“Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food”
Chiropractors see numerous patients with inflammatory conditions or autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, scoliosis, and neuritis. When a person experiences pain, it is related to an inflammatory process. A substantial amount of research exists to suggest that dietary changes reduce systemic inflammation that, in turn, alleviates pain and other clinical symptoms.
Eating less processed foods, more organic fruits and vegetables, using supplementation of certain enzymes (e.g., Bromelain, a protease enzyme extracted from the stem of pineapples), Vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and drinking more water, and green tea, are examples of changes in diet that may have a cumulative positive impact on systemic inflammation.
In addition, our female chiropractic patients often have unique health issues that need to be managed such as dysmenorrhea, premenstrual syndrome, and menopause. The pain and discomfort associated with these conditions may be mitigated with proper nutritional counseling. Therefore, Dr. Dreicer, as part of her holistic treatment of her patients, incorporates nutritional guidance that goes beyond eating a balanced diet. Nutrition is used as an integral part of the treatment plan. Proper nutrition is used an indispensible tool for improving one’s health and well being.