San Francisco Chiropractor incorporates "Plant Based Diet" into Nonsurgical Treatment Program for Degenerative Disc Di
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:35pm
The health benefits of a plant based diet for patients with badly degenerated discs, ruptured discs, or disc herniations, goes far beyond the obvious benefit of weight loss. Of course you lose weight (really fast) when you eat like this, and this puts less stress on the spinal discs, joints, ligaments, and tendons, but this is only part of the story. The typical American diet contains components that cause inflammation which damages the joints, especially the proteins from dairy products-causing arthritis and eventually destruction of these moving parts. For the full story please read the April 2004 McDougall newsletter. The title of the article is: How to Prevent and Treat Degenerative (Osteo) Arthritis.