March: National Nutrition Month

March: National Nutrition Month

Chiropractic Care for Wellness in Kalamazoo MI

March is National Nutrition Month. At Resilience Health Center, we know just how important it is to take your nutrition seriously. Every single thing that we put into our bodies directly affects our health and how our body is able to function. And when it comes to nutrition, most of us do not even know where to start to maintain proper nutrition habits.

According to the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Survey, nearly 97 percent of Americans live an unhealthy lifestyle. This study showed that most people lacked a nutritional balance of a healthy diet and active exercise. Your Kalamazoo Chiropractors know that nutrition and chiropractic care go hand in hand, especially when it comes to your musculoskeletal health.

How Nutrition Affects the Body

No matter how young or old you are, nutrition plays a vital role in the function of your body. Because whole food nutrition increases your body’s health (including that of your muscles and tissues), people who suffer from back or neck pain should take a serious look at their diet. Your eating habits are known to have a direct effect on your spinal health.

For example, if you eat a lot of processed foods, do not drink adequate amounts of water, and have little to no exercise habits, you are likely to set yourself up for inflammation and weight gain. Inflammation is known to result in severe joint pain along with other health conditions. When inflammation takes place, it puts extra pressure on your spine which can lead to chronic pain for many!

Getting the Right Nutrients

Improper nutrition can affect your body’s ability to repair your muscles and can also affect the overall function of your organs. As a result, your body can begin to break down - even at a young age!

But we know that getting the right nutrients can be stressful. Most people are unsure about what foods they should be eating. That’s why your Kalamazoo chiropractors at Resilience Health Center have come up with a few key nutrients so that you can feel confident in your nutrition lifestyle!

  • Make sure you are eating plenty of organic fruits and vegetables! Fresh vegetables, especially cabbage, peppers, and carrots are high in fiber and are packed with nutrients that your body depends on. A good rule of thumb is to aim for eating 7-9 servings of vegetables a day.
  • Fresh fruit is another great way to make sure your body is getting the right nutrients. Fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, and pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants that can help your body get rid of those nasty toxins!
  • Healthy fats. Remember, carbs and fats aren’t necessarily a bad thing when you are getting them from the right sources! For example, avocados are packed with healthy fats that your body needs in order to function properly! (Including your brain!)

Chiropractic Care and Nutrition

Your Kalamazoo Chiropractors know that keeping your body functioning properly is key when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. The purpose of chiropractic care is to restore misalignments in your vertebrae and allow your nervous system to function at its optimal potential!

This is why it is so important for you to make sure you are getting the right nutrients! In order for your body to function properly your skeletal system still needs a number of nutrients. Pairing a good nutrition lifestyle with chiropractic care can help ensure that you are properly taking care of your tissues, bones, joints, and more!

Our team at Resilience Health Center is here to answer any questions on nutrition and chiropractic care. Please call (269) 389-0345 to schedule an appointment with one of our trained and experienced Kalamazoo Chiropractic Doctors!

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Resilience Health Center

606 North 9th Street Suite B
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

(269) 389-0345