Most people understand that as we progress in age, the body no longer seems to respond to food or exercise in the way it used to. For some, it has felt as though their entire life has been a struggle to keep their metabolism working for them. With all of the discussion surrounding the topic, have you ever stopped to wonder what metabolism is and how it works? Who hasn’t wanted to speed up their metabolism, especially as we age? Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a way to naturally direct the body to work more efficiently, especially around the areas of weight loss and energy?
The good news is that there is a connection between receiving chiropractic treatment and enhancing your metabolism! For most, the thought of visiting a chiropractor starts when they begin to feel neck pain, back pain, or are suffering from some form of ailment that has led them to chiropractic care. The central nervous system, however, controls everything within the body, including an individual’s metabolic rates.
What is Metabolism, and how does it work?
What is the Connection between Chiropractic Care and Metabolism?
How Do Chiropractic Adjustments Work?
Can I Experience Weight Loss through Chiropractic Care?
Metabolism is the process by which the body is able to release energy from the food and drinks you put into your body. Metabolism is generally considered to be “high” or “low.” This generalization is based on an individual’s ability to process food, properly extracting nutrients to feed the body’s needs. Some side effects of having a high metabolism include:
Weight loss- This can sometimes be excessive, causing an individual not to be able to keep weight on.
Excessive hunger- Because your body processes food so quickly, those with high metabolic rates may need to eat more often.
Increased body temperature, even when sitting still- The heat being produced by the body, even while resting, can make an individual’s core temperature slightly higher than that of someone with typical or low metabolism.
While some of these symptoms may sound preferred, having high metabolism can cause some issues, especially for women and those looking to keep some extra weight on their bodies.
Those with a slow metabolism have opposite symptoms as those listed above. Additionally, having a slow metabolism can cause an individual to feel very lethargic and overly tired. Many with a slow metabolism have skin conditions or maybe losing hair (both men and women). Concentration can become difficult, and headaches are a common side effect of low metabolism. These symptoms are all due to the fact that the body is not getting the needed nutrients to keep functioning optimally. Losing weight with a slow metabolism is hard, and weight gain is gradual but is very difficult to remove once on the body. For many, the thought of losing weight seems impossible as they have tried everything they can think to try without result.
The good news is that there is a way to support your body through chiropractic treatments, eating an anti inflammatory diet, and developing healthy habits such as frequent chiropractic adjustments.
If you are looking for a magical method that lets you change your metabolism and gain or lose weight overnight, unfortunately, chiropractic and metabolism don’t exactly work that way. The good news, however, is that chiropractic care, along with minor changes in diet and exercise, can boost your metabolism naturally, lowering your blood sugar, and helping with blood pressure levels. How is this all possible? The answer lies in what a chiropractic adjustment is actually doing.
Your body was designed to work flawlessly. Throughout our lives through falls, accidents, and injuries, the bones designed to protect the nerves can actually begin to interfere with the nerves, causing disease. Each patient shows this dis-ease differently. With the proper chiropractic care, vitamins, exercise, and mindset, you can change your metabolism.
A chiropractic adjustment is a manual movement of the vertebrate that removes the bone from putting pressure onto the nerves leading out into the body. The chiropractor has been highly trained to move the bone with precision, retraining the body to hold the bond off the nerves. Essentially, chiropractic care addresses the nervous system and ensures that it functions properly.
Chiropractic care, along with an anti-inflammatory diet, light exercise, and potentially some vitamins or herbs to support a healthy digestive system, may be exactly what you are looking for to improve the functionality of your metabolic rate. Some initial benefits many get from chiropractic adjustments are:
Reduction in pain such as neck pain, back pain, hip pain, and shoulder pain
Increased functioning of all organs
Lowered blood pressure
Reduction of headaches, nausea, depression, or anxiety
Increased overall health
Great chiropractic care is more than just showing up and receiving regular chiropractic adjustments. If you are looking for weight loss (or weight gain), overall optimal health, faster metabolism, or a more healthy nervous system, chiropractic care is the answer!
Caring for the spine is the first step in supporting your digestive system and releasing your body to work at its optimal level. It is important to remember that it is not only the adjustment that helps retrain the muscles to keep the bone off the nerves. Getting the right nutrients through choosing the right foods and drinks, along with reducing inflammation through exercise, diet, and healthy habits are key!
Improving your digestive system through regular chiropractic care and nutrition can help improve your metabolism! At Tradition Family Chiropractic, our team is waiting to help you improve your metabolism, making it easier to reach your weight loss goals.