New technologies are removing the time factor; nutrition counseling steps to helping patients
We all know as chiropractors the “Triad of Health” (ideal structure, emotional well-being and nutrition) provides the pillars for a healthy patient. As chiropractors we have the adjustment as our signature service, which sets us apart from all other practitioners. Many chiropractors offer additional products and services to complement the adjustment; nutritional counseling steps to providing care and supplements are at the top of the list, and rightfully so.
Pinpointing deficiencies via nutrition counseling steps
Nutrient deficiency relates to virtually all of the most common chronic degenerative diseases of our current day. These include cardiovascular disease, immune system weakness, brain and mental imbalance, indigestion, metabolic syndrome, and pain and inflammation, just to name a few.
Understanding functional medicine, lab testing, research validation, symptom surveys, patient history, muscle testing techniques and clinical experience provide conclusive reasons for the practicing clinician to be confident and successful offering nutritional supplement services. All of these methods should maintain widespread application in the current clinical landscape.
However, the foundation of nutrition is the food we eat and what we drink. Whether a person wants to be their healthiest, slim down and lose their belly, or is an athlete looking for optimum performance to build muscle, learning to eat correctly is a giant difference-maker in every situation. Maybe the patient’s desire is to reduce pain and inflammation, better control or reverse diabetes, lower blood pressure, balance cholesterol, and improve or reverse other chronic degenerative conditions. When looking at an accurate patient food log, most of the time what the patient ingests plays the primary role in lab test outcome and overall health, or the lack thereof. Too many times, proper food and drink intake is the most neglected component of any clinical program.
Article by Jerome Rerucha
May 2022 - Chiropractic Economics Magazine