Keeping your bones strong and healthy requires more than eating foods high in calcium like dairy products. We already know from a previous article that taking calcium supplements will not increase bone strength. In fact, calcium supplements may even weaken bone and cause other serious health problems. There are other vitamins and minerals you need to be supplementing with in order to keep your bones strong and prevent osteoporosis. Vitamin D Vitamin D is a fat-soluble hormone-like … [Read more...]
Improve Your Posture
Improving your posture is vital if you want your spine and nervous system to be working optimally. Good posture, body alignment, and body movement feed the brain a healthy dose of nerve signals so the brain can send a healthy dose of nerve signals back to the body to coordinate proper function. Some of these functions include movements, muscle strength, pain sensations, healing, thoughts, perceptions, heartbeat, and digestion.
Furthermore, if you improve your posture, the joints in your spine and extremities will bear weight more equally. In turn, this will allow you to have better flexibility, movement, and less stress on your joints.
The following articles explain how you can improve your posture from treatments like chiropractic care and lifestyle strategies like exercise.
Contrary to popular belief you don’t need to supplement with calcium to have strong bones and prevent osteoporosis. You can get all of your daily calcium needs through food. There are many foods high in calcium if you eat a nutrient dense whole food diet. In the last article, we discussed that calcium supplementation does not increase bone density and does not decrease the risk of fractures. In fact, calcium supplementation may even increase the risk of hip fractures. Taking calcium … [Read more...]
Are you getting recurrent low back pain? Although treatments like chiropractic care and massage therapy help, your back pain keeps coming back. It’s frustrating. It’s draining your energy and causing you to lose your focus. Your back pain is getting in the way of you performing to the best of your ability. There are many reasons why your low back pain could be coming back. Over-pronated feet (aka flat feet or per planus) are one of the main causes of recurrent low back pain. In this … [Read more...]