It is National Heart Health Month and we want to celebrate by remembering some of the ways that chiropractic care helps your heart be the best it can be! At Sioux Falls Chiropractic, we love helping our patients develop heart-healthy lifestyles in a place of no judgment. Here are three awesome ways that chiropractic care is great for your heart!
Improved Heart to Brain Communication
Your organs can only function as well as your spine can function. The reason for this is that the spine is the neurological communication highway for the body. It doesn't just tell your arms to move and your feet to walk, it also communicates impulses and information to your internal organs. This means that if your spine is out of alignment, it can affect all your internal organs; including your heart. Having proper alignment gives your heart a little added boost!
You Might Get Off Those Blood Pressure Pills
Did you know that studies have shown that for certain individuals, regular upper cervical adjustments can do as much as a blood pressure pill! High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of heart disease, so you need to take it seriously. And who doesn't want to get off pills if they can! Of course, you would want to discuss any medication changes with your medical doctor, but chiropractic can be a great part of the solution.
Chiropractic Care Encourages Good Nutrition
Chiropractic care and good nutrition go hand in hand. In fact, at Sioux Falls Chiropractic we offer nutrition counseling services to our clients because we believe strongly in getting your body the fuel it needs to perform well. If you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol and take statin drugs, for example, you could benefit from CoQ10 supplements. Our nutritionists have noticed that CoQ10 levels tend to drop when using statin drugs so we often suggest them to our clients who are on cholesterol medications.
We also suggest using fish oils because they contain Omega 3 fatty acids to help keep your heart beating in a steady rhythm. They are mostly found in cold-water fish like salmon. And the most interesting thing is that our bodies do not make this important cholesterol-lowering fat! We must consume it from food, and unfortunately, few people eat enough of it, but we can help!
If you are interested in learning more about how Sioux Falls Chiropractic can help you take better care of your body, live longer and be healthier, schedule your appointment or free consultation today!