It should not come as any surprise that a large proportion of the American population struggles with their weight. All a person needs to do is to turn on the television or pick up a magazine to see countless ads that claim to be able to help people effortlessly shed and keep off all those unwanted pounds. The diet and supplement industry makes billions of dollars a year convincing people that it has the solution to fast, easy, permanent weight loss.
The truth is that the vast majority of these ads cannot deliver on what they promise. In some cases, they may even be outright dangerous to health. Many of Dr. Nathen Horst’s patients who wish to lose weight have already spent hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars on diet pills, powders, supplements, and capsules that do not work. They are often very dubious that chiropractic care can genuinely help them, given their lack of success with other weight loss plans.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Weight Loss?
Chiropractic care takes a holistic approach to treating health issues. Rather than just treating the individual symptom of excess weight, chiropractors strive for complete wellness via a variety of treatments. There are three main components to any chiropractic treatment regimen for weight loss.
- Spinal adjustment: This is the core treatment within chiropractics. Adjustments can help take pressure off the spinal cord, joints, and tendons. It can also improve flexibility and posture. This frees the patient from a variety of aches and pains that may make it more difficult for them to move, and thus lose weight. Spinal adjustments can also release tension and toxins from the body, which may be inhibiting weight loss. In addition, adjustments can improve metabolic function, making it easier for the body to process and rid itself of food.
- Nutrition: Proper nutrition and diet is key in any good weight loss program. Chiropractors are particularly well equipped to devise customized nutrition plans for each patient. Because chiropractors take a holistic to medicine, they believe that nutrition is an important element, but not the only element. A good nutrition plan must provide the body all the essential minerals and vitamins it needs to get healthy and stay healthy.
- Exercise: The third part of any good chiropractic treatment plan for obesity is exercise. There is really no way around the fact that if the body can burn more calories, it will lose weight more quickly than by burning fewer calories. No diet pill or powder can replace the need for exercise. Dr. Horst can help patients devise a sensible exercise program that will push, but not overexert the body. He will also take into account any limitations patients may have and modify the program as needed.
Working on weight loss can be frustrating and discouraging. However, with the help of a chiropractic treatment plan, patients can see, and keep, the results of their weight loss in a way that is far more natural, holistic, and healthy than any gimmicky diet fad can offer. Dr. Horst has the skills and training to offer patients the perfect, customized weight loss plan.
To schedule a chiropractic appointment, contact Horst Chiropractic.