The Connection Between Chiropractic Care and Nutrition

ken caryl-colorado-chiropractic-nutrition-infographicIf you were going on a long trip, you wouldn’t fill up your car with cooking oil instead of gasoline. You would make sure it had the right fuel for the job ahead. You might even make a trip to the auto shop to make sure everything was in working order. The same is true of the food you put into your body to fuel your life.

However, healthy foods and eating right are not the only necessity for a healthy body.

You try to purchase organic products. You make sure to steer clear of highly processed, GMO foods. You even do the bulk of your grocery shopping around the perimeter of the supermarket, buying products packed full of nutrients with a short shelf life. In theory, you’re nailing the idea of whole, healthy eating.

But what if we told you that consuming all of these healthy foods without an optimally functioning nervous system was like storing them in a refrigerator that had been unplugged?

Disrupted Nervous System, Disrupted Diet

Your nervous system influences every single part of your body, and when it comes to your food, digestion is no exception. When the nervous system is unbalanced and experiencing disruptions, chances are that no matter how nutritious your meal is, the nutrients that your body needs won’t be properly stored, broken down or even entirely used.

The nervous system is responsible for telling your body what it needs to do with its fuel. If a disturbance is present, the messages sent between your brain and body will go unread. While you may be eating three square meals a day, your body isn’t reaping the benefits that it should, leaving you to wonder why you don’t feel as good as you thought you would.

Nervous system disruption

Proper nutrition and exercise go a long way to a healthy spine and body, but that isn’t all you need to consider. If you invested in premium gasoline and tuned up the engine and transmission systems, you still need an electrical system that is in great shape so that the car will run in optimal condition.

Your nervous system runs all over your body like a supersonic railroad track, and it impacts every bodily function. Disrupting signals can cause a backup, just like a rush hour traffic jam. At that point, no matter how well you eat, your body can’t process food well enough to break down all the nutrients.  Your chiropractor can help you make sure that messages from your brain and body are transmitting without being disrupted.

Can Chiropractic Make a Difference?

Through chiropractic care, we help to get your spine (and the portion of the nervous system it protects), to work optimally. Precise chiropractic adjustments are used to improve the motion and position of individual spinal bones. As they do, some patients report enhancements in other aspects of their health as well.

Wondering what you can do to improve your nutrition? On your next visit, ask us about ways to supplement your diet if you believe your lifestyle doesn’t present you with the opportunity to consume properly balanced, nutritious meals.

About Discover Health & Wellness – Ken Caryl

Dr Dale Zagiba Littleton ChiropractorDr. Dale Zagiba of Discover Health & Wellness Ken Caryl is located just off West Chatfield Avenue and Shaffer Parkway and serves the communities of Littleton and Ken Caryl.  Discover Health & Wellness offers patients a natural and holistic approach to health improvement and pain reduction.  Services at Discover Health & Wellness include chiropractic care, spinal correction, corrective exercises, lifestyle advice, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, allergy treatment and spinal and postural screenings.

Visit http://discoverhealthandwellness.com/ for more information on hours, services and location.

Discover Health & Wellness, Ken Caryl
8081 Shaffer Pkwy, Ste B3
Littleton,  CO 80127
(303) 955-0570