The main purpose of the chiropractic adjustment is to restore proper joint mobility/alignment and to optimize the two way nerve flow from the brain to the muscles, organs, and glands of the body. As great as this healing art is, it has it's limitations, especially when dealing with weakened and undernourished tissues in the body. That is why I incorporate strengthening rehab exercises when needed. But even more important than the exercises, is to make sure the body is properly nourished (especially the weak and damaged areas).
When it comes to nutrition, it is very hard to obtain the proper quantity and consistency of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and co-factors from your diet (even if you follow a clean and balanced eating plan). That is why I incorporate nutritional supplementation into my treatment protocols. But I do not recommend just any nutritional supplements. The reason being is that most supplements that are available in retail stores, on the internet, or even in other health practitioner's offices are either synthetic (lab created) or natural isolates (parts of natural food sources pieced together), which the body doesn't absorb or assimilate very well. My preference is to recommend whole food supplements, which are basically encapsulated food in pill form. Whole food supplements contain all of the vital elements (both known and unknown) that are found in the food we eat. This allows for better absorption, assimilation, and physiologic response.
The three main ways I utilize nutritional therapy in my office are:
1.) To strengthen the bones, cartilage, discs, ligaments, tendons, and muscles of the body.
2.) To enhance the function of the various organs and glands in the body.
3.) To purify (cleanse) the entire body.
Chris Sande Chiropractic 390 Union Blvd #230 / Lakewood, CO 80228 / US 303-986-6176 firstname.lastname@example.org