Almost every day there is new research that surfaces regarding health and nutrition in America. Whether it is vitamins, minerals, new-age diet plans, workout regimens, or dietary supplements, it seems as if keeping up with health and nutrition these days can be quite the chore. We are here to help. One of the highly beneficial, but not often discussed dietary supplements that can provide a vast amount of health benefits, is called turmeric. To fully understand what turmeric can do for you, we’ll need to know where it comes from, why it’s effective, and how to use it properly.
Turmeric is the spice that gives the Indian culinary dish, curry, its yellow color. It is derived from the turmeric plant which is native to South Asia, and is part of the ginger family. It has been mentioned in Hindu literature, used in domestic rituals such as marriage, and used as a form of skincare. In addition to all these uses, turmeric has also been used as a medicinal herb in India for thousands of years. But it wasn't until recent that scientists have started to realize just how beneficial it can be to our health.
People all across the globe have started to take note of just how beneficial supplements can be if they are incorporated into a healthy diet correctly. One of the main supplements that has shown to have a major upside in the health industry, is probiotics. That being said, most people have a better understanding of antibiotics, than they do with its counterpart. While antibiotics help kill harmful bacteria, whether it be in hand soap, or prescribed medicine from the doctor, they don’t do anything to help boost the “friendly” bacteria within our bodies. That’s where probiotics come in and can make a massive positive impact to our physical and mental health. flourish, by entegro LLC, is in a category of its own when it comes to probiotics. Whether it be its all-natural make up, its diverse number of strains and genera, or its unique liquid form to preserve nutrients. Before we get into why flourish has separated itself from the rest of the industry, we need to understand exactly what probiotics do and what they protect us from.
Meet Nate Tilley! Nate is one of Nelson Chiropractic sponsored athletes. A little bit about Nate, he is an aspiring martial artist, specializing in Brazilian Jiujitsu and Taekwondo. He is currently 19 years old, turning 20 in July of 2018. Originally, Nate is from Rapid City, SD but decided to move to Spearfish, SD in August of 2017. His biggest accomplishment to date is taking home double gold medals and winning both his tournament brackets at the Colorado state championship for Brazilian Jiujitsu. His ultimate goal in jiujitsu is to be a world champion, and his goal in life is to serve others and keep people laughing.
I was able to sit down with Nate and talk about how Nelson Chiropractic and Chiropractic care in general has helped him stay on course to achieve those goals.
In the past decade, people have been searching for supplements to keep them ahead of the curve when it comes to staying healthy. This can be harder than it seems due to the lack of regulation on supplements, the various number of companies claiming their products are superior to the rest, and the surprisingly low level of knowledge when it comes to supplementation in America. However, there is one supplement that has been sweeping through the country without much backlash at all. That supplement is omega-3 fish oil.
Omega-3 fish oil is a beneficial supplement for both healthy individuals and those who are battling illness and disease. The omega-3 fatty acids have proven to benefit your joints, bones and skin, although it’s main purpose is to help prevent and manage heart attacks and heart disease. To break it down a little farther, the omega-3 fatty acids contain EPA (eicosapentaenoic) and DHA (docosahexaenoic), which are what actually benefit the heart, joints, skin and bones. These fats are what people refer to as the “good fats” that help to balance out the “bad fats” in your diet. Along with helping your joints, skin, bones and heart, omega-3 can also help maintain triglyceride levels that are already within a normal range.
Meet Dane Kissack! Dane is one of Nelson Chiropractic’s sponsored athletes. A little background on Dane, he is a professional cowboy, specializing in calf roping. With over 10 professional championships, holding an area record with a time of 7.2 seconds, and being an 8 time Badlands Circuit Finals Qualifier, he is an extremely accomplished professional athlete. He is also a proud native of Spearfish, South Dakota and the beautiful Black Hills.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Dane about how much Nelson Chiropractic and chiropractic care in general, has helped him in his path to becoming such a successful professional athlete.