Nutrition – Why Bother?

It is amazing how little we Americans know about proper nutrition.  On this subject, we are really, really stupid.

I can’t tell you how many people have wandered into my office with a host of aches and pains, looking for an immediate result, who, when asked about their diet, look at me like I’m nuts.

Yes, of course I can help anyone “manage” and improve their pain.  But… if we’re going to get to the root cause of the condition, it’s going to take a bit of looking and a bit of lifestyle readjustment.

The body is an amazing self-healing machine.  Sure, bullet wounds and gashes are tough, but generally speaking, the natural state of the body is health.  Illness and pain are abnormalities.  Too often, I find that our own habits inhibit the power of the body to heal itself.

Sugar, soda, heavily-processed meat and lots of fries.  Over and over and over again.  What does that do to a body over time?

I’m not trying to be a health nut.  The diet industry is a multi-billion dollar a year industry.  A new diet book comes out every week.

This one says no carbs at all, this one says no meat, this one tells you to fast for a month – in the middle of all that conflicting advice, who can figure out what they are supposed to eat?

This is where my services as a chiropractor are needed.  Proper body handling and nutrition are what I’ve been trained to diagnose and remedy as needed.  With proper nutrition, you don’t have to eat strange things.  You can have the energy you need to get through your day and lose weight at the same time.

Call me today to arrange a nutrition consultation.  Let’s get you on a plan that works for you.


Dr. Dustan Mattingly, D.C.


By Mattingly Chiropractic, July 13, 2013