During the winter months it always seems that people are "getting sick" more so than during any other time of the year. And why is it that some people are always under the weather and others are not? The answer is in the body's ability to fight off disease, or in other words, the strength of your immune system.

Your immune system is the part of your body that identifies foreign substances such as "bad bacteria", viruses, dust, etc. and stimulates your body to respond by removing these substances from your body.

Natural ways of boosting your immune system include proper nutrition, vitamin supplementation, regular exercise, and maintaining an optimally functioning Nervous System

.Why the Nervous System? The Nervous System is the master system of the body that controls and coordinates how, when, and where your immune system reacts and functions. So how is it that we can maintain a healthy, fully functioning nervous system?

By preventing irritation to the nervous system and maintaining a proper balance of spinal alignment and function, a person's nervous system and thus, immune system function at an optimal level. Wouldn't it be great to go through your first winter season without coming "under the weather?" Wouldn't it be great to be able to fight off infection or disease better than anyone else?

Dr. Greg Rocchio practices at Rocchio Family Chiropractic in Orange.