Chiropractic Nutrition and Diet
Diet and maintaining a healthy weight play a major role in back health. The bones, muscles and other structures in the spine need the right nutrition so they are strong enough to support the body and function properly.
As a chiropractor, Jean Luc Lafitte does not only deal with musculoskeletal (nerves, joints, bones and muscles) problems at The Forge Clinic, but also provides professional guidance on minerals and nutrition to restore balance in the body, improve healing and prevent problems from reoccurring.
Minerals are important for our health
Minerals are needed to help nerves and muscles to function normally, and to build strong bones and regulate tissue growth. Since the body cannot produce its own minerals, we need to get them from our diet.
Magnesium is particularly important in maintaining bone density, while potassium helps to regulate the body’s energy supply, and supports the nervous and digestive systems. Some people can be deficient in important minerals like these. The body requires varying amounts of each mineral; as people have different requirements, according to their age, sex, physiological state (e.g. pregnancy) and sometimes their state of health.
Jean Luc is trained to identify the signs and symptoms of mineral deficiencies, by assessing your skin, nails and tongue. Where appropriate, he can advise you on the changes you can make, and the right supplements to help your body to function, heal and bring internal balance to your whole system.
Nutritional advice for weight management
Excess weight can contribute to many back and health problems. So why do we become overweight? A poor diet can cause an imbalance in the body that leads to weight gain and this can have long-term effects on the joints of the body, in particular the weight-bearing joints such as the spine, knees and feet. Increased stress on these joints can cause pain and increase the degenerative process.
To help support you with a weight management or nutritional health programme, we can also recommend other practitioners at The Forge Clinic, such as our Nutritional Therapist, Julie Deeks or our Physiotherapists who can devise a personalised exercise programme for you.
Please note that our treatments do not replace medical advice and treatment. If you have any concerns, please see your GP first.