Nutrition can be described as the supply of materials- aka food- required by organisms and cells to stay alive. Nutrition is the terminology used to describe the basic science of how our bodies consume and utilize food.
Nutritional science includes catabolism (body breakdown of food) and anabolism (body repair and creation of cells and tissue). Catabolism and Anabolism = metabolism, which is directly linked to nutrition-affecting our bodies ability to obtain and hold energy.
Simple enough right?
Whether we like it or not, we all are exposed to hazards on a daily basis. Many physical, chemical and biological hazards are simply out of our control. One thing we CAN control, however, is what we put into our individual bodies. Unhealthy eating and physical inactivity are leading causes of death, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. On the flip side, fueling the human body with a healthy and balanced diet has proven key to living a long and vigorous lifestyle.
Many times feeling sluggish, tired, stressed and depressed are CHOICES. Choices that are pampered by excuses we make to justify unhealthy lifestyle.
You have one body – take care of it! Learning how the body breaks down individual food properties and aligning that with one’s daily physical activity is essential. With almost two-thirds of American adults being overweight, it’s a spiral that we as a nation cannot continue to go down – nor should we have to. There is an abundance of research and nutritional guides that can help each of us become more aware of what specifically the food we eat is doing to our bodies.
How we can help:
Chiropractors’ use of nutritional counseling is invaluable, however going to a chiropractor for guidelines on nutrition is many times overlooked. People don’t seem to get the connection immediately. However, giving chiropractic care the chance to help you improve your nutritional outlook will change your life. The truth is chiropractors have been well known for many years to help with a variety of chronic disorders, such as obesity, diabetes, coronary artery disease and conditions affecting the muscoskeletal system.
Therefore, chiropractors are trained professionals in holistic total body wellness. This includes knowing the importance and relevance of nutrition and knowing exactly how to give patients the appropriate models for implementing such knowledge. Effective nutritional counseling might include assessing a diet diary, ordering and analyzing the appropriate laboratory tests, creating and administrating a dietary plan and monitoring overall health. The majority of chiropractors feel it is their obligation to provide nutritional counseling to their patients.
Chiropractic care is sure to educate you on safe and natural treatment, teaching you how to combine the two elements of food and exercise to sustain a healthy and stable lifestyle.