Many of us have made New Year’s resolutions within the last few weeks, and for some, these resolutions tend to focus around diet and nutrition. This is often a great time to re-assess your eating habits and strive for a healthier diet, an area that brings numerous bodily benefits – and also has some direct connections to body treatments like chiropractic care.
At Apollo Chiropractic, we’re happy to provide chiropractic care services for a variety of needs, from auto accident recovery and whiplash treatment to general chiropractic care, physical therapy and more. Our chiropractors will be quick to remind you of the value of a good diet in several areas, including some of those that our services tend to touch on. Here’s a primer on the connection between nutrition and chiropractic treatment in terms of the common areas they look to promote.
You Are What You Eat
Okay, so this phrase isn’t literally true. But the meaning is obvious: What you put into your body plays a major role in your health throughout numerous areas. This means if you regularly put unhealthy food into the body, it will respond – those with poor diets are much more susceptible to issues like low energy, tiredness and health concerns like chronic pain, inflammation and joint risks. Some don’t truly appreciate the level of this connection, but it’s significant.
Nutrition and Systems
On the flip side, if the body is regularly getting the nutrition it needs, it will operate more efficiently across several systems. First and foremost here is the impact on the immune system, an area our chiropractors are often focused heavily on; a great diet improves the immune system and not only fights disease more effectively, but also heals faster from pain or injury issues. Promote foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins, all of which will improve the body’s systems.
Chiropractic Care Themes
As we mentioned, many of the same themes that apply to good nutrition are also relevant within chiropractic care. As we just noted, spinal alignments are often directed at keeping the entire system balanced, including the nervous and immune systems – through a combination of healthy living and the right chiropractic adjustments, you’ll allow the body’s systems to remain in optimal communications at all times.
This, in turn, helps you avoid various pain and dysfunction risks, from headaches and migraines to joint aches and other types of chronic pain – many of which arise from misalignments in the body. Those who combine these areas find wellness and long-term benefits that improve their lives.
For more on the combination of nutrition with chiropractic care, or to learn about any of our chiropractic care services, speak to the staff at Apollo Chiropractic today.