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Our Portland chiropractor Dr. Samantha Stuart provides nutritional counseling services to complement chiropractic care and enhance patient wellness. Nutrition counseling offers a number of important health benefits. The right diet ensures your body receives vital nutrients, restoring balance to your organs. Our dietary services can help patients lose weight, adjust their diet to meet a specific health challenge such as diabetes or food allergies, support the injury rehabilitation process, and enhance overall vitality.
Dr. Stuart recognizes that each of her patients face unique nutritional needs including healing after an injury or supporting safe medical weight loss. Age, genetic history, lifestyle choices and health status also affect nutritional needs. As part of our nutritional counseling services, Dr. Stuart will create a customized dietary program to help you achieve a healthier, more balanced life. This holistic program can be tailored to meet specific nutritional requirements, including a vegetarian/vegan diet, a gluten-free diet, and food allergies.
If you are struggling to lose weight or maintain a recent weight loss, nutritional counseling can make a significant difference for your health. Many typical dietary habits include processed foods, artificial flavors/ingredients, and missing many of the nutrients vital to our bodies’ well-being. Rather than an extreme diet, our holistic approach to weight loss will kick-start your body’s metabolism. We help you slowly integrate dietary changes into your lifestyle, adopting new, healthy habits. This supports long-term weight loss and is important for wellness care.
Even if you do not need to lose weight, you may struggle with other health problems as a result of a poor diet. For example, unhealthy diets coupled with stress are a leading cause for chronic exhaustion and illness. Many individuals follow unhealthy dietary patterns without even realizing it. Eating healthy is more than skipping the drive-thru or saying no to sugar-filled sodas. Through our wellness care program, we help patients become aware of poor dietary habits and empower them to make healthier choices. Dr. Stuart teaches patients how to eliminate hidden sources of sugar, eat the right nutrients for their body types, and integrate whole foods into their diets.
If you have recently sustained an injury, nutritional counseling can play an important role in the recovery process. For example, eating foods that are rich in antioxidants will help naturally reduce inflammation and swelling. Our Portland chiropractor can make nutritional recommendations based on your specific injury and wellness needs.
Balanced nutrition supports a healthy, strong spine. Patients who are overweight are also at increased risk for back pain, shoulder pain and other chronic pain problems due to excess stress on the body’s joints and spine. By integrating nutrition counseling with chiropractic care, our Portland chiropractor is best able to enhance her patients’ well-being.
A healthy, active lifestyle is possible, and our wellness care nutrition services can help communities of Portland, Gresham, Camas, Happy Valley, Fairview, Troutdale, as well as Vancouver, WA achieve it! Get started today -- call us at (503) 252-3560 to request an appointment.