The Cold and Flu season is upon us and, for those who suffer from fibromyalgia; this is a common time for deep fibromyalgia pain. But you may not have to endure such terrible fibromyalgia pain if you can avoid catching a Cold or the Flu.
These three simple things may prevent the Cold and Flu season from attacking you and your fibromyalgia. They cost you practically nothing but are priceless jewels to your immune system.
It has been suggested that low humidity may result in the weakening of the immune system. For those with fibromyalgia, this is a common reason for fibromyalgia flare-ups. You can help increase humidity levels by using humidifiers that add moisture content to the air of your room(s).
Humidifiers may assist you in other ways too. Dry and flaking skin, chapped lips and sinus inflammation are common in dry air conditions. Humidifiers can also help fibromyalgia patients with congestion and other respiratory problems to manage their symptoms.
Vitamin D is derived when human skin is exposed to the sun. This is why it is sometimes referred to the sunshine vitamin. Research has shown that it plays a key role in boosting the immune system. It does this by triggering the body’s immune fighters: the T cells! These powerful and necessary cells search out and destroy bacteria and viruses: the causes of the Cold and Flu. Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have found that Vitamin D is crucial to activating our immune defenses and that without sufficient intake of the vitamin; the killer T cells will not be able to react to and fight off serious infections in the body. As a chiropractor, I have been recommending Vitamin D in my chiropractic clinic to my chiropractic patients with great results. Imagine, your fibromyalgia has a natural enemy and Vitamin D is it!
I began using Apple Cider Vinegar several years ago. I had a chiropractic patient recommend this to me when I was suffering a cold. Since then, I have used it on and off; mostly in the winter time to prevent the common Cold and Flu. I truly believe that it works! I recall one Cold and Flu season where I was totally faithful at taking 1 ounce every night. I never got sick; not even the sniffles. As I researched Apple Cider Vinegar I learned that it is also good for many other health issues. It even helped my fibromyalgia I believe! Science has yet to “prove” any claims of vinegar’s medicinal properties but several research studies have found promising results and according to this chiropractor
“the proof is in the pudding”!