Chiropractic Works with Dr. Birk

Let's talk Nutrition!

Posted: July 18, 2016
By: Dr. Ruminder Birk

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In order for our body to use food, and repair and create cells, tissues, muscles and bone, it needs the proper tools. The following nutrients are extremely important to maintain a healthy body.

If you are what you eat, what are YOU?

Nutrition is one of the key ingredients of the holistic principles of chiropractic. The benefits of proper nutrition include:

  • Enhanced performance
  • Greater speed
  • Faster injury rehabilitation
  • Increased endurance

Daily living exposes us to free radicals, which not only can cause illness and disease, but contribute to the aging process. Free radicals have a negative impact on how we look, and how we feel. Free radicals occur when an electron in an atom in our body becomes unpaired and searches for another electron to pair with. This search for another unpaired atom causes damage to our cells, and causes a chain reaction creating more free radicals.

Free radicals occur in everyday life. They are made worse by:

  • Poor diet
  • Smoking
  • Drugs
  • Stress
  • Injury
  • Sun exposure
  • Pollution
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Aging
  • Infection

Free radical damage can lead to:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune disease
  • And many other diseases

Free radicals can damage the molecules in our body, such as protein, fat, even our DNA.  Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that protect the body and fight off free radicals. These vitamins give free radicals the electron they are looking to pair with before they damage our cells. Antioxidants include beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E. These vitamins help strengthen your immune system, making it easier to ward off illnesses like the flu, colds and other infections.

Eating a well balanced diet, such as the Bulletproof Diet should provide essential nutrients. The Bulletproof Diet is your daily foundation deisgned to reduce toxic foods and replace them with Bulletproof foods that fuel your body and mind. When your diet isn’t well balanced it doesn’t contain adequate amounts of certain nutrients. When that’s the case supplements may be absolutely necessary.

Supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals and other substances. Your chiropractor can review your diet with you. He can help you see what nutrients are missing from your diet and assist you in deciding which supplements you may want to take to insure you are getting the best nutrition possible

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