Doctors of chiropractic have long recognized that optimal health comes from a variety of sources – optimal exercise and body work, good mental and spiritual health, and of course optimal nutrition.
Modern scientific research tells us that much of the ailments we suffer from in the Western world are diet related or influenced. Current thinking in that inflammation underlies much of the arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and dementia and other mental health issues, digestive disorders, chronic pain and other issues we face.
Some specific examples of conditions directly influenced by nutrition or diet:
- Migraines can be triggered by tyramine foods (cheese, red wine, chocolate) or MSG
- Certain arthritis’s are aggravated by night shade foods (peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, Goji)
- Many GERD (stomach reflux) medications cause magnesium and B12 deficiencies and can cause leg cramps and other symptoms. Cholesterol medications (statins) can cause muscle pain, weakness and fatigue by interfering with an enzyme affecting CoQ10.
At Brentwood, we will discuss how your health and concerns may be influenced by your nutrition. We work with other health professionals and also carry several lines of high quality supplements from trusted suppliers. As many of you are aware there are many sub-standard natural products on the market. We are also always aware that certain natural products may interfere with some medications and this is essential for us to discuss with you. For more information on some of the products we carry please click here.