At Chiropractic FIRST, we believe that reaping all the benefits of chiropractic care requires more than just coming in for regular adjustments. It requires a holistic approach to health that includes lifestyle coaching, stress relief work, and nutrition plans. Optimal wellness means so much more than just a healthy body — it also means a healthy mind. One of the simplest, most affordable, and most effective ways that you can make the most out of your chiropractic care is by adhering to good nutritional habits

In this blog post, we explore the role of nutrition in helping you make the most out of your chiropractic care here at Chiropractic FIRST in Lincoln. In addition to spinal adjustments, we offer a variety of holistic health services, including lifestyle coaching, fitness plans, stress relief, detox plans, nutrition plans, and more. To get started, schedule an appointment today and pay only $97 for your first visit.

Autoimmune and Inflammatory Conditions

As a holistic chiropractic clinic, we often treat patients with numerous autoimmune disorders or inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, scoliosis, and neuritis. While many of these patients find immense benefits from our more traditional chiropractic methods, they have also found that the severity of their symptoms is greatly reduced by supplementing their adjustments with one of our personalized nutrition plans.

Research suggests that dietary changes can reduce systemic inflammation, which in turn alleviations pain and other clinical symptoms of these conditions. These dietary changes include eating less processed food and opting instead for organic fruits and vegetables. An anti-inflammatory diet may also involve reducing or completely eliminating consumption of corn, wheat, dairy, and soy. We also found that supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids can greatly increase the benefits of chiropractic care. Water, too, is a crucial part of good nutrition when it comes to reducing inflammation. It keeps your body hydrated and flushes out toxins that can greatly affect your overall health. 

The Nervous System

Our nervous system tells the body what it should do with the fuel it receives, i.e., how to store and break down nutrition through the body. If you aren’t nourishing your nervous system correctly, then it may become disrupted. Realigning the nervous system is one of the main goals of chiropractic care. This is true for all patients, but especially those with spinal injuries. If you have a disrupted nervous system, you could be undoing all of the amazing benefits that chiropractic care provides. Proper nutrition is essential for healing the nervous system and thus the overall body.

The Musculoskeletal System

The Musculoskeletal system is another integral part of spinal and nervous system health, and it is also greatly impacted by the food that we consume. The musculoskeletal system receives the majority of your body’s calcium, protein, and vitamin D, all of which are essential for the long-term health of your bones and muscles, especially those that are manipulated during chiropractic care. 

Optimal musculoskeletal health, however, also requires magnesium. Without magnesium, you have a high risk of developing bone disease. Unfortunately, fewer than one in five Americans get the amount of magnesium recommended by the National Institutes of Health, which suggests that healthy adult men should generally consume 400 to 420 milligrams (mg) of magnesium daily and healthy adult women should consume 310 to 320 mg daily. Magnesium supplements can you reach this recommended amount, however we recommend getting most of your magnesium from natural, raw foods (cooking foods with magnesium can wash it away.) Some delicious magnesium-rich foods include almonds and other nuts, spinach, black beans, edamame, and peanut butter. 

Heal Your Body and Mind at Chiropractic FIRST

As you can see, nutrition and chiropractic care go hand in hand, whether you are trying to treat a specific condition or simply looking to improve your overall help. At Chiropractic FIRST, we know that every body is different, so every diet must be different. Some people may require more protein, while others need to focus on increasing their intake of anti-inflammatory foods. The possibilities are endless, which is why we offer personalized nutrition plans and coaching to patients desiring long-lasting, holistic change. Stop suffering in silence. Improve your physical and mental health with chiropractic care from our holistic wellness clinic in Lincoln. Schedule an appointment today!