healthy eating

What’s the Connection: Chiropractic Care and Nutrition

You purchase organic groceries at the health food store. You avoid highly processed, GMO foods. You seek out items that are high in nutrition with a short shelf life. Long story short, you are nailing healthy eating!

But, what if your nervous system isn’t functioning optimally? That would mean all those healthy foods you are consuming are going to waste. It’s basically like storing them in an unplugged refrigerator.

The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D, or the “sunshine vitamin”, has been making headlines in recent years for its possible health benefits. Some reports indicate that a when people have deficient amounts of Vitamin D, they face a number of incredibly serious health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, dementia, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.

The Not So Sweet Effects of Sugar

It’s sticky, it’s sweet, and it’s also nutritionally bankrupt. Sugar is making people sick, tired, and fat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports Americans take in an astounding 156 pounds of sugar each year! The amount of sugar consumed around the glove is approximately 173 million tons!

While it is easy for many to point out that sugar exists in sweet snacks, ice cream, and soda, it is also hiding in salad dressings, pasta sauces, and many more foods that we think are healthy.

Support Your Health

When we hear bacteria, most of us think of harmful germs. But did you know that bacteria is an essential part of being healthy? While some bacteria is harmful and can cause pain and illness, there are large amounts of healthy bacteria in your body. Your body is filled with trillions of bacteria cells, which outnumber your human cells by 10 to 1!

Reduce Inflammation for Optimal Health

It's found in a wide variety of health problems, including heart disease, certain cancers, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and Parkinson's disease. You might not even know you are living with it.

What could it be? Surprisingly, it's inflammation. Unknown to many, inflammation in its chronic form can be incredibly damaging to the body.

What’s in Your Kitchen?

Natural remedies are becoming increasingly popular as people are looking for alternatives to pharmaceuticals. If you'd like to try some natural remedies for common ailments, you don't have to spend a lot of money. Most kitchen cupboards are full of good stuff that works as natural remedies!

Nutrition and a Healthier You

Reported in an article featured in The American Chiropractor, almost 70 percent of chiropractors discuss or look to healthy eating in their practice. The article states, “They see it as a valuable tool in treating the whole person and keeping their patients free of chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, and obesity.”

If we want to live our best and healthiest lives, we must practice proper nutrition. 

How Less Meat Can Benefit You

Meat Fact #1: Both American men and women eat almost DOUBLE the amount of protein needed for their body weight.

Meat is a staple in the majority of American’s lives. It is a key part of many of our Holidays from turkey during Thanksgiving to burgers and hot dogs on Fourth of July. It’s a daily part of most of our lives, and for many people it is the main component of very meal. The media, however, has recently shown us the drawbacks involved with the mass consumption of meat. Reports from the American Dietetic Association and the The World Health Organization explain that meat consumption may lead to an increased risk of certain types of cancer, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

The two biggest non-contagious disease killers in the world are cardiovascular disease and cancer, so protecting yourself from those risks is incredibly important.