Our Clinic's Approach To Integrating Nutrition With Chiropractic Care
“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.”
At Brown Family Chiropractic we integrate a lot of food and nutritional counseling to help the body heal, reduce inflammation, reduce pain, improve digestion, improve nutrient absorption and overall wellness in the body. We have an array of really great supplements and essential oils that we’ll use or suggest in adjunct with chiropractic to help optimize your healing process.
Food That Heals
Food is a huge one. We consume, consume, consume every single day. Hippocrates said, “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” So we talk to people a lot about foods that inflame the body and cause disease and foods that de-flame the body and help heal and reduce your chance of diseases.
When we’re working with someone who has, for example, neck pain or digestive issues, we want to put food in their body that speeds up the healing process and take food out that slow it down. It’s as simple as that. Generally, foods that heal are foods that come from the earth and are fresh; if it comes from the ground it’s good. If it comes in a box it’s bad. So avoiding a lot of processed, sugary, salty, foods that inflame our body is gonna help you. It takes a lot of energy and nutritional resources for your body to fight its reactions to too much sugar, salt, and unnatural ingredients. Taking processed foods out of your diet is going to help you heal faster.
Stick To Perimeter Shopping
To help make better nutritional choices and purchases we suggest “perimeter shopping.” If the food is found in the middle of the store or in an aisle, it generally is processed. If you walk around the walls or the perimeter inside the grocery store, that’s where you’ll find the fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh meats, and everything that’s fresh. It’s a great little trick just to say, “I’m gonna avoid all these aisles because there’s probably not much in there that’s gonna be good for me. I’m gonna stick to the perimeter and just walk around the outside. That’s where I’m gonna find all my food sources.”
Though they’ve been recently commercialized, essential oils have been around for thousands of years. Essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants and have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices. They’re even mentioned in the Bible – the wise men brought Frankincense and Myrrh to help Mary heal after giving birth. We often integrate essential oils in our clinic to promote healing, improve digestion, calm the mind and nerves, and more. Depending on what needs our patients have, we may apply the oils to our hands as we adjust them. If it’s pain management or if they’re just really anxious, there are different oils we can use to help balance and calm them down.
Let Us Help Restore your Health
Often, we help people get off of prescription medication which is given because there is an imbalance in the body. We look for the cause, the reason the body is reacting with, for example, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, a hormone imbalance, or poor digestion. We incorporate essential oils, nutritional counseling, supplementation, and chiropractic care altogether to fully optimize your healing process and get you better as fast as we can. Because that is our goal. We want to get you better as quickly as possible so then you can go on and function and live a happier, healthier life. So browse our website. We have a lot of good information here regarding different health conditions and what we do to help the body heal. Or give our office a call if you want to make an appointment and stop on in today.