The Importance of Nutrition
Nutrition is an integral part of preventative care. Research has shown nutrition to be effective for reducing the risk of many diseases, relieving symptoms of certain health conditions, and promoting better overall health. However, choosing the right foods and supplements on your own can be overwhelming. At Wellness & Chiropractic Care in Brunswick, we offer nutrition services in addition to our chiropractic care.
Over 40% of Americans are vitamin D deficient. Some population groups have even higher levels of deficiency, including premenopausal women, those over 65, and those who take certain long-term medications. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to mood swings, depression, chronic skin conditions, and a higher risk of disease.
Other Immune Boosting Vitamins
Other vitamins are also key players in the immune system. Vitamins A, B, C, and E all work together to strengthen immune function. Doctors are beginning to recommend supplementing with these vitamins to speed up the recovery process when dealing with certain health conditions.
Omega 3s are often forgotten about when it comes to immunity, but they shouldn't be. They are known to increase the white blood cells in the body. These cells play a key role in immune function. They also promote a healthy inflammation response and reduce unhealthy inflammation. Omega 3s are found in fish and seafood, as well as fish oil supplements. Many Americans don't meet the recommended intake for Omega 3s. In addition to immunity, it is also important for heart and brain health.
These vitamins and supplements are an important part of immune health. However, you may find yourself wondering if you need all of these to stay healthy. What dose should you take? How do you know if you are purchasing supplements from a reputable company? We can guide you in choosing the right supplements for your specific health needs. We can also recommend a reputable brand, so you know you are taking high-quality supplements.
Contact Wellness & Chiropractic Care in Brunswick, ME
Today's busy pace makes it difficult to get the proper nutrition that you need. At Wellness & Chiropractic Care in Brunswick, we will help you create a nutrition plan that addresses your specific needs and concerns while boosting your immunity. Don't wait to take charge of your health. Call us today at (207) 729-8656 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Anita.