Chiropractic Care & Nutrition

Improve Your Health Through Chiropractic & Nutrition

Dr. Tucker Takes a Whole Body Approach with Chiropractic Exercises

Chiropractic care focuses on healing the whole body, not just the ailment. Severe migraines, for example, may stem from a misalignment of the spine, a nutritional deficiency, or food allergy and needs to be dealt with accordingly. Dr. Charles Tucker is a Gainesville chiropractor committed to helping you achieve good health by incorporating “whole body care.”

Chiropractic Nutrition

The main purpose of food is fuel or energy. Without food or calories, we could not function and would eventually starve to death.

Chiropractic nutrition also tells us that food can be medicine. Not unlike medicine derived from natural or synthetic sources, food can also be abused or misused. If we pay attention, our bodies are often telling us what we need in the way of fruits and veggies filled with antioxidants to ward off a cold, herbs and spices to fight pain and inflammation, or lean meats full of iron and B12 vitamins to combat anemia.

Sometimes we are leered in by advertising that plays to our emotions or growling stomachs and find ourselves consuming fatty, salty chips, or rich desserts with empty calories. Our busy lives may also find us reaching for packaged dinners with sodium and unpronounceable preservatives. The key is to be aware of what we are putting in our bodies and how it is impacting our health.

Ailments Helped By Chiropractic and Nutrition

There are many different ailments and conditions that lead people to a chiropractic table. Often, if you combine chiropractic and nutrition, you will find the synergy of the two will lead to a more efficient healing experience.

Arthritis

Arthritis, joint pain and other conditions exacerbated by inflammation.

Foods to Consume:

  • Salmon
  • Spices (cinnamon, basil, oregano, thyme, and turmeric)
  • Raisins
  • Cherries

Foods to Avoid:

  • Sugar
  • Refined grains
  • Dairy
  • Tropical fruits

Migraine Headaches

A healthy diet in general can help control migraines, but the triggers are different for everyone. It is often suggested to keep a food journal to evaluate whether specific foods trigger your headaches.

Foods to Consume:

  • Fatty fish
  • Brown rice
  • Berries
  • Orange or yellow vegetables

Possible Triggers:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Aged cheese
  • Cured meats

Weight Loss

Excess weight will contribute to most any other ailment. Controlling your weight with proper nutrition and exercise will help alleviate other conditions.

Chiropractic Exercises

Movement and exercise are also crucial in whole body health. Your chiropractor should encourage physical activity appropriate for you as well as sending you home with specific chiropractic exercises.

Gentle Chiropractic: Activator Method

When it comes time for the adjustment, Dr. Tucker eliminates the anxiety of twists and turns by employing the unique Activator Method. This technique uses a high-speed pulse to focus on the site of the alignment.

Contact Tucker Chiropractic to learn more about how nutrition and chiropractic care go hand-in-hand for total body wellness.