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Louisville Chiropractor Offers Tips for Healthy Nutrition

nutritional counseling from Louisville chiropractor.jpgChiropractic care, although effective on its own, often delivers better results when supplemented with good health and nutrition. That is why our Louisville chiropractor offers nutritional advice to patients who could respond better to chiropractic treatments with changes to dietary habits and the addition of nutritional supplements.

Top Five Family Chiropractic Nutritional Counseling Tips

1. Get more calcium and vitamin D. Calcium helps build strong bones, which are the foundation of the musculoskeletal system. Sturdy bones are more resistant to breaks and personal injury, meaning fewer trips to the chiropractor. However, calcium must be supplemented with plenty of vitamin D. Without it, the calcium is not as easily absorbed into the body.

2. Avoid highly processed foods loaded with sugar, fats and empty calories. Aside from a lack of exercise, those foods are the primary cause of obesity, which can impair the body's natural alignment. By choosing foods that are high in protein and low in calories, you can achieve your weight loss goals and also build lean muscle mass. Weight loss and strong muscles are key to a healthy musculoskeletal system.

3. Stop drinking sodas, which have been linked to higher rates of bone breakage, as well as osteoporosis. Here at our family chiropractic center, we know that one of the biggest challenges some families face is reducing or eliminating soda intake for both children and parents. However, by encouraging your children to make healthier choices and by setting a good example by avoiding soda yourself, you may reduce the risk of deteriorating bone density levels for both you and your kids.

4. Eat plenty of foods containing omega-3s, which helps reduce inflammation and promote healthy joints. Salmon is a good choice. Also, add vitamin E to your diet, such as that found in almonds. Vitamin E helps protect the membranes in the joints, which could prevent pain and limited motion range with age.

5. Drink more water. Aside from helping you lose weight and stay hydrated, water aids in the absorption of vitamins and minerals into your body from your digestive system. You can take all the supplements you want and eat fruits and vegetables all day, but without water, none of their health perks will benefit you.

Have you ever consulted a chiropractor for nutritional counseling?

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