Healthy Heart – How Chiropractic Can Help!

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Heart Health – How Chiropractic Can Help!

 

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Heart Disease continues to be a leading cause of death and one of the greatest burden on our health care system. We are all aware that maintaining a healthy diet and exercising are key factors in preventing heart disease, but did you know that chiropractic treatment can also help to fight heart disease? Studies have shown that adjustments in the upper part of the neck and the lower back can stimulate particular nervous system reflexes, causing a decrease in overall heart rate and lowering blood pressure for an extended period of time.

Here are just a few of the things chiropractic care can do to help maintain heart health:

Educate

Apart from performing adjustments, your trained chiropractor is also there to provide information pertaining to your overall health, diet, and exercise. Your chiropractor can give you valuable information about how to prevent heart disease, what causes it, and how to combat and recognize various symptoms. With the support and guidance of your chiropractor, you can come up with a plan to change and apply new health strategies, and maintain your heart in good health.

Relieve stress

Pain is often a main factors of stress. Of course genetics plays a part in heart health, but we all know that stress affects our heart health enormously. Adjustments that relieve and prevent pain caused by accident or injury can decrease stress levels and lower blood pressure, leading you towards the path of better heart health.

Boost immunity

Chiropractic care can increase vitality, boost immunity, relieve a variety of musculoskeletal ailments, and strengthen the heart and cardiovascular system for both men and women. A stronger immune system naturally means a stronger and healthier heart. Because it is important to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack, regular visits to your chiropractor who is trained to diagnose and look out for specific ailments and symptoms could quite literally save your life!

Adjust your thinking

Chiropractic adjustments can correct vertebral subluxations, which interfere with normal nerve and body function, but that’s not all! Because chiropractic care is a drug-free approach to healing, you may find yourself adjusting your way of thinking as well, when it comes to pain management, nutrition, and your overall health, and that will change your life for the better in no time.

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Recipe of the Month:Almond Crusted Fish with Broccoli Rice

From http://www.heartandstroke.com

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) sliced almondsMar2015-Emily-Nut-crust-fish
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 2 tilapia fish fillets (about 300 g)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) canola oil
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped broccoli
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) basmati rice
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sodium reduced vegetable or chicken broth

Directions

  1. In a mortar and pestle crush almonds, stir in breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning and pepper.
  2. Spread mustard over fish fillets and coat with almond mixture. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet and spray lightly with cooking spray. Roast in 220 C (425 F) oven for about 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested.
  3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan or skillet, heat oil over medium heat and cook shallot for 2 minutes. Stir in broccoli and rice to coat. Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for about 10 minutes or until no liquid remains and rice is tender.
  4. Serve fish over rice.

downloadDid you know…..?

Regular exercise not only gives you more energy, it also makes your heart stronger. Your heart is a muscle, the more you exercise it, the more efficient it becomes at pumping blood throughout your body. Make heart-pumping aerobic exercise a regular part of your workout routine!

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