Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rockford IL Chiropractor: The Upper Cervical Adjustment

Ever wonder about the upper cervical adjustment? "Kissing Cousins" to the NUCCA procedure is the Atlas Orthogonal procedure, which uses a table-mounted adjusting stylus. It is easier to see how the force is transferred through the metal stylus with this procedure (Law of the Conservation of Energy), but the NUCCA adjustment is the same physics, just with the hands.
We prefer the hand adjustment at 1st Step Chiropractic, due to the fact that we can control the forces even more through kinesthetic sense - just like playing the violin! 815-398-4500
4519 Highcrest Rd. Rockford IL 61107

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Rockford Chiropractor - Helping Nutrition

When the nip in the November air piques our awareness
of the upcoming holiday season, many of us have mixed
reactions to the anticipated festivities. While it’s great to
gather with friends and family we may not see throughout
the year, the gastronomic indulgences that these gatherings
include can wreak havoc on even the healthiest diets.

What is the best way to sustain and nourish our bodies, regardless of the season?
Believe it or not, healthy nutrition begins with an aligned spine. Your brain controls all the organs involved in the digestion of food and the absorption of important nutrients
to make your body function. Diligently eating the most
nutritious food may be of great value, but only if your body
can process and use what it is getting. So the first logical
step to good nutrition is to get checked regularly, to make
sure that you are in alignment and the internal communication
highway is clear of obstacles.

The next important factor for good nutrition is healthy food choices. You’ve undoubtedly heard the expression“garbage in, garbage out.” This is especially true with our
diets. It is unreasonable to expect our bodies to function
properly if we don’t nourish them properly. Daily we need
vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, proteins, and fiber for the
multitude of actions that take place in our body. A lack of
these essential nutrients can lead to dysfunction, prolonged
dysfunction can lead to disease. Sometimes illness can be
the result of an unidentified food intolerance. Identifying
and eliminating the offending food can make the difference
between a great day and just getting through the day. I had
a mother bring her ADD-diagnosed child to me for upper
cervical work, but I found she was only suffering from a
food allergy - her atlas was perfect!   Concerns about nutrition? Remember to ask, "What's the Status of the Atlas!" But then be sure to have a thorough nutrition evaluation.