This is a very common question. And why wouldn’t it be both professions are known for helping people with back and neck pain. Not to mention both are known for being alternatives to a “traditional medicine” meaning, they don’t treat with surgeries or medications. Unfortunately, it’s hard to give a simple definition for what chiropractic and physical therapy are because both professions are as different as the practitioners in them. Physical therapist spend the majority of their education taking a deep dive into the anatomy and physiology of the human body in order to learn how to help heal the body. We are taught a variety of manual techniques and exposed to several treatment philosophies. That is to say neither profession is a modality (ice packs, hot packs, electrical stimulation, or ultrasound) that has firm definition.
Like many people I was hearing about all the wonderful benefits of taking a probiotic but I don’t like taking pills. I did a little research and found out that fermented pickles, Kefir, tempeh and sauerkraut are all good sources of probiotics.
Fermented pickles are found in the refrigerated section...think deli section not frozen food section.
Kefir is a fermented milk and is found with the yogurt.
Tempeh is a fermented soybean product found in the vegetarian section
Sauerkraut is fermented cabbage which I found next to the pickles in the deli section.
I would try to simply add a variety of these fermented foods to your diet to maintain a variety of microflora in your gut.
Do you eat any of these foods? If yes, what is your favorite recipe?
WE HELP ACTIVE ADULTS OVERCOME THEIR ACHES AND PAINS TO GET THEM BACK TO THEIR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES WITHOUT MEDICATION, INJECTIONS OR SURGERIES.
Dr. Molly McDonald