Nutritional Counseling for Weight Loss and Vitality
There are a lot of misconceptions about what nutritional counseling is and who needs it. Most people believe that nutritional counseling is solely for people who need to lose weight. It is true that a properly controlled diet can help people obtain a healthy weight, however, the purpose of nutritional counseling is to promote a healthier way of living. Here at the Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center in Thousand Oaks, we work with our patients to help them achieve their goals as they pertain to their health. One of the ways we help is through the practice of nutritional counseling. There are hosts of benefits associated with nutritional counseling besides weight loss. Here are a few of them.
Getting to the Root of it All
Here in our clinic, we are dedicated to helping people find the source of the symptoms they have. In the case of someone who has had to deal with chronic anemia or a Vitamin D deficiency, we want to do more than advise our patients to take a nutritional supplement for either condition. There are reasons for vitamin and mineral deficiencies and stopping at the recommending supplements will not fix the problem; it will only treat the symptoms. Nutritional counseling enables us the opportunity to delve deep into the relationships our patients have with food and allows us to assess how what they eat affects their bodies.
Inflammation No More
The most prevalent threat to optimal health is inflammation. Most people fail to understand just how dangerous chronic inflammation actually is. Many serious illnesses and diseases are caused by chronic inflammation, and many are exacerbated because of it. Members of our chiropractic team use nutritional counseling as a means by which we help our patients identify the foods their bodies digest well and those that it doesn’t. During a nutritional counseling session, we teach our patients about the foods that cause inflammation in their bodies and those that don't. It is important to note, however, that not all foods are good for all people. We assess our patient’s lifestyles, habits, diets, and symptoms before recommending a nutritional plan.
Beyond Weight Loss
Most people would say that they want to lose weight. Here at Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center in Thousand Oaks, our goal is to teach people how to use food to promote healing. It is our contention that when the body is healthy the weight will come off. Our mission is to help people ward off and even fight diseases through the use of food. If you are living with chronic fatigue, inflammation or a chronic disease, we can help you. Give us a call at (805) 494-1339 to schedule your appointment to see us today.