In recent years, scientific research has borne out the importance of diet and nutrition to health and well-being.
Chiropractic applauds the popular interest currently being shown in good nutrition practices. Since the early 1900s, the regular
curriculum in several chiropractic colleges has included the teaching of nutrition and dietetics, while the subject has been
given short shrift elsewhere. Since chiropractic regards nutrition as a cornerstone of well-being, patients can rely on their
chiropractors for basic, knowledgeable advice concerning food, water intake, and vitamin and mineral supplementation to attain
and maintain health. A diet rich in essential nutrients will not only nourish the body as a whole, but also supply essential
elements for the maintenance of nerves, bones, and muscles.
P.S. Foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and other naturally occurring compounds have been shown to have a preventive
effect when it comes to helping the body resist such diseases as cancer and heart disease.