Our purpose is to provide a comprehensive solution to resolving problems related to structural abnormalities in the spine and nervous system, to allow your body to work at its highest capacity. We are proud to serve patients from all over Fairfield and New Haven County with our unique and gentle approach to health care.

Our focus is unique. Structural Optimization focuses on specifically addressing Structural Shifts in the spine that commonly cause secondary conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, degeneration, sciatica, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, herniated discs, and ear infections as well as immune and digestive problems. Restoring and protecting your body’s normal structural alignment is of paramount importance in maintaining optimal health.

Dr. Peter Braglia has served people of all ages and many health conditions. Use our website to find the latest in health news in our blog, and find out if customized chiropractic care is right for you or your loved ones. Experience the Structural Difference.

Alkaline vs. Acidic


A diet rich in alkali forming foods is a key factor in maintaining optimal health. Our body has a desired state of slightly alkaline, but most Americans eat a diet full of acid forming foods (red meat, sugar, dairy). Excessive acid in the body(Acidosis) can strip your body of minerals and can contribute to the loss of bone density as well as lead to a number of health problems including heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, stroke, asthma and more.

The good news is, restoring your proper pH balance is as simple as eating more fruits and vegetables. In addition, limit your intake of red meats, dairy, sugar and bread/grains.

Here is a basic list to get you started:

ALKALINE-FORMING FOODS: Most Fruits & Vegetables, Soy beans, Lima beans, Azuki beans, Brazil nuts, Sprouted seeds, Honey, Buckwheat, Barley

ACID-FORMING FOODS: Alcohol, Sugar, Dairy products, Shellfish, Grains, Sodas, Most meats (Beef, Pork, Chicken, Turkey, Lamb), Corn, Nuts, Rice, Select Fruit/Vegetables (Bananas, Sweet Potatoes, Plums, Prunes)

For a more detailed list, click to enlarge this chart