Although many people think that chiropractic care is purely for those suffering from a bad back, it is actually a whole-body therapy that focuses on achieving balance across the whole body by diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects that these disorders have on the patient’s physical, emotional and social wellbeing and their general health.
As such, chiropractors offer an entire package of care that includes elements of support that may surprise you - one of these being nutritional counseling. At Ocean Chiropractic and Health Center, our experienced team is pleased to include nutritional counseling amongst our services.
What is nutritional counseling and how can it help?
Nutritional counseling and chiropractic care complement one another extremely well. Nutritional counseling is a type of therapy that looks at a patient’s current diet and identifies behaviors and nutritional imbalances that need to change for the patient to achieve optimal health. When carried out in conjunction with chiropractic services, it can aid the speed and effectiveness of their treatment, and as such, enhance the patient’s return to optimal health.
Research has shown that poor diet and a lack of the correct nutrients can have a significant impact on our overall health and wellbeing. This includes our ability to function day to day, and to fight off contagious illnesses that we come into contact with. Patients with a poor diet are more likely to develop health problems such as obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and even cancer.
Nutritional counseling can look at addressing any imbalances in the nutrition you receive that could be contributing towards the problems with your musculoskeletal system that first drove you towards chiropractic care. Dietary modifications can help with reducing inflammation in your body and managing your pain, while a healthy eating plan could help to reduce problems associated with excessive weight, such as arthritis and lower back pain.
If you are already diagnosed as being diabetic, your insulin dependency could be reversed by making nutritional and lifestyle changes that are recommended by our chiropractic team and this, along with regular chiropractic care, can help your body to heal itself and potentially prevent further, similar conditions from developing.
Our nutritional counseling service
We have the training and experience to be able to make specific recommendations as to which food choices you should be making based on your individual circumstances. We can also tell you which, if any, nutritional supplements would benefit you and support your chiropractic care program. We understand that sticking to any sort of diet or meal plan isn’t always easy and we are here to support and guide you, rather than consistently weigh you and pass judgment. Our goal is to educate you so that you feel confident and happy to make predominantly healthy choices that will keep your body in optimal condition.
If you would like more information on our nutritional counseling services, or if you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your circumstances with our friendly and knowledgeable team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.