Rachael explains her success with Chiropractic for headaches. She also explains that after receiving chiropractic she doesn’t get sick as often because her immune system is functioning properly.
Dr. Brian talks to Michael R about his results with Chiropractic after experiencing an on-the-job-injury
In order to live a healthy lifestyle, there are some essential nutrients which need to be present in your diet. A good chiropractor will also include a diet plan in his treatments to reduce the risk of disease. Here are some dietary tips you can use to improve your health.
Avoid Junk Food
Avoid junk foods with low nutritional values and additives such as artificial flavoring and coloring, as most of them contain chemicals that your body isn’t familiar with and can cause certain problems such as abdominal pain, diarrhea and irritable bowel movements.
Eat Foods with Good Nutritional Values
Let’s suppose a person has a calorie requirement of 1600 calories a day. He can either get these calories from healthy foods with good nutritional values, such as beans, vegetables or salads, or he can get them through unhealthy foods such as bagels, donuts or junk food. The calorie requirement is the same but he would be getting a more nutritious diet by choosing the former option, thus making him healthier.
Add Unrefined and Uncooked Foods in Your Diet
Natural foods contain relatively more nutrients as compared to their refined counterparts. For example, refined flour lacks the fiber and other nutrients that whole grain contains. Cooking can also destroy many of the beneficial nutrients in food, so it is important to add some raw fruits and vegetables in your diet to balance out the nutrient requirement.
Avoid Fried Food Items
Though they may seem tempting, a high consumption of fried foods can directly lead to certain health problems such as high cholesterol and heart problems. If you live a busy lifestyle which doesn’t give you time to exercise, fried foods can also cause obesity.
Don’t Use Too Much Salt and Sugar
Too much salt results in high blood pressure, increasing the likelihood of developing health problems. High levels of sugar can also increase the risk of diabetes. Try to reduce the amount of salt or sugar you use in food items.
Ask Your Chiropractor for Advice
As most chiropractors have information on nutritional requirements, you can ask your chiropractor to advise you further on what you should include and what you should exclude from your diet. A chiropractor can also formulate you a proper diet plan which you can follow to stay healthy.
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Dr. Brian Wilmovsky shares with us: How Chiropractic Can Help With Migraines!
Happy New Year for 2011, to friends and patients and people that have followed some of our work. Today I just want to share the knowledge that we have to help people out, that is the goal of chiropractic in our office certainly.
There was an article that we bring out, it’s called Optimal Health University, it is on migraines. And what we seeing with migraines is that people who take migraine medications like Imatrex, or over the counter medication – there is something called “rebound headaches.” Where the more drugs you take, the worse they get. The more drugs you have to take for headaches, it is clinically proven, we have this report here. If you’d like more information, certainly send back and we’ll get it to you from our office.
What we’re finding is the migraines are really the top of the scale of tension headaches, in literally 80-85% of them. A tension that has gotten so bad, so much misalignment in the vertebrae in the neck, so much nerve pressure, that it is now referring headache around. And we agree that results for those (this article shows) the references that show that Chiropractic really helps people who are suffering from headaches and migraines.
A lot of people that have been injured in motor vehicle accidents, that are just taking these drugs. Research is now showing us that drugs are making it worse. The drugs make you need more of the drugs. Wouldn’t be smarter to structurally fix the problem? Allow your body to heal itself.
If you have any problems with this, please let us know. No one needs to suffer with migraines. I’ve had them, chiropractic helped me with them years ago.
I’d like to continue to share the tips and tools I’ve learned over the years as a doctor to help you, your family, and friends.
And I just wanted to say “hello.”