“You are what you eat. So don’t be fast, cheap, or easy”- unknown
This is one of my all-time favorite quotes regarding healthy eating. Many times it is easy to forget that the things we choose to eat are the building blocks that our body has to maintain and repair itself.
Unfortunately, in our country (and in most of the world) the soil that our food is grown in is depleted of essential nutrients like minerals. Our school cafeterias provide meals that are devoid of nutrition. Our grocery stores are filled with food-like products instead of food. The products we put on our bodies contribute to hormone disruption. It is hard to know what to eat in order to get proper nutrition- and sometimes it is impossible to eat enough of a certain food to be healthy.
why whole food nutrition?
Whole food nutrition is based upon optimizing the diet and removing items that are harming us as well as supplementing the diet with supplements derived from FOOD. This combination is amazingly powerful.
Supplements that are made from whole foods are easily recognized by the body and very bioavailable. This means that you digest them easily and your body understands where to use them. It also means that when you read the labels, you actually know what is in them!
Whole food supplements FEED your body- they help you to build a healthier structure!!!
This is why many Chiropractors evaluate nutrition in their patients.
The nerves of the body all originate from the spinal cord and branch out at specific levels of the spine before plugging into muscles and organs to supply them with information. You can think of them like wires. Without proper nutritional support, many times Chiropractors notice areas of recurrent dysfunction in the spine or ligaments that are not as strong as they should be. By FEEDING the body with dietary modifications and whole food supplements, we see balance not just in the spine, but in the whole body.
It is important to be analyzed as an individual before beginning any dietary or lifestyle changes. Supplements are used to support the spine and the body as it undergoes life challenges.
Nutrition is an integral part of practice at Seed of Life Chiropractic and Wellness, LLC.