Nutritional Therapy is really a rough description for these services. Sure, nutrition is a part of the puzzle, but it’s only a piece of a much bigger picture when it comes to your health and well being. It’s our service heading because it’s common and familiar to most folks. If you wanted a better term, we’d probably use Functional Medicine. Now, you might be thinking, “what is that”? Well, it’s nutrition and so much more…
Functional medicine is all about education, techniques, and treatments that focus on the optimal functioning of the body and its organs. It concentrates on addressing the underlying causes of disease, disorder, and dysfunction, using an almost detective like approach that truly engages both doctor and patient. The practice of Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms and is really attuned to the unique expression of health and vitality for each of us (no cookie cutter approach here).
Consider a simple example: You have a bad headache. Traditional acute medical care would look for immediate, obvious problems (checking blood pressure or doing a CT scan). If all looked OK, you’d be prescribed two aspirin. Say the pain goes away… the meds did their job. Great. But what about when the pain comes back, what then? Just keep taking more and wait? Functional medicine or Nutritional Therapy would attack the same problem very differently. Here’s the unique approach at ChiroMend…
First, compared to a traditional medical setting, you’ll spend way more time with the doctor. Together, we’ll go over your symptoms, medical records to date, potential lifestyle factors, review and intepret any diagnostic testing that has already been performed and recommend other tests that might be missing or needed to complete the puzzle, which could include blood, saliva, urine, ect… Using this approach allows us to analyze data from a much wider range of potential underlying causes. And this allows us the absolute best opportunity to figure out exactly what is going on and what is needed to restore your optimal health and wellbeing.
You know as well as we do, the aspirin isn’t solving the problem. And ultimately, isn’t that what you want?
So, back to this nutrition question. Is nutrition a big part of helping to restore optimal health? Absolutely. Are the right supplements a powerful aid in restoring a greater state of wellbeing? To be certain. But nutrition is just one tool we’ll use to help build your solid, healthy foundation. And it’s why you’ll find ChiroMend a valuable therapeutic partner.
Nutritional Therapy services include:
- Patient specific nutritional programs
- Natural pain and inflammation control using food
- Diet and lifestyle modification counseling
- Weight Loss programs
- Anti-inflammatory diet education
- Detoxification programs
- Routine and specialty blood work testing
- Body Impedance analysis
- Hormone system analysis
- Digestive system analysis
- Food allergy / sensitivity panels
- Hair analysis
- Physician’s grade supplementation (vitamins, herbs, blends)