Nutritional therapy starts with addressing the topics of nutrient-dense foods and nutrient depleted foods, and their impact on our health. Once general diet is discussed, then nutritional therapy can utilize specific vitamins, minerals, and/or herbal supplements to address a variety of human pathologies ranging from pain, muscle spasm, and chronic inflammation to arthritis, asthma, and osteoporosis. When utilizing supplements for a therapeutic effect, it is important to utilize high-quality, safe, and effective supplements. This is why Annandale Family & Sports Chiropractic utilizes products from NutriDyn™.
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Simply stated, we are what we eat, what we absorb, and what we have the ability to excrete. Food has a profound effect on our well-being. Food can help promote good health and vitality, but it can also promote chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Foods can facilitate systemic inflammation and an acidic body chemistry which can affect the perception of pain. Food can also affect if our immune system functions efficiently or poorly. What effect food has on an individual is dependant upon what type of food that individual consumes. Foods that are high in trans-fats, simple refined sugars, and/or are highly processed, typically are the type of foods that fall into the category that promote disease, or at the minimum, provide limited health benefits. Unfortunately, the vast majority of our society eats this way, and either does not know it or refuses to acknowledge it. The data demonstrates this. According to the CDC, in 2008, thirty-two states had an obesity rate of 25% or greater, and only one (Colorado) has an obesity rate under 20%. That is one out of every four people being obese!! According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2003-2004, 66.2% of Americans are either overweight or obese. This is two in every three people that have an unhealthy body composition!! Food, along with exercise, needs to be considered our primary preventative medicine.
What is of more concern is the diets of young children. Eighty percent of an individual’s neurological development takes place in the first three years of their life. It takes the first two to three years of one’s life to develop a mature functioning immune system. Studies have shown that future dietary habits as adults can be influenced by how we eat as children. This is why it is imperative for our children to be exposed to high nutrient density foods the vast majority of the time, if not exclusively, especially during the first years of life.