WhiteMud Blog

The Importance of Minerals

Posted: February 27, 2014
By: Whitemud Crossing Chiropractor

Minerals are vital in body; they are the sparkplugs of life, the catalysts of all reactions in our bodies.  We cannot produce minerals on our own and must obtain them through our food.  Most minerals come from vegetables.  As the vegetables are growing, they absorb the minerals from the soil, when we eat these vegetables, we absorb the minerals.  However because of over farming, often the soil is lacking in minerals, meaning we become mineral deficient.  For this reason it is important for us to be taking a quality multi-vitamin or mineral supplement.  For more information on which mineral supplement is best for you, call your Edmonton chiropractor at 780-430-7549.
Because there are so many different minerals, being mineral deficient can have many different symptoms.  A group of minerals known as electrolytes are responsible for the nerve impulses and muscle contractions.  They create electrical impulses that let cells in our body send messages back and forth to one another – through this you can perform all the “bioelectrical” functions, such as thinking, moving and seeing.  Your Edmonton Chiropractor also ensures that your nervous system is functioning at its best, as your nervous system controls all of your systems.  To ensure your nervous system is working at its best, check with your Edmonton Chiropractor, they will be able to ensure you have all the minerals you need and that your spine is in line. 
There are so many other functions of minerals in the body.  Including building bones, maintaining pH balance, helping your muscles contract and relax, regulate tissue growth and providing structural support for the body.    Often we can find ourselves feeling achy or have muscle cramps; this can be due to a lack of magnesium in the body.  Hormone imbalance can also be related to a mineral deficiency.  For more information on minerals and how they are used in the body, check out our website at www.whitemudchiro.com and visit your Edmonton chiropractor!

The Heart and Chiropractic

Posted: February 3, 2014
By: Whitemud Crossing Chiropractor

It is February, Heart Month.  There are many different things that can affect the heart from high blood pressure, emotional stress and heartburn.  Luckily your Edmonton chiropractor can help with these plus more.  One of the biggest things that can affect our heart health is poor posture.  Slumped over posture does not allow your lungs to fill with oxygen or ventilate the blood completely.  Forward head posture can also have an adverse effect on the oxygenation of the blood.  Poor blood oxygenation can lead to a variety of health issues including a shortness of breath which can lead to blood and heart disease.  Regular adjustments from your Edmonton chiropractor can help increase posture, which will help your heart health.  Book your appointment at 780-430-7549.

Stress can also contribute to heart health.  We all have stress in our lives, from paying bills, to traffic jams, to deadlines.  It is how we manage our stress that can make the difference.  Regular chiropractic adjustments can help you and your nervous system manage stress in a healthier way so it does not lead to harmful effects such as high blood pressure, lower back pain, neck pain, headaches and variety of other issues.  You Edmonton Chiropractor can not only adjust your spine to help keep your nervous system healthy, but they can also give you lifestyle tips to help you relieve your stress in the first place.  For more information check out www.whitemudchiro.com

Poor posture and stress can also contribute to another heart ailment, heartburn.  Many people suffer from heartburn on a daily basis.  A hunched over posture does not allow the digestive system to function at its best, this can contribute to many digestive issues, including heartburn.  Regular spinal care can not only improve your posture, it can also ensure that your nervous system is functioning at its best, which control all other systems including your digestion.  For more information call your Edmonton chiropractor at 780-430-7549.

As you can see there are many ways that your Edmonton chiropractor can help you, your heart and all of your loved ones.  This February why not give the gift of health to your Valentine.  Your Edmonton chiropractor is always accepting new patients.  Call them today 780-430-7549.