You go to the chiropractor to get adjusted, removing troublesome subluxations that affect your body’s ability to heal and function well. But did you know you can go to your chiropractor for nutritional care, as well? According to a study from the National Institute of Health, 80% of chiropractors from a New York State study reported using nutritional counseling in their practice.
Chiropractors practice the concept of holistic medicine, which provides care for the entire body instead of concentrating on a disease’s symptoms. Part of holistic medicine includes nutrition, which uses food to bring health and wellness to the body. Putting the two together, along with other holistic methods such as massage or cranial sacral therapy, allows chiropractic care and nutritional counseling to provide the holistic approach more people are seeking.
Autoimmune And Inflammatory Disease Care
Chiropractors often provide care for people with autoimmune and inflammatory conditions like arthritis, diabetes, scoliosis, hypothyroidism, and allergies. A substantial amount of research exists to suggest that dietary changes reduce systemic inflammation which, in turn, alleviates pain and other clinical symptoms caused by inflammation. Also, according to a study by the Colorado National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, eating more organic fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, and omega-3 fatty acids, combined with avoiding processed foods and drinking more water, helps to reduce inflammation, which can help relieve the symptoms of autoimmune conditions.
Helping To identify And Relieve Subluxations
Low vitamin D levels can cause lower back pain. Chiropractors know this, as they are required to study nutrition during their schooling. They also know important factors like how vitamin-B should remain balanced to prevent liver dysfunction and gallstones. Chiropractors study nutrition to better understand how your subluxations could be affected by the food you eat.
Finding yourself with a deficit of proper nutrition occurs regularly from a lack of understanding how foods and the market in which we live operate. However, with the help of trusted experts, nutritional care can become an integral part of your holistic care. Nutrition in healthcare and healing is gaining more and more traction as studies continue to show improved wellness for those who have discovered this new way of life. While many of these concepts have been employed across the globe for centuries, they are just now finding a spotlight in the mainstream.
Nutritional care at Advanced Medical of Twin Cities is an integral part of the total care for our patients. As licensed and registered dietitians in the state of Minnesota, the experienced professionals at Advanced Medical begin with a nutritional consultation to gather information and develop a customized nutritional plan for each patient. Contact us online, or call (763) 541-1280 to schedule an appointment for consultation today!