Whole Foods + Chiropractic = Good Health
Dr. Eric DeRusha & Elise Iafrate
Let thy food be thy medicine
In recent years, eating a whole, natural diet has become a challenge, even a mystery for most people. Most Americans have gotten away from eating foods humans were designed to eat. With the proliferation of over processed, genetically modified convenient “foods” that are readily available, combined with very successful lobbying efforts and media campaigns by the industries that supply this “food,” the health of the U.S. has been in a tail spin over the last century.
The soy industry taught us that soy is a health food….no it isn’t. With the exception of properly fermented forms of soy, soy is quite toxic to us. It is found in many processed foods, and it is a contributor to estrogen dominance in woman, children and men.
The grain industry taught us that whole grains are part of a healthy diet….no they aren’t. Countless digestive diseases and conditions can be attributed to grains, and processed foods are loaded with grains.
The corn industry tells us in recent commercials that high fructose corn syrup “is just sugar…no it’s not. Sugar is not “just sugar,” and since when is any type of sugar, for that matter, healthy? Corn syrup is found in most processed foods.
Americans need to be reeducated on what real food is and where to find it and how to prepare it. We need to eat what our bodies were designed to eat. But to really achieve optimum health, the challenge does not quite stop there.In addition to the right diet, sound chiropractic aids our bodies in properly digesting and utilizing that real food.
Get knowledge of the spine
Most of your brain’s communication with your body’s nerves happens through your spine. Electrical nerve pulses are transmitted from the brain and sent down through the spinal cord (which is located and protected inside your spinal bones) and out to the rest of the body. Deviations and shifts in your posture create deviations and shifts to your spinal bones resulting in the spinal bones getting stuck. Stuck spinal bones create tension and irritation to the spinal cord and nerves (this is what we chiropractors call a subluxation).
Without a properly functioning nervous system, your digestive organs won’t be able to function properly. Here are a few examples:
The nerves from the neck area are responsible for, among other things, your salivary glands to produce digestive enzymes that help break down the food you eat so that it can be digested.
The mid-back nerves supply the liver, gall bladder and stomach with information from your brain to help them function properly.
The lower back influences the small and large intestines by supplying nerve energy to these digestive organs.
Any breakdown, or misalignment, of the spinal bones in these areas of your spine can lead to nerve interference which can adversely affect the functioning of your digestive system. Irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcers, constipation, diarrhea and reflux are all cases that should consider chiropractic care as part of their treatment plan.
If it’s good enough for Hippocrates…
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine wrote, “Let thy food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be thy food.” He also wrote, “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases.”
Combining a (1) diet consisting mainly of whole foods to feed your body the nutrition it needs and (2) chiropractic care to help your digestive system break down and utilize those nutrients, is a safe, common sense approach to good health.
Elise and I at The ImproveMEnt Method and Paint Creek Chiropractic work together to help clients achieve optimum health through chiropractic and effective nutrition coaching. It’s hard NOT to notice the difference that commitment to health will make. We are ready to help you notice that difference today!
To contact Elise @ The ImproveMEnt Method call 248.266.1159.