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Dr. Gregory A. Lind D.C.

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Supplements for Calcium

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Calcium’s role in maintaining bone mass and regulating bodily functions is well known. But your body needs help to make the most out of the calcium you feed it: additional nutrients must be included in the diet to help with absorption, processing and distribution of calcium throughout your system.

  • Magnesium: is your ticket to successful calcium intake. Without it, your body may not be fully utilizing the calcium you are consuming. Fortunately, magnesium is in plentiful supply in the food chain.
    • Foods: leafy greens, nuts, seeds, grains and legumes. Some cereals are enriched with magnesium.  
  • Vitamin D: another crucial role-player in the integrity of your bone health. For children, adequate vitamin D is requisite to strong bones and for adults it is requisite to maintain bone density and strength. Vitamin D deficiency is often a precursor to broken bones.
    • Foods: mushroom, canned fish, fortified milk, egg yolk, cheese. 

Any diet that is focusing on adding more calcium needs the proper dietary aids. At Family Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center, we are involved in your holistic health. This includes prevention of injury by making sure that structures of your body have all the nutrition they need. For ideas for your diet, call our office in Milpitas today at (408) 263-8025. to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Gregory Lind, D.C.

Clear Cut Calcium: an Essential Mineral

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Calcium’s main role in the body is maintaining bone mass and regulating the functioning of heart, blood, muscles and nerves. Insufficient calcium circulating through the body means the body will leach calcium from the bones to run its other programs, leaving the bones weak and vulnerable to injury. As we get older, bones become more porous, meaning that higher calcium intake is necessary. For people under 50, a recommended daily intake is 1000 mg; for over 50, we recommend an intake between 1200-1500 mg.

Here are the cut and dried benefits of a calcium rich diet:

  • Strengthens bones
  • Prevents osteoporosis
  • Enhances muscle functioning
  • Balances alkaline pH levels
  • Controls blood pressure
  • Facilitates nutrient movement 

The easiest and most thought of way to get more calcium in your diet is through dairy products, especially milk. But beans and peas, and leafy greens are also bountiful sources of calcium. 

For lactose intolerant people: 

  • Nuts, nuts, nuts: almonds in particular contain about 100mg/calcium/serving.
  • Oatmeal
  • Beans

As a last piece of advise, cut out the soda. Soda is sorely lacking in nutrients but rich in harmful properties: heavy consumption of soda raises phosphate levels in the body, preventing calcium absorption and actually leaching calcium from the bones.

For tips on how to get more calcium into your life and other dietary concerns, call our office in Milpitas at (408) 263-8025.

Dr. Gregory Lind, D.C. 

Lumbar Health

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There are many reasons for protecting the integrity of the lumbar region, a chief one being the network of nerves that diverge from the spinal cord at this point and influence a whole host of functions in the body, including the mechanics of the hips and knees.

Between each vertebra is a disk which acts as shock absorption and pivot point. If the spine is misaligned, whether through the trauma of a tackle or from repetitive stress, these nerves become pressurized, preventing them from performing their normal duty.

The lumbar region corresponds to the core of the human body: for the athlete, this is a region of imperative importance. Low back pain, while among the most common back complaints we see at Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center, is among the most detrimental to an athlete’s success. We can prevent low back pain and injuries through a dynamic plan that incorporates chiropractic adjustment, exercise and stretching.

Muscles that are most important to the health of the lumbar include the trunk muscles and pelvic-stabilizing muscles. Using the thoracic vertebrae properly is another way that you can displace the burden of weight from solely being absorbed by the lumbar vertebrae.

Call our office in Milpitas at (408) 263-8025 to schedule an appointment and find out how you can optimize your body mechanics.

Dr. Gregory Lind, D.C. 

Thoracic Range of Motion

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Attention all shoulder slumpers! The 12 most understated vertebrae in your back could be the secret to spinal longevity: I am talking about the thoracic vertebrae, the region that encompasses your shoulders and chest. With all the importance placed on core strength and lumbar health, thoracic vertebrae and their crucial role in the upper body’s range of motion are largely unheard of by the general populace.

Thoracic vertebrae should be responsible for most of the torsion, flexion and extension that you undertake on a daily basis. Unfortunately, most people largely underutilize this region, and the burden is shifted down onto the lumbar and up onto the shoulders, causing all kind of mayhem. Because the burden is displaced to other parts of the back, these are the parts that often end up injured and the thoracic skates by, slumping further forward, perpetuating a cycle of ignorance and injury that is tampering with people’s quality of life.

Here is the boon to be had for those who can harness the power of thoracic vertebrae:

  • Increased range of motion for the upper body
  • Better shoulder mechanics..
  • More efficient spinal mechanics
  • Less injury and pain in the lumbar region
  • Less strain on the rotator cuffs

At Family Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center, we would like to see everyone utilize their spine to its highest mechanical advantage. Welcome the thoracic spine back into your daily routine of movement and derive all the benefits it has to offer.

For expertise and help in doing this, call our office in Milpitas at (408) 263-8025 to schedule an appointment today.

Dr. Gregory A. Lind, D.C. 

Overtraining

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Summer is the “no pain, no gain,” season of athletic endeavor: the onset of warm weather in the Bay Area inspires many people to let their inner beach body shine. At Family Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center, we support any athletic enterprise that contributes to a healthier, more resilient body. But there are limits!

Here is a friendly reminder from your Milpitas chiropractor: getting into swimsuit shape should not be sufficient cause to overstrain yourself into a condition of fatigue and weakness.

The recipe for muscle and stamina building relies on a delicate balance between training and rest. Training breaks down the muscle fibers, precipitating a period of hypertrophy: the cellular process by which the muscles repair and rebuild. For muscles to grow back stronger, a proper amount of rest is required during which the following equation must be in place: muscle protein synthesis>muscle protein breakdown.

Overtraining occurs when you surpass the outer limit of your body’s ability to recover and rebuild. In other words, you are not giving your body enough rest before training is resumed. This can be counterproductive to your muscle building efforts, not to mention detrimental to your overall quality of life. Furthermore, it often leads to injury.

To this end, we provide expertise and support for the recovery period of strengthening. There are ways we can influence a quicker rebound, including hydration and proper nutrition. Chiropractic treatment focuses on correcting muscular imbalance, making your body less vulnerable to injury.

Life is about balance: a productive workout depends on solid foundations. Often times all it takes is a conversation with an expert to add that missing ingredient to your repertoire.

We urge you to benefit from our expertise by calling our office at (408) 263-8025 to schedule an appointment today.

Dr. Gregory Lind, D.C. 


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