Many people often wonder whether there is a connection between chiropractic care and nutrition. You may want to know what foods to eat when undergoing chiropractic care, and whether certain foods will make you feel better after chiropractic treatment. Well, the short answer is that there is a deep connection between chiropractic care and nutrition and in this article, we’ll explore just that…
Nutrition is a vital component of your health. What you put into your body determines its overall functioning, the health of your immune system, and an optimal state of all of your organs. Quite often, we are inundated with foods that are full of processed components, preservatives, and other less-than-desirable elements and ingredients that lead to poor health outcomes.
Proper nutrition is absolutely necessary to achieve a high degree of health of your musculoskeletal and nervous systems. If you are seeking chiropractic care for an injury or simply to enhance your musculoskeletal health, nutrition is even more important. Nutrition and chiropractic care are inextricably linked and a poor diet can negate all the good work you have done with your chiropractor.
Most chiropractors incorporate nutritional counseling into their treatment plans. A study in 2015 discovered that 97 percent of chiropractors gave nutritional and dietary recommendations, making nutrition a common part of a treatment plan for chiropractic patients. Another study from 2007 discovered that 80% of chiropractic physicians incorporated some form of nutritional counseling into their practice.
If you are suffering a from a muscle injury, whether this is a strain, a separation, or a tear, increased protein intake can assist in the recovery process from these muscle injuries. The body thrives on protein for both building and repairing muscle, and sticking to a high-protein diet while recovering can mean the difference between complete recovery and residual damage.
Again, if you have a joint injury that needs chiropractic care, there could be weakness in the joints with problems of alignment. In such instances, taking calcium as a crucial ingredient in your diet can give you an added boost in your bone and muscle strength.
Chiropractors and nutritionists typically work in tandem by advising patients not only about the chiropractic treatments that they will undergo, but also giving them the nutritional advice and counseling that they need. As patients become healthier and understand the benefits of whole foods and nutritional supplements, they will understand how both chiropractic care and nutrition go hand-in-hand towards improving their general health.
In order for patients to receive the full benefit of chiropractic care and adjustment, they should have a healthy lifestyle that includes natural food products, proper sleep, hydration, and a positive mental attitude. Of all these, nutrition is vitally important. A body that is fed with whole foods can utilize macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals to build and rebuild all the tissues of the body. These are the very same tissues that receive nervous system impulses and are adjusted gently through the right chiropractic care.
At Nelson Chiro, we work with each patient holistically and advise them not only about the chiropractic treatment that they will receive, but also about the nutrition that they should take. We can assist in drawing up an individualized treatment plan for each patient, which includes the chiropractic adjustment that they will get, the food and supplements that they will receive, as well as the exercise regimen (if any) that they will need to follow. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us for a consultation today, and embark on the journey towards optimum health!