Fiber to Decrease Inflammation

Dr. Trent Yeomans

As a Chiropractor in East Dallas, my goal is to help people with back pain not only through the adjustment and exercise but by educating on how to decreased inflammation through nutrition. The importance of dietary fiber to decrease inflammation within the standard American diet cannot be overstated. The prevalence of highly processed foods and sedentary lifestyles have become detrimental to our overall health by increasing the total inflammation going on in our body leading to pain and dysfunction. Dietary fiber helps aid the digestive system and helps decrease the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. 

In a review done by Silva et al. over multiple randomized controlled trials, they wanted to see the effect of fiber intake on glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. What they found in over the 60 studies that met the inclusion criteria was that in the subjects who either supplemented with high fiber or were on a high fiber diet they significantly decreased both their fasting plasma glucose and their HbA1c levels, meaning that an increase in dietary fiber should be used in conjunction with other methods for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. Even though this study was made for people already dealing with diabetes it shows the importance of nutrition and what we are putting into our bodies to support it and live a healthier lifestyle to stay pain free and chronic lifestyle disease free.

“Over 345 million people worldwide have diabetes, and it is projected that diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death by 2030.”

“The main role of diet in glucose control is to decrease the postprandial glucose response, because this is an important contributor to glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and it may also be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes.”

Recipe

All Organic and Frozen

  • 1 Cup of Spinach
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ Green Apple
  • ½ Banana
  • Handful of Almonds
  • 8oz of Water
Reference

Flávia M Silva, Caroline K Kramer, Jussara C de Almeida, Thais Steemburgo, Jorge Luiz Gross, Mirela J Azevedo, Fiber intake and glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, Nutrition Reviews, Volume 71, Issue 12, 1 December 2013, Pages 790–801, https://doi.org/10.1111/nure.12076

Our Message

When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our East Dallas Doctors, located in Lakewood at the corner of Mockingbird Ln. and Abrams Rd., are here to teach you that taking care of your mental health and getting the proper nutrients are just as important as the chiropractic adjustment to stay healthy, lower inflammation and limit pain.