Nutrition and Your Health
Good nutrition plays a vital role in recovering from injuries as well as maintaining optimal health. What you put in your body can be just as important to your overall health as any exercise or treatment that you receive. The doctors at Caring Touch Pain Relief are committed to providing information and treatments for their patients that will enhance their total health. We offer patients personal recommendations on how nutrition can and does contribute to your health.
Dr. Kirk McVay, Dr. Valerie McVay are all trained in the importance of nutritious, healthy food and all of the ways it benefits your body. If you’re curious as to what nutritional supplements and vitamins are good for you, we can help you with that as well. When you visit Caring Touch Pain Relief our doctors can provide you with a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
One of the easiest ways to improve the nutritional value of the food you eat is to purchase organic. Fresh, local produce and meat that is antibiotic and hormone free is an excellent habit to acquire.
Eating organic food reduces the amount of pesticides and other possibly harmful chemicals that you ingest. This reduces the rick of cancer and other diseases that are related to toxins. When you purchase organic food you are usually supporting cleaner water, healthier soil and more humanely treated animals as well.
Essential Fatty Acids
Another vital part of a healthy nutritional program is the consumption of essential fatty acids (EFAs). EFAs are a key structural component of our cells, allowing free flow of nutrients in to our cells and toxins out of our cells. EFAs are known to help with joint health, skin health, cardiovascular health and may also improve your mood.
Unfortunately, EFAs cannot be produced by the body. The only way we get essential fatty acids is by consuming them. Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9 are the three main essential fatty acids. Normal consumption of vegetable oils provides most people with enough Omega 6 and Omega 9 fatty acids. People are more likely to be deficient in the fatty acids that come from fish, flax seed and borage oil.
Including and Avoiding
There are a wide array of nutritional foods that you can include in your diet. Fresh fruits and vegetables are always good choices as few people get as many as they need in their daily diet. Making sure to eat enough protein is also important, especially when you are trying to gain strength.
Avoiding certain foods that surround us in our fast paced society is also important for your nutritional health. Foods such as sugar, high fructose corn syrup, enriched wheat flour, saturated fat and hydrogenated oil all have detrimental effect on your health and your quality of life. The doctors at Caring Touch Pain Relief can give you ideas of the best nutritional choices you can make for your body.
Nutritional supplements are a great way to ensure that your body is getting all of the nutrients it needs to stay strong and healthy. Vitamins, minerals and other nutritional supplementation are considered a necessary component of a healthy lifestyle by most experts.
Caring Touch Pain Relief doctors are able to advise you on the nutritional supplements that you may need to operate at optimal health. In fact, our doctors are experienced in all areas of nutrition and can develop your personal nutritional assessment and program.
Nutrition and Your Health