting nutrients are vitamins C, D, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids from wild-caught seafood that can help manage inflammation levels.

AVOID FOODS, DRINKS AND SODAS that are high in sugar as they are usually low in nutrients. Sugar has been shown to reduce white blood cells which negatively impacts the immune system.

AVOID ALCOHOL-  If you were thinking of cutting down on alcohol consumption, now would be a good time. Alcohol is absorbed into your bloodstream through your stomach. Once in the bloodstream, alcohol destroys cells in organs and good bacteria in your intestines, increases inflammation and reduces the white blood cell count in your body. The lower the number of white blood cells, the lower your immune response and the more difficult it is to fight off disease.

Follow these suggestions to give more ammo to your immune system’s defenses.

Know that we are with you and we will get through this together! Let’s reunite and reignite!

***We look forward to resuming office hours and appointments on April 6!***


With love and passion,

Dr. Arthur and Hillary

Our Goal is to help you to be healthier on your next birthday than you were on your last birthday!  

Our Mission is to make a difference in the health and well-being of people of all ages in our community. 

 Dr. Arthur and HillaryJumping people

Arthur H. Klein, D.C.

Family First Chiropractic and Wellness Center
145 Danbury Road
New Milford CT 06776

860 350 – 2225

Chiropractic is the largest, licensed,  drug-less healing profession today.  First developed in Davenport, Iowa in 1895. It’s the only healing method native to America still in wide use today.

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