- Do you feel tired or lethargic?
- Are you having trouble concentrating or remembering things?
Seeing so many people struggling with low energy, inability to concentrate, insomnia, and poor resistance to getting sick, we feel it is important to find out the root cause of these problems. Chiropractic and nutrition seem to go hand-in-hand, when promoting healthy functioning of the whole body.
Too Many Empty Calories
The leading nutritional problem in Canada and the United States is "over consumptive undernutrition" or too many empty-calorie foods in the diet. Studies have shown that 2/3's of our population's diet is made up of fats and refined sugars that have low to no nutrient density. The remaining 1/3 of the diet is therefore counted on to get the essential nutrients that we need to maintain health. This problem is compounded by the fact that our soils and foods grown from this soil are very depleted of minerals compared to 30 - 60 years ago.
Overprocessed Food Leads to Poor Nutrition
If people aren't getting the nutrients because food is overprocessed and the food that used to be nutrient-rich but isn't anymore, where do they get it from? Well, this is where nutritional analysis, or "nutritional symptomatology" comes in. It has been found that certain physiological changes take place when a nutrient become deficient within the body. Nutritional symptomatology is a reliable way to determine the nutritional status of the individual. It pinpoints nutritional inadequacies as well as digestive deficiencies which can be corrected by changes in diet or food supplementation. By applying such measurements at intervals during a nutritional program, it can also be used to assess a person's progress.
At our clinic, we provide nutritional symptomatology services. This involves the completion of a Nutritional Questionnaire which helps us to determine deficiencies (or excesses) of specific vitamins, minerals, protein, etc. The clinic then offers a selection of nutritional supplements to facilitate reestablishing proper body function.