you've recently suffered an injury, you're probably all too
familiar with the physical rigors of rehabilitation. Regaining
strength and endurance in injured muscles, joints or tissue
is a complex process requiring consideration of physical,
biological, physiological and nutritional factors.
Speaking of nutrition, a review paper in the Journal
of Sports Chiropractic & Rehabilitation addresses the
value of nutrition in returning patients to preinjury status.
Various nutritional considerations are discussed, including:
- specific energy and nutrient requirements;
- ways of reducing inflammation (enzymes, amino acids,
- repairing/strengthening tissue (glucosamine sulfate,
chondroitin sulfate); and
- avoiding potential food sensitivities (corn, wheat, milk
products, red meat, etc.)
Whether you're recovering from injury or just trying to maximize
health and wellness, proper nutrition is a good place to start.
Consult with your chiropractor to develop nutritional and
exercise guidelines appropriate to your needs.
Simon JJ. Rehabilitative nutrition. Journal of Sports
Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Dec. 1999: Vol. 13, No.
For additional information on nutrition, go to http://www.chiroweb.com/tyh/nutrients.html