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You Are What You Eat

Do you remember the saying, “You are what you eat?” It’s true! Today, corn, sugar, wheat, and dairy are the cause of some of the biggest allergens people of all ages face. This doesn't mean that these foods formally cause you to go into anaphylactic shock or that you’ll need to take Benadryl; however, they may begin with smaller scale symptoms such as stomachaches and bloating. Did you know that certain foods can also cause inflammation in the body? Long-term inflammation can lead to dis-ease in the body, which eventually becomes disease and diagnosable issues.


Regular chiropractic care can help to relieve the effects that inflammation can have on the body. Dr. Gena Chiropractic is a family chiropractor based near Fort Lauderdale Florida, with excellent tips on improving the way your mind and body feel, helping you to heal from the effects certain foods can have on your body. Her bustling chiropractic office and team of experienced chiropractors are not only dedicated to the health of your spine, but your overall mind, brain-body connection, and wellness, too!


Whether you are healing from neck pain, headaches, back pain, an injury, or are interested in maintaining the health of your spine, chiropractic care can help your body to better adapt to its’ environment. Adjustments reduce the effects of stress on the body. In addition to this, healthy foods combined with other smart lifestyle choices, can positively influence your results and response to chiropractic care and your well being.


“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

-Hippocrates


Nutrients play an important role in repairing, healing, refueling and rebuilding the cells in your body. It is important to keep in mind, the fresher the food, the better! For example, if food sat in a package or on a shelf for most of its’ life, it's probably not the healthiest choice. It is important to be mindful of food labels and make educated choices in regards to what you are consuming.  


Research shows that foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) (corn, soy, sugar, dairy, etc.) can cause over 2.5 times higher inflammatory levels, as GMOs contain greater amounts of pesticides that can negatively impact the lining of the digestive system. To avoid this, it is best to choose organic options that say “USDA Certified Organic” or “100% Organic” whenever possible.


Other ways to integrate more beneficial nutrients in your diet are through adding fresh herbs to your cooking. These can be easily grown, beautifully arranged in your home, and are a low-cost method for adding more flavor while boosting your meal’s health benefit. In addition to this, the goal is to keep your blood sugar levels steady. Choosing lower glycemic index foods such as green apples or a handful of berries over bananas, even though both are nutrient-dense, are your better choices.


Dr. Gena says, “Change your eating, change your everything." To live your life fully aligned and feeling great remember to eat the rainbow, just not the Skittles one! Combine this with your regular chiropractic visits for even better results.


Having a chiropractor on your side is the perfect way to help your body heal, feel, function, and adapt; naturally. At Dr. Gena Chiropractic in Plantation, your health is in your hands, but our hands are here to help.


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