Nutritional Conditions From Your Beverly Hills Chiropractor
Nutritional conditions affect your health when your body lacks appropriate amounts of vitamins and minerals or suffers an excess of sugar and bad fats (saturated fats). Primary care doctors often neglect to investigate the underlying cause of common complaints, such as chronic fatigue, recurring headaches, unusual weight gain and aching joints. Instead, they prescribe medications for easing symptoms, which return as soon as medications stop working. Your chiropractor in Beverly Hills, Dr. Tyra Beavers, is trained to recognize symptoms of nutritional conditions and will develop a personalized program to stabilize your body's chemistry while eliminating symptoms of nutrient imbalance.
Nutrition and the Liver
When your liver isn't flushing toxins from your body due to fats solidifying in and blocking bile ducts, you may suffer from the following:
- Bloating and gas
- Rapid weight gain
- Slow metabolism
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Sugar cravings
- Digestive disturbances
Next to your heart and lungs, the liver is your most important organ, receiving over 30 percent of circulating blood every minute and performing essential chemical processes meant to distribute nutrients. If your Beverly Hills chiropractor diagnoses you with liver dysfunction, she will develop a diet plan to restore liver health.
Metabolic syndrome is a collection of risk factors--high cholesterol, high blood glucose, abdominal fat, and hypertension--causing symptoms similar to those of various nutritional conditions, specifically insulin resistance, fibromyalgia, fatigue, and insomnia. A metabolic syndrome diet consists of non-processed, low carbohydrate and protein foods to help stop your body from producing insulin it does not need. Insulin resistance (prediabetes) is a nutritional condition frequently misdiagnosed by medical physicians as a hormonal imbalance or thyroid disorder.
Fibromyalgia as a Nutritional Condition
People diagnosed with fibromyalgia are often found to have numerous vitamin and mineral deficiencies involving magnesium, vitamin B-12, vitamin C, and zinc. A fibromyalgia diet includes protein-rich foods, fruits, and supplements. Because fibromyalgia increases the pain response, protein may help alleviate achiness associated with fibromyalgia. Other symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia, and headache can also benefit from natural nutrients found in fruits and green, leafy vegetables.
How Chiropractic Techniques Help Treat Nutritional Conditions
Spinal adjustments, therapeutic massage, and lifestyle coaching optimize your general health and well-being by increasing circulation, removing nervous system irritation and facilitating the flow of lymph fluid essential for removing toxins from the body. In some cases, chiropractic techniques reduce symptoms of nutritional conditions before dietary changes have a chance to influence your body's chemical processes.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Beverly Hills Chiropractor
Schedule an appointment today at Chiro-Integrative Health Center in Beverly Hills by calling (310) 859-7696.