Nutrition & Organ Relationships

“A healthy outside starts from the inside.”

– Robert Urich

Our daily nutrition impacts our internal organs and muscles.  Any imbalances in our daily nutritional intake has the potential to negatively impact our quality of movement.  In this table below we list the muscle related to the nutritional imbalance and the possible organ(s) affected. This table is meant to be used as a guide to help educate your patients when they have nutritional imbalances demonstrating how multiple systems can be impacted. 

Nutrition and Organ Relationship

Muscle Nutrition Organ
Iliopsoas Vitamin E, Vitamin A Kidneys
Glutes (all) Vitamin E Reproductive Organs
Adductors Vitamin E Endocrine Organs
Tensor Fascia Latae Vitamin D, Intestinal Bacteria Large Intestine
Piriformis Vitamin A Reproductive Organs
Hamstrings Vitamin E, Vitamin A Rectum
Quadriceps Vitamin D, Vitamin B Complex Small Intestine
Sartorius, Gracilis Vitamin C Adrenal Glands
Popliteus Vitamin A Gallbladder
Soleus, Gastrocnemius Stress hormone imbalance * Adrenal Glands
Tibialis Anterior Vitamin A Urinary Bladder
Tibialis Posterior Stress hormone imbalance* Adrenal Glands, Urinary Bladder
Peroneals Calcium, Vitamin B complex Urinary Bladder
Abdominals Vitamin E Small Intestine
Trapezius Vitamin C, Calcium immunity Upper: eye
Trapezius Vitamin C, Calcium immunity Middler/lower: spleen
Rhomboids Vitamin A Liver
Levator Scapulae Vitamin C, Calcium immunity Sinuses, parathyroid, TMJ
Latissimus Dorsi Vitamin A, Essential Fatty Acids Pancreas
Pectoralis (both) Vitamin A, Vitamin B** Digestive Enzyme Stomach, Liver
Supraspinatus Essential Fatty Acids Brain
Deltoid Vitamin C, Immunity Lung
Teres Minor Mineral Imbalance Thoracic Spine (T1-T12)
Subscapularis Vitamin B**, Vitamin C, Vitamin E Heart
Teres Minor Iodine Thyroid
Infraspinatus Vitamin C, Immunity Thymu
Biceps Brachii Decreased Stomach Acid Stomach
Brachioradialis Decreased Stomach Acid Stomach
Triceps Brachii Decreased Stomach Acid, Vitamin A Pancreas
Supinator Decreased Stomach Acid, Vitamin B** Stomach
Pronator Teres Decreased Stomach Acid, Vitamin B** Stomach
Opponens Calcium, Vitamin D Stomach
SCM Vitamin B** Sinuses, TMJ
Scalenes Vitamin B** Sinuses, TMJ
Cervical Extensors Vitamin B** Sinuses
Spinalis Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Calcium Urinary Bladder
Quadratus Lumborum Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E Appendix, Large Intestine


* Stress hormone imbalance refers specifically to these three hormones released within our bodies during times of increased stress levels:  adrenaline, cortisol, norepinephrine.  

** Vitamin B Complex is composed of eight B vitamins

  • B-1 (thiamine) 
  • B-2 (riboflavin) 
  • B-3 (niacin) 
  • B-5 (pantothenic acid) 
  • B-6 (pyridoxine) 
  • B-7 (biotin) 
  • B-9 (folic acid) 
  • B-12 (cobalamin) 

We believe in treating the whole person with a holistic approach and blend our knowledge and training to offer you a unique approach specific to you and your needs.  We have additional blog post for you to check out on movement, massage therapy, and traditional chinese medicine. 

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Medical Disclaimer: You should also see your doctor and/or nutritionist if you think you may be deficient in specific nutritional vitamins. They can help determine what’s causing your symptoms and, if needed, recommend ways to balance your daily vitamin intake.


Walther D. Applied kinesiology . 2nd ed. Systems DC; 2000.