Is there a perfect diet? On the surface, there are reasonable ideas supporting each faddish diet. Unfortunately, most of these diets have their downside after the desired effect has worn off. Some diets preach fruit only in the morning; others no carbohydrates and high protein; some say vegetarian or vegan is ideal.
There are circumstances where each of the above diets can be useful but when followed in a unbalanced way, they are potentially harmful. For instance, the vegan whose diet consists of a high percentage of refined carbohydrates – such as colas, and bagels or even too much organic brown rice – can develop some serious symptoms such as insulin resistance, which has been linked to the development of diabetes and other serious diseases.
From a historical perspective, mankind ate a hunter/gatherer diet with the emphasis on gathering for most of human history. The agrarian period and the cultivation of grains is a relatively recent development. For some people, their genetics are less adapted or not adapted to grains.
At Corrective Chiropractic we believe that improper dietary and nutrition habits can cause chemical stresses on the body. Your body has certain nutritional needs that allow it to achieve optimal performance. If these needs aren’t met it can be detrimental to your health. We work with our patients to improve their eating habits.
If you would like to schedule a Nutritional Consultation Call 512.263.0040.
By Jarrod Bagley, D.C.