Why Do You Experience Borborygmus or Stomach Rumblings During a Chiropractic Session?

Borborygmus (plural borborygmi) (from Greek βορβορυγμός) is a rumbling, growling, gurgling or squeaking noise from the abdomen or stomach. The movement of gas through the bowels or intestines of humans and animals noise caused the rumbling sound (extracted from Wikipedia).

The concept and phenomenon of Borborygmus are useful to understand the cause and effects of naturally-occurring metaphysical flows of energy, gas and fluids happening within our body.


A number of years ago, as I laid on the chiropractic table as a chiropractic patient myself, I was anxious of what will happen, and my stomach began to rumble loudly. It happened 5 minutes into the Chiropractic session, and I did what I think many of you would do in a similar situation: I apologised for the ‘untimely noises’ that my stomach was making. My anxiety was the stressor (the cause) of my stomach rumbling (the effect).

The first thing the Chiropractor did was to put me at ease by explaining the Borborygmus phenomenon. It usually happens a while after a client lies on the chiropractic table.  He assured me that everything was okay and my body was reacting normally.  He shared that, in Chiropractic, these sounds “are considered a compliment”. In Western Medicine, they call these sounds Borborygmi. I believe that many of you can relate to my experience – whether you are a practitioner, a student of health, or as the person who experienced borborygmus.

Here is the metabolic explanation on why and how Borborygmus happens.

When your body responds or reacts to a stimulus or trigger, you may experience a ‘fight or flight’ response (that is a cause and effect relationship). This will result in an ‘inhibition’ in the stomach and upper digestive tract action. The brain will then activate and direct the nerve flow to the parts of the body needed most for action – for fight or flight. When the stressor or trigger is gone, the stomach motility (that is the movement of organism via metabolic energy), as well as other functions, resume.

For humans, the fight or flight emergency response played a strong role in man’s early evolution. The need to respond or react to attacks, as well as to attack and defend oneself, were often daily occurrences then. As we moved into the modern age, the emergency responses that require huge amounts of physical effort and need for full-fledged fight or flight responses lessened.

However, the tendency for our bodies to act (or over-react) continued in our modern day living. Often, these reactions of fight or flight can inhibit, slow down, halt, or even alter our body’s physical or metabolic and functions and processes, such as the digestive or sexual response systems, in order to focus on the stress situation(s). Typically, this will cause negative effects like constipation, anorexia, poor digestion, difficulty in urinating, erectile dysfunction and difficulty in maintaining sexual arousal. The danger is that any prolonged exposure to stress responses without any intervention or treatment can cause a chronic suppression of the immune system function.

I believe that many are walking around each day in a partial or full state of fight or flight. Clients often arrive at my practice after ‘fighting’ a heavy traffic, ’hearing’ negative news on the radio, ‘feeling angry’ with their boss, colleague or family member, ‘feeling exhausted’ with punishing workload, and more stressors. It is only after they lay still on the treatment table, the chiropractic work begins and they slowly ‘detach’ themselves from the perceived stressors of the outside world.

Good hands-on manual chiropractic adjustments and care can allow the feeling of threat and stress to diminish. Once your mind is free from the bondage of fear, fight and flight, then the digestion (of both food and thoughts) can resume normally. It is then that the borborygmus kicks in. Voila, your body is now functioning normally again!

We encourage you to appreciate the ‘new normal’ of relaxation that a chiropractic adjustment can bring, rather than worry about the ‘nasty noise’. Be proactive in your health and not reactive, a precious gem that needs polishing for our well-being.

 

Your Trusted Chiropractor 

Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc.(Hons)

[Dr. of Chiropractic & Nutritionist &

Treasurer of Chiropractic Association of Singapore]

WhatsApp :+65 9355 8828

Telephone : +65 6970 8152

Email : drchiro@gmail.com

 

What is ‘Subluxation’ in Chiropractic?

You could have heard of the term ‘Subluxation’ in Chiropractic. What is subluxation? What are the causes? Why is ‘removal’ of subluxation critical for you to remain healthy, disease-free and pain-free?

A subluxation is the condition of a vertebra that has lost its proper juxtaposition with the one above or the one below, or both; to an extent less than a luxation, which impinges nerves and interferes with the transmission of mental impulses.

  • W. Stephenson, Author of Chiropractic Textbook 1927

“Nature needs no help, just no interference.”

  • BJ Palmer, Developer of Chiropractor (1882 – 1961) and son of Chiropractic Founder, D D Palmer

Just like a stone impeding the flow of a river, a subluxation impedes the flow of our nervous system. By adjusting those subluxations (that is, misaligned bones) in the spine, we are removing the interferences in our nervous system.

How does subluxation affect you? It can cause joint damage, nerve damage, tissue damage, muscle damage and health damage if we do not address it properly and timely.

So how do we know if our nervous system has interference through subluxations? These are the tell-tale signs:

  • You have poor posture or curved back
  • You are unable to walk properly without strain and pain
  • You often do not feel good and are not living your best
  • You get tired easily, feel fatigued, and feel restless every day
  • You have backaches, headaches, sore or tender spots in the muscles and the joints
  • You have low resistance to disease(s) and infections
  • You are not able to take a deep breath properly or have breathing difficulty.

These are some signs that the subluxations have affected your nervous system and caused you to have interferences in the nervous system. If you do not wish to suffer ill health or be prone to diseases due to subluxations of your vertebrae, timely chiropractic adjustments will help restore your body equilibrium and health.

Chiropractors use objective measures and techniques to detect and remove those subluxations so that your body will regain the natural ability to heal and your health. When we remove the interferences to our nervous system, our innate life force is able to communicate with our entire body through our nerves, helping our body to keep functioning at its best.

If you have any of the conditions and effects above, seek help timely and get adjusted, to ensure that your nervous system is in-check and that your body can function more optimally.

 

Your Trusted Chiropractor

Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc.(Hons)

[Dr. of Chiropractic & Nutritionist &

Treasurer of Chiropractic Association of Singapore]

WhatsApp :+65 9355 8828

Telephone : +65 6970 8152

Email : contact@drchiro.com.sg

Thoughts, Traumas and Toxins – Three Terrible ‘Ts’

Three things can cause dysfunctions in the nervous system and dis—eases. Dysfunctions in the nervous system can misalign your spine, cause interference in the communication link between your brain and spine and devastate the entire nervous system.

How do these Three Terrible ‘Ts’ work against your body, your health and your well-being?

  • Thoughts
  • Traumas
  • Toxins

Thoughts cause emotional dysfunctions, which influence the brain and ultimately affect the nervous system. The brain produces a whole range of chemicals that affect the body, changing things on a molecular level, which can result in dis–ease.

Thoughts include the emotion of worry, fear, frustration, anger, sadness, grief and effort, which you feel in everyday life and often ignored or taken lightly. These emotions cause imbalances in the body and, over time, result in negative effects like pain, numbness, hormonal imbalances, digestive problems, elimination problems, blood and circulatory imbalances,  insomnia, cysts, growths, nervous system imbalances etc. To be in good health, we need to be happy and be free from ‘emotions’!

Traumas cause ‘mechanical’ dysfunctions, leading to changes at the molecular level, which can also result in dis–ease. Physical traumas like falls, accidents, shocks, whiplash and poor ergonomics can result in posture abnormalities, which, in turn, affect the body and spine. Emotional traumas can also affect the nervous system negatively. It is like a chain of cascading effects that triggers a chain reaction within the ‘sub systems’ of the entire body system. Think of the conventional power grid system. When power lines are overloaded, a line trip will cause other or all lines to trip, too.

Toxins cause physical dysfunctions that can affect the nervous system. Toxins we absorb, inhale or ingest can enter the body and produce changes on a molecular level, resulting in dis–ease. Toxins can be from the environment, our food, water/drinks, pollution, ‘chemicals/drugs’, ‘WiFi pollution’ and too much radiation from electronic gadgets etc.

By getting adjusted regularly and thinking happy thoughts, reducing stress levels, eating ‘clean’ and with proper nutrition, walking properly to avoid falls, and getting some fresh air through daily walks will keep your nervous system in check.

It is your choice to live healthily and happily so that you can express your full potential in life optimally. It is a choice you will never regret!

Your Trusted Chiropractor

Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc.(Hons)

[Dr. of Chiropractic & Nutritionist &

Treasurer of Chiropractic Association of Singapore]

 

WhatsApp :+65 9355 8828

Telephone : +65 6970 8152

Email : drchiro@gmail.com

Can Chiropractic ‘Cure’ My Ailments and Pain?

“Chiropractic emphasize the fact that when the patient’s state of the organism undergoes a departure from the ideally-well state, it is most likely due to an aberration in the internal dynamic — not an external factor. The goal is to restore resistance before a serious disease can develop.” Essential Principles of Chiropractic, Dr. Virgil Strang, D.C., Ph.C..

Can Chiropractors ‘Cure’ Ailments and Pain?

We do not. We simply remove the interference(s) in the nervous system that prevent(s) your body from functioning optimally. Sometimes, interferences in the nervous system impede that healing and functioning process, causing stuck patterns and a process of dis–ease.

Dis–ease is a cumulative process. It worsens overtime. When dis–ease happens long enough, the symptoms of the subsequent stuck patterns will become a ‘disease’, labelled by the characteristics of that disease.

The removal of dis–ease or healing is also a process. It is not a one-off event. When the healing process has reduced dis–ease to the point that the symptoms defining a ‘disease’ are no longer present for a period, we call it a ‘cure’.

The word ‘cure’ is event-oriented and misleading. Worse still, many individuals expect miracles and instant result(s) when their condition(s) had been built up over many years or their lifetime.

The symptom-oriented and event-oriented language of ‘disease’ and ‘cure’ obfuscate the fact that we are dealing with an intelligent nervous system that is always in a process of attempting to adapt and self-heal.

How Chiropractic Helps

There are many medical, surgical and non-invasive modalities to deal with ailments, pain and diseases.  These could be due to physical, mental, emotional, environmental and chemical factors.

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and non-drug alternative to alleviate your health ailments, pain and symptoms. If the conditions are prolonged and serious, X-rays and MRIs are required for analysis and recommendations of adjustment procedures and/or care plan. Some conditions may require medical or surgical interventions.

Typical Chiropractic adjustment techniques and interventions include:

– Identifying the underlying cause(s) that resulted in the conditions using the Zone Technique. This technique identifies which system(s) of the body (glandular, elimination, nerves, digestive, musculoskeletal and circulatory) have interference(s) with the nervous system. Essentially, this means that we try to remove the interference to the nervous system so that the brain can communicate with the spine and adjacent structures, organs and functions in the body, and vice versa, in a closed loop.

– Adjusting the spine, hips, upper and lower limbs, cranium, upper neck, etc using manual adjustments, instrument adjustments to help eliminate the cause(s).

– Using complementary Nutritional Assessment and Advisory, Traction, Orthotics and Exercise Management and Health/Well-Being Management.

After Chiropractic adjustments and other necessary interventions, the body will be in a more favorable state to deal with the symptoms. With that, the body will be able to tackle the symptoms and heal itself from the inside out.

Health Is a Choice

Yes, Chiropractic and complementary practices can help you achieve optimal health and remove the interferences in your nervous system that caused the pain, numbness and symptoms. There is no magic formula or cookie-cutter approach to good health, if you continue to ‘harm’ your body and your nervous system. Prevention is always better than cure!  Making the right choice and being consistent in your healthcare interventions is your best strategy to achieve optimal health.

 

Your Trusted
Chiropractor Singapore

Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc.(Hons) [Dr. of Chiropractic & Nutritionist]

Dr. Chiro Pte. Ltd.

Hon. Treasurer, The Chiropractic Association of Singapore

Member of Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association

 

Get Creative in Sneaking Extra Fruits and Vegetables in Your Family’s Diet for Better Health

We all know that we should be eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. However, knowing and doing are two different things, aren’t they? Sometimes, it is just not easy to buy or eat the right food all at the same time. We are constantly tempted to fill up on convenience and junk food. If your family were anything like mine, they would rather fill up on a bag of chips, a bowl or plate of fried rice, noodles or pasta instead of trying an apple or a plate of steamed broccoli and carrots. We will have to be creative to change die-hard habits and food choices!

 

Here are some ideas to ‘sneak’ some extra vegetables and fruits in your family’s diet.

10 Healthy ‘Sneak’ Tips

  1. Start the day with a breakfast smoothie. All you have to do is to put some fruits, low-fat yogurt and ice in a blender. You may also want to add a scoop of protein powder for good measure. Blend for a few seconds and you have the perfect breakfast ready to go. I like to sip mine in a thermal cup on the way to work. You can also make different types of smoothie everyday just to keep it interesting and novel. To make it even more appealing for your children, use some frozen yogurt or a scoop of ice cream in the smoothie. They will be delighted that you are letting them have ice cream for breakfast!

 

  1. Make dried fruits an excellent snack any time of the day. Add some small portions of raisins in your children’s lunch boxes; pack some yogurt-covered raisins in your husband’s briefcase; and keep some natural dried fruit or vegetable snacks conspicuously around the house for snacking. No potato chips, please. You can also add dried fruits to oatmeal and whole grain cereal in the morning. You children would love those crispy banana chips in their breakfast cereal.

 

  1. Add some fruits and vegetables to your family’s sandwiches. You can add some cut banana, sliced apples or strawberry to a peanut butter sandwich. Top a chicken sandwich with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and preserved olives. You can even make a ‘sub shop style’ vegetable sandwich by adding different vegetables. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper, but avoid mayonnaise and cheese, as they are high in fat content.

 

  1. Create a salad bar for dinner. Set up a nice display of colourful variety of chopped vegetables with whole leaf lettuce as wraps, with baked chicken slices, salt/pepper, croutons, and several choices of salad dressing to suit your taste buds. You can find interesting Japanese salad dressing that appeal to Asian taste buds in our supermarkets. Let everybody create his or her own perfect salad.

 

  1. Let them ‘drink’ their fruits and vegetables. Keep an assortment of pure fruit and vegetable juices in the fridge and encourage everyone to drink them as a ‘snack’. Get creative. You could start ‘family cocktail hour’ by pouring everybody a glass of his or her favourite pure fruit and/or vegetable juice over ice. Add some nice straws, cocktail umbrellas, mixed nuts and sit together under warm lights in your favourite family space, balcony or garden and share how everybody’s day went.

 

  1. Enjoy this fruity dessert. Put a small scoop of ice cream or frozen yogurt in a bowl and top it with lots of fresh or frozen fruit.

 

  1. Offer fruits and vegetables as snacks. You can cut apples into slices and top them with peanut butter or tomatoes. ‘Cube’ fresh cucumbers and serve with grapes or blueberries and some mint leaves. Cut up some fresh veggies, carrot and cucumber sticks and serve them with homemade sesame dressing or dip.

 

  1. Try new fruits and vegetables. Pick something exotic to get your family’s curiosity. With a little luck, their curiosity will outweigh their initial apprehension in trying something new. You could try Thai jambu, Ecuador yellow dragonfruit, kiss melon, Thai star fruit, Lebanese cucumbers, or anything interesting you can find in your neighbourhood store, supermarket or wet market.

 

  1. Make a pot of mixed vegetable soup or stew heavy on veggies and easy on meat. Both of these make great comfort food when you feel low or the weather gets colder. Alternatively, you can make homemade ramen with plenty of vegetables and slices of organic chashu.

 

  1. Start ‘My Veggie Day’. Each family member gets to pick a vegetable one day of the week. They qualify to pick a vegetable as long as they have tried the weekly vegetable choice the week before; otherwise, they lose a turn and Mom gets to pick.

Incorporate a few of these ideas above, and you will have everyone in your family eating more fruits and vegetables in no time.

Here is another tip:

Now that everyone in the family has gotten a taste for healthy fruits and vegetables, make sure you always have plenty of fresh fruits and veggies available and ready to snack on.

This is a very good lifestyle habit to complement the health and wellness paradigm. Research shows that consuming more fruits and vegetables have long-lasting health benefits and will reduce the amount of free radicals and stress in your body system. This will also well prepare your body to be less ‘tight’ in order to receive an effective chiropractic adjustment.

Your Trusted Chiropractor

 Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc.(Hons)

[Dr. of Chiropractic & Nutritionist]

 WhatsApp :+65 9352 8828

Telephone : +65 6970 8152

Email : contact@drchiro.com.sg

 

Do Not be Hooked by Unnatural Food

Most of us are fond of at least one product that has the effect of a stimulant that may eventually become an addiction. These products include exercise stimulant drinks (they come in cans and look like cola), fizzy aerated drinks, tobacco, betel nut, betel leaf, strong coffee, strong tea, ma huang (an ephedrine-like compound consumed in China), and alcohol.

Before I tell you why we should not consume these harmful products, I would like to deal with the question on why we consume them in the first place.

We all know that consuming the products mentioned earlier, in excess, can severely harm our bodies and brain. Yet, we often find them hard to resist. The need to eat stimulant food is a simple human weakness that has existed for ages: humans (and many animals) have always indulged in foods that give a sort of emotional high. In clinical terms, this could result in rapid heart beat, perspiration, dilation or constriction of the pupils of the eye, a warm flush on the face, and a sense of greater sensitivity, concentration and perception. These have adverse effects on the nervous system. And because the basis of chiropractic is about the nervous system, the effect of addictive foods can have dire consequences on our health.

Usually, the ‘high’ sensations fade off within a few hours, and we are left feeling listless, low and lost. This leads to a craving for that addictive food or item again, to experience the high one more time. Sadly, it is not one more time, but many more times. And we end up going round and round in a vicious circle.

This is how the physiology of addictions work.

When you eat an addictive product, it stimulates the hormone-like substances found at the end of your nerves. This triggers an avalanche of similar stimulatory substances, and you experience a ‘high’. As the substances near the nerves are depleted, you get into the low phase, which leads you to crave for that food or product again. This yo-yo phase of nerve stimulation and depletion leads to a pattern of addiction.

Consuming addictive foods is one of the oldest unhealthy food practices and, despite a revolution in health consciousness, it shows no signs of dying out.

Here are some side effects of certain addictive food and products:

  • Alcohol: Erosion of stomach and intestinal lining, liver damage and cirrhosis, nutritional deficiency.
  • Tobacco: Erosion of gum and tongue, which can lead to cancer of the buccal mucosa.
  • Betel nut: Discolouration of teeth, erosion of the lining of the mouth, and cancer of the mouth and upper tract. It can also lead to heart problems among those who already have a weak heart.
  • Ma huang: It contains ephedrine and leads to heart problems.
  • High-sugar aerated drinks and soda: Sodas have high doses of caffeine, which may cause heart palpitations; high sugar drinks can lead to diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and chronic heart diseases.
  • Caffeine and xanthine: Found in tea and coffee, these become harmful only in very high doses; do not consume more than five cups a day.
  • Mixed drug reactions: People who take medications for the heart, hypertension and asthma have to be very careful about the interactions of the drugs with stimulant foods, as mixing the two can be fatal. After years of experience, all doctors know how difficult it is to break the food addictions of their patients. So like them, I can only advise a good compromise. If you cannot break the addiction, then at least you should practise moderation.

We should live life and eat food the natural way as much as possible and avoid living or eating food in an unnatural state. Based on our actual physiology, we need to avoid manipulating or changing our “form” unnecessarily. Thankfully, Chiropractic can help us to remove the unnatural interferences through our thoughts, traumas and toxins, and keep our best health paradigm, from the inside out.

Let us help you transform your health, as you take control of your health and life.

Your Trusted Chiropractor 

Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc.(Hons)

[Dr. of Chiropractic & Nutritionist]

 WhatsApp :+65 9352 8828

Telephone : +65 6970 8152

Email : contact@drchiro.com.sg

Dietary Tips to Reduce Pain and Inflammation and Complement Chiropractic Visits

Inflammation is a major component in most pain conditions, such as rheumatic pain conditions or rheumatic diseases. It is advisable to eat a good amount of right food that reduces inflammation and to reduce the consumption of those that contains inflammatory agents.

We offer you some simple dietary advice that will help reduce rheumatic conditions, and help you live well.

Things You Should Eat to Reduce Pain and Rheumatic Pain

Fish, especially fatty fish, fish oil, olive oil, walnut oil and rapeseed oil should form part of your main diet. The fat in these types of food, especially Omega-3-poly-unsaturated fat, reduces inflammation. If you add these oils to your diet, you should reduce the intake of other types of fat, so that you do not get too much fat into your system. You should also eat more vegetables, as these contribute to your overall body chemistry that helps to reduce inflammation.

Omega 3 is essential for human health. Dieticians no longer recommend eating fresh fish to get your Omega 3 dose. The mercury levels that are prevalent in almost all fresh fish these days can be very detrimental to your health. Hence, many pharma companies have manufactured fish oils that are mercury free by processing the oils that naturally occur in the fish.

Omega 3 contains two fatty acids that benefit the human body greatly, known as DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid). As your body can only make a small amount of DHA from other fatty acids, you need to consume it directly from food (oily fish like salmon and anchovies) or supplements.

DHA and EPA can help prevent heart diseases, cancer, and many other diseases. DHA is also required by the human brain. Low levels of DHA in the brain can cause depression, schizophrenia, memory loss, and an increased chance of getting Alzheimer’s disease. Regular consumption of Omega 3 fish oils can greatly help affect the quality of your life for the better. Just like Chiropractic, which optimises human potential and your quality of life, Omega 3 does the same.

Things You Should Not Eat Too Much of

Do not consume corn, soy, sunflower and vegetable oils, which are relatively cheaper oils, as these can increase inflammation. Most ready-to-eat food that you buy from factories, eateries or restaurants contain these types of fat. You should therefore reduce the consumption of food you do not cook yourself. Be your own chef to be well!

Bread, cereals and products made of corn or cereals also increase the inflammatory response, especially if they contain wheat. Wheat causes a special type of inflammation in the intestines called celiac disease in some individuals, but may also trigger inflammation of non-celiac type. Full-corn cereals and full-corn bread, however, can be valuable types of food: so, you should not stop eating them altogether. If you like to eat bread or corn products at every meal, you should reduce your intake of these and eat more potatoes, beans and peas, to balance your diet.

Things You Should Ideally Not Eat At All

You should not consume ‘chemically-altered’ fats that give it consistency for food production. These fats have very negative effects on your health, and may be very potent inflammatory agents. Margarine, popcorn, snacks, fast food and ready-made cakes or cookies often contain such fat. Unfortunately, the humble bread is often not a healthy staple. A good idea is to bake your bread!

Proper Nutrition with Chiropractic Adjustments, as well as exercising regularly, can be a big help to improve the quality of your life, to fit the holistic health paradigm.

Your Trusted Chiropractor

 Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc.(Hons)

[Dr. of Chiropractic & Nutritionist]

 WhatsApp :+65 9352 8828

Telephone : +65 6970 8152

Email : contact@drchiro.com.sg

 

Say No to Pain and Live Well!

Do you feel lethargic and experience Pain during your Work-from-Home routine? If you do, then you may have certain imbalances in your body or misalignments of your musculoskeletal functions and posture.

We want to help you get you out of Pain immediately before anything more serious happens. How can you help yourself?

Pain is never welcomed; neither is it the enemy.  Pain is sometimes a necessary evil to enable you to know what has gone wrong with your body or if any of your daily activity/ies is/are irritating your condition(s). Pain is there to help us be more sensitive to our bodies.  If the pain is chronic or serious, you do need professional help to adjust your musculoskeletal functions, posture or spine to relieve your conditions.

I have outlined several recommendations to help you feel and live better prior to and after seeing a chiropractor.

Key Tips to Live Better

  1. Sleep on your back. Sleeping on your back has the least pressure on the muscular and nervous system. If you are a side sleeper, instead of rolling from side to side, make a ‘pit stop’ on the back before you go to the other side.
  2. Sit with a lumbar support. As much as possible, use a lumbar support while sitting on the couch, at your desk or in the car. This accentuates the natural arches of the spine and helps to pull the head back over the body. This may feel awkward at first, but you will soon be used to it. If it starts to hurt, take it out.
  3. Don’t ‘look down’ at your phone/iPad/PC. We are all hooked to our beloved electronic gadgets. ‘Looking down’ at your gadgets continually causes extra spinal cord pressure, especially if your cervical spine has lost all, or some of its curve. Use a phone, iPad and notebook stand to maintain eye-level view of your gadgets.
  4. Eliminate deep-fried and inflammatory food. These include food with high oil, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, sodas, sweet fruit juices, high-sugar fruits and gluten (anything with wheat, such as bread, cakes, crackers, pastry, ‘kuehs’ and cereals). I am not saying you cannot ever have it, but if you want to get out of pain right now, cut it! Instead, eat plenty of non-sweet fruits and vegetables, and non-deep fried food.
  5. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. Water is necessary to support your vital body functions, including your muscles, kidney, digestion, circulation. It helps to lubricate your joints, flush out toxins, as well as aid in weight loss.
  6. Have adequate sleep and rest. In our hectic lives, many of us suffer from sleep deprivation. Adults below 65 years need between 7-9 hours of sleep per day; those above 65 years need 7-8 hours per day; teenagers need 8-10 hours per day; and younger children need 9 hours and more per day. Having adequate sleep is vital for cognitive growth and repair. It also protects your emotional, mental and physical health, well-being and safety.
  7. Think positive and maintain good relationships with people. Get rid of all negative emotions and thoughts! They are health killers and causes of many diseases. People who have positive outlook, thoughts and relationships often enjoy better health, live happier lives and have smoother careers. Positive thinking helps you with better stress management. Studies have shown that personality traits like optimism and pessimism can affect your health and well-being!

Let us help you transform your health, as you take control of your health and life.

Your Trusted
Chiropractor in Singapore

[Dr. of Chiropractic & Nutritionist]

Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc.(Hons)

 WhatsApp :+65 9352 8828

Telephone : +65 6970 8152

Email : contact@drchiro.com.sg