The Importance of Nutrients

Nutrition and Health

People of all ages need proper nutrition to stay healthy. With age, it becomes more important that diets contain enough calcium, fiber, iron, protein, and the vitamins A, C, D and Folacin. Reduce calories, select nutrient-dense foods, and enjoy smaller portions of foods high in fat, sugar and sodium. Because no one food or pill provides all of the nutrients, eat a variety of foods to get the full spectrum of nutrients.

When we become nutrient deficient, we experience a variety of symptoms and problems. Often then can be corrected by ingesting foods that contain the needed nutrient. The following chart explains the most common ailments.

In some cases, the prescription medications that we take rob our bodies of important nutrients. Check the following chart to see if you are taking any of the medications that can contribute to this problem.

Nutritional Information

There has been a an explosion of nutritional information in recent years.

This is due not only to the advent of the internet but the drug companies and governmental agencies all of whom are seeking a piece of the pie. Nutritional information is geared to directing the consumer to a variety of products and life style changes in a multi billion year business.

One of the difficulties in finding a good source of nutritional information is the source from where it comes from. Vested interest groups have hijack many of the cherished informational sources and frequently supply the consumer with falsified data. Recent studies demonstrating the ineffectiveness of vitamin therapy has been laced with validity problems and show a bias tilt.

The problem is even worse among the drug companies as many such as Upjohns and Smith Kline have been prosecuted for falsifying data at the expense of the consumer. It’s important to note that 160,000 people die each year from taking the right medication.

So, how does one find a good source of nutritional information? Quite often your local health food store can be of help. Additionally, most chiropractic and acupuncture schools also offer comprehensive nutritional information in their studies for their students.

At Chiropractic Health and Acupuncture we offer a free nutritional information consultation to our clients.

This involves the client completing a seven day food intake history and reviewing it with one of our clinicians. The object is determine what a person’s strong and weak points are and making recommendations accordingly. Digestion takes place in the small intestine, yet why do some people have pristine diets and are still sick. By applying an individual approach to an individual’s health the answer can often be found. All inflammation, swelling and redness is usually the result of poor nutrition and lack of enzymes in the body.

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.