When it comes to managing your overall health and wellness, a team of the right health professionals is paramount to helping you get healthy and stay healthy. This is why a Doctor of Chiropractic is an essential component of your overall healthcare plan.
While many patients already know that chiropractic care can help with their headaches, injuries and back pain—did you know that chiropractic care actually has a lot to do with your nutritional health as well.
Here at McAuliffe Chiropractic, we have had patients from all over the PG County area come to us for their spinal health needs—but we’ve also been helping them understand the important role of diet and how it can complement their chiropractic care plan.
Why Is Nutrition Related to Chiropractic?
Most people already know that diet and nutrition are very important components for overall health hand well-being. The right nutritional diet can help you stay fit, maintain a healthy weight and give you a natural boost of energy. Your diet can also impact your mind, your mood and help you treat and prevent certain diseases.
However, when you aren’t eating well and are filling your body with toxins, chemicals and unhealthy food, it can actually be working against you.
Research shows that over time, poor nutrition can lead to serious health conditions, such as:
- Chronic fatigue
- Sleep apnea
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
A poor diet will also make you feel sluggish, tired and even cause pain and inflammation in the body, exacerbating some of the pain you may be feeling and making it more difficult for your body to heal and recover following your adjustment and can get in the way of those results you’ve been looking for.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Your Nutritional Goals
If you are already on a journey towards a healthier diet and a healthier you, then adding chiropractic care to your health routine can make a major difference. Chiropractors don’t just treat back pain and headaches, they also treat the nervous system and make sure that it is up and running as it should be. But when your nervous system isn’t functionally optimally, it can impact your ability to digest food and absorb the important nutrients from your healthy diet.
If you have a disrupted nervous system, then you may have a disrupted diet.
The nervous system is extremely important. It tells the body what to do, including what it should do with the fuel it receives. When there is a disturbance in that nervous system, it can impact how these messages are sent between the brain and the body. These disturbances are called subluxations and when your chiropractor gives you and adjustment, he fixes those subluxations that impact the nervous system and prevents those messages from being delivered as they are supposed to.
When your nervous system is subluxation free and able to function as it should, you will start storing nutrients properly, breaking them down and using them as fuel to stay your healthiest.
Chiropractic and nutrition go hand-in-hand, and we are always here to help guide our patients on what they can be doing to make the most of their health and of their chiropractic care.
If you have questions about what you can be doing to maximize your chiropractic care, contact the experts here at McAuliffe Chiropractic Office. We have been serving the Laurel, MD are for more than 30 years and specialize in holistic care that will maximize your results and help you feel your best.
We also partner with nutritionists and specialists throughout the PG County area and can help you get on the road to healthier you and make sure that your diet is helping you on your road to recovery. Book an appointment online today or call us directly at 301-776-0755 to schedule your appoint