The food and beverages you consume directly impact your health and well-being. If you eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, you’re much more likely to maintain a healthy weight and prevent health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, and chronic pain. At Mountain View Chiropractic in Rapid City, South Dakota, Josh Biberdorf, DC, offers nutrition counseling to help his patients look and feel their best. If you want to live a healthier lifestyle, call the office or click the online booking tool to make an appointment today.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet is a key component of living a happy, healthy, and active lifestyle. If you don’t get the vitamins and minerals, carbohydrates, and protein your body needs to function, you’re more likely to feel tired, grouchy, and generally unwell. In addition, poor nutrition increases your risk of chronic health problems and hampers your body’s ability to repair itself and build new muscle tissue. The food you eat can also increase or decrease inflammation, so proper nutrition helps combat pain from the inside out.
No one food contains all of the vitamins and nutrients you need, but you can follow certain guidelines to ensure you’re giving your body the best fuel possible. Experts recommend “eating the rainbow,” which means opting for fresh fruits and vegetables instead of packaged or processed meals. You should also drink plenty of water, cut back on your intake of sodium and sugar, and if you choose to consume alcohol, only do so in moderation.
At Mountain View Chiropractic, Dr. Biberdorf offers a full suite of nutrition services, including:
An antinuclear autoantibodies (ANA) blood test measures the level of ANAs in your blood. If your test comes back positive, it indicates that you may have an autoimmune disease like lupus. Dr. Biederdorf uses the results of the ANA test to tailor a nutrition plan to ease your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
A complete blood count (CBC) is a type of blood test that Dr. Biberdorf uses to evaluate your overall health. A CBC can alert you to high triglycerides, high cholesterol, and anemia. It can also provide insights on vitamin or nutritional deficiencies.
Nutritional deficiencies can leave you feeling fatigued, grouchy, and unlike yourself. Following a physical exam and blood test, Dr. Biberdorf can recommend vitamin supplements that increase your energy levels and overall quality of life.
Losing weight isn’t easy, even with diet and exercise. Dr. Biberdorf regularly works with men and women to develop effective weight loss plans that provide results. Your weight loss plan might include recommended exercises, dietary supplements, nutritional advice, or a combination of treatments. Weight loss coaching is an excellent way to lose weight in a healthy manner while learning how to maintain your results long term.
If you dream of living a happier, healthier lifestyle, nutrition counseling can help. Make an appointment at Mountain View Chiropractic by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.