What Your Chiropractor Wants you to Know about Nutrition
By Sara Butler
When you think of chiropractic care, your mind probably doesn’t go to nutrition first, but the truth is chiropractic care and nutrition are two things that go together like peas and carrots, peanut butter and jelly, bread and butter – you get the point. You can try to eat the healthiest way possible, but if you don’t have your nervous system functioning optimally with the help of your chiropractor, then all the good you’re trying to do for your body by eating right might just go to waste. Here’s why chiropractic care is so important to your nutrition.
Your Nervous System and Your Diet
There is no part of your body not impacted by your central nervous system, and that includes digestion. If your nervous system isn’t balanced correctly, then it is disrupted, and that disruption means no matter how many healthy fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and proteins you put into your body, they won’t be properly utilized, stored or even used to their fullest extent.
How can this be? Well, one of the jobs of your nervous system is to direct your body in how to use its fuel. If there’s a disruption or disturbance in your central nervous system, then the messages between your body and your brain won’t be transmitted or received properly. Quite simply, all the ways in which you’re eating to be healthy won’t have as much impact on your health as it could. This might mean you’re not feeling as well as you thought you should.
How Chiropractic Helps
One of the primary goals of chiropractic care is to get your spine and central nervous system working at its optimum level. The adjustments performed by your chiropractor are done in order to help increase your flexibility and range of motion as well as remove any roadblocks between your central nervous system and the rest of your body. It’s possible once you begin chiropractic care you will notice benefits beyond joint flexibility – you’ll probably feel better overall as well.
If you’d like more information about how you can improve your nutrition with the help of chiropractic, make sure to ask your chiropractor during your next visit to The Joint Chiropractic. Your chiropractor can look at your individual lifestyle and the challenges it may present to your nutrition and help you to get the most out of your diet and get you on the road to increased health and wellness!