Wellness & Nutrition

Wellness and Nutrition

At NorCal Spine & Sport, we make sure our patients understand the importance of overall wellness and nutrition.  Proper nutrition is the cornerstone of health and wellness. Exercise, adequate rest, hydration, maintaining a positive mental attitude, and avoiding a toxic diet are all essential for maintaining health and achieving longevity. Exercise and movement are common topics with regards to injury and recovery.  An appropriate amount of regular exercise improves the health of your joints.

When everyday wear and tear occurs beyond the ability of the joints to repair themselves, Osteoarthritis sets in.  Joints need a regular supply of nutrition to recover from this wear and tear.  Your joints do not receive a blood supply; rather they are bathed in a nutritious joint fluid.  Joint movement causes this fluid to move through the joint cartilage, providing it with the necessary nutrition for maintaining healthy cartilage.

Other topics include nutrition and diet.  A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains significantly reduces your risk to chronic disease. Vegetables and fruits are high in antioxidants and flavonoids that are very important for general health and aid in the treatment of osteoarthritis. It is important to know what fruits and vegetables are the most valuable and what source of nutrition they can provide to your health.

Incorporating supplements, vitamins and minerals can also enhance your current diet by slowing down the progression of joint degeneration, and helping build healthier cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. At NorCal Spine and Sport, our doctors can educate each individual patient on their specific nutritional needs. During our nutritional consultation, we can provide information including exercise programs to obtain different personal goals, incorporating the most beneficial fruits and vegetables into your current diet, eliminating all inflammatory foods, and recommend the top supplements, vitamins, and minerals to enhance your current health.

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