Nutritional Counseling in North Phoenix
It is my firm belief that next to freeing the body of life choking vertebral subluxations through chiropractic care, the most important aspect of health and healing is nutrition.
Our Targeted Nutritional Program at our North Phoenix location is geared toward identifying the specific nutrients your body needs that best fits your diet to get the quickest and most superior results. By utilizing nutritional questionnaires, blood analysis, food and chemical sensitivity testing, hormone testing, tissue mineral analysis and nutritional response testing we are able to hone in on what deficiencies and toxicities are present in your body. Then a program, specifically designed for you, will be prescribed, including diet and professional line supplementation.
You can be confident that you will be getting the proper nutrients in the correct ratios for your diet. Not only will you feel better, but follow up testing will prove that physiological changes are being made that can be scientifically proven. No more guessing which vitamins or supplements will work to help you regain and maintain your health at optimal levels. Contact us today at our North Phoenix office concerning any nutrition or diet questions you may have.
Here is an example of some of the testing which we use to determine you nutritional needs:
NUTRITIONAL QUESTIONNAIRES- These questionnaires are specifically designed to help the doctor evaluate your particular symptoms and determine stresses on your body caused by toxins, food and chemical sensitivities and general nutrient imbalances. From these results a program may be developed to help alleviate the cause of you imbalances or to determine if additional testing may be necessary. You can Click Here to find them.
BLOOD ANALYSIS- After determining which lab tests are best suited for your particular problems, you will be sent to a local lab for a blood draw. The results of this testing are then sent to our office for review. These results are placed into a specially designed program which lets us determine whether a particular blood value is within an ideal range, is slightly high or low, is high or low, or is extremely high or low. This advanced scientific approach identifies nutritionally significant information through the careful analysis of the various blood values. This is one of the most scientific ways to determine nutritional imbalances and then develop a program to optimize the metabolic processes and help maintain the healthy performance of the body.
FOOD AND CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY TESTING- These tests help to identify cellular reactions to over 350 foods, chemicals and herbs. These inflammatory reactions are linked to chronic health problems like auto immune disease, obesity and diabetes, as well as skin, heart, joint, and digestive disorders. Digestive remnants and environmental antigens are the most common assaults that pose the greatest burden to our immune system on a daily basis. By identifying these harmful antigens and eliminating exposure through the food and chemical sensitivity testing program, the immune burden can be reduced or eliminated, allowing the defense and repair systems to return to optimal function. The result is improved, sustainable health.
HORMONE TESTING- A saliva sample is taken and sent to the lab for testing of up to eight hormones, including: Progesterone, Estradiol, Estriol, Estrone, DHEA, Testosterone and Cortisol. Balanced hormones are necessary for optimal health in both males and females. Medical studies show that poor libido, fatigue, sleep disturbances, sugar cravings, loss of hair, hormonal related acne, some types of cancer, osteoporosis, PMS and many menopausal problems correlate to hormonal imbalance. The results of your test will be reviewed with you by the doctor and recommendations will be given for naturally balancing your levels.
TISSUE MINERAL ANALYSIS- This test utilizes strands of your hair which are used to measure mineral content. Mineral content of the hair reflects the mineral content of the body tissues. Mineral deficiencies or excesses existing in the hair usually indicate the same within the body. Minerals are the “sparkplugs” of life. They are involved in almost all enzyme reactions within the body. Without enzyme activity, life ceases to exist. We are also able to detect harmful minerals and heavy metals such as cadmium, arsenic, aluminum and mercury. These metals have been shown to cause serious adverse health reactions when found in higher levels. Hair analysis is an invaluable screening tool, which allows a correct program of diet and supplementation to be designed for each individuals specific needs.
NUTRITION RESPONSE TESTING- This analysis is done through testing the body’s neurological reflexes and acupuncture points. The neurological reflexes are derived from the part of the nervous system whose job is to regulate the functions of each and every organ. The acupuncture points are selected from the ancient Chinese system of acupuncture, which is thousands of years old. Each reflex represents a specific organ, tissue, or function, and indicates the effect that energy, or the lack of energy, is having on the body. By testing these reflexes, we have a system of monitoring your body at each visit that helps us identify what your needs are and how well we are meeting those needs.