Nutrition can play a big part in the healing process. Even if we are eating nothing but organic fruits and vegetables, we still can’t get all of the nutrients required for normal health. Our government actually deemed the U.S. soils minerally deficient since the 1940s. That means that the fruits and vegetables that are grown in these soils are only as potent with vitamins and minerals as the soil itself. Bottom line is that every one of us should be on some sort of vitamin/mineral supplementation.
I see a lot of people with very chronic conditions. Often times it dramatically helps to have the nutritional building blocks to rejuvenate and regenerate the different organ systems or neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions. The use of Applied Kinesiology (the art of muscle testing) makes it easy to determine what nutrition is needed to expedite the healing process.
Nutrition counseling is also very important in any type of weight reduction program. Often times our bodies are so bogged down with accumulated toxins from the foods we eat, what we drink, what we breathe, that organ systems can no longer function optimally and become sluggish. This ultimately leads to varying degrees of weight gain. A Detoxification Program is usually ideal at this point. Then add the extreme levels of stress that society creates for us today. One major byproduct of stress on the body is cortisol production. Cortisol does a phenomenal job of storing our calories as fat. This again is where nutrition can play a part in helping to lower the stressors on the body which in turn lowers the body’s cortisol levels and rate of fat storage.
These are just some examples of how important a role proper nutrition plays in the healing process. There are also times where I will refer a patient out for specific blood or salivary analysis to get a good base line on hormonal dysfunction. Nutritional counseling is very individualistic and unique to every patient I work with.