Did you ever consider that what you eat might be affecting the health of your nerves and ligaments and spine? Nutrition may be part of the solution to the issue that brings you to seek chiropractic care.

Dr. Jeffrey Wild of Wild Chiropractic in Sheboygan is a chiropractor who has been incorporating nutrition into his practice for 40 years. “People need nutrition now more than ever for the maintaining of their health,” Dr. Wild says.

What is the connection between chiropractic care and nutrition?

“The connection with nutrition is similar to any connection to health. Whether it’s the spine or wrist or foot or organ, it all needs nutritional support,” Dr. Wild says. That’s why when someone comes to Dr. Wild for chiropractic care, nutrition is part of the approach to the healing process.

“We’re trying to restore and heal the body by giving it the nutrients it needs,” Dr. Wild explains. However, it’s not a one-size fits all. Dr. Wild’s nutritional recommendations for patients are individualized to each patient’s situation. It’s all about how to support the body as it heals itself whether a patient is dealing with a pinched nerve or disc conditions. “We recommend what nutritional support may be beneficial for whatever nutritional gap there is in the body,” Dr. Wild says.

He explains further, “What you eat today is going to be your tissue tomorrow. So if you’re not getting the right nutrients, your tissues won’t have what they need.” For this reason among others, Dr. Wild’s approach to nutrition emphasizes organic whole foods and high quality herbs.

Why organic minerals are better for your health

Even though you might be taking supplements, it might not be helping your body in the way you think it is. Most vitamin supplements are chemically synthesized in a lab and concentrated. In most cases it is harder for the body to process these man-made elements than natural supplements, and in some instances the body even considers these synthesized products as toxic. With whole food supplements, it takes the body less effort to utilize the nutrients we are after, which ultimately enriches our daily lives.

As examples: synthetic B vitamins can be developed from coal tar and are often highly concentrated. Almost all vitamin C in common daily supplements is synthetic, is labeled as ascorbic acid, and is created by breaking down corn starch.

Often just changing the supplement a patient is taking, synthetic vs. whole food, is enough to make a difference in supporting a body’s well-being. But again, it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach- everyone’s nutritional gaps are unique to them. Thus, the nutritional support they need is unique as well.

Wild Chiropractic offers individualized nutritional consultation and Nutritional Response Testing (NRT), which is a more specific approach to supporting your body through nutritional means. For $35, Wild Chiropractic offers individualized nutritional testing. To learn more or to book an appointment, call 920.458.8886 or

Wild Chiropractic is part of the Sheboygan County Preferred Business Program.

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