We don’t want to scare you, but more than half of the year has passed! Question, how’s that New Year’s resolution coming along? OK, you’re not alone… Most people have forgotten all about daily exercise, going to bed at a decent time and (the big one) DIET!

While Dr. Dan is not certified in diet or weight loss, he’s always taken an interest in the effects of diet and chiropractic care. Americans, in general, are overfed and undernourished. Fast food is a staple in most households and with a sedentary lifestyle, it’s no wonder that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 93.3 million American’s were obese in 2015-2016.

We have a few simple tricks to help move you in the right direction when it comes to a healthy diet and wellness. (Please consult your primary doctor before making any rapid changes to your diet.)

  • Avoid manmade – Genetically modified foods are altered with many chemicals! The more “real” the food, the healthier, in most cases.
  • Shelf life – Along the lines of manmade, canned or preserved foods last longer because they’re often pumped with chemicals and preservatives. Choose foods with a relatively short shelf life!
  • Liquid up – With water of course! Stay hydrated. Drinking water throughout the day helps flush your system and keeps you going.
  • Supplement when necessary – Talk to your doctor about things missing in your diet. Even some organic foods may be lacking some nutritional value. It’s better to get a professional opinion.
  • Eat – Seems logical, but don’t let the word “diet” freak you out. You must eat to survive, so enjoy yourself. Let the food you put into your body be nutritional. Let the phrase, “you are what you eat” is definitely not a myth.

Benefits of eating healthy are endless. When you put the proper nutrients into your system you will be able to work more efficiently, you will heal faster and your immune system will become stronger. A few diets we’d recommend looking into are:

  • High protein – Build muscle without accumulating too much fat. High protein diets include foods such as turkey breast, fish, tofu, beef, beans, eggs, nuts
  • Heart healthy – Lots of vegetables and fruits included with large intakes of whole grains. Low-fat meats, fish and poultry are a great source of protein and Omega 3 in this diet. Heart healthy diets include foods such as broccoli, tomatoes, watermelon, pineapples, etc.

When combined with a healthy diet, chiropractic care can improve your overall health. Chiropractors remove restrictions from the spine helping with pains in the back, neck, head, joints, immune system and many other areas.  Taking care of your health should be a priority. Get your body and life moving towards a better overall health with diet and chiropractic care.

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