In our Mississauga, ON practice, I always get the hear the following statements: “how do I get out of pain?” and “how do I stay healthy?”. As a structural chiropractor, my job is to locate the issue in the spine, assess how long it has been there and then give my clinical advice on how to correct it through strategies we have in our office and outside. Our office aids in nutrition with our “modern nutrition” program that addresses chemical and nutritional requirements pertaining to an individual’s goals. The natural healing process designed by the body requires proper nutrients from day one and learning principles as to what they are can be the key to your success.
Today, the diets we consume aren’t nutrient-dense and are deficient in what is needed to fulfill certain functional processes at a cellular level. Just walking through Costco or any other store, we are bombarded with false marketing and a lack of knowledge as to how these big companies use it against us. A simple rule to look at is that What we put into our bodies has to be nutrient-dense. For 2016, I have challenged my patients to incorporate these simple “modern superfoods” into their diet and I also challenge you to make these small changes as well. Listed below are just some simple and accessible nutrient-dense “modern superfoods” that can increase the optimal function and overall health for you and your loved ones.
This anti-inflammatory spice has been used in my household for years because of its flavour and nutritional benefits. The golden colour of turmeric is derived from curcumin, which has shown to help prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s, decrease pain and increase overall blood circulation (protects against blood clotting). Using this spice in moderation everyday can increase our quality of life. Some even like to use this in a paste mixed with almond milk (Golden Milk – more on this later in the year).
This blue-green fresh water algae is high in chlorophyll and is a great team player in helping to remove toxins from your blood. It also boosts your overall immune system function. During this time of the year, it’s vital to facilitate our overall function and immune system to work at its best.
Kale is a great anti-oxidant and has shown to help with blood clotting. When purchasing kale, be sure to buy organic and support local farmers. I personally use this “superfood” in my smoothies because it contains vitamins A, C, and K and helps me get through the day.
Investing in your health each day is key. Learning more about the foods you put into your body will allow you to work towards optimal health. Read more and experience the power of nutrient-dense foods incorporated into your lifestyle. All of the "superfoods" listed above can be purchased at your local health food store. Our office is in a partnership with Nature's Source and Goodness Me here in Mississauga, ON.
Dr. Manny Kumar is a Mississauga, ON structural chiropractor that has one of the fastest growing family chiropractic practices in Ontario due to extensive knowledge on how the body functions. To book a complimentary consult for you or a loved on, please call (905)232-3100 or email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.