3 Nutritional Tips Can Change Your Life Forever!
In today’s fast-paced society, we’re bombarded with many forms of stress that can wreak havoc on our immune systems. I’m Dr David Mruz, a guest blogger for Dr Maggio, and I’d like to offer 3 nutritional tips for patients of Dr Maggio and readers of this blog. Chiropractors are particularly interested in helping their chiropractic patients overcome these stressors in order to maintain a healthy and balanced life. Beyond of the chiropractic adjustment, let’s take a look at three nutritional tips that will help chiropractic patients boost their immune system.
Chiropractic patients’ immune systems operate at their best when subluxations, also known as vertebral misalignments, are corrected. However, a proper diet can’t be ignored. By combining both forces, your immune system is better equipped to ward off many contaminants that try to invade the body through normal day-to-day activity.
Nutritional Tip #1 — Get Your Vitamin D
Vitamin D is known for strengthening bones and teeth by helping the body absorb calcium. People who get too little vitamin D may develop soft, thin, and brittle bones, a condition known as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.
But did you know that it is also known to offer sufficient protection against a wide range of illnesses and chronic diseases like cancer? In addition, it improves the body’s natural response to bacterial infections like tuberculosis and helps to increase the production of antimicrobial peptides which are very important in boosting the immunity.
Since each patient’s health situation is different, ask Dr Maggio how much vitamin D you need for optimal health.
Nutritional Tip #2 — Get Your Veggies
In culinary terms, vegetables are edible plants or their parts, intended for cooking or eating raw. You can quickly find what foods are in the vegetable group by visiting ChooseMyPlate.gov.
Vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and brussels sprouts (all from the brassica family) produce chemicals that are known to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and boost the body’s immune system. One great way to make sure you’re getting all of your vegetables for the day is through juicing. If you’re new to juicing, check out this great resource on juicing vegetables.
Nutritional Tip #3 — Avoid Alcohol
Most chiropractic patients are health-conscious. However, some chiropractic patients may be unaware of the concept of dangers of alcohol since our society is geared more toward sickness care instead of true healthcare. Regardless, maintaining a healthy diet is absolutely essential to maintaining a strong immune system. One way to do this is by avoiding or reducing alcohol consumption.
Why? Because research has proven that alcohol can cause immunodeficiencies that, in return, can make you more susceptible to many communicable diseases.
If you need even more convincing, simply visit the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s website to learn more about alcohol facts and statistics.
So those are your 3 nutritional tips. To discover more nutritional tips that will help you build a stronger immune system, make sure you ask Dr Maggio. If you’re reading this blog and you’ve never been to a chiropractor, give Dr Maggio a call. He’d love to help guide you toward a more healthy lifestyle through safe and effective chiropractic care!
This blog post is provided by Dr David Mruz of Eastside Chiropractic PA in Greenville SC. Dr Maggio and Dr Mruz have been friends and colleagues for many years, and focus their care on serving patients at the very highest level. If you’re visiting Greenville, don’t hesitate to contact Eastside Chiropractic PA for any issues with neck pain, back pain, headaches or accident and injury care. You can visit our website at chiropractorgreenville.com