Do You Get Enough?

It's natural and absolutely essential for proper digestion. What is it? 

 

Got fiber?

You hear a lot about how you need fiber in your diet, but just how important is it to your body and how does it help you?
The Institute of Medicine recommends a daily fiber intake of 38 grams for men and 25 grams for women for anyone under 50; for those over 50, the numbers are 30 and 21 respectively. However, many get only about half that amount each day.

Eating the proper amount of fiber has significant health benefits including:
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Lower incidence of constipation
  • Feeling of "fullness" that can lead to weight loss
  • Reduced risk for colon cancer
  • Reduced risk for diabetes
Natural fiber is the best way to increase fiber intake in your diet, making "artificial" fiber supplements unnecessary. Some of the best sources of natural fiber include:
  • Nuts one of the best sources of fiber. Eating a handful a day is a great way to add natural fiber to your diet.
  • Vegetables - Fibrous vegetables like spinach, broccoli, cabbage, squash, asparagus, cucumbers and Brussels sprouts provide the most benefit. If the vegetable has skin or seeds these make it even more fiber-rich!
  • Fruit Leave the skin on please because it is a major source of fiber! The seeds in berries are also a major source of fiber! You should definitely help yourself to several servings of these each day!
  • Seeds Pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds all provide an excellent source of fiber and they make a great snack too!
  • Legumes Beans, especially green beans as opposed to the dried variety, are a fiber-filled food.
Keep in mind that it is important to make sure you drink plenty of water each day in order to make the fiber you eat more productive.

Of course there is no "One Diet Fits All".  Call today for a Nutrition Response Testing Analysis.  This involves testing of all your glands and organs against food sensitivities, immune challenges, heavy metals and a complete dietary analysis  to ensure your body is getting the specific nutrients it needs.

Posted in Healthy Lifestyle, Nutritional Healing, Whole Body Purification. Tagged as cholesterol lowering, colon cancer, constipation, Diabetes, Natural fiber, Nutrition Response Testing, weight loss.

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Why Chiropractic is the Best Solution for Sciatica Pain


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Sciatica pain is often so debilitating that it forces people to miss work and other normal activities.  Of all patients with low-back pain, sciatica patients have the highest level of disability (1).  In fact, patients with sciatica are disabled for an average of 72 days according to Norwegian public-health records.
Fortunately, a recent study offers hope to sciatica patients: chiropractic care can speed the recovery from sciatica flare ups and allow patients to return to work sooner (2).

The study evaluated 44 Norwegian workers after they came to the hospital with severe sciatica pain. Most of those patients had been experiencing pain for three or more weeks prior to their hospital visit.
The hospital chiropractor examined each patient to evaluate his/her posture and gait, range of motion, and palpation of the lumbar spine.

The chiropractic then performed various joint adjustments to the spine and other limbs that had been injured through patients compensating for pain. Ice treatment was also used to relieve soft tissue soreness.Patients were treated daily in the hospital and later three times a week for the first two weeks. Some patients needed additional follow-up treatment but typically did not exceed 14 treatments.

In matter of 21 days, 91% of patients returned to work full-time. Two patients returned to work part time. Researchers concluded this study demonstrates the potent benefits of collaboration between chiropractors and orthopedic surgeons. Chiropractic care can put an end to your sciatica pain so you can begin living your life fully again.

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  1. Arana E, Marti-Bonmati L, Vega M, et al. Relationship between low back pain, disability, MR imaging findings and health care provider. Skeletal Radiology 2006;35(9):641-7.
  2. Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30:135-139.