When you have a deep-seated health challenge such as a chronic pain condition, immune system dysfunction, or systemic disease, you may need to make changes on multiple levels. In addition to chiropractic care, you may need a functional medicine plan that includes nutritional counseling and dietary changes. Active Life Chiropractic and Wellness Center can provide all of these strategies in a customized package to help you get well and stay healthy for life.
Nutrition's Place in Functional Medicine
Your body can maintain its countless complex functions only when it has adequate amounts of the right nutrients. These nutrients include both macronutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates, fats) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, and amino acids).
Unfortunately, getting that balance just right can prove difficult. Many popular processed foods offer too little in the way of actual nutrition and too much fat, sugar, and salt. These imbalances can contribute to chronic inflammation, obesity, bone, and joint problems, poor disease resistance, and other health issues.
Functional medicine takes diet and nutrition into account as part of a larger picture. Our chiropractic team looks at all the factors that influence your current state of health, from emotional stress and lifestyle choices to musculoskeletal or nervous system problems. Upon evaluation, we may find that you need nutritional counseling among other functional medicine services to help you correct your nutrient balance and maintain a healthy weight.
Personalized Holistic Programs From Our Chiropractic Team
Dr. Elizabeth E. Engel will prepare holistic healing, wellness, or disease management plan to suit your specific needs. Chiropractic treatment may do wonders for your joint and nerve function by correcting alignment problems that interfere with both. At the same time, nutritional counseling can help you select anti-inflammatory foods that promote nerve health, muscle strength, and immune system function. We will pinpoint specific deficiencies in your diet and make recommendations for changing your eating or supplementation habits.
In addition to nutritional counseling and chiropractic care, your functional medicine plan may include a variety of complementary therapies to enhance your well-being. You may benefit from daily exercises, physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, or other supportive care to help you get optimal results.
Get the Help You Need for a Healthier Life
Improve your nutritional intake, and you'll improve your health. Contact our chiropractic team at (847) 202-8400 today to schedule an evaluation and request a personalized functional medicine plan.