What are the Benefits of Nutritional Counseling?
According to Cynthia Sass, MPH, MA, RD, CSSD, “The phrase, “you are what you eat” is literally true. Nutrients from the foods you eat food provide the foundation of the structure, function, and integrity of every little cell in your body, from your skin and hair to your muscles, bones, digestive and immune systems. You may not feel it, but you’re constantly repairing, healing and rebuilding your body. Here’s how it works, and why what you put on your plate is so very important.”
Nutritional counseling analyzes a patient’s individual health needs in relation to their diet and exercise plans, or lack thereof. Nutritional counseling is gaining momentum in the healthcare field because it has proven to be a huge factor in the way patients heal and recovery. Food is fuel, and you are either fueling your body well, or trashing it with junk.
Those who receive nutritional counseling typically experience a wide range of benefits such as:
- Longer life expectancy
- Improved focus
- Improved sleep quality
- Preventative health care
- Reduced risk of developing diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease
- Musculoskeletal system benefits
At Rise Chiropractic, located in Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Dave is thrilled to offer his patients nutritional counseling at his practice. This has proven to help patients with ailments such as arthritis, obesity, muscle strain or weakness, and recovery time. Nutritional counseling helps patients understand the power of the food that they eat, and the amount of exercise they get. IT also helps patients learn that a good diet and an active lifestyle help control the body’s pain levels and inflammation responses. This, in turn, improves mobility and overall body function. It also wards off diseases like arthritis, obesity, bone loss, muscle tears, and other musculoskeletal issues.
Obesity plays an enormous role in musculoskeletal problems in today’s society. Unfortunately, the majority of Americans are overweight or obese, even children. Obesity comes with many dangers, from shortened life expectancy, to migraines and heart disease. In fact, obesity is known to trigger problems such as arthritis, muscle strain, and more. The added weight puts increased strain on the entire skeletal system, therefore stressing the bones, muscles, ligaments, and internal organs, especially the heart.
By incorporating nutritional counseling into his practice, Dr. Dave at Rise Chiropractic, located in Jacksonville, Florida, has seen the benefits of people saving their own lives through the power of food. Nutritional counseling has helped patients learn to control their food and exercise plans. It also helps decrease pain levels, reduces the risk of injury, and provides lasting effects on overall health. Proper nutritional counseling can help heal current generations, and save future generations from injuries and illnesses associated with poor diet and exercise habits.
“Chiropractic is based on the premise that the body is able to achieve and maintain health through its own natural recuperative powers, provided it has a properly functioning nervous system and receives the necessary health maintenance components. These components include adequate nutrition, water, rest, exercise and clean air,” according to the NBCE’s Practice Analysis of Chiropractic 2015.(2)
Rise Chiropractic Can Help You With Nutritional Counseling
Dr. Dave and his team at Rise Chiropractic, located in Jacksonville, Florida, are thrilled to provide patients with nutritional counseling services. By recommending healthy food choices and supplements, they enhance the patient’s overall health and abilities.
Everyone knows that an important part of a healthy lifestyle is the food you fuel your body with. If nutrition is poor, you simply won’t have the energy to make it through the day. More importantly, your health will decline and you will be more inclined to illness and disease. Whether you are hoping to lose weight, or gain muscle mass, or simply combat illness by fueling your body well, nutritional counseling from Rise Chiropractic can help.
If you have health and wellness goals you want help achieving, contact Rise Chiropractic today. Dr. Dave and his incredible team can help you learn to fuel your body with the right foods and supplements, so that your body uses food as medicine, and performs as it should!
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” —Jim Rohn