Fruits, Veggies and Back Pain


What?  How do fruits and veggies effect back pain?  We will take it a step farther, eating fruits and vegetables, 7+ servings a day reduces your chance of cancer by 25%, your chance of heart disease by 31% and all cause death by a whopping 42%(1).  At Rising Sun Chiropractic, all our patients learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle which includes whole, organic foods, exercise and nutrition along with the importance of spinal health through chiropractic care.  Dr. John Parks Trowbridge, MD, was quoted as saying “You don’t have to take supplements to get the nutrients you need, you just need to eat bushels of food.”  Part of the foundation nutrition program that Dr. Nelson recommends is a FANTASTIC multivitamin(Phytomulti by Metagenics), a pure, clean and potent fish oil(OmegaGenics by Metagenics) and Dynamic Greens(a potent superfood made of over 50 different fruits and vegetables).  This foundation approach to nutrition keeps it simple and covers a lot of common deficiencies so you don’t have to eat bushels of food.

In the last couple articles we have discussed Leaky Gut Syndrome, Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity.  This is important because the persistent inflammatory state that occurs with food sensitivities leads to breakdown from the inside out. That daily breakdown leads to those neck, back and pelvis injuries that occur with something innocent like bending to pick up a shoe, turning around or the dreaded “I slept wrong”.  Much of the internal inflammation is reduced when hitting the goals of daily fruits and veggies because of the effect it has on healing the intestines.  The reduced inflammation leads to reduced stress which leads to improved stability and decreased likely hood of injury.

Make good healthy choices today get your spine checked if you haven’t in while, eat your fruits and vegetables, go for a nice walk and hug someone you love.

It’s a New Day For Health

Dr. Seth Nelson, Rising Sun Chiropractic

  1. Oyinlola Oyebode, Vanessa Gordon-Dseagu, Alice Walker, Jennifer S Mindell.Fruit and vegetable consumption and all-cause, cancer and CVD mortality: analysis of Health Survey for England dataJ Epidemiol Community Health, 31 March 2014 DOI: 10.1136/jech-2013-203500