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  • Writer's pictureDr. Rory Dopps

Nutrition and Stress: Fueling Your Body's Resilience


In our ongoing series about stress and health, we've explored the three types of stress - physical, chemical, and emotional - and how they intertwine with our modern lifestyle. We've also discussed how chiropractic care can enhance your body's natural resilience and adaptability, and the crucial role of the nervous system and spine in health. Today, we're going to delve deeper into the role of nutrition in health and how it can support your body's ability to manage stress.

Understanding Nutrition and Stress

Nutrition plays a crucial role in our body's response to stress. The foods we eat provide the raw materials for our body's stress response systems. For instance, B vitamins are needed for the production of stress hormones, while antioxidants help protect our cells from the damage caused by stress.

However, our modern diet, often high in processed foods and low in nutrient-dense whole foods, can leave us deficient in these crucial nutrients. This can compromise our body's ability to manage stress and contribute to a variety of health issues.

Chiropractic Care and Nutrition

While chiropractic care is primarily focused on supporting the health of the spine and nervous system, it also recognizes the importance of nutrition in overall health. By providing nutritional advice and recommending high-quality supplements, chiropractors can help their patients support their body's natural resilience and adaptability.

The Role of Supplements: Supporting Stress Management and Resilience

While a balanced, whole foods diet is the foundation of good nutrition, supplements can also play a role in supporting our body's stress response. Certain supplements, like B vitamins, magnesium, and adaptogenic herbs, can support the body's stress response and promote a calm, relaxed state of mind.

To complement your chiropractic care and nutrition, we recommend the supplement StressArrest™ from Designs for Health. This supplement is designed to support the body's stress response and promote a calm, relaxed state of mind.

Everyday Life and Nutrition

Maintaining good nutrition is an integral part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This involves not only eating a balanced, nutrient-dense diet but also taking high-quality supplements as needed. By taking a proactive approach to nutrition, you can enhance your resilience and navigate the challenges of life more effectively.


Don't let stress hinder your body's natural ability to adapt. Schedule your chiropractic adjustment online today at and start your journey towards optimal health. Our team at Dopps Chiropractic is committed to supporting you in all aspects of health, including enhancing your body's natural resilience.

In our next blog post, we'll explore more about the role of exercise in health and how it can support your body's ability to manage stress. Stay tuned!

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