For many, the idea of nutritional counseling is new but sensible. However, few associate it with their chiropractic care. But chiropractors are faced with several issues springing from poor nutrition. Your musculoskeletal system — your bones, muscles, and joints — are all affected by what you eat and how you eat it. For example, diet plays a major role in diabetes and coronary artery disease. Both conditions directly affect an individual’s ability to move, and both can lead to chronic pain issues. At Back To You Chiropractic, we offer nutritional counseling to support you in creating new, positive habits and help improve your overall health.
What Is Nutritional Counseling?
Our doctor works closely with patients assessing their needs. By understanding a patient’s motivations, we create a plan to improve dietary habits. Working closely with your doctor, environmental factors are evaluated as are your current habits and medical history.
In this way, we develop a program not only taking into consideration a patient’s lifestyle habits but noting any underlying issues as well. Because making a proper root-cause diagnosis is always important for implementing an optimal health plan, our nutritional therapy makes sure all areas of a patient’s life are taken into consideration.
At Back To You Chiropractic and Rehab, we utilize Spectracell Laboratories micronutrient testing to determine your body’s actual individual nutrient levels. This method allows us to customize a nutritional plan since the test breaks down and specifies the levels and deficiencies in each patient.
Spectracell uses white blood cell analysis rather than blood plasma as a means of measuring nutrients. Patients can see their vitamin levels and how they have fluctuated over the previous six months. This insight alone can work wonders when it comes to figuring out what kinds of food and nutrients an individual needs. Contrast this with the fact that most blood tests only inform patients of their nutrient levels at the exact time of the blood draw. The advantages are clear; this is the nutritional counseling you can rely upon for the best results.
Why Nutritional Counseling?
Nutritional counseling or nutritional therapy can help patients manage several chronic conditions. For example, we help treat conditions like:
- Diabetes (Type II)
- Leaky gut syndrome
- Allergies/food sensitivities
- Weight issues
It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that what we eat affects our bodies. Yet the degree to which diet impacts our health is often underemphasized. Modern farming produces large quantities of food but the trade-off is they are usually lacking in enough vitamins and minerals. For example, to increase yield many animals no longer get fed with Omega-3 essential fatty acids, which our own bodies cannot produce. When we eat these meats, eggs, or fish, we get less of this nutrient and have to supplement our diet. Many of us don’t realize this, and similar issues further compound the need for nutritional counseling. The first step in improving your diet and nutrition is increasing your awareness of how what you eat affects your body and mind. Our nutrition counseling can then show you the means of correcting any issues you may be facing.
Back To You Chiropractic and Rehab
It can be difficult to get the nutrients you need into your body. Also, it’s all too easy to allow bad habits to develop due to scheduling issues or availability. Thus, Back To You offers house calls as well as functional medicine so that clients receive the full spectrum of care. We can not only guide patients through what nutrients their body needs but help design new, positive shopping, and cooking practices to increase the amounts of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in their foods.
Also, alongside our nutritional therapy, we provide a variety of holistic services designed to improve your health, help you heal, and manage pain. For example, some of our treatments include:
Patients will find a supportive and caring environment at Back To You dedicated to their well-being. So contact us today at 301.755.1997 and learn more about how we can help you.