There is no better way to rejuvenate your health than by eating more nutritiously. In fact, even a few simple changes in your diet and lifestyle can have a positive impact on your health—and can also prevent a variety of health problems in the future.

The traditional coffee and doughnuts for breakfast; a hamburger for lunch—or no lunch; candy, cookies, and a soft drink for a snack; followed by a huge dinner with more protein than a person needs—are unhealthy dietary choices. As a result, younger people are starting to suffer from heart disease—not only because of poor diet, but also because of an epidemic of inactivity.

To reverse the alarming trend, many doctors of chiropractic urge patients to stop smoking, eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, and augment their balanced diets with appropriate nutritional supplements.

When you meet with Dr. Lawrence, he will sit down with you and discuss your individual dietary needs.

The ACA offers the following prevention and wellness advice:

Lifestyle Changes Dietary Changes
Exercise at least 20 to 30 minutes three or four days a week. Eat more raw foods. Cooking and canning destroys much of the nutrition in foods. With the exception of canned tomatoes, which can help prevent prostate cancer, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables always have more natural vitamins and minerals.
Eat out more sparingly. Food preparation methods in restaurants often involve high amounts and the wrong types of fat and sugar. Select organically grown foods when possible because they have lower amounts of toxic elements, such as pesticides and heavy metals.
Brown-bag your lunch to control your fat and sugar intake while adding nutritious fruits, vegetables, and grains. Consume 25 to 30 grams of fiber a day. Whole-grain breads and cereals, beans, nuts, and some fruits and vegetables are good sources of fiber. High-fiber diets can help pre- vent digestive disorders, heart disease, and colon cancer.
Drink eight to ten 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, and alcohol are dehydrators. Don’t substitute them for water.

*Reprinted with permission from American Chiropractic Association