Several different systems in your body must work together in harmony for you to live a healthy lifestyle. This is why trusted chiropractors will often consult you on other areas in your life to focus on to produce good health, such as sleeping, exercising, proper posture, and a healthy diet.
Many people understand that a healthy diet can lead to a longer life with less risk of producing health problems. However, there are even more benefits that people may be unaware of that can be a motivating factor in adapting to a healthier lifestyle.
1. Stronger Bones
Chiropractors are known for helping people who suffer from poor bone health. A condition called osteoporosis causes a person’s bones to slow down the healing process if they become fractured or broken, thus leading to reduced bone density.
To combat this, a chiropractor recommends consuming more fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants, with special emphasis on vitamins A, C, and K2. They may even suggest cutting out certain foods containing salt, alcohol, or caffeine.
2. Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
This risk of heart disease, arthritis, obesity, and more can greatly be reduced by implementing an anti-inflammatory diet. Short-term inflammation isn’t necessarily bad, as it’s the body’s natural way of repairing itself. However, chronic inflammation is where we draw concern.
A doctor from Henry Ford Health states, “the risk of heart disease, obesity, inflammatory bowel diseases, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, psoriasis, and more could be reduced with an anti-inflammatory diet, as the nutrients in these foods contain properties known to ease inflammation. An anti-inflammatory diet could improve health conditions, lead to a longer life, and even slow the aging process.”
Now, what is an anti-inflammatory diet? The diet is rich in vegetables, fruits, unrefined grains, nuts, seeds and legumes. Think of your carrots, strawberries, apples brown rice, steelcut oats, and beans.
3. Support Your Nervous System
Often overlooked but significant is the benefit a healthy diet has on one’s nervous system. The brain uses vitamins as a way to help perform vital tasks. If your brain lacks certain nutrients and vitamins, it can affect your health and mood.
If you are looking for nutrient-rich foods, then be sure to consume plenty of protein, nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, and whole grains… more like a Mediterranean Diet rich in food diversity
Visit us at ProActive Health today to “Align Your Spine, Realign Your Life!”
Ready to see a chiropractor, whether for the first time or as someone looking to visit a new chiropractic office? Dr. Doug Patterson or Dr. Michael Hummer at ProActive Health is the top choice in the Michiana area! They will help guide you in developing a plan to tackle a routine exercise plan, consuming the right foods, and targeting your goals with chiropractic care.
Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back in 1993 thus he first sought the care of a Chiropractor. After this experience, he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and has been in practice for 25+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine, science-based nutrition, and now certified in Shockwave Therapy. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!
Dr. Michael Hummer is native to northern Indiana. He grew up very active and found great enjoyment playing football, rugby, and wrestling. Dr. Mike earned his undergraduate degree in Dietetics at Ashland University where as a student-athlete he was a member of the varsity wrestling team. After graduation, he went on to become a personal trainer, and through his passion for both fitness and nutrition, he helped people to achieve their own goals and acquire greater health and wellness. At the same time, he also enjoyed working with and inspiring the local youth throughout his community through his dedication as a volunteer wrestling coach. Now Dr. Mike is excited to apply his education from Logan University and versatile skill set in aiding the community as they strive for greater health and happiness. Dr. Mike is also certified in Shockwave Therapy.. Schedule a visit with Dr. Mike at ProActive Health today!