Helping your patients make healthy changes to their diet and exercise patterns is an effective strategy to implement when dealing with heart disease and metabolic problems. A multi-approach plan that minimizes inflammation and optimizes digestive processes will help patients burn excess fat while satisfying hunger.
Research Results In your practice, it is likely that you have a significant number of patients who deal with carpal tunnel, diabetic neuropathy, and general muscle pain. In addition to a treatment plan of regular adjustments, there are nutrients that can help: vitamin B6, magnesium, and zinc, to name three. And while each one is probably in your patients’ regimens, they may not be experiencing the full potential of these ingredients. And that is because the forms of vitamin B6, magnesium, and zinc make all the difference.
Research Results Recommending an adaptogen can be the perfect answer for your patients dealing with physical and mental stress. Adaptogens, a class of herbs that help the body adapt to stress, include many botanicals like ashwaghanda (shown upper left) and rhodiola (shown upper right) that are safe, natural, and backed by clinical research. While adaptogens have been used medicinally for thousands of years, we are still learning about these unique medicinal plants. Most experts agree that the effects of adaptogens involve the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, inflammation, and various gene pathways.
Research Results | The new normal at most chiropractic practices is watching patients suffer from chronic illnesses worsened by diets that are high in sugar and saturated fat, and low in plant-based nutrients and fiber. These characteristics are typical of today’s fast-food-centered Western diet. An excellent film to recommend to these patients is Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me. During the film, Spurlock decides to spend a month consuming only McDonald’s menu items—the gold standard for processed food that is unfortunately part of the standard American diet.
Research Matters | No matter a person’s age, being active is one key factor to thriving throughout life. Nutrition and diet, which can turn certain genes on or off, are also lifestyle factors every person can control.