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Monday, October 2, 2017

10 Ways To Improve Your Digestion Naturally

10 Ways To Improve Your Digestion Naturally

When your digestive system is off, your health can suffer in all sorts of ways. In addition to digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, or gas, you may also experience food allergies, weight gain, eczema, exhaustion, asthma, and more.

If unaddressed, these symptoms can manifest into chronic health conditions. If done the right way, you can obtain a healthy digestion without drugs, crazy diets or deprivation.

Here are 10 ways you can start taking steps today to improve your digestion

1. Chew your food.
Good digestion starts in the mouth. When you chew your food well, it eases the work required from your digestive system, so your body can focus on other tasks instead.

2. Eat real foods.
Focus on whole, fresh foods. Avoid the "fake" stuff, including processed foods and fast-foods, which are typically high in refined salt, sugar, and processed oils. Also, they're difficult for your body to digest, and they don't provide any nutritional value.

3. Eat fermented and cultured foods.
Fermented foods are high in "good bacteria" and eating them will help you to regenerate your gut flora naturally. The greater the variety of fermented and cultured foods you can include in your diet, the better. Try eating sauerkraut, kefir, fermented vegetables, kimchi, or Kombucha. If you have a severe gut disorder, start slowly. Allow time for your internal environment to change and for your digestive system to become healthier and stronger.

4. Be good to your liver.
You can heal your digestive system by supporting your liver to work efficiently and effectively. If your digestion can handle it, try to boost your intake of liver-loving foods by consuming carrots, beetroot and leafy greens in soups and freshly squeezed juices. Take supplements with bitter herbs such as dandelion and/or milk thistle.

5. Get hydrated.
Many people with digestive disorders are extremely dehydrated. If that might be an issue for you, try increasing your water intake today! Try to drink at least one glass of water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice.

Herbal teas are another great way to hydrate and heal your body. Peppermint, ginger, fennel and fenugreek are known for their digestive supporting properties. If you're looking for a coffee substitute, try dandelion tea with milk (or your favorite milk substitute).

6. Manage your stress.
Stress doesn't just wreak havoc on your mind; it can mess with your digestion! There are many ways to reduce stress.  Give yourself permission to discover what kinds of relaxing activities work best for you.  Gentle activities such as meditation, breathing, yoga, walking and naps really help reduce stress levels.

7. Reset with a regular detox.
A gentle detox on a regular basis can be a great way to reset your entire digestive system. Try starting with Standard Process 21 Day Jump Start Plan or 10 Day Inflammation Plan to jump start your digestion health.

8. Support your body with Glutamine.
Glutamine is one of the most important nutrients that you can give your body as it supports the repair and regeneration of the intestinal lining in your body and also soothes inflammation. You can find glutamine in supplement form and it's also found in foods such as meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, beets, beans, spinach, parsley and fresh vegetable juices. Check with a health care professional before taking any supplements. At Meek Chiropractic, we offer Standard Process supplements which will help aid in your healthy digestion needs (See Below for a description)

9. Get macrobiotics.
Probiotics are the "good" bacteria that have been shown to improve gut health. They are easily available as dietary supplements. For best results, work with a qualified health practitioner.

10. Chiropractic and Acupuncture.
As a result, ailments such as chronic acid reflux, upset stomach and constipation develop. Until the interference in your nervous system is corrected, these conditions will continue to ail you. A Chiropractor can safely, gently and non-invasively correct subluxations in your spine through chiropractic manipulation.

Acupuncture therapy can release blocked qi in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body's natural healing response through various physiological systems. ... By stimulating the body's various systems, acupuncture can help to digestive function

If you're experiencing health disorders, consider that your body is trying to communicate with you. Listen to your body and use these 10 healing ideas to re-balance and heal your digestive system.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Natural Back Relief During Pregnancy

Serola Sacroiliac Belt

How can the Serola Sacrioliac Belt help me during and after pregnancy?

The importance of using the Serola Sacroiliac Belt during and, especially, after pregnancy cannot be overemphasized. During pregnancy, the ligaments, under hormonal influences, become lax and stretch to allow the pelvis to spread for delivery. It is important to hold the sacroiliac and pubic joints firmly together after delivery in order to assist the ligaments in shortening and realigning the pelvis properly.

Our doctors at Meek Chiropractic in Springfield, MO guide our pregnant and postpartum patients through the process of staying healthy and pain free naturally so you can be the best 
mommy you can be. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Top 5 Reason's To Choose Chiropractic During Pregnancy

Top 5 Reason's To Choose Chiropractic During Pregnancy

  1. Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
  2. Controlling Symptoms of Nausea
  3. Reducing the time of labor and delivery
  4. Relieving lower back pain, neck or joint pain, and headaches
  5. Preventing a potential cesarean delivery

Visit the American Pregnancy Association for more information.  

Is chiropractic care during pregnancy safe?

There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. Investing in the fertility and pregnancy wellness of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive is a routine care for most chiropractors.
Some chiropractors take a specific interest in prenatal and postnatal care and seek additional training. Below represents designations of chiropractors who have taken advanced steps in working with infertility and pregnancy wellness.
  • DACCP – Diplomate with ICPA reflecting highest level of advanced training
  • CACCP – Certified with the ICPA reflecting advanced training
  • Member of ICPA reflecting special interest
  • Webster Certified – trained to work specifically with pelvic balance in pregnancy
Visit our Website to learn more about Dr. Danielle Engle and Dr. Christine Carson who are certified through ICPA.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Immune Support

Immune Support

Immune Support

A staple in many cabinets for immune system support. Congaplex >>

Saturday, October 24, 2015

How to Foam Roll Away Lower Back Pain

How to Foam Roll Away Lower Back Pain

It is very unfortunate that hundreds, if not thousands, of people suffer on a daily basis due to lower back pain. What is discouraging about this fact? Majority of those that are suffering have never even thought about chiropractic as a way to resolve their pain. A lot of people don’t know what chiropractic has to offer let alone why they should see a doctor of chiropractic.  We teach our patients how to work with us as a team. This includes showing them things they can do at home daily to relieve pain faster and help correct underlying issues.  Foam rollers are one of our doctors favorite tools to help teach patients how to get relief from lower back pain.  

We hope this information from Meek Chiropractic in Springfield MO will be helpful.  

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Invest in your health.

Invest in your health. #Meek10Strong

Invest in your health.

Chiropractic IS health insurance. Premiums small, dividends large.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Address The Stress

Address The Stress

Address The Stress

Hidden stressors in our lives add up. Ask your health care professional about Standard Process Stress Assess™.