Although aging is a part of life, a chiropractor can slow down the process by increasing your antioxidants and reducing oxidative stress.
La Verne Anti-aging with Chiropractic Care – Americans spend billions of dollars on anti-aging products and services. From anti-wrinkle creams to Botox, the anti-aging industry is comprised of individuals seeking to look and feel younger. Looking and feeling younger, however, can be achieved more effectively from within as opposed to topical solutions. That is why chiropractic care is one of the best methods for fighting aging. Chiropractors are more than back crackers. They are healers from within.
Chiropractors, such as Dr. Mehr, understand that one of the key causes of aging is oxidation. The corrosive role oxidation has on our bodies is similar to iron rusting. When our bodies are exposed to increasing free radicals, these unstable molecules cause cell and oxidative damage. Consequently, they cause aging. Avoiding free radicals and stopping aging all together is not possible. Protecting our body and slowing aging, however, is quite possible.
Increasing antioxidants and avoiding oxidative stress is the key to slowing aging. How does one accomplish this you may ask? Here are 5 ways your chiropractor can help increase your antioxidants and reduce oxidative stress to slow aging.
Anti-aging with Chiropractic Care
- Improve Your Diet – An experienced and knowledgeable chiropractor is trained in nutrition as well. They can review your current diet and recommend the best foods to help you lose/gain weight and fight toxins. They can advise you on proper eating and nutrition (i.e. avoid refined sugars). They can recommend a detoxification plan to help you detox from within. Additionally, they can help show you how to balance your blood sugars and boost your immunity.
- Incorporate More Consistent Exercise – Often individuals avoid working out because they are tired or in pain. It’s not that they don’t know of the benefits of working out. In fact, often they do. Instead, they’d rather make excuses to mask their lack of energy and pain. Imagine, however, your body is pain free. Imagine you’re full of energy. Knowing the benefits of exercise, if you’re energized and pain free, would you work out more? Our guess is yes. A misaligned spine often is the cause of fatigue and pain. Accordingly, a chiropractor can align your spine and reduce/eliminate your pain, as well as increase your energy levels.
- Reduce Your Stress Levels – Stress can arise from various factors, including frustration from pain and fatigue. As the previous point presented, these can be eliminated with chiropractic care. Additionally, as you encounter stress, your body tenses. A chiropractor, on the other hand, can adjust your spine and loosen tension. Likewise, as your spine moves from tensing up, a chiropractor can realign it and restore your body’s natural balance.
- Improve Your Posture – Have you ever noticed that as one ages, they begin to hunch over? In fact, that’s one reason the elderly fracture their hips a lot. Their posture is constantly pushed forward, causing them to trip and obtain injuries. A chiropractor, though, can adjust your spine and improve your posture.
- Correct and Improve Your Communication Channel – Your primary system for all functions and healing is your nervous system. This includes your brain communicating across your spine to tell your 75 trillion cells what to do and how. If your spine is misaligned, communication is disrupted and cortisol (the stress hormone) is triggered. The increase in cortisol not only causes weight gain, but the stress brings aging. A chiropractor can correct this. They can align your spine and remove the pressure via such treatments as spinal decompression and/or laser therapy.
As you can see, although aging is a part of life, it can be slowed down. Creams, Botox, and surgery, may help hide signs, but for effective results, you should slow the process from within. A chiropractor not only helps with pain relief, but they can help with your overall health, including anti-aging. To learn more, contact our offices today.