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Need To Talk Nutrition? Your Chiropractor Is Ready


You might not have thought about chiropractors in terms of nutrition, but they think about it and discuss it with their patients frequently as they see the many problems of bad nutrition.

One of the biggest problems can be extra weight that spikes blood pressure, opens the door to diabetes and puts the body at risk for heart problems. It also puts too much of a load on the joints and the chiropractor sees the results in aging patients with severe joint pain.

Chiropractors also see the results of stress eating and drinking with many patients carrying extra weight and living on donuts, burgers, fries, and pizza, all washed down with energy drinks, coffee, wine and beer.

They also see the trail of accidents that often result when people pull 24-7 work shifts, sleep poorly and then doze off on the road, or run into other accidents on the job or in the home.

Nutrition and exercise really are key elements for all of us, from children on through to seniors.

If our habits are good we thrive and so does our health and our attitude. But when nutrition and diet lag, so do our careers, families and future plans, as everything just seems to head off in one wrong direction or another.
A visit to the chiropractor is a good option for getting onto some good tracks for all of these issues.

The initial visit to the chiropractor

The chiropractor will start with a spinal adjustment to determine spinal health. Then there will be a complete medical history review and a discussion of daily activities. The chiropractor will have the goal of improving health overall, and seeking to help relieve pain without medication or surgery

A new diet that focuses on good nutrition often emerges.

The discussion might center on the immediate benefits and long range rewards of eating fresh whole fruits and vegetables, lean meats or chicken and fish, and low fat dairy coupled with healthy oils such as olive oil or canola.

Relaxation and strength exercises are next.

The chiropractor can help with suggestions for classes and at home exercises that will help dump stress, lose weight, and reduce heart and cancer risk.

Overall, the chiropractor may want to set up a series of visits and help monitor weight loss, diet improvement, and effects of new exercise routines.

If that sounds good to you, make an appointment now.


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