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By Camille Dillard, DO, Health & Wellness PC
June 15, 2020

Follow these tips to help you stay healthy right now.

Right now is the perfect time to talk about ways to boost your immune system. As a Preventive Medicine physician here in Rome, NY, Dr. boost immune systemCamille Dillard and her team focus on lifestyle changes and simple preventive measures you can take every day to bolster your body’s natural defenses. While there is no magic pill, there are some things you can start doing now to boost your immune system,

Consume Good Bacteria

Our gut microbiome plays a major role in our health, from supporting our immune systems to aiding in digestion. There is even a link between your gut health and your mental health (known as the gut-brain connection). When unhealthy and healthy bacteria within the gut are out of whack, you’ll know it. This can lead to high blood sugar, weight gain, digestive complaints and even anxiety and depression. It’s highly recommended that you add prebiotics and probiotics to your diet to improve your gut health.

Prebiotics are found in a lot of whole grains and plant-based foods and they help good bacteria in the gut to thrive. Probiotics can be found in yogurt and other fermented foods such as kombucha, sauerkraut and kimchi. If you are concerned about nutritional deficiencies or your current diet, our Rome, NY, Preventive Medicine physician can provide you with high-quality supplements and vitamins.

Get Up and Moving Every Day

Getting your steps in every week doesn’t have to be that difficult. In fact, you only need about 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of intense aerobic activity each week to reap the health benefits of exercise. While we know that sheltering in place can certainly reduce your need to move, a brisk walk outside, going to remote areas nearby to hike or just doing a simple at-home workout routine can help you feel better and boost your immune system.

Get Some Sleep

Poor or inadequate sleep is typically to blame when someone starts coming down with an illness. It’s important that you are getting anywhere from 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Quality sleep helps us to wake up refreshed and restored. Having trouble sleeping? Try these helpful tips on sleep hygiene and see if your sleep improves over the next couple of days.

Here at Natural Health Center in Rome, NY, our team is here to provide you with everything from chiropractic care and prolotherapy to psychotherapy and nutritional supplementation. We provide our patients with the comprehensive health care and wellness they need to lead long, healthy and happy lives. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment please call 888-338-WELL.