At Touch Stone Rehabilitation & Health Center, we believe in caring for your entire body. Our whole body approach to wellness supports a healthy lifestyle and proactively reduces the risk for illness, injury and chronic pain. Nutritional counseling is an important component to whole body health and naturally complements chiropractic care. Just as chiropractic care brings proper alignment to the spine, nutrition counseling brings balance back to the body. Whether you need help with weight management or recovering from an injury, our nutritional guidance can make a big difference for your health.
Many of our patients are surprised to learn that certain foods in their diet are triggering health problems and will be able to benefit from nutritional counseling. Gluten, artificial sweeteners, and vitamin deficiencies may be triggering health problems. If you suffer from chronic fatigue or irritable bowel syndrome, your diet may be affecting your body and our chiropractor can detect where changes need to be made. We will evaluate your existing diet and pinpoint problems areas that trigger poor health. Simple changes, such as reducing your intake of processed foods, can make a big difference for overall health and energy levels.
Toxins, including cancer-causing free radicals and chemicals, are found in processed foods. They build up slowly in the body over time, triggering headaches, lack of energy and other problems. Our Staten Island chiropractor may recommend a medical detox diet to help reset the metabolism and remove these toxins from the body. We don’t promote unhealthy supplements or starve the body. Instead, we help patients integrate sensible changes through our nutritional counseling services for sustained weight loss and a healthier lifestyle.
Successful long-term weight loss is important because it reduces the risk for chronic illness and pain. Extra weight stresses the organs, the joints, and the bones. When extra pounds weigh down the body, it can be difficult to maintain proper posture. This places extra stress on the back, leading to chronic back problems. Worse, many patients are overweight because they are eating “fake foods” filled with preservatives, artificial ingredients and hormones. By replacing these fake foods with whole foods, fruits and vegetables, we help restore internal balance to the body and support weight management.
Certain foods can trigger inflammation, which worsens pain and blocks the injury recovery process. A diet rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients may help reduce inflammation. This diet also provides the body with the building blocks necessary for soft tissue repair. Nutritional counseling can help you live a healthier, more active life. Contact us today at 718-356-9222 to learn more!