A WORD ON DIET…
Would you ever consider putting sugar water in the gas tank of your car? Then why do you suppose, do many people today not consider the appropriate”gas” our body needs to fuel itself?
Of course in our case, fuel or nutrition to support an body functions is at times confusing and conflicting for some, due to presentation, lifestyle, tradition and economy. The main idea and facts to remember here is that the better we want our body to perform, last, and look is a direct result of what we feed into it through food and nutrition. There are three very basic rules for a healthy, nutritional diet:
Variety means it is important to include many different foods from each level of the Food Pyramid because no one single food can supply all the nutrients our bodies need on a daily basis.
Balance means that you must eat the right amounts of foods from the variety of levels of the Food Pyramid daily. This ensures getting the caloric intake and nutrients you need for growth, development and body system function.
Moderation means to be careful not to eat too much of any one type of food. In the fast paced world we live in today, where getting the proper amount of nutrition our bodies need daily is a supreme challenge, supplements are an excellent way of support in getting what we need to maintain good health
Products & Supplements
We have many exciting products in stock at our office and available online to help us achieve maximum good health.
Importance of Diet
The importance of diet to overall health is not a news. 2,400 years ago Hippocrates said “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” With people living longer, poor nutrition and diet now account for at least 4 of the top 10 leading causes for death in the United States. The top offenders are heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes, all directly linked to our food. The fact is with proper diet, these and many other associated conditions can be avoided. A healthy diet is essential for proper health.
Eating right can be challenging, but is all about proper variety, moderation and balance. Many times we think we are eating right when in fact we are pushing our balance of carbs, proteins and fats in the wrong direction, or entirely missing essential vitamins and minerals. For a variety of health reasons, it’s critical to avoid caffeine, sugar, tobacco and alcohol.
Equally important is getting the proper amount of sleep. When you sleep, your body releases certain hormones that assist in growth, repair and immunity. This is also a time for your mind to relax and rejuvenate. Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to proper health, and may require adequate positioning to ensure reduced strain on your neck and back. Lombardo Chiropractic can help.
Lifestyle & Nutrition
We often find it helpful to “coach” our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most.