According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Americans do not eat nearly enough whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. On the other hand, we often eat on the go thanks to our increasingly busy lifestyles, which means that we choose convenient packaged foods and fast-food restaurants too often. Recent projections indicate that a stunning half of all American adults will be obese by 2030.
When you think about chiropractic care, the word "nutrition" probably isn't at the top of your mind, but the two are actually closely interconnected. If you're receiving treatment from a chiropractor such as Beretta Chiropractic & Exercise Therapy Center in Irwin, PA but not nourishing your body with whole food nutrition, you're not maximizing the benefits of your care.
The link between whole food nutrition and your chiropractor
Most of us are familiar with the benefits of eating healthy and avoiding processed and sugary foods, but there is one benefit that's often overlooked: Nerve health. Healthy nerve function is linked to how many vitamins and minerals we consume, and in particular, niacin and vitamins E, B1, B6, and B12. The nervous system regulates blood pressure and heart rate, temperature, pain, digestion, metabolism, and a host of other processes.
If it is not functioning optimally, the nerves do not properly communicate within the body, which has a negative impact on organ and cell function, muscle density, and the ability to self-heal.
The nervous system is comprised of not just nerves, but the brain and spinal cord also. Because of this, when you get an adjustment or other treatment from a chiropractor, you are helping to optimize your nerve function – and therefore, your entire body.
Consuming a diet rich in wholesome foods works in tandem with chiropractic care, allowing the body to function at its best.
Whole Food Nutrition at Beretta Chiropractic & Exercise Therapy Center
Whether you are looking to create a healthier lifestyle with diet alone or want to incorporate a whole food nutrition supplement into your daily routine, Beretta Chiropractic & Exercise Therapy Center in Irwin, PA can help you achieve your goals.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation so we can answer your questions about the types of foods you should – and should not – be eating, the best Standard Process whole food nutrition supplements to support your overall health, and create a chiropractic care plan designed just for you. Our clinic is open, and we look forward to helping you live every day in health and wellness, and most importantly, pain-free!