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Chiropractic and Diet Team Up for the New Year

By Sandy Schroeder

A we head toward the end of the year, many people that I know have arleady begun forming a list of resolutions to make the New Year better, but this strategy sounds the best.

Choosing chiropractic to stay active and healthy and picking the right foods most of the time turns out to be the way to go in 2020.

Put Chiropractic to Work

More and more people are choosing chiropractic because it works to ease pain and promote health and wellness. The Joint Chiropractic staff of doctors of chiropractic are well equipped to help you do both.

When you come in, bring your issues, and be prepared to find answers. Your chiropractor will show you how a healthy spine can make all of the difference.

Gentle targeted spinal adjustments may bring far-reaching pain relief and a host of other benefits such as better sleep, more alertness and fresh energy. You may want to use weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments to keep those benefits coming. At the same time you may want to improve your diet with these tips from MindBodyGreen.com.

Pick the Best Foods

Enjoy fiber every day - Choose at least 25 grams of satisfying black beans, coleslaw, cauliflower, oatmeal, and barley, adding black bean tacos, hot oats for breakfast or a cauliflower-based pizza for dinner.

Pick more fruits and vegetables - Try for nine servings daily with apples, grapes, oranges and berries. Then visit your local farmers market to pick your family's favorite vegetables, such as green beans, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, or green and red peppers.

Add powerful antioxidants - Choose garlic, leeks, onions, cabbage, mustard greens and Brussels sprouts to spice up dinner and lower your cancer risk.

Cut fats way back - Limit red meats to once a week and marinate with unsweetened fruit juices and spices to reduce toxic properties.

Go fishing - Bring home salmon, herring, mackerel, sardines, oysters and anchovies to get your share of omega-3 fatty acids that fight arthritis, heart disease and cancer. Walnuts, navy, kidney and soy beans and ground flax can add more omega-3 power.

Stick with healthy oils - Shop for extra virgin olive oil, sunflower and safflower oils and avoid toxic trans fats that turn up in fried fast foods.

Reduce sugar in foods - Hide the sugar bowl and start reading product labels to catch hidden sugars in ketchup, pasta sauces, soups, and canned foods. Buy plain low-fat Greek yogurt and add your own fresh fruit. Bake your own fruit loaves and use natural substitutes for sugar. Choose unsweetened teas, juices and waters in place of sodas and sugary teas or sparkling drinks.

When you are ready to improve the New Year stop by The Joint Chiropractic in your neighborhood. Find out about affordable personal healthcare plans that eliminate the hassle of insurance. Enjoy weekend and evening hours and walk-in visits.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Charlotte, N.C.

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