Provide your spine with the nutrients that it needs to heal and function properly
- Daily green breakfast smoothies: No one disputes the that green leafy vegetables are good for your health; they are full of minerals and have an anti-inflammatory effect on your body. A green smoothie is a great way to start the day, it is anti-inflammatory and highly nutritious containing essential vitamin, minerals etc.
- Monthly bone broth: How often do you eat cartilage and bone marrow? You can aid your cartilage and spinal joint health by cooking up a bone broth to supplement your diet with. Each batch should last you several weeks if you freeze it in an ice cube trays and supplement a cube per day in your tea or cooking.
- Omega-3 supplementation: Due to the western diet, most people in Australia are too high in omega-6 (pro-inflammatory) compared to omega-3 (anti-inflammatory). Supplementing with Omega-3 helps to restore a balanced fatty acid ratio for reduced spinal inflammation (omega-3 is also an essential nutrient for healthy nerve cell regeneration after spinal nerve injury).
- Vitamin d-supplementation: Vitamin–d is normally generated by sun exposure. Due to modern clothing and indoor living a large percentage of people have suboptimal levels of vitamin-d. Through winter and times of indoor living it is wise to supplement with oral Vitamin-d to optimize calcium and magnesium absorption so you can build strong spinal bone and a generally relaxed spinal muscle tone.
- Eat fresh fiber first: Make snack time healthier by following the rule of eating something fresh and fibrous first (a fruit or a vegetable). Fruit and vegetables are not only more nutritious than most other forms of snack they are also anti-inflammatory which is good to keep in mind when it comes to spinal health. For the keen participant, this habit could even be intensified to a period of detoxification with living exclusively on raw vegetables.