Nutrition in Glen Ellyn, IL
Like exercise, proper nutrition provides a wealth of benefits‚ both physical and emotional‚ that contribute to your body's strength and its ability to ward off disease and disability.
A healthy diet translates into a healthy body; the proper mix of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are the best recipe for ensuring that your skeletal, muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems function smoothly.
When you’re looking to make changes in your diet, you may not be sure what
needs to be changed or what you can add to your routine so that you’re
getting all the nutrients you need. You can talk to Dr. MIchelle Wesely to
discuss what changes you’re looking to make or what issues you want to
When you’re dealing with painful joints from conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes, certain supplements can help bring you relief and comfort when you’re dealing with pain. Changing your diet can also help reduce inflammation and can help reduce the amount of pain you may feel in your joints on a daily basis.
When you’re looking to add supplements to your routine, you may have no idea where to start. Dr. Michelle Wesely has researched the best products on the market and carries them in-house. The top brands she works with are Standard Process, NuMedica and OHM. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Michelle Wesely and she can suggest which supplements may be best for you. Can't make it to the office to pick up what you need? Dr. Michelle has made it easy for you.
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Following are some dietary tips that will help you keep your spine, joints, and muscles healthy:
- Ample amounts of water are essential from a dietary standpoint. Water keeps your cells hydrated and helps your blood work more efficiently in carrying nutrients throughout your body. Tea, coffee, sodas and alcohol actually have the opposite effect. Drinking excessive amounts of soda and other carbonated beverages could interfere with calcium absorption, which may lead to bone loss and osteoporosis. A good rule of thumb is 1/2 your body weight in ounces/day.
- Calcium (in broccoli, salmon, and kale) keeps your bones strong.
Choose foods rich in fiber. A good rule to follow is an intake of 25 to 30
grams of fiber per day. Foods rich in fiber include:
- Legumes (like lentils, chickpeas and other beans)
- Whole grains (like quinoa, buckwheat, sorghum, millet, oats and brown rice)
- Fish (especially omega-3-rich fish like salmon and tuna)
- Organic Eggs
- Dark leafy greens (like spinach, kale, collards and chard)
- Foods high in Vitamin C (such as broccoli, bell peppers, citrus fruits, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, and strawberries) help ward off osteoarthritis. Whole food Vitamin B and amino acids may help reduce the pain from contact sports. Thiamine can help promote healing. Also, consider Omega-3 Fatty Acids to help resolve inflammation. Adding a digestive aid will help the pain associated with arthritic joints.
- Organically grown foods usually have smaller amounts of toxins in them, so they are arguably safer and healthier.
- Raw foods retain vast amounts of minerals and other nutrients, which are destroyed or diminished by the process of cooking (canned tomatoes are the rare exception here). Eat the skins of fruits and vegetables because they often contain more nutrients than what's inside.
Proper nutrition is a big part of health and should be taken seriously. A proper diet can help impact many aspects of your life and can help you start feeling more excited and pain-free each day. Contact Wesely Family Chiropractic to learn more about nutrition and how supplements can help you.