immune system

Eat to Beat Inflammation

Eat to Beat Inflammation

Salads often incorporate several inflammation-fighting foods.

What we put into our body doesn’t just reflect how we look on the outside, but how we feel on the inside. And for many patients who come to us seeking relief care initially, they don’t fully understand how poor nutrition can lead to body aches and inflammation.

So, what exactly does it mean to suffer from internal inflammation? When a substance that your body doesn’t want is introduced, your immune system begins to attack it, causing inflammation that can manifest itself in a number of ways including swollen and painful joints, decreased range of motion, stress and anxiety and fatigue among others. If we’re constantly putting food into our bodies that it doesn’t want, inflammation can become a gateway to chronic disease.

But before we get to foods that can help your body stay healthy and away from inflammation, let’s take a look at foods that are known to promote it. Typically, these are foods we wouldn’t consider “healthy” like:

  • Soda
  • Red meat
  • Shortening, lard or margarine
  • Fried foods
  • Refined carbs (pastries and bread)

Inflammation-Fighting Foods

Instead of heading to your local pharmacy to pick up medicine designed to reduce inflammation, consider swinging by your grocery store instead to incorporate the following into your diet:

  • Almonds
  • Salmon and other fatty fish
  • Fruits including cherries, oranges and blueberries
  • Olive oil
  • Leafy veggies like kale and spinach
  • Tomatoes

Have questions about inflammatory foods and how to reduce their burden on your body? Ask us at your next visit.

 

 

 

AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM DYSFUNCTION

Posted on March 3, 2014

 

AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM,(ANS) is an involuntary division of the nervous system that functions to regulate the basic organ processes needed for the maintenance of normal bodily functions.

Our homeostatis is effected controlled by autonomic nervous sytem, immune system and endocrine system. If one of these is out of balance, we become vulnerable to disease.

Lifestyle factors such as staying up late at night, stress and hormone imbalance can lead to autonomic nervous system dysfunction (Dysautonomia).

You have options!!Treatments such as:

*Chiropractic

*Acupuncture

*Bowen Therapy

*Cranio Sacral Therapy

*Therapeutic Massage

*Osteopathy

*Aroma Therapy

*Autogenic Training

Chiropractic treatment and Autonomic nervous system Dysfunction

Now many studies support that chiropractic adjustment can help to correct nervous system dysfunction. Chiropractic adjustment is powerful because it has direct impact on the nervous system. If you are interested in reading those articles that suggest effectiveness of chiropractic treatment on autonomic nervous system, please click the link below:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10714536

http://chiromt.com/content/16/1/5

http://www.chiro.org/research/ABSTRACTS/The_Somantovisceral_Reflex.shtml

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10714536

http://www.meridianinstitute.com/ceu/ceu13phy.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7595111

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1740653