Optimal Digestion is dependent on a healthy Nervous System – Have yours Checked!
We are what we eat, but more importantly we are how well we digest & absorb our food. An optimally functioning digestive system is critical for your body to properly absorb the nutrients you supply it with. Poor digestion can lead to food sensitivities, fatigue, migraines, and difficulty losing weight.
Many factors determine digestive system function – one very important factor is the function of the nervous system. The integrity of the digestive system is highly dependent on a well-functioning nervous system. Every function within the body is regulated through the nervous system – sleep, energy, digestion, healing and repair, stamina, reproduction, immunity, concentration, cognition and many more. Because the nervous system controls all of your body’s systems and organs, any interference can negatively impact your health.
If the nerves in your back that supply the digestive system and bowels are “pinched” or irritated, the nerve messages to the digestive system will be disrupted, in turn affecting digestion and elimination. The result is often bloating and gas, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, indigestion and heartburn.
This is where wellness chiropractic care can help!
The nervous system is protected by the spinal bones (vertebrae). When the spinal bones are in the proper position, they protect the nerve pathways. When the bones become misaligned, interference to the nerve impulses occurs, reducing the overall functioning of the nervous system and the particular organ it is assigned to.
Chiropractic care involves locating misaligned vertebrae that are pinching or irritating the nerves, thereby creating nerve system stress. Chiropractors then correct these misalignments with safe, gentle and natural chiropractic adjustments. This helps to restore nervous system integrity and open up the communication channels to the digestive system, ultimately allowing optimal function. The end result is often relief of bloating and gas, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, indigestion and heartburn.
In addition, wellness chiropractic care also involves lifestyle and nutritional recommendations specific to a person’s individual needs, to help achieve optimal health.
Therefore, having your spine and nervous system checked by a Wellness Chiropractor, is also critical when embarking on an eating clean lifestyle.