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AuburnChiro Gut Health Spinal Alignment

We have all heard the popular phrase, "You are what you eat". It primarily refers to the idea that a wholesome and nutritious diet can help you feel and look your best. But what if your diet not only affects your overall health but also the complex systems of your spine? The connection between spine and gut health is much more intricate and important than generally recognized. The spinal cord is the super highway to the nervous system, which plays a critical role in mood, muscles, and most importantly, digestive health. By regulating your digestive health, you are also reducing inflammation in the body and may also affect the spine, causing misalignment and pain. In this article, Auburn Chiropractic has outlined five crucial ways you can regulate your gut health to optimize your spine health best.

1. Optimize Your Gut Microbiome

The term “You are what you eat” comes into play when regulating your gut microbiome. The trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that make up the gut microbiome play a crucial role in digestion, immune function, and nervous system regulation. To maintain a healthy gut microbiome, it is crucial to maintain a healthy diet. By consuming a diverse, fiber-rich diet, incorporating probiotics, and superfoods, along with staying hydrated, you will kickstart your healthy microbiome journey!

2. Manage Stress Levels!

While stress can affect your body in more ways than one, it can also negatively impact your digestive health. Stress can induce inflammation in the gut, disrupting the balance of the gut-brain axis, and can lead to digestive issues. By practicing stress-reducing activities and tips, such as meditation, yoga, deep breathing, and engaging in hobbies you enjoy, you can regulate your stress levels, and in turn, repair your digestive health.

3. Engage in Regular Exercise

Physical exercise helps encourage gut motility in the digestive tract and improves circulation throughout the body. Not only does this support a strong and healthy gut microbiome, but it can also reduce inflammation in the body. It is important to note that even aiming for 30 minutes of moderate exercise, like a walk around your neighborhood can be a positive and immense change for your gut health.

4. Identify and Address Food Intolerances.

If you suspect you have a food intolerance or sensitivity, pinpointing a potential intolerance can be key in regulating your gut health. Working with a healthcare professional to identify the culprit and eliminate it from your diet, can be a hidden yet frustrating factor you can remove. This can help reduce overall inflammation and digestive distress that can impact your entire body including many joints including your spine.

5. Consider Gut- Friendly Supplements

While it is imperative to begin your gut-healing journey with whole, nutritious foods, incorporating supplements into your diet can be a small yet positive assist. Supplements such as probiotics, digestive enzymes, and gut-healing nutrients like glutamine and collagen may help support a healthy gut, and in turn, a healthier spine.

How We Can Help

At Auburn Chiropractic, we want to help you live your healthiest life without back and neck pain. While healing your diet and gut can be an effective leap into a pain-free lifestyle, chiropractic care can assist you with overall health including your spine and other joints. We strive to provide non-invasive, drug-free, conservative healthcare for of all ages. Contact us today to start feeling your best!

Auburn Chiropractic Associates

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Auburn, AL 36830
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