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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.

 

 

 

8 REASONS TO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR TODAY

 

Posted on April 14, 2014

 

1) Chiropractic is a form of manual healthcare which recognizes the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions.

2) Chiropractors focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit. 

3) Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis & a wide range of hands-on techniques, chiropractors can identify important types of dysfunction in your body.

4) Chiropractic treatment uses techniques such as stretching & massage for treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilization of specific joints and soft tissues.

5) Australian chiropractors are university trained in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis & chiropractor techniques.

6) Chiropractors are primary healthcare practitioners & are trained to recognize conditions which require medical referral.

7) They are also trained to perform standard medical examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory & nervous systems. 

8) They will listen to your needs, are willing to help you achieve your targeted goals and will refer you to the needed specialists working with other allied health and medical professionals to help you reach your optimal health goals. 

DVT AND FLYING

What is DVT and how does it relate to flying?

Deep Vein Thrombosis, DVT is a condition in which a blood clot or ‘thrombus’ forms in the deep veins of the legs.

 

 

DVT can result in no symptoms, or it can cause swelling and pain in the affected leg, for example, pain in the calf when the foot is flexed upwards. 

An ongoing investigation by the World Health Organization (WHO) — WHO Research Into Global Hazards of Travel (WRIGHT) Project on Air Travel and Venous Thromboembolism — has found that the risk of DVT approximately doubles after a long-haul flight (more than 4 hours). This increased risk also applies to other forms of travel (such as car, bus or train) where people are exposed to prolonged seated immobility. The risk increases with the duration of travel and with multiple flights within a short period.

 

Small or long travel flights can leave negative stress build up in between the joints and the spine. Leaving the muscles to tighten up and shoulder pain and back pain to raise up. DVT is another condition that should not be taken lightly.Try these simple stretches in between your flight and always remember to go for a walk down the aisles to stretch your legs. 

 

 

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