Today we discuss all things immunity. Ways to boost your immune system. Things that deplete your immune system. And how to keep your body healthy (please wash your hands). Welcome to Dr. Devin’s Wellness Wednesday Workshop where my goal is to help you maintain or improve your active lifestyle. We will answer these questions today:

  1. Do rats cause garbage dumps?
  2. What foods decrease your immune system?
  3. What foods increase your immune system?
  4. How much sleep do you need every night?
  5. What drinks cause dehydration?
  6. What are the best ways to rehydrate?
  7. Is sitting really that bad?
  8. How do you feed your mind?
  9. Do you really need to wash your hands?
  10. How does chiropractic help immunity?

(Answers below the video 😉)


  1. No they do not. Rats do not get together to create garbage dumps.
    1. Similarly pathogens (bacteria, viruses, and fungi) will only grow and replicate where there is a fertile environment conducive to help them grow.
  2. These foods decrease your immune system:
    1. Sugar
    2. Vegetable Oil
    3. Fried foods
    4. Refined flour
    5. Dairy
    6. Artificial sweeteners
    7. Artificial Additives
    8. Saturated fats
    9. Conventional grain fed meats
    10. Processed meats
    11. Store bought bread
    12. Alcohol
    13. Trans fats
    14. Fast food
    15. GMO’s
  3. These foods increase your immune system:
    1.  Coconut/olive oil
    2. Nuts (no peanuts)
    3. Fish
    4. Vegetables
    5. Fruit
    6. Garlic
    7. Herbs
    8. Dark chocolate
    9. Green Tea
    10. Beans
    11. Onions
    12. High fiber foods
    13. Avocado
    14. Grass fed beef
  4. You need to consistently get 7-9 hours of sleep every night.
  5. These drinks cause dehydration:
    1. Soft drinks – Coke, Pepsi…
    2. Alcohol
    3. Hot cocoa
    4. Coffee
    5. Lemonade
    6. Sweet tea
    7. Energy drinks
    8. Smoothies
  6. These rehydrate you best:
    1. Water
      1. 1/2 your weight in lbs. = # ounces of water daily
    2. Fruit-infused water
    3. Watermelon
    4. Tea
    5. Coconut water
  7. Yes. Sitting more than 8 hours per day is as bad for your body as smoking cigarettes.
    1. Get moving with NEAT
    2. And with Cardio – 30 minutes per day
  8. Positive thoughts, feelings, and actions.
  9. Yes…wash your hands for 20 seconds every single time you use the restroom.
  10. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to increase your immune system by 200-300%.

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Join us next time so we can continue helping you maintain or improve your active lifestyle. Until then, contact me at 704-827-6560 or chiro@atkinsonfamilychiro.com


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