We have all heard the saying “you are what you eat.” This saying is widely used by the health food industry to encourage healthy eating as part of a lifestyle. While eating a nutrient dense diet is important, this saying is not completely accurate. A better saying is “you are what you break down and absorb.” Your ability to break foods down and absorb nutrients is controlled by your nervous system. If your nerves are not able to communicate with your digestive organs effectively, then you will not be able to absorb all the quality nutrients you are consuming.
As a nation, we are over-eating and under-absorbing leading to a nation of mal-nourished individuals. Chronic mal-nourishment can show up in the body as food allergies, behavioral disorders, constant sickness and systemic inflammation that can cause aches and pains elsewhere in the body. In order to get the most out of the food you are eating it is important to keep your nervous system functioning properly.
Interference in the communication between your nervous system and your digestive system can be caused by physical stress to the spine, which surrounds the nervous system, emotional stress, mental stress and chemical stress. By minimizing your exposure to the different nervous system stressors and utilizing chiropractic care to optimize the function of your nervous system, you will be able to maximize your digestion.
At Plasker Chiropractic & Functional Neurology, we specialize in finding and removing interference in the nervous system. Give us a call or click here to make an appointment to get your nervous system checked.